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DIA 4th Annual Clinical Forum Explores Ways to Navugate the Future of Clinical Development

Basel, Switzerland — Aug 11, 2010

DIA in Europe will host the 4th Annual Clinical Forum from 11-13 August 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal. Representatives from industry, academia, and regulatory agencies will explore best strategies, processes and technologies across nine themes including:

  • CDM/eClinical
  • Clinical Operations
  • Clinical Research
  • Peri- and Post-Approval Studies
  • Drug Safety and Risk Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Clinical Endpoints
  • e-Technology and Validation
  • Medical Information and Communications

Opening Plenary Session
Presenters will defend and oppose the claim that “Increasing Bureaucracy Is Killing the Future of Clinical Trials.” Debaters include:

Session Chairperson:
Detlef Nehrdich, Director Statistics, Data Management & EDC Project Office Europe, Abbott GmbH & Co KG, Germany

Olivier Chassany, Medical Head, Clinical Research & Development Department, Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, France

Fred Daniels, Director, Operations - Clinical Data Management, Premier Research Group Ltd., UK

Michael Ryan, Vice President, Business Development, PharmaNet Ltd., UK

Clareece West, Vice President, Global Business Development, Paragon Biomedical, USA


Structured tutorials and workshops will focus on the future of regulatory clinical trial environment. Topics will include: 

  • The Future of the Regulatory Clinical Trials Environment
  • Quality Management and Data Review in Observational Studies-New Approaches
  • CDISC Standards: Detailing the Data Flow
  • EDC and ePRO Practices


Two networking events are included in your registration fee

SIAC Networking Reception
Monday, 11 October 2010
Join fellow delegates at the SIAC networking reception, which provides existing SIAC members and those who would like to learn more about SIACs, the opportunity to network with and identify professionals who share the same interests. 

Drinks Reception
Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Networking Buffet Dinner
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
The Networking Buffet Dinner will take place in the Lisboa Congress Centre, which is situated in close vicinity to the beautiful Tagus River. This is an optional event and is not included in the registration fee. Click here to register.


Join over 30 exhibitors in Lisbon to showcase your products and services to more than 400 key decision makers. The DIA provides you with the opportunity to interact with a truly global audience of qualified professionals, from entry level to expert, in the biopharmaceutical industry, contract service organisations, regulatory agencies, health ministries, patients, universities and students throughout Europe and worldwide.

The International Network of Clinical Data Management Associations will also be in attendance. Countries represented include:

  • Australia, AHR-DMA - Australasian Health and Research Data Managers Association
  • ARCS - Association of Regulatory and Clinical Scientists to the
  • Australian Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd
  • Denmark, DADM - Danish Association of Data Managers
  • Finland, FIADM - Finnish Data Management Association
  • France, DMB - Data Management Biomedical
  • Germany, DVMD - German Association for Medical Documentalists
  • North America, SCDM - Society for Clinical Data Management
  • The Netherlands, PSDM - Pharmaceutische Statistiek en Data Management
  • United Kingdom, ACDM - Association for Clinical Data Management
  • Israel, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

“We received an exciting mix of abstracts to support clinical research professionals from a variety of disciplines,” explains Program Chairperson Julianne Hull, Senior Director, Global Clinical Data Services, Pfizer. “With many networking and educational opportunities, this event promises to be the premier conference for clinical operations professionals,”







ABOUT DIA: DIA is the global connector in the life sciences product development process. Our association of more than 18,000 members builds productive relationships by bringing together regulators, innovators and influencers to exchange knowledge and collaborate in an impartial setting. DIA’s network creates unparalleled opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and has the interdisciplinary experience to prepare for future developments. The dedicated efforts of DIA staff, members and speakers enable DIA to provide a comprehensive catalogue of conferences, workshops, training courses, scientific publications and educational materials. DIA is a global community representing thousands of stakeholders working together to bring safe and effective products to patients. DIA is an independent, nonprofit organization with its global center in Washington, D.C., USA; regional offices covering North and South America (Horsham, Penn., USA); Europe, North Africa and the Middle East (Basel, Switzerland); and Japan (Tokyo), India (Mumbai) and China (Beijing). For more information, visit www.diahome.org.