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The DIA 2018 Global Annual Meeting brings together thousands of innovators from around the globe to discuss updates in the ever-changing field of life sciences.

Providing education and creating an environment for learning is something that we take personally, which is why we offer an array of learning formats to diversify and customize your experience in an effort to maximize your time at DIA 2018. From observing conversations that count to diving into problem-solving mode, we have your learning styles covered.

  • Preconference Short Courses

    Arriving in Boston on Sunday? Maximize your time by taking a deep dive into your area of interest while networking with likeminded thought leaders.

    The day before DIA 2018 convenes, we will offer a full slate of half- and full-day short courses. Short course topics span the drug development continuum, including data visualization, machine learning, combination products, regulatory strategy, qTC modeling, and more. Register for two half-day or one full-day short course and receive $100 off* your registration to the main meeting!

    *Purchases must be made at the same time in order to receive the discount.

  • DIAmond Sessions

    90 minutes of thought-provoking, worldwide issues deconstructed by acclaimed panelists representing multiple stakeholders from around the world in this growing ecosystem of life sciences.

    DIAmonds represent rare opportunities to listen to and engage with a variety of key stakeholders participating in open conversations on controversial topics such as: diversity in clinical trials, international regulatory convergence, value and access, patient engagement, radical technologies, personalized medicine, real world evidence, an FDA forum, and EMA/FDA question time.

  • Concurrent Educational Sessions

    Traditional sessions dedicated to the “how to”, “so what”, “what’s new”, and specific innovations needed to keep up on your day to day.

    Running from 60-75 minutes, we have over 175 sessions spanning 12 educational tracks. Stop in any of our classrooms, lectures, or workshops to review data, work flow, scaling, and so much more. These are traditional sessions designed to take you through methodology, the latest trends, hot issues, and in some cases, to provide foundational information.

  • Engage and Exchange

    Are you most inspired when you have a chance to collaborate with others?

    Several times a day, we have 60-minute opportunities for you to stop, engage with other attendees, and exchange ideas and questions while working together to solve a problem! Engage and Exchange is all about peer-to-peer to learning. Experts will begin with a 10-minute presentation that is followed by 30 minutes of dedicated small group discussion (breakout groups) and concludes with 20 minutes of sharing and open discussion.

  • The Content Hub

    Have 30 minutes? Join in on a conversation and come away with new perspectives!

    This non-traditional learning/networking hybrid is specifically designed for a small groups to connect face-to-face with others that share the same interests. The 2018 conference schedule will highlight a series of 30-minute facilitated conversations. Interact with community leaders and have one-on-one discussions to gain rapid insight in a subject of value.

  • Innovation Theater

    Round out your on-site experience by taking in new products and services.

    Several of our exhibitors are stepping away from their booths to showcase their products and services in their own 45-minute Innovation Theaters located in the Exhibit Hall.

  • Poster Sessions

    Walk through a gallery of visually stimulating science and new best practice recommendations.

    The poster area is an opportunity for you to view research from a diverse group of scientific professionals who are actively involved in the discovery, development, and lifecycle management of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and healthcare related products.

    Professional individuals from all fields related to the mission of the DIA are invited to submit posters to be displayed at the DIA 2018 Global Annual Meeting. A select group of accepted posters will be appointed by the Annual Meeting Program Committee to present their work orally from a podium.

    Deadline to submit is February 15.

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