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DIA China 2014

Learning and Networking Where You Need It

Save these dates! Gain invaluable insights, cutting-edge knowledge, and opportunities for career advancement at DIA China's upcoming events. Learn More!

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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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GO From the Editor's Desk

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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Breaking News

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.

PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News


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. 

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

Read their profile "A Forum for Future Leaders."

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 ForumAugust 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.

Read the August issue.


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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NEW! Read our blog.

GO 6th DIA China Annual Meeting

The 6th DIA China Annual Meeting held at the Shanghai International Convention Center from May 11-14, 2014. The meeting “Quality and Compliance – Meeting Patients’ Needs” was the 6th time collaboration with the China Center for Pharmaceutical International Exchange (CCPIE). In this year, DIA China Annual Meeting had 54 sessions, 249 instructors and attracted more than 1500 participants from multi-national pharmaceutical companies, local pharmaceutical companies, CRO, bio- pharmaceutical companies, regulatory agencies, academic institutes, clinical sites, etc.

View Press Articles from the 6th DIA China Annual Meeting


尹力在第六届药物信息协会(DIA)中国年会 上指出--部分药品注册申请事项委托省局




CFDA对4类事项飞行检查 查处3家企业存在少投料或用低劣药材投料行为

一致性评价:体外溶出非唯一标准 两项口服固体制剂评价方法和指导原则近期公布

施一公: 药企应加强与科研院所的研发合作





Multinationals Face Hotter Competition In China To Hire Medical Affairs Specialists

Industry Gets Say At DIA As New China Drug Law In The Works

China-Led Innovation Should Focus On First Indications: Execs

CFDA Says Regulatory Reform Needs Market Push: DIA China Meeting

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Poster Presentation: Don’t miss a great opportunity to share knowledge experience, and applications of technology and methodology at the 6th DIA China Annual Meeting!

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Poster Requirements: English | Chinese

Exhibit and marketing opportunities are available for this conference!

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Application and Contract for Exhibit Space: English | Chinese

Advertising Insertion Order: English | Chinese

Hosting Opportunities: English | Chinese

White Paper Showcase: English

GO Meetings & Training

Educational OpportunitiesEducational 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:

DIA China Calendar 20122014 DIA China Calendar of Events



eLearning CatalogeLearning Catalog


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:

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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)


Directions on how to access and manage your DIA Membership

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.

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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:

Drug Information Journal

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

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.


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.

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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Featured Video

Medical Genetics Residency Programs: Medical Genetics is Transforming Medicine

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.








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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.

  DIA China 6th Annual Meeting6th DIA China Annual Meeting
"Quality and Compliance - Meeting Patients’ Needs"

May 11-14 | Shanghai International Convention Center

This program includes plenary and concurrent sessions, preconference workshops, forums, town hall meeting with the CFDA, poster presentations, an exhibit hall, networking receptions, and more!

Held once a year in China, the DIA China Annual Meeting is expected to attract 1400 participants. As the largest annual meeting held in the Asia Pacific region, the DIA China Annual Meeting will provide a neutral platform for information exchange, featuring speakers that include high-level representatives from government, industry and academia in China and abroad.

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