Drug Information Association Conference Discusses Current Concerns and Strategies for Success in Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management

Published: Dec 20, 2012

HORSHAM, PA.—The DIA Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Strategies 2013 Annual Meeting will be held January 14-16 in Washington, D.C., at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. The three-day program will provide expert insight from around the world into the issues and challenges affecting the safety of drug products and biologics through all phases of global product development and implementation.

Discussions from high-level pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and regulatory professionals will focus on new and updated legislation in various ICH regions, the regulatory framework for pharmacovigilance, challenges of implementing risk-assessment and risk-management plans, the impact of social media, and the role of epidemiology in safety analysis. “Understanding these various aspects that impact product safety is a vital step for industry professionals to assess and manage risk,” said DIA Program Chairperson, Mariette Boerstoel-Streefland. “The program provides essential tools to navigate these challenges within the global scope of drug safety.”

The conference will begin with a keynote address on the history, current state, and future of industry drug safety and risk-assessment delivered by David Goldsmith, MD, President and Senior Consultant at Goldsmith Pharmacovigilance and Systems.

Featured program sessions will include:

• Regulatory Updates From the FDA, presented by Gerald J. Dal Pan, Director of the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration

• What’s New in Japan – Practicalities of Implementation of Risk Management Plans, moderated by Shinya Yamauchi, Operating Officer at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Japan

• Social Media Panel Discussion, moderated by Elizabeth E. Garrard, Chief Safety OfficerDrug Safety Alliance, Inc., United States

Register here for the Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Strategies 2013 event.

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ABOUT DIA: DIA is a neutral, global, professional and member-driven association of nearly 18,000 professionals involved in the discovery, development and lifecycle management of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and related health care products. Through our international educational offerings and myriad networking opportunities, DIA provides a global forum for knowledge exchange that fosters the innovation of products, technologies and services to improve health and well-being worldwide. Headquarters are in Horsham, Pa., USA, with offices in Basel, Switzerland; Tokyo, Japan; Mumbai, India; Beijing, China; Washington, D.C.; and Latin America. Visit our website at www.diahome.org; follow DIA on Facebook, Twitter (#druginfoassn), LinkedIn, Flickr and YouTube.

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