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Mar 14, 2022 10:00 AM - Mar 16, 2022 3:15 PM

(US Eastern Standard Time)

Latin America Regulatory Conference

DIA Your Way! Join us virtually from the comfort of your home/office March 14-16 or watch later at a time that works for you. This event provides access to the materials for a full two months!


Conference: March 14-16

Join global regulators, industry, and academia to engage in a series of strategic discussions on current regulatory landscape, globalization, and harmonization initiatives in Latin America.

DIA brings you a conference with interactive dynamics, where you will be engaged in discussions with key stakeholders influencing the advancement and implementation of regulatory convergence initiatives in Latin America.

Join us to discuss multi-regional cooperation, global harmonization, and best practices related to Latin America’s regulatory landscape. Sessions will highlight regulatory approaches and good practices to ensure reliance in Latin American and strategic initiatives to improve collaboration and cooperation.

*The primary language is English, however simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and Portuguese will be available during this Conference.

On-Demand Webinar

Forward-Looking to DIA LARC 2022: Insights from CECEMED and Leveraging Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 11:00 – 12:00PM ET
DIA’s Latin America Regulatory Conference (LARC) 2022 virtual Promotional Webinar will provide highlights of the key regulatory concepts and discussions initiatives of theto be discussed at DIA’s LARC 2022 3-day conference occurring held on March 14- to 16, 2022. Gain an insider’s view as to what will be discussed at LARC 2022 with a Sspecial focus will be on Cuba's National Regulatory Authority (NRA), Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (Spanish acronyms CECMED). The Promotional Webinar will touch on lessons learned from the pandemic to achieveing a greater regulatory agility and emergency preparedness in the Latin American region.

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Highlights & Features

Who should attend?

Professionals involved in:

  • Academia
  • Clinical Research and Development
  • CROs/Vendors
  • Global Submission/Project Management
  • Government Affairs
  • Medical and Scientific Affairs
  • Policy and Intelligence
  • Quality Assurance and Compliance
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Regulatory Affairs, Operations, and Strategy
  • Research and Development
  • Strategic Sourcing/Planning

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Distinguish main actions and best practices implemented by health authorities in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Identify current and future regulatory projects and priorities from regulators in the region
  • Identify main concepts and uses of Good Regulatory Practices and Good Reliance Practices
  • Distinguish the concepts of NRAs of regional reference and of WHO Listed Authorities and identify the roles and responsibilities of reference authorities in the context of the ongoing efforts in strengthening regulatory systems in the Americas
  • Distinguish main actions and best practices implemented by the NRArr from Latin America in the past year and lessons learned from COVID-19
  • Identify the opportunities offered by convergence in favor of improving transparency and alignment between agencies and industry
  • Identify best practices and examples of implementation of risk-based approaches and outline opportunities for the expansion of these approaches in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Recognize the differences and describe the processes between an emergency use authorization and a full approval
  • Describe important areas for future development within the medical device industry and recognize the regulatory challenges of medical device registration before and during the pandemic
  • Describe traceability and labeling information importance, the synergies supporting regulatory system strengthening, and post-marketing surveillance
  • Describe the WHO mRNA vaccines guideline and discuss learnings and opportunities in the Latin America region with respect to vaccines
  • Recognize the global and regional regulatory landscape to address rare diseases, identify the unique features and main challenges of cell/gene therapy, and describe the use of RWD and RWE for regulatory decision-making applicable to orphan drugs and advanced therapies

Program Committee

  • Maria  Guazzaroni Jacobs, PhD
    Maria Guazzaroni Jacobs, PhD Director, Quality Intelligence, Global Supply
    Pfizer Inc, United States
  • Maria Cristina  Mota Pina, MBA
    Maria Cristina Mota Pina, MBA Head, Regulatory Policy for Emerging Markets -Japan and Australia
    AbbVie, United States
  • Fernanda  Lessa, MBA, MPH
    Fernanda Lessa, MBA, MPH Health Regulatory Systems
    Consultant, Switzerland
  • Viktoria  Magyar, LLM, MSc
    Viktoria Magyar, LLM, MSc Doctoral Student, Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences
    USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, United States
  • Roberta  Mele Mazza, RPh, RAC
    Roberta Mele Mazza, RPh, RAC Q&RA Manager, División Diagnóstica
    Productos Roche , Argentina
  • Gustavo  Mendes Lima Santos, MPharm
    Gustavo Mendes Lima Santos, MPharm Herbal and Complementary Medicines Office - GMESP
    Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA), Brazil
  • Maria Antonieta Tony Roman, MPharm
    Maria Antonieta Tony Roman, MPharm Head Regulatory Policy Emerging Markets LATAM
    Novartis, Mexico
  • Leonardo  Semprun, PharmD
    Leonardo Semprun, PharmD Global Regulatory Policy Lead-LatAm
    MSD, Panama
  • Sonia  Viejobueno, LLM
    Sonia Viejobueno, LLM US and Latin America Policy Lead, Global Regulatory Policy and Intelligence
    Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine, Argentina
  • Susan  Zavala Coloma, MS, RPh
    Susan Zavala Coloma, MS, RPh Specialist, Sanitary Evaluation of Pharmaceutical Products, Biological Products
    DIGEMID, Peru
  • Cammilla  Horta Gomes, MA, MPharm
    Cammilla Horta Gomes, MA, MPharm LATAM Regulatory Policy Lead
    Roche, Brazil

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