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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 14th June 2018. 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
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Full name of your national society
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Select country:
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Your age range is:

 

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

Financial resources for educational events
(This question is mandatory)

 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)?

 

 

(This question is mandatory)
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
(This question is mandatory)
Q3.  Have you ever been directly financially supported by IVD for the third party events/conferences?
(This question is mandatory)
Q4a.  When your society members were financially supported by IVD representatives for third party organized conferences, which selection criteria were adopted in the past?
(This question is mandatory)
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
(This question is mandatory)
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
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Q6a.  How many congresses and conferences did you attend in the last 5 years?
(This question is mandatory)
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
(This question is mandatory)
Q7. Does your national society provide educational grants for attending congresses and conferences?
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Q7a   [if YES at Q7] How frequently does your national society provide educational grants for attending congresses and conferences?
a) at national level b) at international level
Never
Rarely
In about half of the cases
Mostly
Always
Don’t know
(This question is mandatory)
Q7b [if YES at Q7] How many educational grants have you gained from your national society in the last 5 years?
(This question is mandatory)
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