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DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting: Disruptive Forces in Health Care Innovation: Where Are They Leading Us?

It’s a Meeting of the Minds

Meet key thought leaders and innovators from industry, academia, regulatory agencies, health, patient, and philanthropic organizations from around the globe. Register today.

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eRegulatory and Intelligence Annual Conference

New This Year

Attend the Conference Virtually May 11 & 13 Attend the eRI conference from the comfort of your office; saving you time and travel costs. Through an online platform, DIA will be virtually broadcasting seven sessions from the live conference. You can participate in chat forums, view sessions in real time, visit the virtual Exhibit Hall, submit questions to the speakers, and live tweet. Register today.

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DIA China 2015 7th Annual Meeting: Innovation and Convergence - Building a Sustained R&D Ecosystem

Get Ready for Your 7th China AM

The meeting will focus on addressing the needs of domestic companies with global aspiration and approaching medical product development from a multidisciplinary perspective.

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DIA Virtual Career Fair

Work the Fair from Anywhere

The DIA Virtual Career Fair provides the perfect setting for employers to meet and interview professionals looking to discover potential career opportunities within your organization. Find out more and register today.

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DIA Japan 2015 12th Annual Meeting

Save the Date!

Discover how to achieve results with drug development and medical innovation as we build on previous discussions from past DIA Japan Annual Meetings.

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Global Forum

April 2015 Global Forum Now Online: New Content and Functionality: Your new Global Forum delivers DIA’s third annual What Lies Ahead report and more: Expert content editor insights into the rising influence of payers, clinical trial data transparency, and consumer/patient engagement. Expert regional editor reports on the impact of these and other trends throughout the ASEAN, Australia/New Zealand, China, Europe, India and the Middle East/Africa. And 27th Annual EuroMeeting Opening Plenary Keynote Speaker Professor Andrew Morris talks about big data driving improvements in health care, while 8th Annual Clinical Forum Program Chair Julianne Hull discusses social media in clinical research. Read your April issue: Special open access issue, no login required – please share with your colleagues!

Read the April issue. Special open access issue, no login required – please share with your colleagues!

Breaking News

Ebola Information Resources and Reference Material

CE providers have been asked to share educational resources and reference material from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The information is current as of dates indicated below. Please continue to consult the CDC other public health sources to ensure accuracy and identify additional information that may be available.     

Read Information from the AHA regarding Ebola Facts: Surgical Protocol – Possible or Confirmed Ebola Cases (10/16/14)

Read AHA Ebola Facts: Hospital Preparedness Checklist (10/15/14)

Read CDC Information for Healthcare Workers and Settings

Read AHA Ebola Facts, Educational PowerPoint Slides (10/14/14)

The AHA has provided an Ebola education package for CME providers and believes it would be beneficial to healthcare providers and institutions. (10/14/14)

Read FAQ on Safe Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in U.S. Hospitals

      What Lies Ahead 2015What Lies Ahead for 2015?

DIA's third annual What Lies Ahead? report, provides expert insight into the year ahead for pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and the product development of medical devices.

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Guest Commentary: Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science - May 2015

In her guest editorial "Pharmaceutical Ethics Comes to Life,” Dr. Wendy Lipworth discusses this issue's Special Section on Ethics. The robust special section features seven articles that delve into a broad range of ethical considerations in clinical research.

Read full commentary.

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NEW! Read our blog.

DIA Launches New TIRS Blog

DIA’s journal, Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science, has launched a new blog, titled “Collaborate to Innovate.” The blog aims to further public conversation about global therapeutic advances and regulatory policies by offering expert insight on current trends and fresh perspectives on timely industry news. Read the blog. Don’t forget to follow the blog to stay current on new entries.

The blog is just another facet of TIRS’ multimedia approach to industry news. We also offer monthly podcasts, featuring commentary by industry experts. They are available on the blog. Listen to Podcasts.

Both the blog and our podcasts are complimentary to all site visitors, so please share them with your professional network.

Can a Natural Disaster Stall Scientific Research?

An interesting Letter to the Editor appeared in the November issue of DIA’s official journal, Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science, the impact of the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011 on research activities is discussed.

Read the full article.

Global Chief Executive Barbara Lopez Kunz and Global Director of Engagement Elizabeth Lincoln were recently interviewed by International Innovation. Courtesy of International Innovation, a leading scientific dissemination service.


SCRIP100.comNew! DIA Europe and Director Jytte Lyngvig were spotlighted in SCRIP100.com.

Read their profile "A Forum for Future Leaders."

DIANew! Content Currents

DIA's Content Currents provides important new global regulatory developments and their impact on pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical product development.

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Meeting Highlights 

The DIA Annual Meeting, the largest multidisciplinary event that brings together a global network of life sciences professionals to foster innovation that will lead to the development of safe and effective medical products and therapies to patients.

The DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting is packed with 245+ educational offerings over 20 tracks on today’s hottest topics, including:

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The DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting brings together a global community of life sciences professionals at all levels and across all disciplines all with a common goal to foster innovation that will lead to the development of safe and effective medical products and therapies to patients. The DIA Annual Meeting provides the best opportunity to meet with people from around the world, share your views and knowledge, network, and build new relationships.

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Highlights from DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting:

Keynote Address from PatientsLikeMe’s Jaime Heywood

“There’s going to be a network of people coming into your future. They want to be your partner.
They want to be your friend. Your question is: How will you let them in?” - Jamie Heywood

View Daily Highlights

Monday, June 16 | Tuesday, June 17 | Wednesday, June 18  | Thursday, June 19 

Session Highlights

New Approaches to International Collaboration
Between Regulators:
Part 1 and Part 2

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DIA 51st Annual Meeting 2015

Educational Opportunities

DIA’s comprehensive educational portfolio reflects and advances innovation in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and related fields and facilitates open dialogue among key professionals from industry, government, academia, and patient organizations. Professional development options include:

Conferences & Meetings | In-Person Training | In-company Training |Online Learning | Certificate Programs

Upcoming educational opportunities in your region:

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GO Member Benefits

MembershipNew! Free access to one of DIA's archived webinars featuring up-to-the-minute information about the latest developments in the medical product industry

Just added! The Impact of Drug Shortages on the Pharmaceutical Industry

More than 18,000 members worldwide look to DIA as the only global, neutral, nonprofit, multidisciplinary association to address the challenges you face every day. Take advantage of all the benefits of membership, including:

DIA ConneXDIA ConneX is a trusted, interactive, web-based network that links DIA’s 18,000-member global community. DIA members use ConneX to collaborate, communicate, network, and exchange information. Through ConneX, DIA members:

  • Share documents
  • Engage in online discussions
  • Post community event information
  • Make announcements and post news
  • Join Communities (formerly SIACs)


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Exhibiting & Advertising Opportunities

Showcase your services, products and expertise to DIA’s highly influential global community of life sciences professionals.

DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting | 27th Annual EuroMeeting | 8th Annual Clinical Forum | DIA China 2015 7th Annual Meeting 

Upcoming exhibiting opportunities:

Global Forum

Advertise in DIA Publications and Website. Generate Leads through Solution Provider Webinars and White Papers.

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Advertise in DIA’s peer-reviewed journal

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GO Communities Showcase


New Era for Communities

DIA is a global member association that provides knowledge resources across the full spectrum of medical product development. In the last few years the organization has expanded that global reach and will continue to grow to meet the need for health care knowledge exchange around the world.

As DIA’s reach expands globally we believe a name change is necessary. Our global volunteers came to consensus on "Community" to replace "SIACs." This change will enhance the visibility of the groups and make it much easier to recognize their purpose.

Each Community is led by a chairperson who is responsible for the overall activities of the Community. View complete list of Community chairpersons.