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28th Annual EurMeeting

Introducing a New Theme

Special Call for Abstracts for Medical Writing until 29 July We are announcing a new theme for the 28th Annual EuroMeeting in Hamburg, Germany, 6-8 April 2016, and are now accepting abstracts for presentations, full sessions and tutorials. You may submit more than one abstract under themes as listed in the Call for Abstracts Flyer. Learn More
Paediatrics Conference

The Key Paediatric Forum

Early Bird Rate Available until 20 August

This is the best opportunity to interact with EMA paediatric coordinators, Paediatric Committee (PDCO) members and other stakeholders of paediatric drug development.

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EU QPPV Forum 2015

This Year's QPPV Forum takes place in October

One of the key successes of the Forum is the ability to secure continuing support and involvement from key Regulators. This 9th Forum aims to continue to attract such key speakers and encourage open debate.

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Call for Poster Abstracts

Present your work to a diverse group of professionals

The 9th DIA European Medical Information and Communications Conference will take place again this year as a stand-alone event in London. This is a growing conference - this year there will be an exhibition and a poster area.

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Save the Date

More information will be available shortly Co-hosted by SFDA "Saudi Food & Drug Authority"
This year’s conference will explore advances in regulatory science and discuss the benefits of regulator collaboration & convergence. It will ask how this can be put into practice to meet the challenges of assessing innovative medicines.

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GO Meetings & Training


Upcoming educational opportunities in your region:

Plan this year's professional development
for yourself and your team in the following areas:

  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Clinical Research
  • Non-clinical Safety
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • EudraVigilance

DIA Europe's training calendar is updated regularly, remember to check back for additions or changes from time to time.

Keep an overview of dates for conferences and training courses, so you can mark your calendar well in advance.

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GO EuroMeeting Updates

DIA and the Co-chairs of the EuroMeeting 2016, Karl Broich and Kemal Malik, invite you to submit abstracts for next year's EuroMeeting in Hamburg. Share your experience and expertise with the DIA community and take an active role in DIA's largest annual meeting in Europe.

Karl BroichKarl Broich
BfArM, Germany
  Malik KemalKemal Malik
Member of the Board of Management
Bayer AG, Germany

 Download Call for Abstracts | Submit an Abstract here

This year, authors may submit abstracts to one of the topic areas including, but not limited to:

  • Medical Writing (NEW - first time theme at the EuroMeeting)
  • Innovation
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Trials
  • Regulatory Science
  • Medical Affairs
  • eHealth/Big Data
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Lifecycle Benefit/Risk Management
  • Availability of Medicinal Products
  • Globalisation
  • Medical Devices and Combination Products
  • HTA


 Access Presentations from EuroMeeting and Clinical Forum 2015 for free until 15 October (attendees only)

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GO From the Editor's Desk

Global Forum

Take a Look: June 2015 Global Forum Now Online: Your new Global Forum features exclusive interviews with DIA 2015 Annual Meeting Co-chairs Christopher P. Austin, MD, Director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the US National Institutes of Health; and Michael Rosenblatt, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Merck & Co. Inc. You can even listen to Dr. Rosenblatt’s interview as an exclusive DIA podcast!  Other highlights include our Special Section on Precision Medicine and exclusive podcast interviews with several theme leaders from our recent 27th Annual EuroMeeting. Finally, ever wonder what happened with last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge?

Read the June issue and find out. Special open access Annual Meeting issue: No login required – please share with your colleagues!

Read the April issue.

Read the February issue.

Breaking News

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

      What Lies Ahead 2015What 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.

Read report.

Editor's Commentary: Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science - July 2015

In his July editorial "Mulfifaceted Paths Toward Advancing Regulatory Science,"DIA Publicati discusses the complexi

Read full commentary.

Read more TIRS articles.

NEW! Read our blog.

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.

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.

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.


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

Read their profile "A Forum for Future Leaders."

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 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:

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

Exhibiting & Advertising Opportunities

Showcase your services, products and expertise to DIA’s highly influential global community of life sciences professionals.

DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting | 27th Annual EuroMeeting | 8th Annual Clinical Forum | DIA China 2015 7th Annual Meeting 

Upcoming exhibiting opportunities:

Global Forum

Advertise in DIA Publications and Website. Generate Leads through Solution Provider Webinars and White Papers.

View 2015 Media Kit

Advertise in DIA’s peer-reviewed journal

View 2015 Rate Card

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 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.

The EuroMeeting Patient Fellowship is designed to:

Develop, strengthen, and support patient collaborations with policy makers, health professionals, industry representatives, and academia;

Increase the knowledge and understanding of patient groups about key issues central to patient-centered healthcare, biomedical research, and drug development;

Develop the capacity of patient groups to advocate for change;

Improve alliances between patient groups and other healthcare stakeholders; and

Stimulate cooperation, promote dialogue, and share best practices.