Code Information Sessions

The Ethics and Compliance Team offers a series of Code Information Sessions to members, non-members, and businesses/individuals working with the pharmaceutical industry anyone interested. These workshops are online, free, and available to all. Membership of Medicines Australia is not a pre-requisite to attend however there in most of the sessions there is an assumed base knowledge of the Code.

The Ethics and Compliance Team advertise these events through our communication channels including social media, and also directly to our members. Registrations open one month prior to the event. Code Information Sessions usually consist of an online presentation and allowing for questions-and-answers. The events are usually held on Thursday mornings from 10:30am – 12pm.

More information available through the Ethics and Compliance Team via email codehelpdesk@medicinesaustralia.com.au


Program for 2022

24 February: An Introduction to the Code of Conduct – a general overview of the Code highlighting the current Edition 19; quick snapshot of the key developments in moving to a principle-based Code as seen in Edition 19; how to use the overarching principles in all of our work in the pharmaceutical industry; and some tips, tricks and where one can seek more information.

21 April: Transparency Reporting and the Code – the rationale behind transparency reporting, overview of timelines, what needs to be reported and what does not, and an opportunity to discuss challenges and approaches to transparency.

16 June: Scientific Exchange and the Code – What does the Code mean by scientific exchange? How can one ensure an exchange is scientific or promotional or educational? We explore these concepts and unpack what the Code allows and what is considered reasonable.

To register for this Online Information Session, please click here

11 August:  An Introduction to the Code of Conduct – a general overview of the Code highlighting the current Edition 19; quick snapshot of the key developments in moving to a principle-based Code as seen in Edition 19; how to use the overarching principles in all of our work in the pharmaceutical industry; and some tips, tricks and where one can seek more information.

6 October: Social Media and the Code– What does the Code say about communications, and what constitutes appropriate? How does this play out in social media and the current context where everything is online? We explore how to apply the Code in social media and a digital world.

8 December: The Year in Review – Time to review the year that’s passed. We look at the complaints received, the activities of the Monitoring Committee, and learn from the outcomes.