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March 17: Primer Course
March 18: Short Courses
March 18-20: Forum

Celebrating 30 years of excellence!

DIA’s Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum is designed for medical affairs professionals, by medical affairs professionals. This forum provides a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory and compliance environment directly affecting the daily activities of medical affairs and scientific communication professionals. Made up of multiple general sessions and four breakouts sessions within three tracks covering medical communications, medical writing, and medical science liaisons, you can pick and choose which sessions to attend and create your own unique meeting.

The Patient’s Most Engaging Question: Why?

NEW! Podcast from our Keynote Speaker, Deborah Collyar, Founder and President of Patient Advocates in Research. “The risk of not engaging patients has for the first time become bigger than the risk of engaging patients.”

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Check out our 2019 Program!


Click the track names below to explore overview and content

  1. Medical Communications Track
  2. Medical Science Liaison Track
  3. Medical Writing Track

Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Toolkit

Designed and curated by DIA, this toolkit contains the latest information in the medical affairs and scientific communications field, including professional articles and exclusive podcast interviews. Also included is our on-demand recording of the DIA Medical Science Liaison Community-led webinar, full track descriptions and highlighted sessions at the forum, and key reasons why you can't afford to miss this event.

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Preconference Short Courses

March 17 | 8:30AM-5:00PM

March 18 | 8:30AM-12:00PM

Who should attend?

Professionals involved in:

  • Medical Communications
  • Medical Writing
  • Medical Science Liaisons
  • Medical Information
  • Medical Call Center Environment
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Clinical Research
  • Professional Education, Training, and Development
  • Document Management/eSubmissions

Program Committee

  • Poonam A. Bordoloi, PharmD
    Poonam A. Bordoloi, PharmD Director, Medical Affairs Team Lead
    Merck & Co., Inc., United States
  • Ivy Lee Chang, PharmD
    Ivy Lee Chang, PharmD Principal Medical Science Director, Medical Affairs
    Genentech, Inc., A Member of the Roche Group, United States
  • Ed  Cunningham, PharmD
    Ed Cunningham, PharmD
    Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States
  • David  Meats
    David Meats Associate Director, Global Submissions, PRW
    Synchrogenix, United States
  • David  Price, PhD
    David Price, PhD Advisor, US Field Medical, Bio-Medicines Medical Sciences Liaisons
    Lilly USA, LLC, United States
  • Ann  Winter-Vann, PhD
    Ann Winter-Vann, PhD
    Whitsell Innovations, Inc., United States
  • Kevin  Appareti, MBA
    Kevin Appareti, MBA Senior Director, Global Medical Science Liaison
    Royal Philips, United States
  • Anne  Arvizu, PharmD
    Anne Arvizu, PharmD Chief Executive Officer and Medical Affairs Advisor
    RxER Communications Corp, United States
  • J. Lynn  Bass, PharmD, RPh
    J. Lynn Bass, PharmD, RPh Senior Director, Head of Medical Science Liaisons
    Mesoblast Limited, United States
  • Dan  Benau, PhD
    Dan Benau, PhD
    University of the Sciences, United States
  • Donna  Booth, PharmD
    Donna Booth, PharmD Director, Field Medical HTA and Policy
    GlaxoSmithKline, United States
  • Kathryn  Bucci, PharmD
    Kathryn Bucci, PharmD Medical Governance Lead
    Pfizer, Inc., United States
  • Jacqueline  Byun, PharmD
    Jacqueline Byun, PharmD Manager, Medical Information
    Sanofi, United States
  • Maureen  Feeney, PharmD, MBA, RPh
    Maureen Feeney, PharmD, MBA, RPh Vice President Scientific and Medical Communications
    Takeda, United States
  • Ruggero  Galici, PhD
    Ruggero Galici, PhD Associate Director, Medical Writing
    Pfizer Inc, United States
  • Kathleen M Guindon, PhD, MS, RN
    Kathleen M Guindon, PhD, MS, RN Senior Director, MSL Team
    QED Therapeutics, United States
  • Jennie  Jacobson, PhD
    Jennie Jacobson, PhD
    Syneos Health, United States
  • Taleen  Kalebjian, PharmD
    Taleen Kalebjian, PharmD Senior Manager, Medical Information
    Gilead Sciences, Inc., United States
  • Craig J. Klinger, RPh
    Craig J. Klinger, RPh Global MSL Trainer, The Office of Medical Professional Development
    Lilly USA, LLC, United States
  • Stephanie  Krupski
    Stephanie Krupski Consultant - Global Scientific Communications
    Eli Lilly and Company, United States
  • Andrea  Meyers
    Andrea Meyers Vice President, Medical Writing
    Syneos Health, United States
  • Lori  Mouser, PharmD
    Lori Mouser, PharmD Global Head, Medical Customer Engagement
    Roche, Switzerland
  • Sarika  Sood, MD
    Sarika Sood, MD Sr. Director Global Medical Information
    Abbvie, United States
  • Amy  Van Sant, PharmD, MBA
    Amy Van Sant, PharmD, MBA President, Medical Affairs
    Ashfield Healthcare LLC, United States
  • Ellen  Whipple, PharmD
    Ellen Whipple, PharmD Director of Medical Communications
    Med Communications, Inc., Georgia
  • Jim R. Wilkinson, PhD
    Jim R. Wilkinson, PhD Executive Director and Capability Head, Global Medical Affairs
    Amgen, Inc., United States
  • Robin L. Winter-Sperry, DrMed, MD
    Robin L. Winter-Sperry, DrMed, MD Head, Global Field Based Medical Excellence
    Sanofi Genzyme, United States
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