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DIA’s Annual Canadian Meeting: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally for The Well-Being of the Patient

Oct 28 2014 8:00AM - Oct 29 2014 5:00PM | Ottawa Marriott Hotel 100 Kent Street Ottawa, ON K1P5R7 CANADA

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Overview 

Pre-meeting Tutorials:  October 27, 2014


New communication platforms, technologies and the establishment of the “global village” have made the medicines’ life cycle rapidly evolving and increasingly global. Yet the fiduciary role of health care professionals and the life cycle management of the medicines by regulators, industry, and payers remains primarily a local responsibility. Information today is moving at the speed of light across borders, impacting each country differently due to varied regulatory and health care practices. This creates an obvious challenge for the government, industry, and health care providers in trying to find the best harmonized approaches. It represents an even greater challenge to patients and consumers in trying to make the best health care decisions. Therefore, the patient needs have to drive the improvements and changes in the regulatory environment and medicine development, commercialization and access. This requires transparent and appropriate communications so that patients and consumers can become well informed, educated, and empowered.

This year DIA will bring key thought leaders and experts from various fields to explore this challenging dilemma for the Canadian stakeholders. This meeting will address the following questions:

  • How can we remain among the top world innovators in the regulatory and health care science?
  • How can we harmonize with other regulatory jurisdictions and ensure sustainability of our regulatory and health care system?
  • How can we ensure the continuous access of quality and state-of-the art medicines and devices
  • How can we promote optimal health for Canadians?



Meeting Highlights

  • Keynote address
  • Multi-track breakout sessions
  • Pre-meeting tutorials
  • Call for abstracts
  • Networking reception
  • Tabletop exhibiting opportunities

Who Should Attend 

Professionals involved in:

  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Policy/Pharmacoeconomics
  • Clinical Development
  • Drug Safety/Pharmacovigilance
  • Patient Safety
  • Medical Communications
  • Quality Operations

Learning Objectives 

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

  • Describe the current and evolving regulatory environment in Canada
  • Recognize the challenges faced by various Canadian stakeholders in the development, regulation, harmonization, and the access of state-of-the-art medicines and devices within a global context
  • Discuss vendor management and the impacts of outsourcing
  • Describe the challenges around providing relevant and acceptable communications to patients, health care professionals and consumers

Special Offers 

Early Bird Registration
Industry Members save $150
Register by October 6, 2014

Group Discount Available!
Register 3 and Get the 4th Free!

Hotel & Travel 

The conference will be held at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. 
A limited number of rooms are available at the reduced rate shown below (DIA rate is guaranteed until Monday October 9, 2014, or until room block is filled). Please Note: In order to receive the reduced room rate, hotel reservations must be made through Travel Planners, and not directly with the hotel.  Contact information for Travel Planners is as follows: Attendees can follow this link or call +1.212.532.1660 or in the USA at 1.800.221.3531. When calling please select option 1 for “Hotel Reservations,” inform the phone agent that you are making a reservation for Event #14019. 

Standard Room Rate $153

Hotel Address: 100 Kent Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5R7, Canada

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The most convenient airport is Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport and attendees should make both airline and hotel reservations as early as possible.

Contact Information 

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Registration Questions
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Jessica McGrory, In-company Training Manager
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Tabletop Exhibit Information
Jeff Korn, Exhibits Associate
Phone +1.215.442.6184
Fax +1.215.442.6199
Jeff.Korn@diahome.org

Program Committee 

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Agenda  

Tutorials Monday, Oct 27, 2014

  • 1:30PM - 5:00PM

    Risk Management Plans and Drug Utilization Studies in Canada

    Regulators around the world have expanded their investment and policy frameworks in the development of tools to assess both pre- and post-market safety evidence. These efforts have expanded with the implementation of a number of International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) guidelines including ICH E2E Guideline. The tutorial is intended to provide participants with an overview of the 2014 Health Canada Draft Guidance Document entitled: “Risk Management Plans and Follow-up Commitments.” Additionally the assessment of benefit-risk of medicines needs careful consideration concerning their patterns of utilization; a component that is increasingly becoming an integral component of risk management planning. The course will therefore provide a training on Drug Utilization Studies (DUS) in addition to a discussion of alternative options in situations where full DUS are not feasible.

Day 1 Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014

  • 8:30AM - 10:00AM

    Plenary Session 1: Putting Patients First; What Does It Look Like in 2014 to be a Patient-Centric Organization - Part 1


    Session Chair(s):

    • Co Pham
      Senior Scientific Advisor, Marketed Health Products Directorate
      Health Canada, Canada

    Plenary Session 1: Putting Patients First; What Does It Look Like in 2014 to be a Patient-Centric Organization - Part 1

  • 10:30AM - 12:00PM

    Plenary Session 2: Putting Patients First; What Does It Look Like in 2014 to be a Patient-Centric Organization - Part 2


    Session Chair(s):

    • Marie-Ange Noue, PhD
      Proj. Manager, Drug Safety/Medical Information, Deputy Local Drug Safety Officer
      EMD Serono, Canada

    Plenary Session 2: Putting Patients First; What Does It Look Like in 2014 to be a Patient-Centric Organization - Part 2

  • 1:30PM - 3:00PM

    Session 3 - Track A: Communications with Regulators and Among Industry


    Session Chair(s):

    • Vratislav Hadrava, MD, PhD
      Vice President and Medical Director, Global Innovative Products
      Pfizer Canada, Inc., Canada

    Session 3 - Track A: Communications with Regulators and Among Industry

  • 1:30PM - 3:00PM

    Session 3 - Track B: Vendor Management


    Session Chair(s):

    • Carolyne Desrosiers
      Manager, Regulatory Projects
      Lundbeck Canada Inc, Canada

    Session 3 - Track B: Vendor Management

  • 1:30PM - 3:00PM

    Session 3 - Track C: Patient Access


    Session Chair(s):

    • Marie-Ange Noue, PhD
      Proj. Manager, Drug Safety/Medical Information, Deputy Local Drug Safety Officer
      EMD Serono, Canada

    Session 3 - Track C: Patient Access

  • 3:30PM - 5:00PM

    Session 4 - Track A: Health Canada Regulations – The Nuts and Bolts


    Session Chair(s):

    • Rocelyn DelCarmen
      Director, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance
      AstraZeneca, Inc., Canada

    Session 4 - Track A: Health Canada Regulations – The Nuts and Bolts

  • 3:30PM - 5:00PM

    Session 4 - Track B: Inspectorate Town Hall – focus on GCP and PV


    Session Chair(s):

    • Chanez-Narimene Kebache
      Manager, Pharmacovigilance
      Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical, Canada

    Session 4 - Track B: Inspectorate Town Hall – focus on GCP and PV

  • 3:30PM - 5:00PM

    Session 4 - Track C: Communication to Patients and Public/Consumer


    Session Chair(s):

    • Janice Lobo-Dale
      Regulatory Analyst, Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate
      Health Canada, Canada

    Session 4 - Track C: Communication to Patients and Public/Consumer

Day 2 Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014

  • 8:30AM - 10:00AM

    Session 5 - Track A: Transforming Drug Safety and Surveillance


    Session Chair(s):

    • Rocelyn DelCarmen
      Director, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance
      AstraZeneca, Inc., Canada

    Session 5 - Track A: Transforming Drug Safety and Surveillance

  • 8:30AM - 10:00AM

    Session 5 - Track B: New Technologies and Evolving Science as a Challenge to Regulatory Framework


    Session Chair(s):

    • Matthew Ryan
      Senior Advisor, Director General's Office, Therapeutic Products's Directorate
      Health Canada, Canada

    Session 5 - Track B: New Technologies and Evolving Science as a Challenge to Regulatory Framework

  • 8:30AM - 10:00AM

    Session 5 - Track C: Health Technology Assessments


    Session Chair(s):

    • Karen Feltmate
      President
      Redstone Health Group, Inc., Canada

    While regulators have developed avenues to provide patients early access to new therapies ie priority review, NoC with conditions, it is not as obvious what the post NoC market Access Stakeholders ie Drug Programs, Public and Private have/are doing. This session will look at various Market Access Stakeholders, their role in the Market Access process, their responsibility to patients within their jurisdiction and how their HTA review aligns to their patient responsibility.

  • 10:30AM - 12:00PM

    Session 6 - Track A: Subsequent Entry Biologics/Biosimilars


    Session Chair(s):

    • Andrew Storey
      Vice President, Regulatory Affairs United States and Canada
      AbbVie, United States

    Session 6 - Track A: Subsequent Entry Biologics/Biosimilars

  • 10:30AM - 12:00PM

    Session 6 - Track B: Biostatistics


    Session Chair(s):

    • Session Chair Invited
      Canada

    Session 6 - Track B: Biostatistics

  • 10:30AM - 12:00PM

    Session 6 - Track C: Simplifying Clinical Trial Execution in Canada in the Interest of Patients


    Session Chair(s):

    • Session Chair Invited
      Canada

    Session 6 - Track C: Simplifying Clinical Trial Execution in Canada in the Interest of Patients

  • 1:30PM - 3:00PM

    Plenary Session 7


    Session Chair(s):

    • Vratislav Hadrava, MD, PhD
      Vice President and Medical Director, Global Innovative Products
      Pfizer Canada, Inc., Canada

    Plenary Session 7

Exhibits  

The Annual Canadian Meeting offers interested companies the opportunity to exhibit with a tabletop display.

Tabletop Fee: $1,500

Fee Includes:

  • One six-foot skirted table
  • One chair
  • Standard electricity

Each tabletop rental requires at least one registered attendee to staff the table. All tabletop staff must be registered conference attendees.

Tabletop Exhibit Dates: October 28-29, 2014

Useful Links:

  • LORENZ Life Science Group
  • Optum

Registration Fees 

Member

Member Government
$630.00
Member Academia
$785.00
Member Standard
$1420.00
Member Standard (As of 10/07/2014)
$1570.00

Non-Member

NonMember Government
$855.00
NonMember Academia
$1010.00
NonMember Standard
$1795.00
Registration Fees for Additional Offerings
Risk Management Plans and Drug Utilization Studies - Tutorial Rate
$405.00
Group Discounts

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Group Discount

Register three individuals from the same company and receive complimentary registration for a fourth! All four individuals must register and prepay at the same time – no exceptions.

To take advantage of this offer, please make a copy of the registration form for EACH of the four registrants and include the names of all other group registrants in the Group Discount section. 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.

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