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Patient Safety Atop Agenda of 5th DIA China Annual Meeting

Beijing, China — Feb 7, 2013

Patient Safety–A Sustained Focus from Scientific Ideas to Innovative Medicines–will be the main theme for discussion when pharmaceutical and health care professionals from around the world meet for the 5th DIA China Annual Meeting.


The 5th DIA China Annual Meeting, co-sponsored by the China Center for Pharmaceutical International Exchange (CCPIE) of the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), will be held at the Beijing International Convention Center from May 12 to 15.


The meeting, featuring more than 40 sessions and 60 exhibitors, will bring together professionals from the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, contract research and service organizations, regulatory agencies and academic institutes on a neutral global platform. Attendees will share knowledge and experience focusing on better public health protection, patient benefits, best practices and compliance in alignment with science and regulations.

Program Co-chair Dr Lingshi TAN, Vice President, Pfizer Worldwide Development Operations, said: “The China Annual Meeting helps to enhance communication and collaboration between China and the world. This year’s sessions will highlight the latest developments within the pharmaceutical industry in China, explore ideas that will impact global health, and feature open debates among senior professionals, top academics, and high-level officials from various fields in medicine development. Patient safety will be reinforced as a core element of therapeutic innovation and a key philosophy throughout the life cycle of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical management.”


Program Co-chair Yajun ZHAO, Director-General, China Center for Pharmaceutical International Exchange, SFDA, said: “Drug safety is the pivotal mission of China’s drug regulatory agencies and will be the main theme of the DIA China Annual Meeting, alongside patient care. The China Annual Meeting will be an extraordinary platform for exchange between drug regulatory agencies, industry, and academic institutes exploring ideas to ensure drug safety and protect people’s health.”


The key themes include:

  • Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC)
  • Clinical Research and Operations
  • Data Management
  • Drug Safety and Pharmacovigiliance
  • Regulatory Science
  • Statistics
  • The Pathway to Success for CROs and SMOs in China
  • Vaccine and Biologics

NNew themes and topics include:

  • SFDA Townhall Meeting
  • Regulatory and Drug Safety Joint Program: Balancing Risk and Benefit during NDA and Post-Marketing Periods
  • Botanical Drug Products in China and the United States
  • Future Oncology Drug Development: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Pharmacoepidemiology – Best Practices and Drug Safety
  • Pharm/Tox 
  • Post-approval Studies
  • Development of Novel Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM) for China and Global Markets

For more information about the China Annual Meeting or to register, visit www.diachina.org.

Companies interested in exhibition, hosting opportunities, and advertisements at the 5th China Annual Meeting email jxu@kellencompany.com





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.