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Risk Management and Safety Communications Strategies

Nov 4 2013 8:30AM - Nov 5 2013 4:30PM | DIA 800 Enterprise Rd Ste 200, Horsham, PA 19044-3509 USA

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Learn proven new strategies to improve product safety, maximize patient benefits, and minimize risk.

What You Will Learn 

  • Current state of risk communication in the United States and new initiatives designed to improve communication to promote the safe use of pharmaceuticals
  • How the US Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) compares with the European Union Risk Management Plan (EU-RMP)
  • New strategies to improve understanding of drug safety concerns among health care providers and to promote better communication to patients
  • How patients comprehend and follow specific instructions
  • Communicating during a crisis situation
  • Future of pharmaceutical safety and risk communication

Who Should Attend 

Professionals who work in:

  • Clinical safety and pharmacovigilance
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Medical writing
  • Marketing and communications
  • Clinical health care
  • Drug safety surveillance

Learning Objectives 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe current risk communication strategies in the US
  • Compare and contrast the US Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) and the European Union Risk Management Plan (EU-RMP)
  • Explain new methods to improve the proper use of medicines to maximize patient benefit and minimize risk
  • Identify strategies in communication during a crisis situation
  • Discuss the future of drug safety and risk communication in the US

Special Offers 

Group Discounts Available! Register 3 and Get the 4th FREE!

Hotel & Travel 

Training Course Location
DIA Worldwide Headquarters
800 Enterprise Road, Suite 101
Horsham, PA 19044

Hotel Information
Hampton Inn Doylestown
1570 Easton Road
Warrington, Pennsylvania, 18976
Phone +1-215-343-8400
Fax +1-215-343-8493

A limited number of rooms are available at the reduced rate shown below (DIA is guaranteed until October 20, 2013, or until room block is filled). Attendees should make airline and room reservations as soon as possible.
When making reservations, mention the DIA training course.

Standard Room Rate 
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Contact Information 

Registration Questions
Vicki Adkinson, Customer Service Associate
Phone +1.215.442.6162
Fax +1-215.442.6199

Agenda and Event Logistics
Colleen Buckley, Event Planner
Phone +1.215.442.6108
Fax +1.215.442.6199


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Continuing Education 

ACPE Credit Request Update
DIA is required by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to report pharmacy-requested CEUs through the CPE Monitor system. All ACPE-certified activity credit requests need to be submitted through DIA’s My Transcript within 45-days post activity. Pharmacists will need to provide their National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) e-Profile ID and date of birth (MMDD) to ensure the data is submitted to the ACPE and NABP properly. If you need to obtain your NABP e-Profile, please visit www.cpemonitor.net.

The Drug Information Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Drug Information Association designates this educational activity for up to 13.25 contact hours or 1.325 CEUs. Type of Activity: Knowledge ACPE: A UAN and designated credit amount is assigned below for each part in the online training course:
Day 1: 0286-0000-13-020-L04-P, 7 contact hours or .7 CEUs:
Day 2: 0286-0000-13-021-L04-P, 6.25 contact hours or .625 CEU

Drug Information Association has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.

As an IACET Authorized Provider, Drug Information Association offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Drug Information Association is authorized by IACET to offer 1.3 CEUs for this program. Participants must attend the entire program in order to be able to receive an IACET statement of credit. No partial credit will be awarded.

This program is part of DIA’s Certificate Program and is awarded the following:
• Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance Certificate Program: 8 Elective Units

For more information go to www.diahome.org/certificateprograms

Name Credit Type Max Credits CEU
Risk Management and Safety Communications Strategi ACPE 13.25 1.325
Risk Management and Safety Communications Strategi IACET 13.25 1.300

Disclosure Policy:

It is DIA policy that anyone in a position to control the content of a continuing education activity must disclose to the program audience (1) any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation and/or the educational activity, and (2) discussions of unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or medical devices. Disclosure statements will be included in the course materials.

Statement of Credit:

If you would like to receive a statement of credit, you must attend the activity, sign-in at the DIA registration desk each day of the activity, and complete the online credit request process through My Transcript at www.diahome.org . Participants will be able to download a statement of credit upon successful submission of the credit request. My Transcript will be available for credit requests two weeks after the last day of the activity.
Please note: If you do not sign-in, you will not receive CE credit as partial credit will not be awarded.

To view DIA’s Grievance Policy, please visit the CE page on DIA’s website at www.diahome.org

Registration Fees 


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Group Discounts

Register 3 individuals from the same company and receive complimentary registration for a 4th! All 4 individuals must register and prepay at the same time – no exceptions. DIA will apply the value of the lowest applicable fee to this complimentary registration; it does NOT include fees for optional events or DIA membership. You may substitute group participants of the same membership status at any time; however, administrative fees may be incurred. Group registration is not available online and does not apply to the already discounted fees for government or charitable nonprofit/academia.

To take advantage of this offer, please make a copy of this registration form for EACH of the four registrants from your company. Include the names of all four group registrants on each of the forms and return them together to DIA.

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Cancellations: Cancellations must be received two weeks prior to the first day of the course. A $200 administrative charge will be deducted from the original registration fee. Cancellations must be in writing and received in the DIA office according to the timeline above. There will be no refund if cancellation is received within two weeks from the first day of the course. Registrants are responsible for cancelling their own hotel and travel reservations. Registrants who do not cancel prior to the course and do not attend will be responsible for the full registration fee. DIA reserves the right to alter the venue, if necessary. If an event is cancelled, DIA is not responsible for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants.

Transfers: You may transfer your registration to a colleague at any time but membership is not transferable. Please notify the DIA North American office of such transfers in writing as soon as possible. Substitute registrants will be responsible for the nonmember fee, if applicable.

Unless otherwise disclosed, the statements made by speakers represent their own opinions and not necessarily those of the organization they represent, or that of the Drug Information Association. Speakers, agenda and CE information are subject to change without notice. Recording of any DIA educational material in any type of media is prohibited without prior written consent from DIA.

Participants with Disabilities:
Reasonable accommodations will be made available to persons with disabilities who attend an educational activity. Contact the DIA office in writing at least 15 days prior to event to indicate your needs.

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