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Emerging Professionals and Students

DIA 2018

As an emerging professional or student, you will have access to the largest, longest-running event in the life sciences industry with countless opportunities to network, learn, and grow with professionals from every sector of the life sciences and every career stage.

This is your chance to share your own thoughts and create new connections for your professional development and meet students and emerging professionals from around the world.

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Student Webinar
Have questions about the DIA Global Annual Meeting? Listen to the DIA staff and Nancy Smerkanich, DrSC, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences, USC School of Pharmacy, for an informational webinar. Learn about the DIA Global Annual Meeting and tips and tricks for a successful meeting.

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Complimentary Student and Emerging Professionals Forum
June 23 | 11:00AM-12:30PM

Interact with fellow students and emerging professionals and receive guidance from seasoned professionals on how to grow in your career!

Session Chair
Nancy Smerkanich, DrSc, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences, USC School of Pharmacy

Amelia Rose Spinrad, MS, Regulatory Knowledge Support Administrator, USC International Center For Regulatory Science
Dan Tierno, MA, MBA, Associate Director, Global Clinical Data Sciences and Analytics, Bayer
Meredith Y. Smith, PhD, MPA, Global Risk Management Officer, Global Patient Safety, Amgen Inc.
Kayla Valdes, PhD, Associate Director, Scientific Programs, DIA


Student and Young Professional Resume Workshop*
June 23 | 3:45-5:00PM

This interactive session will introduce students and young/new/emerging professionals to the fundamentals of resume/CV writing skills. Participants will be able to understand the difference between a resume and a curriculum vitae. This workshop will consist of some introductory training but will rely primarily on active learning sessions:

  • Participants will bring either a virtual or printed version of their resume/CV for a peer review after the presentation
  • Participants have the option to ask questions during and after the peer review
Session Chair
Kristen Felthousen, MSc, Program Administrator, Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences, USC School of Pharmacy 

*Must be registered for the main meeting in order to attend.

Student Posters

The Student Poster Program is an opportunity for eligible students to present research results to a diverse group of scientific professionals who are actively involved in the discovery, development, and lifecycle management of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and healthcare-related products.

The Student Poster Session will be held Monday, June 24, 9:00AM-5:30PM

Need Approval to Attend?
Download and fill out our Student Justification Letter to demonstrate to your supervisor why this is a can't-miss event!

Registration Criteria

Emerging Professionals
Registration Rates: $1989 for nonmembers and $1759 for DIA members. Separate pricing available for Charitable/Academic and Government Employees

Professionals working in health product development, regulation, and related fields, with fewer than five years experience.

Registration Rates: $400
*The deadline to submit an application as a student or patient advocate is June 13. Download the application here.

Undergraduate or graduate students who can demonstrate they are enrolled in a full-time degree or certificate granting, academic program in a recognized academic institution, or individuals currently conducting a full-time internship at the time of registration and start of the meeting.

Download and complete the Student Registration Form and you will be contacted by DIA’s customer support team to complete your registration and ensure eligibility for the student rate.

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