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DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting

June 14-18, 2015
Washington, DC

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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GO Access Presentations

Access Meeting Presentations

Full conference and one-day registrants will have access to presentation PDFs until Friday, December 18, 2015.

To Access PDFs:

  • Visit www.diaglobal.org/dia2015presentations
  • Login using your DIA user ID and password
  • Select the track and offering name or use the search feature to find the offering name
  • Select “View Presentation” under the presenter’s name

GO Poster Program Results

DIA Annual Meeting Professional Poster SessionProfessional Posters

We would like to take the opportunity to thank the 90+ Professional Poster Presenters that presented their work in this year’s Annual Meeting Program.   In addition, we would like to extend our thanks to those Professional Poster Presenters that presented in this year’s first ever Poster Theater.

RESULTS ARE IN! Voted Best Professional Posters were selected by this year’s Attendees.

1st Place: Ex-US Sites in A Multinational Study: Should They Be Included Under a US IND or Not?, Jacqueline M. Kline, PhD, Senior Director Global Regulatory Affairs, Eisai Inc.

2nd Place: Clinical Monitoring Liaison, a New Oversight Role as a Practical Approach to Sponsor Involvement in Outsourced Trials, Annelies Legters, MS, Director Clinical Operations Europe, FORUM Pharmaceuticals International BV, Netherlands

3rd Place: Exploration of Protocol Complexity Factors and Impact on Protocol Variance Rates in a Subset of Clinical Trials, Paige Ellison Manager, Clinical Trial Management, Seattle Genetics, Inc.

DIA 2015Student Posters

Twenty students from all over the joined us in Washington, DC to present their original research.  Student Poster winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners) were announced and recognized on Monday, June 15.  Please join us in congratulating this year’s student poster presenters!

1st Place: Role of Purinergic P2X4Rs in Regulating Dopamine Dependent Signaling Cascades within Basal Ganglia Circuitry, Presented by Sheraz Khoja, MSc: University of Southern California

2nd Place: The Signaling Effects of Stacked FDA Designations, Presented by Kathleen Miller, MS, PhD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

3rd Place: Spontaneous Adverse Drug Reactions Reporting by Patients in Canada: A Multi-Method Study, Presented by Rania Dweik: University of Ottawa, Canada

GO Message from the Program Co-Chair

DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting

Dear Colleague,

Mobilizing medical insight, discovery and invention to help patients is a team effort. Patients and their families expect that we will work collaboratively and use our collective skills to improve health – as efficiently and quickly as possible. No doubt, collaboration is a skill and a challenge. Honing that skill and exploring the challenge requires conversation and expression. The DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting gathering in Washington, DC, is the perfect place to pursue our shared mission to improve health and well-being, and to learn how to be great partners in drug development from each other.

To that end, I am honored to serve as Program Co-Chair of the DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting, alongside Dr. Christopher Austin, Director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Dr. Austin and I join together at a time when collaboration throughout the research and health care communities can accelerate the generation and implementation of innovations for patients.

The DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting gives us a special place and time to connect with people and organizations with cutting-edge ideas to accelerate development of new therapies and explore and exchange ways to enhance health and well-being – from engaging with patients to applying information technologies that shift how we work with each other.  

By participating in the insightful and stimulating sessions offered this year, you will have unprecedented access to thought leaders from global and regional regulatory agencies and constituents in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical products industry in a collegial environment where improving health is the common goal.

The sessions are many and the topics thought provoking and informative. They include:

Disruptive Forces in Health Care Innovation: Where Are They Leading Us?
Breakthrough Medicines or Affordable Health Care: Do We Have to Choose?
Operationalizing the Pragmatic Clinical Trial: The Role of PCORI and the Pharmaceutical Industry
International Regulatory Convergence: Collaboration, Cooperation and Global Governance
The Future of Clinical Trial Data Sharing
An Insider’s View of Cooperation Between the EMA and CDER/FDA: Question Time

The DIA Annual Meeting is a forum – a community – for you to further build the skills necessary to pioneer new patient therapies in the 21st Century. Together with my DIA colleagues, I hope you will join us next month in Washington, DC. I look forward to meeting you.


Michael Rosenblatt, MD
Michael Rosenblatt, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Merck & Co. Inc.
DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair

GO Meeting Highlights

Content Schedule Now Available            

DIA 2015 Content Schedule


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Meeting Highlights 

The DIA Annual Meeting, the largest multidisciplinary event that brings together a global network of life sciences professionals to foster innovation that will lead to the development of safe and effective medical products and therapies to patients.

The DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting is packed with 245+ educational offerings over 20 tracks on today’s hottest topics, including:

DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting provides the best opportunity to meet with people from around the world, share your views and knowledge, network, and build new relationships.

GO Onsite Final Program

DIA 2015 Final ProgramStart Planning Your Agenda Today!

Just released, the onsite final program is now available for you to start planning your schedule for the Annual Meeting. Even though registered attendees will get their own personal copy upon checking in with registration, take some time now to build your schedule, identify room locations and plan your day. Everything you need to know about DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting can be found in the final program: Schedule At-A-Glance, Meeting Highlights, Networking Opportunities, Exhibiting Companies, Glossary of Terms and  Much More!

View Onsite Final Program

GO The Walking Gallery

The Walking Gallery

The Walking Gallery

Join us on Monday, June 15 from 4:00-6:00PM in the DIA Booth #1523 (Exhibit Hall) as we gather and welcome members of The Walking Gallery, a patient empowerment movement founded by Artist Regina Holliday.

Current Walking Gallery members interested in joining us at the Opening Reception can RSVP to Julie.Ho@diahome.org

DIA Annual Meeting Participants who are interested in joining The Walking Gallery as a walking member must contact Regina Holliday (via Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn) prior to the Annual Meeting Watch The Walking Gallery of Health Care

Watch The Walking Gallery of Health Care

GO About DIA 2015

The DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting is the largest multidisciplinary event that brings together a community of life sciences professionals at all levels and across all disciplines come together each June all with a common goal to foster innovation that will lead to the development of safe and effective medical products and therapies to patients.

DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting will:
  • Provide a global unbiased platform to raise the level of discussion to facilitate innovation that will change the future of health care
  • Provide comprehensive coverage of the full development and life cycle management of process for all health care products
  • Offer a holistic and integrated approach to the development life cycle management of regulated health care products

DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting provides the best opportunity to meet with people from around the world, share your views and knowledge, network, and build new relationships.