MedTech and Educational Grants

Effective January 1, 2018, AdvaMed, APACMed, Mecomed, and MedTech Europe instituted policy changes discontinuing the direct sponsorship of Health Care Professionals and that companies will no longer select or influence the selection of specific HCP attendees at third-party educational events; directly arrange or pay for HCP attendees’ travel, accommodation and/or reimburse the expenses of specific HCP attendees at third-party educational events.

Companies may offer educational grants and sponsorship to third-party conference organizers, health care institutions, and/or professional associations to enable them to select HCPs to attend third-party educational events.

Educational Grants supplied to support HCP participation to Third Party Organised Events, such as Global Spine Congress, will be provided to Healthcare Organisations (HCOs) or Professional Congress Organisers (PCOs). 

In response to these changes, the Global Spine Congress and its PCO (OIC) have setup an online platform to manage the Education Grants application process for congress attendees.  This process will be managed by OIC and will be regulated through specific set criteria defined by AO Spine based on the guidelines of MedTech Europe.

For healthcare professionals

For any queries, please contact OIC Group at

For industry

If you want to provide grant funding to HCPs to attend the Global Spine Congress 2021, you should reach out to us by sending an email to by 31 December 2020.

We look forward to hearing from you!