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Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a Face-to-Face Event?

Is registration still open for DIA Europe 2020 Virtual Meeting?

Why did DIA decide to transition DIA Europe 2020 to a Virtual Meeting?

When will the Virtual Meeting take place?

What are the advantages of the Virtual Meeting?

What if I can’t attend the Virtual Meeting live? Will sessions be recorded?

When will the recordings be made available?

Will paid attendee badge registrations be refunded?

Can I transfer my registration to a colleague?

What is the attendee refund policy?

Will exhibitors be refunded for booth space?

Can I transfer my meeting registration to a different DIA event?

How can I network virtually?

Which sessions will be available virtually?

What are the technical requirements to attend the Virtual Meeting?

I can not fully access the Virtual Event Platform. What do I do now?

How can I help?


Will there be a Face-to-Face Event?

No; after much discussion, consideration, and taking into account the health and safety of our entire DIA Community, the DIA Europe 2020 will be offered only virtually, on 29 June – 3 July 2020. While we are disappointed that we will not meet in person in Brussels, Belgium, the DIA Community has worked together to create an incredible, mission-driven event that is virtually unbound by time and space!


Is registration still open for DIA Europe 2020 Virtual Meeting?

Yes, and we’d love to see you! You can register here.


Why did DIA decide to transition DIA Europe 2020 to a Virtual Meeting?

DIA’s mission—to work across the healthcare continuum to ensure patients have the therapies needed—couldn’t be more essential. Recognizing that this mission is global and timeless, we wanted to provide a digital venue that serves as an outlet for channeling the purpose and passion of our stakeholders and serves as an information source to the world. We must continue to encourage and support scientific and technological knowledge-sharing for public health impact in all forms. The virtual space and the support of our unwavering stakeholders makes that possible this year.


When will the Virtual Meeting take place?

The virtual meeting will take place 29 June – 3 July 2020, CEST. There will be no face-to-face DIA Europe this year. The next face-to-face DIA Europe will take place from 17 - 19 March 2021 in Basel, Switzerland.


What are the advantages of the Virtual Meeting?

We’re glad you asked! The DIA Europe 2020 Program Committee has worked hard to maintain all the scientific content that is a hallmark of DIA. The interactive, multi-day event will remain—and will stay true to our focus our theme “Europe in the fast lane”. We’ll be joined by experts and regulatory authorities from around the world, and our popular learning tracks and DIAmond sessions are back!

Virtually, though, there will be even more flexibility for both networking and learning. Exclusive recorded content will be made available beginning 15 May for registered attendees, and during the meeting, live content sessions will be augmented with virtual chat sessions allowing for real-time interaction with the speakers during their presentation! Miss a session? No problem! All registered attendees will have full access to recordings of the meeting sessions for two months after the meeting is over.

With a breadth of exhibitor offerings, including showcased landing pages, highlighted learning sections, and 1:1 networking space for attendees, together we will advance science and technology for public health impact, making those connections regardless of where we sit physically.


What if I can’t attend the Virtual Meeting live? Will sessions be recorded?

Yes, all sessions presented virtually will be recorded and made available post-meeting (except those where the faculty member did not agree with the recording). All registered attendees will have full access to recordings of the meeting sessions for two months after the meeting is over.


When will the recordings be made available?

Most recordings will be available immediately upon the conclusion of the meeting (3 July), with the remaining posted shortly after.


Will paid attendee badge registrations be refunded?

All attendees will automatically be transferred to the virtual meeting, giving them access to both the live Virtual Meeting and the recorded sessions post-meeting.


Can I transfer my registration to a colleague?

Yes, if you can’t attend the virtual meeting, you may transfer your registration to a colleague. Deadline for name change: 26 June 2020. In this case, please contact us.


What is the attendee refund policy?

DIA is committed to our members and guests. We encourage our attendees to take advantage of the new Virtual Meeting features: additional content and continuing education credit opportunities, DIA NOW access, live chat with experts during presentations, live Q&A, and more!

Serving as the largest, most trusted source of life science global knowledge-sharing does come with a cost for a small nonprofit— available funds are used in support of programming and membership content, including our peer-reviewed journal, DIA Global Forum, DIA Communities, and more.

All attendees will automatically be transferred to the virtual meeting, giving them access to both the live Virtual Meeting and the recorded sessions post-meeting.


Will exhibitors be refunded for booth space?

DIA is planning a virtual exhibit hall with opportunities for exhibitors and attendees to interact, and ways to encourage attendees to spend time with exhibitors. All exhibitors have been contacted to confirm participation status. The deadline to submit collateral for the virtual exhibits is 12 June.


Can I transfer my meeting registration to a different DIA event?

No, you will not be able to transfer your registration for a different DIA event. Your registration will be automatically transferred to the DIA Europe 2020 Virtual Meeting.


How can I network virtually?

Our meeting platform will enable you to contact other registered attendees, schedule meetings with others including exhibitors, and will have AI-powered matchmaking. The DIA Global App for DIA Europe 2020 will be available during the meeting. You will be able to network with other individuals through the Activity Feed and Messaging features.

The DIA Global App login information will be sent out closer to the virtual meeting with login/password information to the email associated with your order. Please check your SPAM Filter as this email comes from the App provider DoubleDutch. We are also looking into other networking options for the Virtual Event. There will also be lunch breaks, networking events, and more!


Which sessions will be available virtually?

As you can expect, the DIA Europe 2020 will cover all the key updates and information you’ve come to expect from our educational tracks, encompassing every aspect of the healthcare product development lifecycle! Please take a look at the updated programme here.


What are the technical requirements to attend the Virtual Meeting?

Attendees can access the virtual meeting platform via a Web browser. Most browsers will work with the platform. Click here to view additional browser information provided by Freeman, the virtual meeting platform provider.

As of 28 June, attendees will access DIA Europe 2020 via www.DIAglobal.org. Please login by using the “SIGN IN” button upper right corner. Go to “My Account”, choose “MY EVENTS” from the left navigaton bar, click on “DIA Europe 2020”. You will be directed to the virtual meeting platform.


I can not fully access the Virtual Event Platform. What do I do now?

In case you experience difficulties connecting to the platform, this may be related to your VPN. Please try to connect with a private device, or contact onlineeventprohelp@freeman.com for further instructions.


How can I help?

DIA is always looking for volunteers, members, speakers, donors, Community members, and more! During this critical time, there are many ways you can support DIA’s mission and financial stability. Here are some ideas:

  • Make an individual tax-deductible charitable donation;
  • Join DIA as a member;
  • Contribute your time and/or insights as part of our volunteer team;
  • Get intelligent insights instantly, with a subscription to DIA Now.

We want to hear from you! Please stay in touch with any additional comments, questions, or suggestions you may have as we transition to a bolder, broader learning experience—from in-person, to beyond!


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