From the Editor's Desk
February 2015 Global Forum Now Online: Improved Navigation and Readability:
Stretching less into more has become a familiar clinical trial refrain. This month, your Global Forum reports on Risk-Based Monitoring, an emerging approach that delivers the most benefit to your trials through monitoring targeted to the areas of greatest risk, and focuses on conversations about delivering the right treatment to the right patient at the right time that will continue at our upcoming 27th Annual EuroMeeting and 8th Annual Clinical Forum in Paris.
Read the February issue. Special open access issue, no login required – please share with your colleagues!
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
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.
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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.
New! DIA Europe and Director Jytte Lyngvig were spotlighted in SCRIP100.com.
Read their profile "A Forum for Future Leaders."
What Lies Ahead for 2015?
DIA's third 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.
Read current issue.
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:
DIA China Calendar of Events
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:
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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)
Directions on how to access and manage your DIA 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.