Monday, June 24 Highlights

DIA 2013 49th Annual Meeting Session 135 - Cooperation Among Regulators: Impact on Stakeholders

This afternoon, executive leadership from Health Canada, the European Medicines Agency (EU) and the US FDA return to DIA’s Annual Meeting as Paul Glover, MBA (Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products & Food Branch, Health Canada), Emer Cooke (Head of International and European Cooperation, European Medicines Agency) and FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, MD, convene their second panel discussion on global regulatory collaboration.

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Breaking News:


The US Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited decision in Association of Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. on the patent eligibility of DNA molecules. On its face, the ruling may appear clear cut – but is it? And what will be the effects of the ruling going forward?

Just added to our DIA 2013 49th Annual Meeting program, the panel discussion SCOTUS DNA Patent Ruling: Implications for the Industry (3:30PM on Wednesday June 26 in Room 101) will explore the complexity of the issue of DNA patents, the uncertainties raised by this ruling, and look beyond the specifics toward its future implications for the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors.

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Volunteer Leadership Highlights Opening Plenary

Ling Su "DIA opened my eyes to a new world...we are more in tune to global issues."
- Ling Su, DIA President
  In the Opening Plenary

This morning’s Opening Plenary featured elected DIA volunteer leadership, meeting program leadership, entertainment by Shapelogy, North America volunteer award winners from our global member network, and a keynote address from an innovative visionary whose career embodies our meeting theme, Dr. Daniel Kraft.

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Welcome Patient Advocate Fellows

DIA’s Patient Advocate Fellowship Program supports the Annual Meeting participation of patient advocacy and patient group representatives, which provides opportunities for them to strengthen and support their collaborations with policy makers, health care professionals, industry representatives and other important groups. Twenty Advocates were selected to participate in this year’s program.

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Documentaries Spotlight Rare Disease Community

RARETo help Attendees hear the patient’s voice more clearly and understand the patient perspective, we are pleased to present two film documentaries, brought to you by The Kauffman Foundation, on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Tuesday’s documentary is RARE.

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2013 Volunteer Award Winners

Freda Lewis-Hall, MD

Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, FAPA, recipient of the Distinguished Career Award

Because DIA members, volunteers and leadership work toward our shared vision around the world, DIA presents our annual volunteer awards at the annual meeting or flagship meeting in each region. Volunteers who have contributed greatly to DIA’s legacy in North America received their awards at a special dinner on Saturday, June 22.

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Professional Poster Sessions

Visit the Professional Posters Sessions Tuesday and Wednesday in the Exhibit Hall for our chance to Win a Kindle Fire HD!

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