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Opening Plenary and Keynote Address
"There’s going to be a network of people coming into your future. They
want to be your partner. They want to be your friend. Your question is: How will you let them in?”
- Jamie Heywood
The Opening Plenary featured the Keynote Address by Jamie Heywood. One of the
world’s leaders in using technology to transform the future of health care, Jamie is the Founding Director
of the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s first nonprofit biotechnology company, and Co-Founder
and Chairman of PatientsLikeMe, an innovative web community that allows patients to pool their disease and
treatment experiences to advance medicine.
IMAGINE the possibilities
John Lennon Painting by Stephen Fishwick,
demonstrated during the Opening Plenary.
Opening Reception and DIA's 50th Anniversary Celebration
DIA Global Chief Executive Barbara Lopez Kunz and
DIA President Minnie Baylor-Henry cut the 50th Anniversary cake.
Participants Celebrating DIA's 50th Anniversary at the DIA Booth
|The Walking Gallery, Featuring Artist and Patient Activist Regina Holliday
DIA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration included a gathering of The Walking Gallery, a patient empowerment movement founded by Artist Regina Holliday.
At left, a participant wears a jacket adorned with hand-painted artwork created by the artist.
Regina Holliday’s Inspiring Work
New Approaches to International Collaboration Between Regulators Part 1 of 2
Starting with the original ICH partners, this forum explored how the model of regulatory collaboration is evolving from traditional harmonization and information sharing models to strategic coalitions and work-sharing initiatives.
New Approaches to International Collaboration Between Regulators Part 2 of 2
Building on Part 1, this Part 2 forum discussed regulatory collaboration efforts in a wider international context and with a wider group of regulators. The specific role of WHO and non- governmental organizations were also addressed.
DIA President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in World Health
Jamie Heywood, accepting the DIA President’s Award for
Outstanding Achievement in World Health, with
DIA President Minnie Baylor-Henry.
The DIA President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in World Health is the organization’s highest award, given in recognition of the significant, innovative contributions of an individual, group of individuals, or an organization to the improvement of global health. This year's award was presented to PatientsLikeMe.
1st Annual Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K
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Health Care's Revolutionary Printing Press? 3D Printing - Blue Sky and Regulatory Path
Disruptive technology and health care are not usually used in the same sentence. We don't hear "Let's print out a new drug" or "How about a new ear" every day either. While news articles have only speculated about how 3D printing could revolutionize drug discovery and tissue regeneration, the technology is already being used in certain areas of health care.
PMDA Town Hall
Representatives from the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) explained its current services and the Japanese drug regulation, future initiatives/challenges for faster review and better life cycle management of drugs.
Europe Town Hall
In addition to discussing some of the scientific and regulatory challenges facing regulators and industry in Europe, this forum also showcased what is being done to support biopharmaceutical R&D, in particular through the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), benefiting both industry and public health
Enabling Participants' Access to the Electronic Clinical Trial Data: The Blue Button Project
Historically, patients participating in clinical trials do not have an easy way to receive or use the clinical
data generated during a trial to improve their personal health and wellness. Using the Blue Button standard
launched by the White House, patients are empowered to use their individual electronic clinical data to improve
their overall health and wellness.
Organs on a Chip: The Future of Efficacy and Safety Testing
Panelists discussed progress being made
in our ability to grow human organs on microchips.
Inaugural Power Up! Session
This inaugural Power Up!
session breaks the mold of the traditional DIA Annual Meeting Program Offering
with a series of 5-minute presentations delivered by attendees sharing unique stories.
is the winner for the most tweets
during the PowerUp! Session.
DIA Wall of History
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An International Approach to Benefit-Risk Assessment of Medicines: An Evaluation by a Consortium of
Panelists discussed the Heads of Agencies Consortium, which consists of the TGA, Health Canada, and the HSA to
review challenges and opportunities for developing a systematic structured approach to the Benefit-risk assessment
of medicines and the outcome of their studies.
The Patient Point-of-View: An Unrehearsed but Revealing Conversation to Rectify Patient
A diverse panel of clinical trial patients provided personal accounts of their clinical trial experiences,
including hurdles and obstacles they have encountered.
Challenges and Opportunities Facing FDA’s International Posts
Directors of FDA’s international offices in China, India, and Latin America discussed the major activities
of FDA’s international posts, how the international offices align with other FDA Centers and Office of
Regulatory Affairs, and the challenges they face in advancing the FDA mission internationally.
Power Up! Session
This inaugural Power Up! session breaks the mold of the traditional DIA Annual Meeting Program Offering with a
series of 5-minute presentations delivered by attendees sharing unique stories.
PHT Corporation to Sponsor Fundraiser for Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego at DIA Annual Meeting
Visitors to PHT Booth #1204 had the chance to spin a colorful wheel and have the donation amount landed on added
to PHT’s fundraising total for the Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. The PHT Corporation team
including, Founder Dr. Stephen Raymond and President/CEO Phil Lee, present the proceeds of the fundraiser to Tanya
Eraca of Rady Children's Hospital on Wednesday, June 18.
CDER Town Hall (Part 1 of 2)
This roundtable with CDER leadership included discussion and updates on regulatory changes, and hot topics at CDER.
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