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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 engage with students and emerging professionals from around the world.

Program Highlights

Student and Emerging Professionals Forum
June 27 | 11:00AM-12:00PM ET

Student and Young Professionals Resume Workshop
June 27 | 1:00-2:00PM ET

DIA Fellows’ Award for Best Student Proposal

The DIA Fellows Award for Best Student Proposal Competition is designed to:

  • Foster further engagement between members of DIA’s Student Chapters, students at schools throughout the US, and DIA as a whole
  • Provide an opportunity for students to propose viable solutions to current challenges throughout the drug development and utilization lifecycle
  • Provide significant visibility and engagement for the winning team within the regulatory, biopharmaceutical and healthcare products, academic, patient, and CRO communities

Each year, DIA will issue one or more specific challenges to which students are invited to respond. The competition will be judged by a Committee of DIA Fellows, who are among our most experienced and engaged members and who encompass a broad range of expertise. 2021 will serve as a pilot year for the program.

Finalist and winners will have the opportunity for very high visibility and engagement within the global regulatory, biopharmaceutical and healthcare products, academic, patient, and CRO communities. Representatives from each finalist team will be given an opportunity to present their work at the DIA 2021 Global Annual Meeting, with the Award presented to the winning team at the time. View the full competition guidelines here.


April 30: Proposals Due
May 14: Teams notified of initial evaluation results, with finalist teams invited to participate in the DIA 2021 Global Annual Meeting
May 21: Finalist teams to confirm their participation in the Global Annual Meeting (a virtual event in 2021)
June 5: Finalist presentation recordings due to DIA (information to be provided)
June 27-July 1: Presentations viewed at the Global Annual Meeting, Q&A with judges, and winner announced

View the full competition guidelines, eligibility, and submission requirements. Questions? Contact us at

Registration Criteria

Registration to the virtual DIA 2021 Global Annual Meeting includes the sessions selected in this program as well as access to the other 200+ live and on-demand sessions across 13 educational tracks, our ePoster gallery, networking sessions, and the virtual exhibit hall.

Registration Rates: Complimentary

Students eligible for complimentary registration rates must provide documentation of enrollment of at least 12 undergraduate hours or 9 graduate hours annually in a degree or certificate-granting academic program in an accredited academic institution, whose content is consistent with the mission of DIA. Students who are currently employed full-time are not eligible. Documentation required for the application include your student identification and your 2020-2021 course schedule.
The deadline to submit an application is June 15.

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