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DIA 2018 Global Annual Meeting

The DIA 2018 Global Annual Meeting brings together thousands of innovators from around the globe.

Collaboration Across the Medical Affairs Ecosystem to Advance Patient Care

    Session Chair(s)
      Laura  Kolaczkowski

      Laura Kolaczkowski

      • Lead Patient Representative, Co-Principal Investigator
      • iConquerMS PPRN, PCORnet, United States
    As the healthcare landscape shifts and changes, one thing remains constant – the need for information. Patient groups are increasingly important partners for the pharmaceutical industry. Although our patient community and pharmaceutical industry priorities may be seeking synergistic outcomes, the methods to arrive at these outcomes can often diverge. We share a common goal to help patients, caregivers, and providers understand and manage their disease/condition, including having timely and equitable access to the treatment they need. Patient groups provide the company with an insight on how to support healthcare professionals who in turn support patients. The medical affairs functional area of the industry is often able to contribute a range of skills, scientific and medical expertise, and knowledge which might support these patient advocacy efforts.

    This session will shed light on best practices highlighting successful collaborations between patient groups and the medical affairs organizations within the industry.
    Learning Objective : Identify the patient advocacy role in the drug development process; Discuss examples of successful collaborations between patient advocacy groups and medical affairs organizations across the industry; Evaluate ways to foster trust and mutual understanding needed to accomplish successful collaborative efforts between empowered patients.
      J. Lynn  Bass, PharmD


      J. Lynn Bass, PharmD

      • Director, Medical Science Liaisons, Americas
      • Santen, Inc., United States
      Olivier  Chateau


      Olivier Chateau

      • Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
      • Health Union, LLC, United States
      Upal  Basu Roy, PhD, MPH


      Upal Basu Roy, PhD, MPH

      • Director of Translational Research Program/Director of Patient FoRCe
      • LUNGevity Foundation, United States
      Tanja  Keiper, DrSc


      Tanja Keiper, DrSc

      • Director, GCO External Innovation
      • Merck KGaA, Germany