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23rd Annual Euromeeting 28–30 March 2011

Basel, Switzerland — Mar 3, 2011

The DIA 23rd Annual EuroMeeting attracts more than 3,000 professionals from over 50 countries. It brings together professionals from the biopharmaceutical industry, contract service organisations, clinical research, regulatory agencies, health ministries, patients’ organisations and universities. This convergence affords attendees the opportunity to network with professional colleagues from around the world.

The 23rd Annual EuroMeeting features sessions across 15 hot themes:

  • Innovation, Future of Treatment and Personalised Medicine
  • Securing Approvals in a Changing Environment
  • Patient Safety – From Data Collection and Integration to Benefit/Risk Analysis and Risk Minimisation
  • Clinical Study Endpoints and Health Technology Assessment/Cost Effectiveness
  • Wider Access (Generics/Switching)
  • Engaging the Research World! Pre-Clinical Research and Development
  • Statistics across the Drug Lifecycle
  • Developing Medicines for Special Populations
  • Pharma e-World
  • Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control, Inspection and Assessment, Quality and Counterfeiting
  • Drug/Device Boundary: Is it about to Disappear?
  • Global Drug Development in the Real World
  • Biologicals and Vaccines: Access to Innovation
  • Knowledge Management and Telematics: Enhancing Exchange Between Industry and Regulators and Improving Support for Their Decision-Making
  • Pharmaceutical Development – Regional Perspectives

The landscape of drug development is changing. Pharmaceutical industry, academia and regulators are facing unprecedented challenges. Great expectations exist for groundbreaking scientific innovation, efficient cost-effective delivery, high standards of patient protection, excellent communications and transparency and best value for the payers as well as patients and professionals.

Sessions Across 15 Hot Themes

This is the climate in which DIA’s 23rd Annual EuroMeeting in Geneva (Switzerland) will take place from 28–30 March 2011 attracting more than 3,000 participants from over 50 countries involved in the development of medicines. It brings together professionals from the biopharmaceutical industry, contract service organisations, academic research centres, regulatory agencies and health ministries, as well as delegates from patient organisations.

“DIA’s 23rd Annual EuroMeeting will introduce important new themes that will highlight new perspectives on current systems and stimulate discussion on new ways of working and opportunities for new partnerships,” says Programme Co-Chair Valdo Arnera, General Manager, PHT Corporation, Switzerland.

Exhibition and Networking

Networking is an integral part of the EuroMeeting. Each year, the EuroMeeting offers numerous networking opportunities to catch up with existing contacts and to make new ones in a relaxing setting. All networking events at the EuroMeeting are included in the registration fee.

More than 200 exhibitors interact with professionals from the pharmaceutical and device industry, from academia and healthcare, regulatory agencies and patient organisations.

“This EuroMeeting will ask whether we are really delivering the benefits of new science and technology,” explains Program Co-Chair June Raine, Director, Division of Vigilance Risk Management of Medicines, MHRA, UK. “This year’s event will be a milestone in drug development science, regulatory evolution, stakeholder involvement and partnership working.”

Additional EuroMeeting highlights include student sessions, young professionals session, heads of Medicines Agencies session, 2015 Roadmap session, "Meet the Regulators" and a joint Swissmedic and WHO Satellite session.





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.