This program will be of interest to a variety of physicians who treat patients at risk for coronary artery disease (CAD), including primary care physicians, general cardiologists, internists, family practice physicians, obstetrician-gynecologists, emergency physicians, and hospitalists.
Astellas Pharma US, Inc. (“Astellas”) is subject to U.S. Federal and State transparency laws that require Astellas to track and report meals and other transfers of value provided to certain U.S. health care professionals (including physicians). To comply with these obligations, for attendees who receive any portion of the meal provided at this program, Astellas will report the attendee’s name and the value of the meal received. Astellas offers you the option to attend the event but not receive the meal. Please ask the Program Organizer for more information about this opt-out option.
Additional restrictions apply to the following individuals:
For U.S. Healthcare Providers in Vermont or those affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or Department of Defense: Several states and federal agencies in the United States restrict your interactions with Astellas, including the provision of in-kind benefits (such as meals) at company-sponsored events. If you are a healthcare professional in Vermont or are affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, or other federal executive branch entity, Astellas policy prohibits providing you a meal at this program. If you would like to attend, but not partake in the meal, please refer to the opt-out option below.
For U.S. Licensed Prescribers in Minnesota: Under Minnesota law, Astellas may provide meals and other transfers of value to Minnesota licensed prescribers if the annual (calendar year) aggregate total of all value transfers of any kind from Astellas to a Minnesota prescriber does not exceed $50.00 USD, subject to some exceptions. Astellas has policies and procedures that are intended to help ensure compliance with this annual aggregate limit. If you have questions about your annual aggregate value transfers from Astellas or the impact of accepting the meal provided at this event on your annual total, please consult the Program Organizer. In addition, if you would like to attend, but not partake in the meal, please refer to the opt-out option below.
For State Government Employees: State ethics laws may prohibit you from accepting a meal. Astellas policy prohibits: (1) Colorado State Employees from accepting from Astellas more than $50 annually in transfers of value, including meals; (2) Louisiana State Employees from accepting a meal that exceeds $60 in value; and (3) New York State Employees from accepting a meal that exceeds $15 in value. If you would like to attend, but not partake in the meal, please refer to the opt-out option below.
For Foreign Healthcare Providers: Some foreign countries restrict the provision of or require the reporting of in-kind benefits (such as meals) to health care professionals at company-sponsored events. Astellas has policies and procedures that are intended to help ensure compliance with these requirements and restrictions. To help ensure compliance with applicable requirements, Astellas policy prohibits providing a meal to you in conjunction with this event. If you would like to attend, but not partake in the meal, please refer to the opt-out option below.
Opt-Out Option: Astellas offers an opt-out option that allows you to still attend this event but not receive the meal. Please ask the Program Organizer for more information about the opt-out option.
Astellas has adopted the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals, which is designed to foster ethical relationships with healthcare professionals. In accordance with the PhRMA Code, we will not pay for the expenses of a healthcare professional’s spouse or guest, and such individuals should not attend the program, unless they have a bona fide professional interest in the information being shared at the program. We appreciate your understanding and support of our commitment to these ethical standards.
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