As of 1 January 2018, Companies cannot directly support travel and/or accommodation or other expenses of individual Healthcare Professionals passively participating at Company Organised Educational Events happening during, around, in connection with or at the same time and location as a Third-Party Organised Event. On occasion, Company Organized Events, for example Advisory Boards, Clinical Investigator meetings, publications committees, steering committees, Adverse Event committees, Good Clinical Practice meetings may be organized at or around a Third-party Organized Events for reasons such as convenience, given the presence of Healthcare Professionals at that Third-Party Organised Event. In such circumstances, the Company may only pay for the contractual remunerations and expenses permitted for the services rendered by the HCP at the Company Organized Event but under no circumstances can Companies pay for registration fee, travel or any other costs relating to the Third-party Organized Event.
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