From the Editor's Desk
August 2014 Global Forum Now Online: Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management or service provider interaction. This issue’s Special Section: Cloud Computing explores its promise of increased IT availability, agility, and cost savings, and the challenges it presents to traditional data center and enterprise application design and management.
Also Featured: Session and event reports from our DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting: Celebrate the Past – Invent the Future; reports from our 1st Project Management Training Course for Clinical Study Sites and 3rd CMC Forum in Japan; previews of our 8th Annual European Medical Information and Communications Conference and 11th Latin American Congress of Clinical Research: LACCR 2014, and more.
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FDA Advertising & Promotion Coverage from DIA's 25th Annual Workshop: Marketing Pharmaceuticals 2014
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Digital Health Coalition (DHC) Coverage from DIA's 25th Annual Workshop: Marketing Pharmaceuticals 2014 - Regulating Drug Marketing in the Ever-Changing Regulatory/Legal/Healthcare Environment
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Drug Shortages Reduced in US While Disruptions Remain
CDC: Drug-resistant infections are urgent health threat in U.S.
Editor In Chief Commentary: Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science - July 2014 Steven P Spielberg MD, PhD Discusses The Changing Landscape of Drug Companies.
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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.
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New! DIA Europe and Director Jytte Lyngvig were spotlighted in SCRIP100.com.
Read their profile "A Forum for Future Leaders."
What Lies Ahead for 2014?
DIA's second annual What Lies Ahead? report, provides expert insight into the year ahead for pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and the product development of medical devices.
New! 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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Today's Top Story
In his article, EURO EXCHANGE, author Graham Hughes discusses this year’s 25th annual DIA Euromeeting in Amsterdam and reflects on his 15 years of attending DIA events.
Recent Press Releases
DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting
Monday's Highlights, Tuesday's Highlights, Wednesday's Highlight's, Thursday's Highlights, Did you miss something? Catch up on all the highlights from this year’s Annual Meeting.
Register onsite at the San Diego Convention Center for the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting! Online registration is no longer available.
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DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting: Celebrate the Past - Invent the Future
June 15-19 | San Diego, CA
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of 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. With this year’s theme, Celebrate the Past - Invent the Future, we will be doing just that and DIA invites YOU to join us in San Diego. Register Early to Save!
The DIA Annual Meeting is the best opportunity to meet with people from around the world, share your views and knowledge, network, and build new relationships.
Schedule At-A-Glance | Overview | Register Now | Justification Letter
View the Continuing Education credits that are available.
Search more than 260 educational offerings over 21 tracks on today’s hottest topics!
Search by country/region on today’s hottest topics too!
This year’s Keynote Speaker!
Co-Founder and Chairman, PatientsLikeMe
Founding Director, ALS Therapy Development Institute
Monday, June 16 | 2:30PM PT
LACCR & LARC 2014
Latin American Conference of Clinical Research (LACCR)
Latin America’s premier educational event in clinical research, the 11th Latin American Conference of Clinical Research (LACCR), will be held in Mexico City from September 25-26, 2014. Attend this popular event to engage in strategic discussion with global clinical researchers, industry and academia professionals on the latest issues in the field.
Check out this photo slideshow and video from the 10th Latin American Conference of Clinical Research (October 2013) to get an idea of what you can expect from the 2014 conference.
Latin American Regulatory Conference (LARC)
Join global regulators, industry professionals, and academia at the Latin American Regulatory Conference (LARC) 2014, to be held in Miami, Florida from May 14-15. This dynamic annual meeting gives you the chance to gather with key stakeholders and influence the advancement of regulatory convergence initiatives in Latin America. Discuss hot topics related to the current regulatory landscape, future research and drug development.
Want to find out what you can look forward to at LARC 2014? Take a look at this photo slideshow and video revealing the highlights of the conference in 2013.
Meetings & Training
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:
2014 DIA Latin America Calendar of Events
Special Offer! Take advantage of a special DIA/SBMF Dual Membership opportunity. Members of the Brazilian Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine (SBMF) can also become DIA members and enjoy the same membership status as existing DIA Latin America members. Learn more.
New! 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 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)
Exhibiting & Advertising
Showcase your company's products or services to key decision-makers from across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and related fields.
Contract Service Organization (CSO) Directory
Reserve your spot in our exclusive print and online partner directory featuring full-page descriptions and contact information for yours and other clinical trial and medical product development service companies around the world.
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Join DIA and an anticipated 450+ companies with a booth at the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting!
Upcoming exhibiting opportunities in your region:
Advertise your company's products and services to professionals from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and related sectors.
Place your advertising message in front of more than 18,000 professionals involved in every aspect of medical product discovery, development, and delivery.
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.
DIA offers students many opportunities to get involved and contribute in a collegial, inclusive, collaborative, positive, respectful, and professional environment in support of DIA’s mission. available student opportunities include:
- Student Volunteer Program
- Young Professionals Fellowship Program
- Student Fellowship Program
- Complimentary EuroMeeting registration
- Student Poster Session (North America, Europe, China Annual Meetings)
- Discount registration (North America and Europe Annual Meetings)
- Group Discounts for DIA Student Chapter members
- Student Membership
- Student Engagement at DIA Annual Meeting
- Student Chapters
DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting Student Session Reports
Monday, June 16
View Session 107. Pioneering Regenerative Medicine: Trends in Regulations for New Therapy
View Session 129. Regulatory Submissions: Better, Faster, and Cheaper
Tuesday, June 17
View Session 211. Clinical Outcomes Assessment & Patient Engagement Symposium
View Session 215. The Regulatory Intelligence Function: Evolution over the Past Decade in an Expanded Global Marketplace
View Session 221. Benefit-Risk Throughout the Life Cycle: How Should Benefit-Risk Be Evaluated and Communicated from Development through Marketing as New Information Emerges?
View Session 246. EMA-FDA Collaboration in Pharmacovigilance: Common Objectives & Common Challenges
View Session 262. First-in-Human Studies: How Much Complexity Is Too Much?
Wednesday, June 18
View Session 319. Signal Detection: Challenges & Strategic Aspects
EMA Press Release: Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee: One year of Public Health Promotion and Protection
Medical Students Remain Unfazed by Professors Industry Relationships
Through DIA’s worldwide conferences and programs, patient representatives have opportunities to develop, strengthen, and support collaborations with policymakers, health professionals, industry representatives, and academia while promoting dialogue and sharing best practices.