e4ethics falls within the supervisory remit of the MedTech Europe Compliance Panel whose task is to ensure the impartiality, independence, competence, and integrity of the decision-making process and to prevent conflicts of interest.

The Compliance Panel is composed of three members:

  • Jean-Claude Najar, Chairman of the Compliance Panel, retired lawyer (Coudert Frères, Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle, Lazareff Le Bars); former General Counsel and head of compliance of GE Medical Systems EMEA, of GE Oil & Gas, and former Senior Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer of GE Capital EMEA; member of ETHICS (International Society of Healthcare Compliance & Ethics Professionals). 
  • Susanne Logstrup, Member of the Compliance Panel.
  • Willy Vanbuggenhout, Member of the Compliance Panel.

The Compliance Panel oversees both e4ethics and the Conference Vetting System platforms, and the day-to-day management on which neither the EFPIA Secretariat/Members nor the MedTech Europe Secretariat/Members have a say.

If the Compliance panel provides guidance and interpretation of the MedTech Europe Code’s provisions, it does not provide such services to EFPIA members.

For guidance and disputes relating to the EFPIA Code of Practice, EFPIA members shall refer to the EFPIA procedural requirements.

For more information on the role and tasks of the MedTech Europe Compliance Panel please refer to the MedTech Europe Procedural Framework and Internal Procedure document.