MedTech implementation survey (for membership-individual)


Dear Colleague,

 

We would like to invite you as a Member of an EFLM National Society to participate in an EFLM WG-CPE survey related to the so called MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice, which prescribes high standards for participation of IVD industry in Third Party Organized Educational Events in terms of charitable donations, educational grants, scholarships and fellowships.

 

The survey aims to investigate the previous and current practice in terms of cooperation between professionals or professional societies and IVD industry, as well as the future plans under incorporation of the MedTech Europe Code.

 

The invited Health Care Laboratory Professionals and/or Academic Professionals are kindly asked to provide some basic information about their experience and opinion about future practice in IVD industry financial support of Third Party Organized Events.

We kindly ask you to fill in the questionnaire by 15th December 2017. It will take no more than 5 minutes.

To thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

There are 16 questions in this survey.

National Society

Full name of the National Society
Full name of your national society

Select country:
Albania
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Ukraine
Other: 

Your age range is:

 

30 years old or younger
31-35
36-40
41-45
Over 45 years

Employment

Q1 You are a member of a …? (employment)

a) University hospital laboratory
b) General hospital lab
c) Private hospital-clinic lab
d) Public outpatient clinic lab
e) Private outpatient clinic lab
f) University-faculty
g) Combination of clinic and faculty
Other: 

Financial resources for educational events

 Q2a.  Which financial resources are available in your country to support continuous professional education of HCP, especially for conferences organized by different professional societies (i.e. EFLM national members)?

 

 

a) institutional (healthcare organization) budget is provided for each health care professional
b) university financial support
c) national scientific project
d) international scientific projects
e) national society (EFLM member) educational grants
f) directly by IVD industries
g) on my own private finances
Other:
Q2b.  How frequently have you used the financial resources you said are available to support continuous professional education of HCP?
  a) institutional (healthcare organization) budget, provided for each health care professional b) university financial support c) national scientific project d) international scientific projects e) national society (EFLM member) educational grants f) directly by IVD industries g) on my own private finances h) Other
Never
Rarely
In about half of the cases
Mostly
Always
Don’t know
Q3.  Have you ever been directly financially supported by IVD for the third party events/conferences?
a) Yes, always when I attend third party organized events
b) Yes, but just for some events in my carrier
c) Yes, but in the past
d) No, I have never received financial support by IVD directly
Q4a.  When your society members were financially supported by IVD representatives for third party organized conferences, which selection criteria were adopted in the past?
a) the institutional director made the decision, without specific criteria
b) the laboratory chief made the decision, without specific criteria
c) the chief of the lab made the decision and he/she supported those who have at least poster presentation
d) the institutional director of laboratory manager made the decision according defined selection criterion for educational scholarships
e) national society grants
f) According to IVD representative suggestions
Other:
Q4b.  How frequently each selection criteria was adopted in the past?
  a) the institutional director made the decision, without specific criteria b) the laboratory chief made the decision, without specific criteria c) the chief of the lab made the decision and he/she supported those who have at least poster presentation d) the institutional director of laboratory manager made the decision according defined selection criterion for educational scholarships e) national society grants f) According to IVD representative suggestions g) Other
Never
Rarely
In about half of the cases
Mostly
Always
Don’t know
Q5.  Some respondents expressed their point of view about being directly financial support by IVDs. Would you mind telling me which your opinion is?
  a) It is reasonable because we are their customers b) It is necessary for IVD product promotion c) It is totally unacceptable
Disagree
Partially agree
Agree
Do not know
Q6a.  How many congresses and conferences did you attend in the last 5 years?
a) 1-3
b) 4-5
c) 6-8
d) 9-10
e) more than 10
f) do not remember
Q6b.  In the last 5 years, how frequently did it happen to you to attend congress and conferences  as …
  a) as a lecturer/chair of a session b) as a first author of poster presentation c) as senior co-author d) as co-author of poster presentation e) just passively, as a participant
Never
Rarely
In about half of the cases
Mostly
Always
Don’t know
Q7. Does your national society provide educational grants for attending congresses and conferences?
a) Yes
b) No
c) do not know
Q8 Some respondents expressed they point of view about the congress location and the venue of national congresses. Would you mind telling me which your opinion is?
  a) I prefer highly touristic location b) I prefer the location which is the place of residence of the majority of invited participants c) Event location and venue should be in or near a city or town which is a recognized scientific or business centre
Disagree
Partially agree
Agree
Do not know