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

2024 Online Program (10:30am – 12pm)

Note: the link to register for these events will be made available on this webpage one month prior to the event.

4th April: QR Codes, prescribing information, and balanced promotional material – Recording now available on the Code Resource Toolkit.

13th June: Social media, media releases and influencers #2; In 2022 we talked about how to apply the Code in social media and a digital world, and this session takes an updated look at what has evolved, and what to look out for. We consider international approaches, outcomes of international complaints and discuss how they are relevant to our local context. This focuses on consumer-facing communication, including product-specific media statements. Supports Section 11 of the Code.

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29th August: Ethical interactions with patient organisations – Code Edition 19 embraces our industry’s evolving needs to better engage with patients or their representatives. In this session we explore a number of hypothetical scenarios, talk about their inherent risks and suggest some practical considerations to guide those engagement with patients or their representatives. Supports Section 11 and 12 of the Code.

5th December: The Year in Review (topic TBC) – Time to review the year that’s passed. We look at complaints received, the activities of the Monitoring Committee, the Code Review, and learn from the outcomes.

Previous Code Info Sessions

Some of the Info sessions are recorded and made available on our Code Resource Toolkit Some of these recordings are abridged version of the actual webinar, but capture key points.