The Turkish Medicine and Medical Devices Agency (TİTCK) published the Application Guidelines for Electronic Scientific Meetings and Electronic Product Promotion Meetings (Guidelines) based on the Regulation on Promotion of Pharmaceuticals (Regulation). The Guidelines provide detailed explanations on electronic applications made to the TİTCK by relevant companies (e.g. marketing authorization holders) for scientific meetings and electronic product promotion meetings.
- According to the Guidelines, relevant companies must apply to the TİTCK for electronic scientific meetings they wish to sponsor. Companies must notify the TİTCK of the national meeting at least five business days before the meeting, and provide information on the content of the meeting, a list of potential participants, cost items and organized events. For international meetings, the TİTCK must be notified at least 30 business days before the meeting.
- The Guidelines also provide that electronic product promotion meetings can only be organized as one-day events, which cannot be longer than four hours; these meetings cannot be organized using the health organizations’ meeting sources/infrastructures; or published or archived on the health organizations’ websites. The Guidelines are available here (in Turkish).