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Virtual Event

May 06, 2020 4:00 PM - May 07, 2020 10:45 PM

Horsham, PA 19044

Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum

This event is now offered in a new entirely virtual format.


As a direct and sole result of the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and due to circumstances beyond our control, DIA announced last week that it has decided to change the format of the upcoming Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications meeting from “face-to-face” (in-person) to entirely virtual.

For more information, please review the list of Frequently Asked Questions.

May 6-7: 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 and 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 forum.

Medical Affairs professionals continue to take on more strategic leadership roles within their organizations. This year the theme for this forum is “Navigating the Future”. The program will delve into how Medical Affairs – Medical Information Professionals, Medical Writers, and Medical Science Liaisons – can best respond to the rapidly evolving landscape, and serve as a primary tactical leader in healthcare product development. Topics will cover how current technological, economic, and regulatory trends affect the vision, role, and influence of Medical Affairs.


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


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Continuing Education


Highlights & Features

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 22, 2020

Medical Communications Primer:

The Fundamentals of Medical Communications

May 05, 2020

LIVE Short Course 1:

Medical Communications

May 05, 2020

On Demand Short Course 3:

Pubs Planning

May 05, 2020

On Demand Short Course 4:

Lean Authoring

May 05, 2020

On Demand Short Course 5:

MSL 101

Program Committee

  • 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
  • Maureen  Feeney, PharmD, MBA, RPh
    Maureen Feeney, PharmD, MBA, RPh Vice President Scientific Communications & Strategic Alliances
    Takeda, 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
  • J. Lynn  Bass, PharmD, RPh
    J. Lynn Bass, PharmD, RPh Vice President and Head, Medical Science Directors
    Mesoblast, 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
  • Dannis  Chang, PharmD
    Dannis Chang, PharmD Director, Hematology Medical Information Team Lead
    Genentech, Inc., United States
  • Alex T  Eldridge (TEST)
    Alex T Eldridge (TEST) Adding Title
    DIA USA - PA, Japan
  • Hanady  Elhadidy, PharmD
    Hanady Elhadidy, PharmD Senior Director, Global Customer Engagement
    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 Director, Nonclinical and Clinical Pharmacology Writing
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca Rare Disease, United States
  • Jennie  Jacobson, PhD
    Jennie Jacobson, PhD President
    Jacobson Medical Writing, Inc., United States
  • Alexandra  Kantar, PharmD
    Alexandra Kantar, PharmD Associate Director, Global Medical Information, Specialty
    AbbVie, Inc., United States
  • Angela Benson Kodsi, PharmD
    Angela Benson Kodsi, PharmD Rare Neuroscience Medical Affairs Director
    Pfizer, Inc., United States
  • Andrea Tuttle Meyers
    Andrea Tuttle Meyers Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations
    Syneos Health, United States
  • Peter  Mollegard, MA
    Peter Mollegard, MA Senior Director, Business Development, Contract Sales & Medical Solutions
    IQVIA, United States
  • Lori  Mouser, PharmD
    Lori Mouser, PharmD Senior Director, Global Head of Oncology Scientific Engagement and Congresses
    Daiichi Sankyo Inc., Switzerland
  • Robert  Tamburri, PharmD, MBA
    Robert Tamburri, PharmD, MBA Director, Medical Information and Knowledge Integration
    Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, United States
  • Amy  Van Sant, PharmD, MBA
    Amy Van Sant, PharmD, MBA President, Medical Affairs
    Inizio Engage, United States
  • Robin  Winter-Sperry, MD
    Robin Winter-Sperry, MD Global Field Medical Lead
    Ipsen Bioscience, United States

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