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Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Mar 18, 2019 11:00 AM - Mar 20, 2019 1:30 PM

6601 Adventure Way,, Orlando, FL 32819

Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum

3 Meetings, 1 Location: Medical Communications, Medical Science Liaisons, Medical Writing


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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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


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Highlights & Features

Continuing Education


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

Short Course or Primer

To keep you at the forefront.

Mar 17, 2019


The Fundamentals of Medical Communications

Mar 18, 2019

Short Course 1:

Medical Communications

Mar 18, 2019

Short Course 2:

Pubs Planning

Mar 18, 2019

Short Course 3:

Effective Delivery of NDA and MAA Submission Packages

Mar 18, 2019

Short Course 4:

Advertising and Promotional Content Review

Program Committee

  • Poonam  Bordoloi, PharmD
    Poonam Bordoloi, PharmD Executive Director, Head of Global Medical Affairs Capabilities
    Organon & Co., United States
  • Ivy  Chang, PharmD
    Ivy Chang, PharmD Principal Therapeutic Area Lead, Medical Information
    Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group, United States
  • Ed  Cunningham, PharmD
    Ed Cunningham, PharmD
    Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States
  • David  Meats
    David Meats Director, Regulatory Services Management
    Certara, 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 Senior Writer and Manager
    Whitsell Innovations, Inc., United States
  • Kevin  Appareti
    Kevin Appareti 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, Medical Science Liaisons
    BridgeBio, United States
  • Dan  Benau, PhD
    Dan Benau, PhD Director, Biomedical Writing Programs
    University of the Sciences, United States
  • Donna  Booth, PharmD
    Donna Booth, PharmD Head, Field Medical Accounts-East, US Medical Affairs
    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 Communications and Strategic Alliances
    Takeda, United States
  • Ruggero  Galici, PhD
    Ruggero Galici, PhD Director, Nonclinical and Clinical Pharmacology Writing
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca Rare Disease, United States
  • Kathleen M Guindon, PhD, MS, RN
    Kathleen M Guindon, PhD, MS, RN Senior Director, Medical Science Liaison
    Kronos Bio, United States
  • Jennie G Jacobson, PhD
    Jennie G Jacobson, PhD President
    Jacobson Medical Writing, Inc., 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 Director - Global MSL Trainer, The Office of Medical Professional Development
    Eli Lilly and Company, United States
  • Stephanie  Krupski
    Stephanie Krupski Consultant - Global Scientific Communications
    Eli Lilly and Company, United States
  • Andrea Tuttle Meyers
    Andrea Tuttle Meyers Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations
    Syneos Health, United States
  • Lori  Mouser, PharmD
    Lori Mouser, PharmD Senior Director, Global Head of Oncology Scientific Engagement and Congresses
    Daiichi Sankyo Inc., 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
    Inizio Engage, United States
  • Ellen  Whipple, PharmD
    Ellen Whipple, PharmD Owner/Principal Writer
    EW Associates, LLC, United States
  • Jim  Wilkinson, PhD
    Jim Wilkinson, PhD Vice President, Global Medical Affairs
    Amgen, Inc., United States
  • Robin  Winter-Sperry, MD
    Robin Winter-Sperry, MD President
    Scientific Resilience, United States

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