From the Editor's Desk
Take a Look: June 2015 Global Forum Now Online: Your new Global Forum features exclusive interviews with DIA 2015 Annual Meeting Co-chairs Christopher P. Austin, MD, Director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the US National Institutes of Health; and Michael Rosenblatt, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Merck & Co. Inc. You can even listen to Dr. Rosenblatt’s interview as an exclusive DIA podcast! Other highlights include our Special Section on Precision Medicine and exclusive podcast interviews with several theme leaders from our recent 27th Annual EuroMeeting. Finally, ever wonder what happened with last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge?
Read the June issue and find out. Special open access Annual Meeting issue: No login required – please share with your colleagues!
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Ebola Information Resources and Reference Material
CE providers have been asked to share educational resources and reference material from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The information is current as of dates indicated below. Please continue to consult the CDC other public health sources to ensure accuracy and identify additional information that may be available.
Read Information from the AHA regarding Ebola Facts: Surgical Protocol – Possible or Confirmed Ebola Cases (10/16/14)
Read AHA Ebola Facts: Hospital Preparedness Checklist (10/15/14)
Read CDC Information for Healthcare Workers and Settings
Read AHA Ebola Facts, Educational PowerPoint Slides (10/14/14)
The AHA has provided an Ebola education package for CME providers and believes it would be beneficial to healthcare providers and institutions. (10/14/14)
Read FAQ on Safe Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in U.S. Hospitals
What Lies Ahead for 2015?
DIA's third annual What Lies Ahead? report, provides expert insight into the year ahead for pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and the product development of medical devices.
Editor's Commentary: Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science - July 2015
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In his July editorial "Mulfifaceted Paths Toward Advancing Regulatory Science,"DIA Publicati discusses the complexi
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NEW! Read our blog.
DIA Launches New TIRS Blog
DIA’s journal, Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science, has launched a new blog, titled “Collaborate to Innovate.” The blog aims to further public conversation about global therapeutic advances and regulatory policies by offering expert insight on current trends and fresh perspectives on timely industry news. Read the blog. Don’t forget to follow the blog to stay current on new entries.
The blog is just another facet of TIRS’ multimedia approach to industry news. We also offer monthly podcasts, featuring commentary by industry experts. They are available on the blog. Listen to Podcasts.
Both the blog and our podcasts are complimentary to all site visitors, so please share them with your professional network.
Can a Natural Disaster Stall Scientific Research?
An interesting Letter to the Editor appeared in the November issue of DIA’s official journal, Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science, the impact of the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011 on research activities is discussed.
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Global Chief Executive Barbara Lopez Kunz and Global Director of Engagement Elizabeth Lincoln were recently interviewed by International Innovation. Courtesy of International Innovation, a leading scientific dissemination service.
New! DIA Europe and Director Jytte Lyngvig were spotlighted in SCRIP100.com.
Read their profile "A Forum for Future Leaders."
New! Content Currents
DIA's Content Currents provides important new global regulatory developments and their impact on pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical product development.
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Today's Top Story
In his article, EURO EXCHANGE, author Graham Hughes discusses this year’s 25th annual DIA Euromeeting in Amsterdam and reflects on his 15 years of attending DIA events.
Recent Press Releases
LACCR & LARC 2014
Latin American Conference of Clinical Research (LACCR)
Latin America’s premier educational event in clinical research, the 11th Latin American Conference of Clinical Research (LACCR), will be held in Mexico City from September 25-26, 2014. Attend this popular event to engage in strategic discussion with global clinical researchers, industry and academia professionals on the latest issues in the field.
Check out this photo slideshow and video from the 10th Latin American Conference of Clinical Research (October 2013) to get an idea of what you can expect from the 2014 conference.
Latin American Regulatory Conference (LARC)
Join global regulators, industry professionals, and academia at the Latin American Regulatory Conference (LARC) 2014, to be held in Miami, Florida from May 14-15. This dynamic annual meeting gives you the chance to gather with key stakeholders and influence the advancement of regulatory convergence initiatives in Latin America. Discuss hot topics related to the current regulatory landscape, future research and drug development.
Want to find out what you can look forward to at LARC 2014? Take a look at this photo slideshow and video revealing the highlights of the conference in 2013.
DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting
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The DIA Annual Meeting, the largest multidisciplinary event that brings together a global network of life sciences professionals to foster innovation that will lead to the development of safe and effective medical products and therapies to patients.
The DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting is packed with 245+ educational offerings over 20 tracks on today’s hottest topics, including:
Highlights from DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting:
Keynote Address from PatientsLikeMe’s Jaime Heywood
“There’s going to be a network of people coming into your future. They want to be your partner.
They want to be your friend. Your question is: How will you let them in?” - Jamie Heywood
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Monday, June 16 | Tuesday, June 17 | Wednesday, June 18 | Thursday, June 19
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Meetings & Training
DIA’s comprehensive educational portfolio reflects and advances innovation in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and related fields and facilitates open dialogue among key professionals from industry, government, academia, and patient organizations. Professional development options include:
Conferences & Meetings | In-Person Training | In-company Training |Online Learning | Certificate Programs
Upcoming educational opportunities in your region:
DIA Latin America Calendar of Events
Special Offer! Take advantage of a special DIA/SBMF Dual Membership opportunity. Members of the Brazilian Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine (SBMF) can also become DIA members and enjoy the same membership status as existing DIA Latin America members. Learn more.
New! Free access to one of DIA's archived webinars featuring up-to-the-minute information about the latest developments in the medical product industry
Just added! The Impact of Drug Shortages on the Pharmaceutical Industry
More than 18,000 members worldwide look to DIA as the only global, neutral, nonprofit, multidisciplinary association to address the challenges you face every day. Take advantage of all the benefits of membership, including:
DIA ConneX is a trusted, interactive, web-based network that links DIA’s 18,000-member global community. DIA members use ConneX to collaborate, communicate, network, and exchange information. Through ConneX, DIA members:
- Share documents
- Engage in online discussions
- Post community event information
- Make announcements and post news
- Join Communities (formerly SIACs)
New Era for Communities
DIA is a global member association that provides knowledge resources across the full spectrum of medical product development. In the last few years the organization has expanded that global reach and will continue to grow to meet the need for health care knowledge exchange around the world.
As DIA’s reach expands globally we believe a name change is necessary. Our global volunteers came to consensus on "Community" to replace "SIACs." This change will enhance the visibility of the groups and make it much easier to recognize their purpose.
Each Community is led by a chairperson who is responsible for the overall activities of the Community. View complete list of Community chairpersons.
DIA offers students many opportunities to get involved and contribute in a collegial, inclusive, collaborative, positive, respectful, and professional environment in support of DIA’s mission. available student opportunities include:
- Student Volunteer Program
- Young Professionals Fellowship Program
- Student Fellowship Program
- Complimentary EuroMeeting registration
- Student Poster Session (North America, Europe, China Annual Meetings)
- Discount registration (North America and Europe Annual Meetings)
- Group Discounts for DIA Student Chapter members
- Student Membership
- Student Engagement at DIA Annual Meeting
- Student Chapters
DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting Student Session Reports
Monday, June 16
View Session 107. Pioneering Regenerative Medicine: Trends in Regulations for New Therapy
View Session 129. Regulatory Submissions: Better, Faster, and Cheaper
Tuesday, June 17
View Session 211. Clinical Outcomes Assessment & Patient Engagement Symposium
View Session 215. The Regulatory Intelligence Function: Evolution over the Past Decade in an Expanded Global Marketplace
View Session 221. Benefit-Risk Throughout the Life Cycle: How Should Benefit-Risk Be Evaluated and Communicated from Development through Marketing as New Information Emerges?
View Session 246. EMA-FDA Collaboration in Pharmacovigilance: Common Objectives & Common Challenges
View Session 262. First-in-Human Studies: How Much Complexity Is Too Much?
Wednesday, June 18
View Session 319. Signal Detection: Challenges & Strategic Aspects
EMA Press Release: Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee: One year of Public Health Promotion and Protection
Medical Students Remain Unfazed by Professors Industry Relationships
Through DIA’s worldwide conferences and programs, patient representatives have opportunities to develop, strengthen, and support collaborations with policymakers, health professionals, industry representatives, and academia while promoting dialogue and sharing best practices.