Tuesday, June 25 Highlights
“Big Data” Big Tuesday Topic
This morning’s session on Big Data: Impact on Innovation (Session 235, 10:15AM, Room 210ABC) opened with a Keynote Address by Dr. Michael Rosenblatt (Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Merck & Co., Inc.).
“We’re in the middle of a very exciting transformation in American and global healthcare, and big data are a major driver. Yet the term ‘big data’ and all it encompasses can seem mystifying."
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SCOTUS DNA Patent Ruling: Implications for the Industry
Wednesday, June 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
BCEC, Room 101
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Association of Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. on the patent eligibility of DNA molecules. On the surface, the ruling may appear clear cut, but is it? And what will be the effects of the ruling?
Volunteerism & Innovation Highlight Opening Plenary
Dr. Daniel Kraft delivered an engaging, innovative Keynote Address.
Boston native and Incoming DIA President-Elect Minnie Baylor-Henry welcomed attendees to our DIA 2013 49th Annual Meeting by introducing a tribute to the spirit of “Boston Strong” in the wake of the Boston Marathon attack, and a video welcome by Massachusetts Governor Duval Patrick.
Documentaries Spotlight Rare Disease Community
To help Attendees hear the patient’s voice more clearly and understand the patient perspective, we are pleased to present two film documentaries, brought to you by The Kauffman Foundation, on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Wednesday’s documentary is Here.Us.Now.
Executives Promote Cooperation Among Regulators
See the Regulators in action in Monday's Session
Top executives from the regulatory agencies in Canada, the European Union, and the United States addressed an overflow crowd in a lively question and answer session on Cooperation Among Regulators: Impact on Stakeholders
held Monday afternoon.
Health Care News
DIA 49th Annual Meeting Session Reports
Student and Professional Poster Sessions
We are pleased to announce our 2013 Student Poster Award Winners!
First Place: Evaluation of Cytochrome P450 2C19 Activity in Normal, Healthy Adult Subjects in a Western Indian Population Presented by: Harshavardhan Narendra Sant
Second Place: Challenges in Discovery and Development of Orphan Drugs and Possible Solutions: Indian Scenario Presented by: Priti Padmakar Pednekar
Third Place: The Registration of Biosimilar Medicines: The Case of Low Molecular Weight Heparines in View of the New CHMP Guideline
Presented by: Anna Magdalena Perelka
And Don't Forget!
Visit the Professional Posters Session on Wednesday in the Exhibit Hall for our chance to Win a Kindle Fire HD!
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Welcome Patient Advocate Fellows
DIA’s Patient Advocate Fellowship Program supports the Annual Meeting participation of patient advocacy and patient group representatives, which provides opportunities for them to strengthen and support their collaborations with policy makers, health care professionals, industry representatives and other important groups. Twenty Advocates were selected to participate in this year’s program.
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