06 – 07 MAY 2021



Healthcare/Non-Healthcare Professional Status

Access to the different areas and sessions of the Spring Symposium depends on the status as Healthcare Professional or as Non-Healthcare Professional. Carefully read the below description to make sure you/your delegates are compliant with the Portuguese law.

 EADV Members are not designated as Healthcare Professionals by default. Please, define the correct status (HCP or Non-HCP) during the registration process.


Healthcare/Non-Healthcare Professional Status

Article 86 in the EU directive 2001/83/EC lists the prohibition of advertising and promotion of prescription-only medicines to the general public. These legal provisions are included in the country codes of conduct and guidelines for the promotion of medicines and we therefore inform you that local and national Portuguese laws, codes and regulations will be in full force and effect during the EADV Spring Symposium 2021.

Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Portugal (APIFARMA)


European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)


European Accreditation Council for CME (EACCME)


International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA)



These codes prohibit the advertising of prescription-only medicines to the general public, therefore only Healthcare Professionals may be exposed to advertising for prescription-only products.

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) defines “Healthcare Professionals” as:

Any person that is a member of the medical, dental, pharmacy or nursing professions or any other person who, in the course of his or her professional activities, may prescribe, purchase, supply, recommend or administer a medicinal product and whose primary practice, principal professional address or place of incorporation is in Europe. For the avoidance of doubt, the definition of HCP includes: any official or employee of a government agency or other organisation (whether in the public or private sector) that may prescribe, purchase, supply or administer medicinal products and any employee of a Member Company whose primary occupation is that of a practising HCP, but excludes all other employees of a Member Company and a wholesaler or distributor of medicinal products.

As a multidisciplinary audience will be attending the Spring Symposium 2021, the EADV will assign different access to Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) and Non-Healthcare Professionals (NON-HCPs) to ensure compliance with the above regulations.

During the registration process, you will be asked to indicate whether you are a “Healthcare Professional” or not. Depending on the status you have indicated on your registration form, you will attend the event either as “Healthcare Professional (HCP)” or “Non-Healthcare Professional (NON-HCPs)”.


Industry Sessions and Advertising

Satellite Symposia and Industry Hub Sessions presenting data on the development, research or other issues related to prescription medicine will be restricted to Healthcare Professionals and Industry Participants only. All promotional flyers and marketing aids related to these industry sessions should be strictly limited to HCPs and Industry Participants only.

Industry Session organisers could limit participation to certain representative groups independently from the EADV recommendations if deemed imperative to the achievement of the intended purpose of the Industry session. The organising company reserved the right to refuse single categories, in particular if not adequately related to the objective and purpose of the session.


Other categories

STUDENTS are NOT considered as Healthcare Professionals under the current guidelines and will be automatically classified as NON-HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL.

The full EADV Scientific Programme, e-Poster Area and Industry sessions organised by companies producing over-the-counter (OTC) products and similar will be open to all participants.