About ETHICS Association

Be a visible and transparent network and a think tank of diverse International Ethics and Compliance professionals in Healthcare.

Anticipate and respond to the evolution in Healthcare.

Foster harmonization in Ethics and Compliance across Healthcare.

Add sustainable value to Ethics and Compliance professionals by developing and sharing best practices to support them in their professional roles and personal development.

Deliver Ethics and Compliance perspectives to multiple external Healthcare stakeholders, as well as to Ethics and Compliance professionals from other sectors

We are an independent, not-for-profit association governed by a Code of Conduct.

Our Vision

We aim to be recognized as an independent international association of professionals, which advances Ethics and Compliance and shapes and influences strategies in the changing Healthcare environment for the ultimate benefit of Patients, Consumers and Society at large.

Our Mission Statements


Comprised of Ethics and Compliance professionals in the Healthcare Sector, our society reviews emerging substantive topics in the Ethics and Compliance area and develops positions that can be translated into white papers or other tools.


We foster dialogue between our members and the exchange of experience and best practices to benefit all, with the ultimate goal of contributing to the success of Ethics and Compliance professionals and organisations. We engage with other Associations, Healthcare Professionals, Educational Institutions and other key stakeholders.


In collaboration with Universities, Academic Institutions and other Associations, we contribute to establishing and maintaining certification, training programs and educational pathways for Ethics and Compliance practitioners and other professionals working in the Healthcare Sector.


We continue to create and intensify relationships with other peer associations, whether specific to the Healthcare Sector or others. ETHICS may consider adopting a public profile on selected issues as appropriate.

Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness

Immanuel Kant

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Gabor Danielfy Scholarship

Seton Hall Law School and ETHICS – the International Society of Healthcare Ethics and Compliance Professionals, recognize the importance of offering professional development and continuing education opportunities to health care and legal professionals working for government agencies, non-profit organizations, and those with a demonstrated financial need. To this end, efforts will be made to offer scholarships to individuals who will benefit professionally from attendance at the European Healthcare Compliance Certificate Program delivered by Seton Hall Law School. Scholarships are limited in number and are awarded based on professional qualifications, financial need, application submission date, and availability of funds.


Our History

Our beginning dates to 2009 and 2010, when a group of European Compliance Officers in the Healthcare Sector met 2 or 3 times per year, to discuss and analyse emerging topics for Compliance professionals particularly in EMEA countries, share best practices and develop internal networking, as well as communication and collaboration with academic institutions.

Prior to 2009, a Compliance leadership Program was designed in 2008 as a collaboration between INSEAD and Johnson & Johnson, for J & J employees, to enhance key leadership competencies necessary to better and more efficiently manage duties and responsibilities in Compliance functions in the Healthcare Sector.

A decision was made in 2011 by the founding members of our Group to move from informal meetings into a more formal structure and to create an Association. Formalising our existence meant, permanently increasing the complexity and importance of our work and laying a foundation for taking next steps on items that are be beneficial to the many Compliance and Ethics professionals within our organisation.

ETHICS was therefore incorporated as an Association governed by French law in January 2012.