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Anaheim Marriott

Apr 17, 2023 7:00 AM - Apr 19, 2023 6:30 PM

700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802

Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum

3 Tracks (Medical Communication, Medical Writing, and Medical Sciences Liaisons) + 1 Location = A cross-functional experience for knowledge sharing, integrated thought leadership, and proactive networking.


Primer: April 11-12 | Virtual

Short Courses: April 13 | Virtual

Short Courses: April 14 | Virtual

April 17-19, 2023: 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.

Participant Testimonials

“DIA never disappoints. The MASC Forum is critical for keeping on top of trends in Med Info, staying connected with industry colleagues, and ensuring that we are prepared to face the future needs of HCPs and patients. Thank you, DIA, for giving us this space to learn and grow together.” – Alicia Cadogan, Pfizer Inc.

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Keynote Address!

April 17 | 1:30-2:15PM

Keynote Address

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Who should attend?

  • Meeting Designed For:

    • 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
  • Learning Objectives

    At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
    • Discuss the changing responsibilities of the scientific communications professional and explore the impacts to content creation, internal collaborations, patient engagement, and vendor management
    • Recognize the unique skill set needed to make a good medical writing, medical science liaison, and medical communication’s leader
    • Examine insights to the future of the medical science liaison (MSL)
    • Recognize the importance of insight generation
    • Identify opportunities for including the patient voice in medical writing activities
    • List regulations and guidelines that are essential and relevant for promotional materials
    • Identify opportunities for including the patient voice
    • Discuss the evolution and future of the clinical study report (CSR)
    • Describe how patient-facing digital therapies fit into the broader digital health technologies
    • Define how omnichannel applies to Medical Communications and MSL functions
    • Evaluate the process by which artificial intelligence can produce documentation for medical writing
    • Identify strategies to prepare for an audit or inspection and anticipate the requirements to pass them
    • Apply best practices for improved HCP access and ensure issues are addressed proactively

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Short Course or Primer

To keep you at the forefront.

Apr 13, 2023

Short Course:

Medical Communications

Apr 11, 2023

Medical Communications Primer:

The Fundamentals of Medical Communications

Apr 14, 2023

Short Course:

Advertising and Promotional Content Review

Program Committee

  • Dannis  Chang, PharmD
    Dannis Chang, PharmD Director, Hematology Medical Information Team Lead
    Genentech, Inc., United States
  • Robert  Tamburri, PharmD, MBA
    Robert Tamburri, PharmD, MBA Director, Medical Information and Knowledge Integration
    Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, United States
  • Andrea Tuttle Meyers
    Andrea Tuttle Meyers Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations
    Syneos Health, United States
  • Sonja Wesley Hokett, PharmD, MS
    Sonja Wesley Hokett, PharmD, MS Executive Director/Head of Medical Managed Care
    BioXcel Therapeutics, United States
  • Darshan  Kulkarni, JD, PharmD, MS
    Darshan Kulkarni, JD, PharmD, MS Principal Attorney
    The Kulkarni Law Firm, United States
  • Marie-Ange  Noue, PhD
    Marie-Ange Noue, PhD Senior Director, Head of Scientific Communications
    EMD Serono, Canada
  • Sonia  Sandhu, PharmD
    Sonia Sandhu, PharmD Senior Director, Medical Information
    Gilead Sciences, Inc., United States
  • Elizabeth  Brown, MS, PMP
    Elizabeth Brown, MS, PMP Director, Oncology Medical Writing Lead
    Merck & Co., Inc., United States
  • Diane  Cleverley, PhD
    Diane Cleverley, PhD Senior Regulatory Writer
    Synchrogenix, United States
  • Lisa  DeTora, PhD, MS
    Lisa DeTora, PhD, MS Associate Professor, Director of STEM Writing
    Hofstra University, United States
  • Elizabeth  Froom, PharmD
    Elizabeth Froom, PharmD Senior Director, Medical Writing and Healthcare Communications
    Evidera, United States
  • Paul  Minne, PharmD, RPh
    Paul Minne, PharmD, RPh Senior Director, MSL Team
    Neurocrine Biosciences, United States
  • Kay  Uttech, PharmD, MA, RPh
    Kay Uttech, PharmD, MA, RPh VP, Strategic Initiatives
    Indegene, United States
  • Representative Invited
    Representative Invited DIA, United States

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