From the Editor's Desk
April 2015 Global Forum Now Online: New Content and Functionality: Your new Global Forum delivers DIA’s third annual What Lies Ahead report and more: Expert content editor insights into the rising influence of payers, clinical trial data transparency, and consumer/patient engagement. Expert regional editor reports on the impact of these and other trends throughout the ASEAN, Australia/New Zealand, China, Europe, India and the Middle East/Africa. And 27th Annual EuroMeeting Opening Plenary Keynote Speaker Professor Andrew Morris talks about big data driving improvements in health care, while 8th Annual Clinical Forum Program Chair Julianne Hull discusses social media in clinical research. Read your April issue: Special open access issue, no login required – please share with your colleagues!
Read the April issue. Special open access issue, no login required – please share with your colleagues!
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
What Lies Ahead for 2015?
DIA's third annual What Lies Ahead? report, provides expert insight into the year ahead for pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and the product development of medical devices.
Editor In Chief Commentary: Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science - March 2015 In his editorial "The Challenge is Translation," Steven P Spielberg MD, PhD discusses the challenges faced in medicine today as personalized medicine and targeted therapeutics become increasingly mainstream.
Read full commentary.
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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.
Can a Natural Disaster Stall Scientific Research?
An interesting Letter to the Editor appeared in the November issue of DIA’s official journal, Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science, the impact of the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011 on research activities is discussed.
Read the full article.
Global Chief Executive Barbara Lopez Kunz and Global Director of Engagement Elizabeth Lincoln were recently interviewed by International Innovation. Courtesy of International Innovation, a leading scientific dissemination service.
New! DIA Europe and Director Jytte Lyngvig were spotlighted in SCRIP100.com.
Read their profile "A Forum for Future Leaders."
New! Content Currents
DIA's Content Currents provides important new global regulatory developments and their impact on pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical product development.
Read current issue.
DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting
Preliminary Program Now Available
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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.
The DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting is packed with 245+ educational offerings over 20 tracks on today’s hottest topics, including:
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The DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting
brings together a global community of life sciences professionals at all levels and across all disciplines all with a common goal to foster innovation that will lead to the development of safe and effective medical products and therapies to patients. The DIA Annual Meeting provides the best opportunity to meet with people from around the world, share your views and knowledge, network, and build new relationships.
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Highlights from DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting:
Keynote Address from PatientsLikeMe’s Jaime Heywood
“There’s going to be a network of people coming into your future. They want to be your partner.
They want to be your friend. Your question is: How will you let them in?” - Jamie Heywood
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Meetings & Training
DIA’s comprehensive educational portfolio reflects and advances innovation in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and related fields and facilitates open dialogue among key professionals from industry, government, academia, and patient organizations. Professional development options include:
Conferences & Meetings | In-Person Training | In-company Training |Online Learning | Certificate Programs
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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)
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.