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MedComm Workshop to Redefine the Future of Medical Communications

Horsham, PA, USA — Feb 22, 2010

The Drug Information Association (DIA) will host the 21st Annual Workshop on Medical Communications from March 14-17, 2010 in Scottsdale, AZ.

For more than two decades, this annual workshop has forged the future of thousands of medical communications professionals by sharing insights among the world's leading medical communications experts from industry and oversight agencies.

This workshop begins with an optional Core Curriculum (separate registration required) designed to meet the needs of individuals with less than one year of pharmaceutical industry-based medical communications experience. The Core Curriculum includes four half-day tutorials focusing on medical science liaisons, evidence-based medicine, literature searching/medical writing, and practical applications of biostatistics. General workshop topics include:

  • Health care reform update
  • Appropriate data sources: evidence-based medicine versus alternative sources
  • Breakout sessions for field-based medical liaisons (interactions with academia and MSL 2009 survey results), contact center (handling of product recalls and emerging technology), and headquarters-based medical communications (sharing information between companies and promotional review)
  • Future of medical communications
  • Leadership and professional development
  • Breakout sessions on customer insights, compliance, and sales training
  • Regulatory review
  • Medical communications experience with Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)

Register for the 21st Annual Medical Communications Workshop.






ABOUT DIA: DIA is the global connector in the life sciences product development process. Our association of more than 18,000 members builds productive relationships by bringing together regulators, innovators and influencers to exchange knowledge and collaborate in an impartial setting. DIA’s network creates unparalleled opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and has the interdisciplinary experience to prepare for future developments. The dedicated efforts of DIA staff, members and speakers enable DIA to provide a comprehensive catalogue of conferences, workshops, training courses, scientific publications and educational materials. DIA is a global community representing thousands of stakeholders working together to bring safe and effective products to patients. DIA is an independent, nonprofit organization with its global center in Washington, D.C., USA; regional offices covering North and South America (Horsham, Penn., USA); Europe, North Africa and the Middle East (Basel, Switzerland); and Japan (Tokyo), India (Mumbai) and China (Beijing). For more information, visit www.diahome.org.