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Experts to Discuss the Changing EMA and Reform of Pharma Legislation at the EuroMeeting 2014


In less than one week’s time more than 2,500 professionals from around the world will gather in Vienna at DIA’s largest conference in Europe – the EuroMeeting 2014.

The 26th annual EuroMeeting, coming to Austria’s capital from 25-27 March, will feature more than 100 sessions in 16 parallel themes and the chance to hear from 300+ expert speakers, including representatives from the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European Commission and regulatory agencies from around the world.

A key discussion point will be The Changing Face of the EMA – Inside and Out: An Overview of the New Structure and Expectations from the Changes. Chaired by Melanie Carr, Head of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Office in the Stakeholders and Communication Division at the European Medicines Agency, this session will shed light on the changes underway to the EMA’s operating processes and what it will mean for applicant companies.

The Case for and Against a Reform of the Pharmaceutical Legislation will be another popular session, chaired by David Jefferys, Senior Vice President of Esai Medical Research, UK. Speakers will give the latest updates on the Escher Project, views on conditional authorization, and reveal the challenges of safety referrals.
Attendees can maximize their learning prior to the EuroMeeting 2014 by registering for one of 13 pre-conference tutorials giving the latest information in pharmaceutical law, pharmacovigilance legislation, signal management systems, safety data, biosimilars, medical devices, paediatrics, Health Technology Assessment, and much more.

Plus, participants can find out about the latest innovations in their field by touring the exhibition hall featuring 170 companies, and view the latest research on display through student and professional posters.

For those who can’t get out of the office for the full three days of the EuroMeeting 2014, DIA is offering professionals the option to just attend the day with the sessions they are most interested in with a one-day rate. To register for the one-day rate email diaeurope@diaeurope.org with your details (there is no online registration available for this special rate).

To register to attend the full three-day meeting and preconference tutorials, or for more information, visit the EuroMeeting 2014 website at www.diahome.org/EM2014.

Contact: Frederic Gauthier
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