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Volunteer Program

DIA offers many volunteer leadership positions to professionals and experts from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device fields. Each position has a set duration of no more than three years, with options for renewal. DIA encourages volunteers to venture into different roles and to mentor new volunteers.

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Volunteer Positions  
Program Chair Community Member
Program Committee Member, Any Program Task Force
Track Chair/Any Program Members
Session Chair/Any Program Regional Advisory Council Member
Moderator Article contributor (Author)
Speaker at a DIA Conference, Session Emerging Professional
Panelist Student Chapter Members
Community Chair Patient Advocacy Fellowship Participants
Community Core Committee Member

Program Chair: To provide leadership to the Program Committee in the areas of overall topic of the conference, identification of speakers and coordination with DIA Staff.

Program Committee Member, Any Program: To support the efforts in the development of overall meeting including identifying topics and recruitment of program participants, such as session chairs, speakers, panelist etc. and session chairs.

Track Chair/Any Program: Track chairs are members of the Annual Meeting or Euro Meeting Program Committee.  As track chairs are categorized by a specific interest area, individuals will support the efforts in the development of the program.  This includes reviewing abstract submissions, identify topics and provide suggestions in the recruitment of program participants. 

Session Chair/Any Program: To identify 2–3 session speakers who can contribute expertise and information related to the learning objectives and description of the session.   Chair will also moderate the session and lead question and answer period.

Moderator:  Moderator will lead a discussion with experts and include audience question and answer period.

Speaker at a DIA Conference, Session:  To prepare and deliver a presentation in your area of expertise at a DIA educational offering.  

Panelist: No formal presentation is needed other than providing expertise in response to questions delivered by moderator and audience.

Community Chair: A Community Chairperson has responsibility for leadership of the Global Community. The Chair will appoint members to serve on the Community’s Core Committee to facilitate the work of the Global Community to network, exchange knowledge and achieve common goals that foster the DIA mission and vision.

Community Core Committee Member: To collaborate with other Core Committee members in furthering the efforts of the Community to network, exchange information, and work together to achieve common goals that foster the DIA mission and values and help meet objectives of the strategic plan.

Community Member: Communities are just one of many member benefits that DIA offers. Each Community provides a discipline-specific, global forum where members can share common experiences and knowledge and connect with others in their particular field.

Task Force: A task force (TF) is a group of DIA stakeholders convened to work on a defined task or activity in support of DIA’s Mission and Vision.

Members:  DIA membership provides professionals across all disciplines access to timely and authoritative information to advance innovation in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and related fields and allows for knowledge exchange in a neutral, global forum.

Regional Advisory Council Member: Regional Advisory Councils shall provide strategic input to the Board of Directors to assist in meeting the mission, vision, and strategic plan of DIA, particularly for their region.
Article contributor (Author): Submit articles to Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science publication or the DIA Global Forum.

Emerging Professional: Members with less than 6 years in the health care field network with, and are mentored by established volunteers in their chosen discipline.  In turn members of the Community mentor students coming into the health care field.

Student Chapter Members: Students may belong to established Chapters and are given the opportunity to volunteer for a leadership role

Patient Advocacy Fellowship Participants: DIA invites advocates to attend DIA meetings and have access to regulatory members