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15th Annual Conference on Electronic Document Management (eDM)

Dec 2 2014 8:00AM - Dec 3 2014 5:30PM | Maritim Hotel Berlin Stauffenbergstrasse 26 10785 Berlin Germany

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Standardisation is key to the success of adoption of new techniques and processes. If houses were not wired with copper wires providing power of a standard voltage through a predefined power outlet, Edison would not have been famous for his successful introduction of light bulbs. However, national or regional standards have been developed for power outlets and voltage but nobody is trying to get the responsible parties together to globally harmonise the voltage and power outlets. These kind of obvious standards have become a commodity and when travelling abroad, everybody uses adaptors that make the connection between regional power outlets and voltages. 

How come that in the age of modern technology and quick communication we are still aiming at global standards? Should we be less dogmatic about global standards? Should we focus more on adaptors? Or electronic and automated adaptors that allow transfer of information from sender to recipient and vice versa? This is not limited to industry-to-agency transfer, but is also applicable to transfers between CROs and sponsor and between various applications within a company, such as, but not limited to, SAP, eDMS, eTMF, eSubmission, RIM, LIMS, SPL, electronic health records, electronic data capture and electronic forms.  

Come and learn about the benefits and constraints associated with the various topic-related processes and contribute to answering the question whether standardisation is a blessing or a curse.


Who Should Attend 

  • Academic researchers
  • Agency representatives (e.g. inspectors and reviewers)
  • Clinical operations representatives
  • CMC regulatory compliance specialists
  • CROs, CMOs and service providers
  • Document and records managers
  • IT and support personnel
  • Knowledge/IP professionals
  • Labelling specialists
  • Medical and technical writers
  • Pharmacovigilance professionals
  • Quality assurance and compliance professionals
  • Regulatory affairs/operations representatives
  • Standards implementation specialists and associates
  • Validation professionals


Hotel & Travel 

A limited number of rooms are available a special rate at the event hotel:
Maritim Hotel Berlin
Address: Stauffenbergstrasse 26, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Tel:  +49 (0) 30 2065-0
Web: http://www.maritim.com/en/hotels/germany/hotel-berlin

Single room EUR 139.00 incl. breakfast and VAT
Double room EUR 179.00 incl. breakfast and VAT
Please note those guests travelling on business are exempt from additional Berlin city council tax of 5 %.

To make your reservation please click here

Attendees should make reservations as soon as possible using the promotional code DIA14110. DIA rate is guaranteed until 1 November 2014, or until room block is filled. After this rooms are subject to availability and prices may vary.

Contact Information 

For registration information please call Contact Center on +41 61 225 51 51

For programme information please contact Sharon Evans Schuler at DIA: sharon.evans@diaeurope.org

For information on Exhibition please contact Roxann Schumacher at DIA: roxann.schumacher@diaeurope.org

DIA Europe
Kuechengasse 16
4051 Basel

TEL.: +41 61 225 51 51
FAX: +41 61 225 51 52
E-MAIL: diaeurope@diaeurope.org

Program Committee 

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Exhibition Opportunities Available!

Last year’s eDM conference attracted delegates from 20 countries. Showcase your product or service to a truly global audience of qualified professionals, from entry level to expert, in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, devices and related healthcare industries, government, academia and healthcare delivery.   


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For more information on exhibiting space and facilities, please contact Roxann Schumacher at DIA Europe on

+41 61 225 51 38 or email: Roxann.schumacher@diaeurope.org


  • ENNOV Group
  • fme AG
  • FormPipe
  • LORENZ Life Science Group
  • Mission3 Gmbh
  • Montrium, Inc.
  • Phlexglobal Inc
  • Pilgrim Quality Solutions
  • Productlife Group

Registration Fees 


Member Academia
Member Government
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Member Standard (As of 10/21/2014)


NonMember Academia
NonMember Government
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Group Discounts

Group Discounts Available – Send 3 participants and the 4th is free!

Conditions apply. Online registration not available for group discounts. Call DIA in Europe on +41 61 225 51 51 or email for further information.

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