Frequently Asked Questions
Will there be a Face-to-Face Event?
No, after much discussion, consideration, and taking into account the health and safety of our entire DIA Community, the DIA Europe 2021 will be offered only virtually, on 15-19 March 2021. While we are disappointed that we will not meet in person in Basel, Switzerland, the DIA Community has worked together to create an incredible, mission-driven event that is virtually unbound by time and space!
Is registration open for DIA Europe 2021 Virtual Meeting?
Yes, and we’d love to see you! You can register here.
Why did DIA decide to transition DIA Europe 2021 to a Virtual Meeting?
DIA’s mission—to work across the healthcare continuum to ensure patients have the therapies needed—couldn’t be more essential. Recognizing that this mission is global and timeless, we wanted to provide a digital venue that serves as an outlet for channeling the purpose and passion of our stakeholders and serves as an information source to the world. We must continue to encourage and support scientific and technological knowledge-sharing for public health impact in all forms. The virtual space and the support of our unwavering stakeholders makes that possible this year.
When will the Virtual Meeting take place?
The virtual meeting will take place 15-19 March 2021, CET. There will be no face-to-face DIA Europe this year. We hope to welcome you all at the next face-to-face DIA Europe, from 29-31 March 2022 in Brussels, Belgium.
What are the advantages of the Virtual Meeting?
We’re glad you asked! The DIA Europe 2021 Program Committee has worked hard to maintain all the scientific content that is a hallmark of DIA. The interactive, multi-day event will remain—and will stay true to our focus theme this year: “Advancing Health Priorities”. We’ll be joined by experts and regulatory authorities from around the world, and our popular learning tracks and DIAmond sessions are back!
Virtually, though, there will be even more flexibility for both networking and learning. Live content sessions will be augmented with virtual chat sessions, allowing for real-time interaction with the speakers during their presentation! Missed a session? No problem! All registered attendees will have full access to recordings for two months after the meeting is over (until 19 May 2021).
With a breadth of exhibitor offerings, including showcased landing pages, highlighted learning sections, and 1:1 networking space for attendees, together we will advance science and technology for public health impact, making those connections regardless of where we sit physically.
What if I can’t attend the Virtual Meeting live? Will sessions be recorded?
Yes, all sessions presented virtually will be recorded and made available post-meeting (except those where the faculty member did not agree with the recording). All registered attendees will have full access to recordings for two months after the meeting is over (until 19 May 2021).
When will the recordings be made available?
Most recordings will be available few hours upon the conclusion of the session, with the remaining posted shortly after.
Can I transfer my registration to a colleague?
Yes, if you can’t attend the virtual meeting, you may transfer your registration to a colleague. Deadline for name change: 12 March 2021. Registration transfer is possible only if you have not logged in to the virtual platform yet. In this case, please contact us.
What is the attendee cancellation policy?All cancellations must be made in writing and be received at the DIA office in Basel four weeks prior to the event start date. Cancellations are subject to an administrative fee:
- Industry (Member/Non-member) € 200.00
- Academia/Charitable/Government/Non-profit (Full-time) (Member/Non-member) € 100.00
- Tutorial cancellation: € 50.00
For cancellations after this date, or if the delegate fails to attend the meeting, no refund of fees will be given.
How can I network virtually?
Our meeting platform, which will have AI-powered matchmaking functionality, will enable you to contact and schedule meetings with other attendees and with exhibitors.
The DIA Global App will also be available during the meeting. Therefore, you can network leveraging the Activity Feed and Messaging features. The login information will be sent out closer to the virtual meeting date to the email associated with your order. Please check your SPAM Filter, as this email comes from our App provider.
We are also looking into further networking options including lunch breaks, networking events, and more!
Networking event highlights:
- 1:1 Networking
- Speed Networking
- Round table discussions
- Hackathon Primer
What are the technical requirements to attend the Virtual Meeting?
Attendees can access the virtual meeting platform via a Web browser. Most browsers will work with the platform.
How can I ensure full access to the virtual conference?
Please note that some institutions use web filtering technologies to prevent access to undesired or malicious websites. In rare cases, these web filtering services can also prevent access to other sites. To prevent that any organizational web filtering that would block your access to the DIA Europe 2021 congress site, please ask your network administrator to add https://diaeurope.cmvirtual.eu to the list of trusted web sites on your company’s firewall.
How can I help?
DIA is always looking for volunteers, members, speakers, donors, Community members, and more! During this critical time, there are many ways you can support DIA’s mission and financial stability. Here are some ideas:
- Make an individual tax-deductible charitable donation.
- Join DIA as a member.
- Contribute your time and/or insights as part of our volunteer team. Just contact us.
- Get intelligent insights instantly, with a subscription to DIA Now.
We want to hear from you! Please stay in touch with any additional comments, questions, or suggestions you may have as we transition to a bolder, broader learning experience—from in-person, to beyond!
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