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March 22: Primer Course
March 23: Short Courses
March 23-25: Forum

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.

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  • Medical Communications Track
  • Medical Science Liaison Track
  • Medical Writing Track

  • 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

    • 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 Senior Director, Neurology Medical Science Liaison Team Lead
      Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States
    • Maureen  Feeney, PharmD, MBA, RPh
      Maureen Feeney, PharmD, MBA, RPh Vice President Scientific Communications, US Medical Affairs
      Takeda, United States
    • David  Meats
      David Meats Associate Director Midwest Operations
      Trilogy Writing & Consulting, United States
    • David  Price, PhD
      David Price, PhD Advisor, US Field Medical
      Lilly USA, LLC, United States
    • Ann  Winter-Vann, PhD
      Ann Winter-Vann, PhD Senior Writer and Manager
      Whitsell Innovations, Inc., United States
    • Kevin  Appareti, MBA
      Kevin Appareti, MBA Senior Director, Global Medical Science Liaison
      Royal Philips, United States
    • J. Lynn  Bass, PharmD, RPh
      J. Lynn Bass, PharmD, RPh Senior Director, MSLs & Lead, Global Field Medical Affairs
      Rakuten Medical, United States
    • Dan  Benau, PhD
      Dan Benau, PhD Director, Biomedical Writing Programs
      University of the Sciences, United States
    • Donna  Booth, PharmD
      Donna Booth, PharmD Senior Director, US VEO Strategic Initiatives Lead
      GlaxoSmithKline, United States
    • Kathryn  Bucci, PharmD
      Kathryn Bucci, PharmD Medical Governance Lead
      Pfizer, Inc., United States
    • Dannis  Chang, PharmD
      Dannis Chang, PharmD Senior Director, Global Medical Information and Scientific Communications
      Halozyme Therapeutics Inc., United States
    • Hanady  Elhadidy, PharmD
      Hanady Elhadidy, PharmD Global Medical Customer Engagement Lead
      Bristol-Myers Squibb, United States
    • Sarah  Ellinwood, PhD
      Sarah Ellinwood, PhD Associate Analyst, Medical Writer
      VERGE Scientific Communications, United States
    • Ruggero  Galici, PhD
      Ruggero Galici, PhD Associate Director, Medical Writing
      Pfizer Inc, United States
    • Jennie  Jacobson, PhD
      Jennie Jacobson, PhD Lead Medical Writer
      Fishawack Communications, United States
    • Alexandra  Kantar, PharmD
      Alexandra Kantar, PharmD Associate Director, Specialty Global Medical Information
      AbbVie, 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
    • Andrea  Meyers
      Andrea Meyers Vice President, Medical Writing
      Syneos Health, United States
    • Peter  Mollegard
      Peter Mollegard Account Management Director, Medical & Patient Communications
      IQVIA, United States
    • Lori  Mouser, PharmD
      Lori Mouser, PharmD Global Head, Medical Science Liaisons
      Roche, Switzerland
    • Robert  Tamburri, PharmD, MBA
      Robert Tamburri, PharmD, MBA Director, Medical Information Communication Channels
      Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, United States
    • Amy  Van Sant, PharmD, MBA
      Amy Van Sant, PharmD, MBA President, Medical Affairs
      Ashfield Healthcare LLC, United States
    • Jim R. Wilkinson, PhD
      Jim R. Wilkinson, PhD Executive Director, 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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