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Marketing Pharmaceuticals 2015: Drug/Device Marketing in an Evolving Environment

Feb 18 2015 8:00AM - Feb 19 2015 5:00PM | Washington Marriott Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC 20008 USA

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Tutorial:  February 17
OPDP/APLB and Compliance 101: A Primer

Meeting: February 18-19 


This conference will explore drug and device marketing in an evolving environment while serving as a vital forum for all stakeholders involved with the marketing, advertising, and promotion of a wide range of health care products.  The importance of understanding the complex regulations regarding the marketing of pharmaceuticals, veterinary products, biologics, and medical devices has never been higher.  Recent actions by the FDA in response to rapidly expanding technologies have left organizations behind in their compliance efforts. 

To understand these recent enforcement actions, this conference features sessions led by those heavily involved in the regulation of marketing pharmaceuticals.  These sessions will offer insight into avoiding regulatory pitfalls while serving as a neutral forum to ask questions.   

Who Should Attend 

Professionals in pharmaceutical, biologics, veterinary drug and medical device companies involved in:

  • Compliance 
  • Corporate Communications
  • Legal 
  • Marketing 
  • Medical Information and Affairs 
  • Public Relations
  • Regulatory Affairs 
  • Senior Management

Learning Objectives 

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

  • Identify the trends reflected in the latest enforcement actions and policies issued by the FDA
  • Compare how other companies are complying with government regulatory requirements
  • Discuss best review and approval pracitices with industry colleagues
  • Assess novel promotional tactics trending in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Identify emerging issues in the oversight of marketing materials

Special Offers 

DIA Industry Members who register by
January 22, 2015, save $150!

Group Discounts Available!
Register 3 and Get the 4th FREE!

Hotel & Travel 

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
A limited number of rooms are available at the reduced rate shown below (rate is guaranteed until January 30, 2015, or until room block is filled).  Please note: In order to receive the reduced room rate, hotel reservations must be made with Travel Planners and not directly with the hotel.  Contact information for Travel Planners: Attendees can follow this link to make reservations online, or call toll free in the US 1.855.355.0302 or +1.212.532.1660.When calling please select option 1 for “Hotel Reservations,” and inform the phone agent that you are making a reservation for Event #15007.

Standard Room Rate $199

Hotel Address: 2660 Woodly Road NW, Washington D.C., 20008 

Warning: Unauthorized Solicitation

The most convenient airport is Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) or the Ronald Regan Washington National Airport (DCA).

Contact Information 

Printable Registration Form

Registration Questions
Toll Free 1.888.257.6457
Phone +1.215.442.6100
Fax +1.215.442.6199
Monday-Friday 8:30AM-8:00PM ET

Agenda Details
Meredith Kaganovskiy, Content Lead
Phone +1.215.442.6117
Fax +1.215.442.6199

Event Logistics
Stephanie Ritter, Event Planner
Phone +1.215.442. 6149
Fax +1.215.442.6199

Exhibit Details
Jessica Culp, Exhibit & Event Logistics Associate 
Phone +1.215.442. 6132
Fax +1.215.442.6199

Program Committee 

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Tutorials Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015

  • 1:30PM - 5:00PM

    OPDP/APLB and Compliance 101: A Primer

    If you are new, or relatively new, to OPDP and/or advertising/promotional compliance, this tutorial is for you!! The leaders will provide a strong introductory foundation for anyone working in our new regulatory environment. Whether you are a regulatory, legal, medical, or marketing professional, the information will be interesting, practical, and vital!

    To see more information on the Marketing Pharmaceuticals 2015 Workshop click here!

Day 1 Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015

  • 12:30PM - 1:30PM

    Tutorial Registration

Day 2 Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015

  • 7:30AM - 6:00PM

  • 7:30AM - 8:30AM

    Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30AM - 8:45AM

    Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 8:45AM - 10:30AM

    Session 1: Compliance Update

    Session Chair(s):

    • John T. Murray
      Grayscale Compliance LLC, United States


    • Kathleen Meriwether
      Principal, Assurance Services - Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services
      Ernst and Young, United States
    • Jeffrey E. Fleming
      Senior Counsel
      AstraZeneca, United States
    • Additional Speakers Invited
      United States
  • 10:30AM - 11:00AM

    Refreshment Break
  • 11:00AM - 12:30PM

    Session 2: Leveraging Innovative Technologies Compliantly

    Session Chair(s):

    • Dale A. Cooke
      PhillyCooke Consulting , United States


    • Craig Hashi, PhD, MBA
      Lead Pharma Strategist
      Twitter, United States
    • David Blair
      Head of Industry for Health
      Google, United States
  • 12:30PM - 1:30PM

  • 1:30PM - 3:00PM

    Session 3: Scientific Exhange

    Session Chair(s):

    • Mark Gaydos
      Vice President, US Regulatory Affairs Marketed Products
      Sanofi US, United States


    • Coleen Klasmeier, JD
      Global Coordinator, Food, Drug and Medical Device Regulatory Practice
      Sidley Austin LLP, United States
    • John C Dodds
      Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, United States
    • Ira B Steinberg
      Vice President, Medical Affairs
      Boston Biomedical Pharma, Inc., United States
  • 3:00PM - 3:30PM

    Refreshment Break
  • 3:30PM - 5:00PM

    Session 4: A Continuous Improvement Journey: Achieving Quality Excellence with Promotional Communications

    Session Chair(s):

    • No-image Glenn Byrd
      Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs
      Medimmune Specialty Care, United States


    • Additional Speakers Invited
      United States
  • 5:00PM - 6:00PM


Day 3 Thursday, Feb 19, 2015

  • 7:00AM - 5:00PM

  • 7:00AM - 8:00AM

    Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00AM - 9:30AM

    Session 5: FDA Update: Recent Enforcement Actions

    Session Chair(s):

    • No-image Wayne L. Pines
      President, Regulatory Services and Healthcare
      APCO Worldwide Inc., United States


    • CDER Update
      Thomas W. Abrams, MBA, RPh
      Director, Office of Prescription Drug Promotion, CDER
      FDA, United States
    • CBER Update
      Dana Martin
      Consumer Safety Officer, CBER
      FDA, United States
    • CDHR Update
      FDA Speaker Invited
      United States
    • CVM Update
      FDA Speaker Invited
      United States
  • 9:30AM - 10:00AM

    Refreshment Break
  • 10:00AM - 11:30AM

    Session 6: FDA Guidance Panel

    Session Chair(s):

    • Session Chair Invited
      FDA, United States


    • Panelists
      FDA Speaker Invited
      United States
  • 11:30AM - 12:30PM

  • 12:30PM - 1:30PM

    Session 7A: Substantial Evidence and Beyond

    Session Chair(s):

    • No-image Kristina Vlaovic, MPH
      Global Regulatory Franchise Head - Ophthalmology & Respiratory
      Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group, United States


    • Sue E. Duvall, MBA, MPA, RN
      Senior Director International Regulatory Advertising and Promotion
      Abbvie, United States
    • Lynette Hopkinson, PharmD
      VP Commercial Regulatory Affairs, Global Regulatory Affairs
      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, United States
  • 12:30PM - 1:30PM

    Session 7B: Marketing Follow-on Products

    Session Chair(s):

    • Kimberly Belsky, MS
      Executive Director, AdPromo, Labeling and Policy
      Valeant Pharmaceuticals, United States


    • Biologics/Biosimilars
      Tracy D. Rockney, JD
      Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Global Labeling, Advertising and Promotion
      AbbVie Inc., United States
    • Regulatory Landscape - Differentiation
      Speaker Invited
      United States
  • 1:30PM - 2:30PM

    Session 8A: Disease Awareness: Education or Promotion?

    Session Chair(s):

    • No-image Glenn Byrd
      Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs
      Medimmune Specialty Care, United States


    • Sheetal Patel, PharmD
      Director, Regulatory Advertising and Promotion
      Johnson & Johnson US Pharmaceuticals Group HCC, United States
    • Additional Speakers Invited
      United States
  • 1:30PM - 2:30PM

    Session 8B: Novel Promotional Tactics

    Session Chair(s):

    • No-image Lynette Hopkinson, PharmD
      VP Commercial Regulatory Affairs, Global Regulatory Affairs
      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, United States


    • Sandy Kerr, RPh
      Executive Director, Office of Promotion and Advertising Review
      Merck & Co., Inc., United States
    • Lynne B Minter
      Strategic Vendor Partnerships Leader, US Customer Engagement Evolution
      Merck, United States
    • Philomena McArthur, JD
      Senior Director, Regulatory Advertising and Promotion Pharmaceutical Group HCC
      Johnson & Johnson International, United States
  • 2:30PM - 3:00PM

    Refreshment Break
  • 3:00PM - 4:00PM

    Closing Session: Question and Answer Session with FDA

    Session Chair(s):

    • No-image Janet "Lucy" Rose, MBA
      Lucy Rose and Associates, LLC, United States


    • Thomas W. Abrams, MBA, RPh
      Director, Office of Prescription Drug Promotion, CDER
      FDA, United States
    • Lisa L. Stockbridge, PhD
      Branch Chief, Advertising and Promotional Labeling Branch, CBER
      FDA, United States
    • Additional FDA Speakers Invited
      United States


The Marketing Pharmaceuticals 2015 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:
February 18-19, 2014

Useful Links

  • DIA
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Opus Regulatory, Inc.
  • PharmaCloud, LLC
  • Zinc Ahead, Inc.

Registration Fees 


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Group Discounts

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. 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. To take advantage of this offer, please print a registration form for EACH of the four registrants from your company. Include the names of all four group registrants on each of the forms and return them together to DIA.

Register Online

CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be received in writing two weeks before
the start of the event. Administrative fee that will be withheld from refund amount:

  • Member or Nonmember = $200
  • Government or Academia or Nonprofit (Member or Nonmember) = $100
  • Tutorial (if applicable) = $50

Cancellations must be in writing and be received two weeks before the start of the event. Registrants who do not cancel two weeks before the start of the event and do not attend the event will be responsible for the full registration fee. Registrants are responsible for cancelling their own hotel and airline reservations. DIA reserves the right to alter the venue, if necessary. If an event is cancelled, DIA is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants.

Unless otherwise disclosed, the statements made by speakers represent their own opinions and not necessarily those of the organization they represent, or that of the Drug Information Association. Speakers, agenda and CE information are subject to change without notice. Recording of any DIA educational material in any type of media is prohibited without prior written consent from DIA.

Participants with Disabilities:
Reasonable accommodations will be made available to persons with disabilities who attend an educational activity. Contact the DIA office in writing at least 15 days prior to event to indicate your needs.

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