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Legal & Compliance

Best Interests of the Patient

Medical technology companies serve the interests of patients through beneficial collaborations with health care professionals to advance medical technologies, enhance the safe and effective use of medical technologies, encourage research and education, and foster charitable donations and giving. To ensure that these collaborative relationships meet high ethical standards, they must be conducted with appropriate transparency and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and government guidance. AdvaMed recognizes the obligation to facilitate ethical interactions between companies and health care professionals in order to ensure that medical decisions are based on the best interests of the patient.

Working with nearly 300 in-house member companies, AdvaMed’s Legal Committee advocates for rigorous ethical standards worldwide to facilitate a legal environment that fosters medical technology innovation and timely patient access.

The AdvaMed Board Committee on Ethics and Health Care Compliance leads AdvaMed's ethics and health care compliance initiatives, including advocacy for federal physician payments sunshine legislation and stewardship of the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals.

2017 Global MedTech Compliance Conference 

Jointly organised by MedTech Europe and AdvaMed, the GMTCC is the only global medtech compliance conference, designed by industry for industry.