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Mar 06, 2023 10:00 AM - Mar 08, 2023 4:30 PM

(US Eastern Standard Time)

Latin America Annual Meeting

Latin America Annual Meeting is fully virtual. Join us from the comfort of your own space!


Day One: March 6 – 10:00AM-4:15PM
Day Two: March 7 – 10:00AM-4:30PM
Day Three: March 8 - 10:00AM-4:30PM

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

DIA is thrilled to announce our 2023 Latin America Annual Meeting (formerly known as Latin America Regulatory Conference) that will include opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing with key stakeholders influencing the advancement and implementation of initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. This new meeting expands in scope from our previous meetings discussing topics relating to the Latin America region, and presents the following three tracks: Regulatory, Clinical and Pharmacovigilance. Cross-track sessions provide the opportunity to discuss key connection points across major components of regulatory, clinical and pharmacovigilance initiatives, efforts and collaboration within these functional areas in an organization or company. Join us to discuss multi-regional cooperation, global harmonization, lessons learned, and best practices to stimulate discussion and foster collaboration amongst stakeholders in Latin America and the Caribbean. Join regulators from World Health Organization (WHO), ANVISA, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile, National Directorate of Medicines, El Salvador, Ministry of Health of Costa Rica, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Health Canada and more.

Registered attendees will receive access to all session recordings for 2 full months post-conference! This allows you to remain flexible with your schedule and not worry if you need to miss a session. Have a conflict with the dates of the conference? Register anyway and you will receive access to the recordings!

Need approval in order to attend? Download and fill out our Justification Letter to demonstrate to your supervisor why this is a must-attend event.

Keynote Address!

March 6 | 10:00-11:00AM

Keynote Address

The Modernization of Regulatory Systems – How to Embed New Technology and Innovation to Future-Proof the Regulatory Environment

Samvel Azatyan, MD, PhD, Team Lead, Regulatory Convergence and Networks (RCN/REG), World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland


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Welcome Video in English

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

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Welcome Video in Spanish

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

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Who should attend?

  • Meeting Designed For:

    • Academia
    • Benefit-Risk Assessment and Communication
    • Clinical Research and Development
    • Clinical Operations
    • CROs/Vendors
    • Drug Regulation
    • Drug Safety/Pharmacovigilance
    • Global Submission/Project Management
    • Government Affairs
    • Manufacturing
    • Medical and Scientific Affairs
    • Medical Communication
    • Medical Information
    • Medical Product Safety Assessment
    • Pharmacoepidemiology
    • Policy and Intelligence
    • Post-Market Studies
    • Quality Assurance and Compliance
    • Real-World Evidence
    • Regulatory Agencies
    • Regulatory Affairs, Operations, and Strategy
    • Research and Development
    • Risk Management, including Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)
    • Strategic Sourcing/Planning
  • Learning Objectives:

    • Recognize the evolution of regulatory systems and its impact on healthcare in Latin America
    • Define future perspectives, challenges, and opportunities for the regulation of biopharmaceuticals in Latin America
    • Describe current drug safety and pharmacovigilance rules and processes, regulatory trends, and expectations for compliance
    • Recognize the importance of good regulatory practices for strengthening and improving the performance of sustainable regulatory systems
    • Analyze opportunities for interaction with HAs and possibilities for joint communication strategies centered around the patient
    • Share trends and case of studies on effective reliance practices in the region and discuss major remaining obstacles and recommend a path forward
    • Follow the implementation of strategies and plans to strengthen the regulatory systems and guarantee access to medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and other related medical products
    • Discuss trends on general collaboration and convergence in the region while exploring ICH implementation in Latin America
    • Recognize the importance of input from patients for effective decision-making strategies for pharmacovigilance
    • Identify the different regulatory strategies on ICH Q12 implementation, based on local regulatory environments and complexities
    • Describe the different aspects of digital health technology (DHT) standards and technical guidance in Latin America
    • Discuss the value of different sources of pharmacovigilance data for signal detection and effectiveness measures of risk minimization strategies
    • Develop multidisciplinary regulatory strategies considering emerging regulatory pathways (e.g., orphan drug and accelerated pathways) that allows for sustainable access in Latin America
    • Identify the market dynamics of medical devices, combination products, and wearables in Latin America
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      Program Committee

      • 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
      • Maria Antonieta Tony Roman, MPharm
        Maria Antonieta Tony Roman, MPharm Head Regulatory Policy Emerging Markets LATAM
        Novartis, Mexico
      • Leonardo  Semprun, RPh
        Leonardo Semprun, RPh Global Regulatory Policy Lead-LatAm
        MSD, Panama
      • Urimara  Argotti-Rodriguez, MBA
        Urimara Argotti-Rodriguez, MBA Regional Regulatory Policy LATAM Region, Global International Regulatory Policy
        Productos Roche S.A. DE C.V., Mexico
      • Flavia  Firmino Ribeiro, PharmD
        Flavia Firmino Ribeiro, PharmD Director Reg Global CMC
        Pfizer, Brazil
      • Gislaine Villarta Capeleti Dib, PharmD
        Gislaine Villarta Capeleti Dib, PharmD Pharmacovigilance Manager
        PGA Farma, Brazil
      • Raphael Elmadjian Pareschi, PharmD, MBA
        Raphael Elmadjian Pareschi, PharmD, MBA Patient Safety Lead/ Head of Pharmacovigilance Brazil
        Roche, Brazil
      • Rosana M. Mastellaro, PharmD, RPh
        Rosana M. Mastellaro, PharmD, RPh Director, Technical Regulatory Affairs and Inovation
        Sindusfarma, Brazil
      • Bianca  Passos, MBA, RPh
        Bianca Passos, MBA, RPh Country Safety Head - Brazil
        Sanofi, Brazil
      • Michelle  Arguelles Gonzalez, MBA, RPh, PMP
        Michelle Arguelles Gonzalez, MBA, RPh, PMP Executive Director, Clinical Research
        Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD), Mexico
      • Duglas  Rodriguez Calderon, MSc
        Duglas Rodriguez Calderon, MSc Head of LATAM Regulatory Policy, Global Regulatory Policy & Intelligence
        Roche, Panama
      • Lorena  Larrosa, RPh
        Lorena Larrosa, RPh Regulatory Affairs Manager
        Abbvie, Uruguay
      • Susan  Koepke, MBA
        Susan Koepke, MBA Head of Regulatory Affairs LATAM
        EMD Serono, Inc., United States
      • Representative Invited
        Representative Invited DIA, United States
      • Ana  Pineda Zavaleta, MSc
        Ana Pineda Zavaleta, MSc International Regulatory Analyst, LAO, OGPS, OPLIA, OC
        FDA, United States

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