Welcome to IPCAA
International Pharmaceutical
Congress Advisory Association


IPCAA continues to raise awareness and increase understanding of the compliance framework of scientific events on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry.

- an Affiliated Member of IFPMA

IPCAA is able to play a major role in promoting awareness and understanding of regulatory code conditions, both within the healthcare industry, and also to other stakeholders such as meetings planners, medical associations, PCOs, DMCs, etc.

Voluntary pharmaceutical industry codes of conduct and ethics, have been around in different forms for more than 30 years. Their aim is to ensure that interactions between pharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals related to prescription medicines, are conducted ethically, acceptably and in the full interests of patients.

Codes exist at different levels – international, regional and national – and are compiled, revised and implemented by various Associations representing the pharmaceutical industry. Codes are constantly under review. Advice of a general nature can be obtained by contacting IPCAA.

In order to help our stakeholders to keep up to date with the various codes, IPCAA organizes regular Country Code Update calls. Join the next one, it’s free!

For enquiries of a specific nature, the following specialist contacts are recommended:

The EFPIA Code

EFPIA – Codes per country

IFPMA Code of Practice

IFPMA Notes for Guidance

IFPMA – National Associations Codes per country

IFPMA online code training

MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice