The presentation clarified how the rules have changed, from the removal of direct sponsorship and the process of obtaining an educational grant, to restrictions and guidelines for demonstration products and samples.

This topic is at the forefront of industry and healthcare discussion, and Millbrook Medical Logistics has been set up to ensure a smooth transition to the new guidelines, enabling those affected with the changes to continue to successfully participate in educational events.

Fiona discussing MedTech Europe: Explaining the Rules

Fiona’s slides have been shared underneath for reference. 

BCIS ACI 2019: MedTech Europe – Explaining the Rules – Fiona McDonald 


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But of course, there is much more to it than that.

The need to attend a conference is as strong as ever despite all the financial challenges that are currently in place and the scrutiny that healthcare professionals are under, but why is this so? Why is it so important that 11,000 healthcare professionals are prepared to travel from around the globe to attend a conference in San Diego? The answer is clear.

There is a need for that conference. There is a need to bring all those physicians together for a limited period of time to garner knowledge and information, to exchange ideas. To make new acquaintances. To build life-long working relationships. To put a face to a name. To discuss your own or someone else’s ideas. And, of course, to be educated.

For industry of course, the answers again are plentiful and similar. Meeting new customers, key opinion leaders, the future generation. Exchanging of ideas, demonstrating your products. Forging new contacts.

There are many reasons for holding a conference and there is no doubt that you cannot replace the experience of real life conference attendance, on your computer screen.

With the changes that have evolved in the workplace for both healthcare professionals and its associated industry over the past few years, organisers of healthcare educational events must recognise the changing needs of their delegates and sponsors and adapt accordingly. Balance does need to be introduced and working alongside digital providers to provide choice for the delegate as well as ensuring a financially satisfactory and accessible event must now be high on the organiser’s list of considerations when embarking on a new project.

Millbrook Medical Conferences and its sister company Millbrook Medical Logistics, recognise the need for organic growth and are committed to being part of the new era of conferencing but most importantly, Millbrook embraces change and the new challenges it brings.

As a recognised market leader, our new website gives you, at the click of a button, the opportunity to find, attend or organise conferences relative to your sector. Millbrook Medical Conferences will deliver the highest quality conference experience and will work to your bespoke requirements.

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