From the Editor's Desk
October 2014 Global Forum Now Online: Social Media has grown into an essential aspect of modern life, and yet continues to present both opportunities and challenges. This issue’s Special Section addresses some of the complicated issues around the use of social media in the healthcare arena, including best practices for using social media to assist in patient care, for enhancing clinical trials and patient recruitment, and to ultimately advance the development of healthcare products for patients who need them.
Also Featured: Previews of our DIA 9th Annual India Conference: The Future of Indian Healthcare: Patients, Access and Innovation; DIA’s Annual Canadian Meeting: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally for the Well-Being of the Patient; Patient Engagement throughout the Full Spectrum of Drug Development: An Interactive Workshop for Life Science Companies and Patient Groups; 11th Annual Meeting DIA Japan 2014: The Dawn of Medical Information that Transcends Boundaries; our 1st Maghreb Regulatory Conference and more!
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Ebola Information Resources and Reference Material
CE providers have been asked to share educational resources and reference material from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The information is current as of dates indicated below. Please continue to consult the CDC other public health sources to ensure accuracy and identify additional information that may be available.
Read Information from the AHA regarding Ebola Facts: Surgical Protocol – Possible or Confirmed Ebola Cases (10/16/14)
Read AHA Ebola Facts: Hospital Preparedness Checklist (10/15/14)
Read CDC Information for Healthcare Workers and Settings
Read AHA Ebola Facts, Educational PowerPoint Slides (10/14/14)
The AHA has provided an Ebola education package for CME providers and believes it would be beneficial to healthcare providers and institutions. (10/14/14)
Read FAQ on Safe Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in U.S. Hospitals
Editor In Chief Commentary: Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science - September 2014 Steven P Spielberg MD, PhD Discusses The role of the journal in helping to develop and validate best practices for Clinical Trial Management.
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NEW! Read our blog.
DIA Launches New TIRS Blog
DIA’s journal, Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science, has launched a new blog, titled “Collaborate to Innovate.” The blog aims to further public conversation about global therapeutic advances and regulatory policies by offering expert insight on current trends and fresh perspectives on timely industry news. Read the blog. Don’t forget to follow the blog to stay current on new entries.
The blog is just another facet of TIRS’ multimedia approach to industry news. We also offer monthly podcasts, featuring commentary by industry experts. They are available on the blog. Listen to Podcasts.
Both the blog and our podcasts are complimentary to all site visitors, so please share them with your professional network.
New! DIA Europe and Director Jytte Lyngvig were spotlighted in SCRIP100.com.
Read their profile "A Forum for Future Leaders."
What Lies Ahead for 2014?
DIA's second annual What Lies Ahead? report, provides expert insight into the year ahead for pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and the product development of medical devices.
New! Content Currents
DIA's Content Currents provides important new global regulatory developments and their impact on pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical product development.
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Meetings & Training
Upcoming educational opportunities in your region:
Plan this year's professional development
for yourself and your team in the following areas:
- Regulatory Affairs
- Clinical Research
- Non-clinical Safety
DIA Europe's training calendar is updated regularly, remember to check back for additions or changes from time to time.
Keep an overview of dates for conferences and training courses, so you can mark your calendar well in advance.
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DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting
Monday's Highlights, Tuesday's Highlights, Wednesday's Highlight's, Thursday's Highlights, Did you miss something? Catch up on all the highlights from this year’s Annual Meeting.
Register onsite at the San Diego Convention Center for the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting! Online registration is no longer available.
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DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting: Celebrate the Past - Invent the Future
June 15-19 | San Diego, CA
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the DIA Annual Meeting, the largest multidisciplinary event that brings together a global network of life sciences professionals to foster innovation that will lead to the development of safe and effective medical products and therapies to patients. With this year’s theme, Celebrate the Past - Invent the Future, we will be doing just that and DIA invites YOU to join us in San Diego. Register Early to Save!
The DIA Annual Meeting is the best opportunity to meet with people from around the world, share your views and knowledge, network, and build new relationships.
Schedule At-A-Glance | Overview | Register Now | Justification Letter
View the Continuing Education credits that are available.
Search more than 260 educational offerings over 21 tracks on today’s hottest topics!
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This year’s Keynote Speaker!
Co-Founder and Chairman, PatientsLikeMe
Founding Director, ALS Therapy Development Institute
Monday, June 16 | 2:30PM PT
Today's Top Story
DIA collaborates with European Universities to offer Masters in Regulatory Affairs
New! Free access to one of DIA's archived webinars featuring up-to-the-minute information about the latest developments in the medical product industry
Just added! The Impact of Drug Shortages on the Pharmaceutical Industry
More than 18,000 members worldwide look to DIA as the only global, neutral, nonprofit, multidisciplinary association to address the challenges you face every day. Take advantage of all the benefits of membership, including:
DIA ConneX is a trusted, interactive, web-based network that links DIA’s 18,000-member global community. DIA members use ConneX to collaborate, communicate, network, and exchange information. Through ConneX, DIA members:
- Share documents
- Engage in online discussions
- Post community event information
- Make announcements and post news
- Join Communities (formerly SIACs)
Exhibiting & Advertising
Showcase your company's products or services to key decision-makers from across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and related fields.
Contract Service Organization (CSO) Directory
Reserve your spot in our exclusive print and online partner directory featuring full-page descriptions and contact information for yours and other clinical trial and medical product development service companies around the world.
View partner listings.
Join DIA and an anticipated 450+ companies with a booth at the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting!
Upcoming exhibiting opportunities in your region:
Advertise your company's products and services to professionals from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and related sectors.
Place your advertising message in front of more than 18,000 professionals involved in every aspect of medical product discovery, development, and delivery.
New Era for Communities
DIA is a global member association that provides knowledge resources across the full spectrum of medical product development. In the last few years the organization has expanded that global reach and will continue to grow to meet the need for health care knowledge exchange around the world.
As DIA’s reach expands globally we believe a name change is necessary. Our global volunteers came to consensus on "Community" to replace "SIACs." This change will enhance the visibility of the groups and make it much easier to recognize their purpose.
Each Community is led by a chairperson who is responsible for the overall activities of the Community. View complete list of Community chairpersons.
DIA offers students many opportunities to get involved and contribute in a collegial, inclusive, collaborative, positive, respectful, and professional environment in support of DIA’s mission. available student opportunities include:
- Student Volunteer Program
- Young Professionals Fellowship Program
- Student Fellowship Program
- Complimentary EuroMeeting registration
- Student Poster Session (North America, Europe, China Annual Meetings)
- Discount registration (North America and Europe Annual Meetings)
- Group Discounts for DIA Student Chapter members
- Student Membership
- Student Engagement at DIA Annual Meeting
- Student Chapters
DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting Student Session Reports
Monday, June 16
View Session 107. Pioneering Regenerative Medicine: Trends in Regulations for New Therapy
View Session 129. Regulatory Submissions: Better, Faster, and Cheaper
Tuesday, June 17
View Session 211. Clinical Outcomes Assessment & Patient Engagement Symposium
View Session 215. The Regulatory Intelligence Function: Evolution over the Past Decade in an Expanded Global Marketplace
View Session 221. Benefit-Risk Throughout the Life Cycle: How Should Benefit-Risk Be Evaluated and Communicated from Development through Marketing as New Information Emerges?
View Session 246. EMA-FDA Collaboration in Pharmacovigilance: Common Objectives & Common Challenges
View Session 262. First-in-Human Studies: How Much Complexity Is Too Much?
Wednesday, June 18
View Session 319. Signal Detection: Challenges & Strategic Aspects
EMA Press Release: Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee: One year of Public Health Promotion and Protection
Medical Students Remain Unfazed by Professors Industry Relationships
Through DIA’s worldwide conferences and programs, patient representatives have opportunities to develop, strengthen, and support collaborations with policymakers, health professionals, industry representatives, and academia while promoting dialogue and sharing best practices.
The EuroMeeting Patient Fellowship Program is designed to:
Develop, strengthen, and support patient collaborations with policy makers, health professionals, industry representatives, and academia;
Increase the knowledge and understanding of patient groups about key issues central to patient-centered healthcare, biomedical research, and drug development;
Develop the capacity of patient groups to advocate for change;
Improve alliances between patient groups and other healthcare stakeholders; and
Stimulate cooperation, promote dialogue, and share best practices.