Educational/Charitable Grants

In certain instances, Abiomed will provide support for bona fide charitable causes, or for bona fide independent, educational projects, including scientific and policymaking conferences that promote scientific knowledge, medical advancement and the delivery of effective healthcare.  These typically include conferences sponsored by national, regional, or specialty medical associations and conferences sponsored by accredited continuing medical education providers.

Some examples of third-party training and medical education events organized by Healthcare Professionals or medical education providers that, if approved, may be financially supported by Abiomed through grants, generally include:

  • Congresses, conferences and professional meetings organized by national, regional or specialty medical associations or conferences;
  • Fellowship programs organized by academic medical centers or medical schools that enable Healthcare Professionals in training to train in clinical settings or work on special projects;
  • Continuing medical education programs including programs provided in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support (or other similar commercial support standards of an appropriate accrediting body), that are organized by academic medical centers, medical schools, and hospitals that are accredited educational providers;
  • Training programs for qualified attendees, such as workshops and in-services, that are organized by academic medical centers, medical schools, or other training institutions; and
  • Roundtables or discussion groups, such as grand rounds events, that advance medical education and/or understanding of disease states or technology which may be of interest to Abiomed that are hosted by academic medical centers, medical schools, or other training institutions, and are generally open to qualified attendees.

Abiomed will provide an educational grant only to organizations with a genuine educational function.  In all instances where an Abiomed educational grant is awarded, the conference sponsor should independently control and be responsible for the selection of program content, faculty, audience, educational methods, materials, and venue.  Abiomed will not be involved in selecting these aspects of a particular conference, even if the conference sponsor requests the assistance of Abiomed .  In addition, Abiomed will not provide educational conference funding (1) to an individual, including a physician; (2) in a manner designed to benefit or support the education of specific individual Healthcare Professionals (such as a hospital to provide training to its own staff, or to support the travel of a particular physician to an educational program); (3) to a physician practice or group; or (4) to an organization on the HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals and Entities, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Excluded Parties List System or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Debarment List.

Furthermore, educational conference funding through an Abiomed grant may be used to support only the legitimate expenses for bona fide educational activities and should be consistent with applicable standards established by the conference sponsor and the body accrediting the educational activity, if applicable.  Under no circumstances will Abiomed  offer an educational grant/funding to induce the use, purchase, or recommendation of Abiomed  Products by a Healthcare Professional, or to promote off-label use of Abiomed Products.

Abiomed’s support for activities through an educational or charitable grant must be documented in a written agreement between Abiomed  and the funding recipient.

All applications for an educational or charitable grant are considered individually and are subject to available funding, compliance with local, state and federal law, and the needs, mission and goals of Abiomed.  To apply for an educational or charitable grant today, complete and submit an Educational and Charitable Grant Request Form by clicking here.

 

Questions on Grant Requests

If you have any general questions regarding Abiomed grants, please contact: grantrequests@abiomed.com