MedTech Europe

EthicalMedTech is a platform, supported by MedTech Europe, dedicated to ethics and compliance projects in the MedTech industry.

The International Gastric Cancer Congress 2019 (IGCC 2019) is COMPLIANT with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.

To view the status of the IGCC 2019 please click here.

What is the MedTech Europe Code?

Important updates about the Code of Ethics

A code for more transparency, effective 1st January 2018

The MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice regulates all aspects of the industry's relationships with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) and Healthcare Organisations (HCOs).

One important change introduced by the Code as of 1 January 2018 is discontinuation of direct sponsorship of HCPs. As of that date, independent medical education has to be supported exclusively by means of Educational Grants. Such Educational Grants can be provided to HCOs and PCOs.

What Does This Mean for the Support of IGCC 2019?

Educational Participation Grants

Recipients (HCPs) will need to fulfil the criteria specified by IGCC in order to be eligible to apply for an educational participation grant. Accepted grant recipients will be contacted by the IGCC Congress Secretariat.

Confirmed Support for Medical Education

Through this Code, members of MedTech Europe promote legitimate and ethical business practices, encouraging responsible and ethical interactions with HCPs and HCOs in the benefit of the patient.

Don't wait any longer to fulfil your educational needs and/or start supporting medical education at IGCC 2019!


I'm a European MedTech Industry partner and I want to support medical education at IGCC 2019.

Contact industry liason here.


I'm a HCP interested in attending IGCC 2019 to fulfil my educational needs. I would like to be considered for a participation grant (covering registration fees, travel and/or hotel expenses), if available.



For more information, contact the IGCC Secretariat here.