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DIA Announces Strategic Partnership with Brazilian Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine (SBMF)

Horsham, PA, USA — Aug 8, 2012

DIA announced a dual membership agreement with the Brazilian Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine (SBMF). The agreement was signed by DIA Worldwide Executive Director Paul Pomerantz and Brazilian Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine (SBMF) President João Massud Filho on June 26, 2012 at the DIA 48th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

The dual membership agreement is a reflection of DIA’s continued efforts to expand its reach into Latin America. The recent regional growth has created unmet demands for pharmaceutical and medical device products and better access to health care.

According to Paul Pomerantz, the agreement is a significant step toward showing the strong interest DIA has in enhancing collaboration with all stakeholders from Latin America’s flourishing sector. ”Creating regional strategic partnerships enhances DIA’s goal to operate globally and act locally,” he noted.

The agreement covers only membership-related operations but opens the door for more formal collaboration in the areas of education, knowledge transfer, cross-promotional activities, volunteer engagement and, networking.




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.

Alejandro Bermudez-del-Villar
DIA Latin America