HCP Policy for Medical Education Attendees
This Stryker Canada policy applies to Healthcare Professional (HCP) attendees (“Attendees”) at Stryker Canada Medical Education Programs.
Questions regarding any aspect of this policy may be directed to Stryker Canada’s Medical Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stryker Canada is committed to supporting continued Health Care Professional learning in a manner that complies with the MEDEC Code of Conduct and our internal compliance policies. In line with MEDEC, Stryker Canada may pay for reasonable and modest travel, accommodation, and meal costs for Attendees in relation to Stryker Canada’s Medical Education Programs.
Stryker Canada recognizes that some Attendees may be bound by provincial, state or institutional codes of ethics which restrict certain offerings from industry, including, but not limited to, support for travel, accommodation and meals. By registering for a Stryker Canada Product Training course, Attendees are responsible for ensuring that they are not in breach of any of these policies. In cases where restrictions apply, Stryker Canada will be in contact with Attendees to organize meeting and travel details directly once the registration is complete.
Stryker Canada Medical Education Programs are not CME accredited group learning activities. However, a certificate of attendance for the learning activity will be provided upon request.
Some Medical Education Programs require an on-line registration process. In these instances, requirement for registration will be indicated on the Stryker Canada website and/or on the program literature. In these instances, Attendees must register on-line and will not be considered fully registered until credentials are reviewed and accepted internally.
Travel Policy for Medical Education Programs
For programs that include travel and lodging for Attendees; travel and accommodation preferences must be provided to Stryker Canada’s Medical Education Department at the time of program registration / confirmation and no later than two weeks prior to the meeting.Not all Stryker Canada Medical Education Programs include travel and accommodation costs. The program literature and/or registration site will indicate if travel and accommodation are to be covered by Stryker Canada. If Travelers choose not to accept the travel options provided by Stryker, they will be responsible for covering their own travel costs for the meeting.
If travel is to be covered by Stryker Canada, Attendees will receive one round-trip economy-class air travel ticket for the course dates only. Tickets will be prepaid by Stryker Canada and must be booked through Stryker Canada's Medical Education Department. Where schedules warrant, train may be allowed as an alternative to air travel. The prepaid ticket will be provided only for travel to and from the course, cannot include additional legs for non-Stryker Canada related travel, and travel dates cannot be extended prior to or beyond the course dates. Stryker’s Medical Education Department and/or designated travel agency is/are unable to assist travelers in booking travel outside of the meeting dates. Additional baggage fees may be enforced by certain airlines. These fees are the responsibility of the traveler(s) and are not covered by Stryker unless indicated otherwise during the booking process.
Tickets must be booked no later than two weeks prior to the course date; if not completed, Stryker Canada reserves the right to cancel the registration.
If accommodation is to be covered by Stryker Canada and deemed to be necessary based on the program schedule, Attendees will be provided with one hotel room at Stryker Canada's contracted hotel, for the course dates only. Accommodation must be booked by Stryker Canada’s Medical Education Department and requirements must be provided at time of registration and no later than two weeks prior to the course dates. Stryker’s Medical Education Department and/or designated travel agency is/are unable to assist travelers with non-course related extensions.
In circumstances when commercial air/train travel is unavailable and in order for the Attendee to return home prior to 11:00pm on the final day of the course, one hotel room will be provided for this night.
Stryker Canada will pay only hotel room and tax charges. Attendees are required provide a credit card to hotel management upon check-in to cover incidental charges.
Attendees will be provided with modest meals and refreshments during the course of the program commensurate with the program agenda. All Attendees receiving meals and refreshments must be a confirmed Attendee through Stryker Canada’s Medical Education Department. Attendees are responsible for meal charges outside of group meal functions.
Ground transportation to/from airports and the course location may be required. In most circumstances Stryker Canada will cover the cost of transport. This will be determined by Stryker Canada when the registration is confirmed. If ground transportation costs are to be covered by Stryker Canada, Attendees will be provided with one round-trip ground transfer between the local airport and the course location for the course dates only. Ground transfers will be prepaid by Stryker Canada and must be booked through Stryker Canada’s Medical Education Department. Attendees are responsible for ground transportation between their home and the airport.
Fellows and Residents
If the program is open to Fellows and Residents, this information will be indicated on the program literature and/or the registration website.
Entertainment and Personal Activities
Stryker Canada’s Medical Education Programs are learning programs first and foremost and as a result, Stryker Canada cannot include entertainment or recreational events in conjunction with our Programs.
Attendees at Stryker Canada’s Medical Education Programs are required to have a bona fide professional interest in the information shared at the program. As a result, Stryker Canada is unable to accommodate attendance at the program for guests and/or reimburse for any expenses or costs for spouses, family members or other non-healthcare professionals.
Cancellation and/or No Show Policies apply in some circumstances. Your specific registration site will outline the policy that pertains to your event.