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DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting

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The DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting is the largest multidisciplinary event that brings together a community of more than 7,000 life sciences professionals at all levels and across all disciplines. Register early to save!

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Group Discounts and Licensing Now Available

Build a Strong Foundation of Pharmacovigilance within Your Team. DIA offers discounted rates to organizations interested in purchasing eLearning modules for 10+ users. Plus, licensed modules can be tailored to meet your needs. Enroll Today.

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The Innovation Platform

Solutions are found through exchange of knowledge between all those involved in therapeutic innovation and regulatory science. Attend the DIA EuroMeeting and join us in advancing the future of world health!

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Free Archived Webinars

DIA webinars provide access to diverse topics from anywhere in the world and provide you with up-to-the-minute information about the latest industry developments.

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Global Forum

October 2014 Global Forum Now Online:  Social Media has grown into an essential aspect of modern life, and yet continues to present both opportunities and challenges. This issue’s Special Section addresses some of the complicated issues around the use of social media in the healthcare arena, including best practices for using social media to assist in patient care, for enhancing clinical trials and patient recruitment, and to ultimately advance the development of healthcare products for patients who need them.

Also Featured: Previews of our DIA 9th Annual India Conference: The Future of Indian Healthcare: Patients, Access and Innovation; DIA’s Annual Canadian Meeting: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally for the Well-Being of the Patient; Patient Engagement throughout the Full Spectrum of Drug Development: An Interactive Workshop for Life Science Companies and Patient Groups; 11th Annual Meeting DIA Japan 2014: The Dawn of Medical Information that Transcends Boundaries; our 1st Maghreb Regulatory Conference and more!

Read the October issue.


Breaking News
TOP NEWS

Biosimilars Challenge Pharma

Driving the burgeoning biosimilars industry is a lucrative biologics market, with multiple drug patents set to expire soon.   Read about this important issue and happenings at the DIA Biosimilars 2014 conference held in Washington, DC in September 2014.

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

      TIRS

Editor In Chief Commentary: Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science - November 2014 Steven P Spielberg MD, PhD discusses recent changes and improvements to the journal and to DIA publications.

Read full commentary.

Read more TIRS articles.

NEW! Read our blog.

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.


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.


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.

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

Read their profile "A Forum for Future Leaders."

What Lies AheadWhat 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.

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DIANew! Content Currents

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

Read current issue. 

GO 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.

GO DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting

Registration and Housing Now Open!
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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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:

2014 Latin America Calendar of Events2014 DIA Latin America Calendar of Events

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eLearning CatalogeLearning Catalog

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GO Member Benefits


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 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)

GO 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 OrganizationsContract 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.

View partner listings.

 


Exhibiting Opportunities

Join DIA and an anticipated 450+ companies with a booth at the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting! 

Upcoming exhibiting opportunities in your region:

TIRS

Advertise your company's products and services to professionals from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and related sectors.

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Global Forum

Place your advertising message in front of more than 18,000 professionals involved in every aspect of medical product discovery, development, and delivery.

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GO Communities Showcase

Membership

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.

GO Student Initiatives

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


Featured Story

Breaking NewsMedical Students Remain Unfazed by Professors Industry Relationships


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GO Patient Initiatives

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.

Membership

Network & Learn

New Era for DIA 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.

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