Drug Information Association gathers at Philly Convention Center

The Horsham-based Drug Information Association will hold its 48th annual meeting beginning Monday morning at the Philadelphia Convention Center

The theme of this year's convention is "Collaborate to Innovate." Meetings, panels and forums run through Thursday. A link to the official program is here.

Mayor Michael Nutter is scheduled to welcome the approximately 7,500 attendees Monday morning.

DIA has folks from the pharmaceutical industry, as well as regulatory personnel from the United States and the rest of the World.

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and her counterparts from Health Canada and the European Medicines Agency will discuss inter-agency collaboration Monday afternoon.

Some of the DIA leaders will engage in a round-table discussion. That group includes

• Ling Su, President, DIA Board of Directors; Senior Vice President and Head of Development Greater China Region, Beijing Novartis Pharma Co., Ltd.

• Paul Pomerantz, DIA Worldwide Executive Director

• Sandra Kweder, MD, DIA Board Member; Deputy Director, Office of New Drugs, CDER, FDA

• Craig Lipset, DIA 2012 Program Chair; Head of Clinical Innovation, Worldwide Research & Development, Pfizer Inc

The schedule has 895 speakers.

Here is list of companies, countries and agencies involved in the convention. Yes, a quiz is possible later.

 Agency (Abbreviation, Country)

Administración Nacional De Medicamentos, Alimentos Y Tecnología Médica (ANMAT, Argentina)

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA, Australia)

Austrian Medicinal and Medical Device Agency (AGES, Austria)

Federal Agency For Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP, Belgium)

Agência Nacional De Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA, Brazil)

Health Canada (Canada)

State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA, China)

Federal Institute For Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM, Germany)

Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (India)

Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA, Italy)

Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA, Japan)

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW, Japan)

Comisión Federal Para La Protección Contra Riesgos Sanitarios (COFEPRIS, Mexico)

Medicines Evaluation Board (Netherlands)

INFARMED (Portugal)

The New Partnership For Africa's Development (NEPAD, South Africa)

Center for Drug Evaluation (Taiwan)

Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health Taiwan

European Medicines Agency, European Union United Kingdom

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA, United Kingdom)

FDA (United States)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ, United States)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (United States)

National Institutes of Health (United States)

US Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC, United States)

HHS (United States)

National Library of Medicine, NIH (United States)

Department of Justice, US Attorney's Office (United States)

National Institute of Aging, NIH (United States)

28 Countries Represented in this year’s speaking faculty:

United States

United Kingdom

















South Africa




Korea, Republic of








469 companies participating in this year’s program:

Abbott Laboratories

Abon Pharmaceuticals, LLC

Access BIO

Accovion GmbH

Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Adaptive Pharmacogenomics, LLC

Administración Nacional De Medicamentos, Alimentos Y Tecnología Médica (ANMAT)

ADS Pharma Consulting, LLC

Adynxx, Inc.

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Agano Solutions

Agência Nacional De Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Alagille Syndrome Alliance

Alfred Mann Biomedical Engineering Institute

Allergan Japan K.K.

Allergan, Inc.


Almac Clinical Technologies LLC

American Association For Cancer Research

Amgen Inc.

Anacor Pharmaceuticals

Analgesic Solutions

APCO Worldwide Inc.

Apotex Inc.

Aptiv Solutions


Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Arnold & Porter LLP

Aspire IRB

Association of Clinical Research Organizations

Astellas Pharma US

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Austrian Medicinal and Medical Device Agency (AGES )

Avos Consulting


Bass Biopharm Consulting Group LLC

Baxter HealthCare Corporation

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals

BBK Worldwide

BD Medical Pharmaceutical Systems

Beardsworth Consulting Group Inc.

Beaufort LLC

Becker & Associates Consulting, Inc.

Beijing Novartis Pharma Co., Ltd.

Bertino Consulting

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

BioClinica, Inc.

Biogen Idec

Biologics Consulting Group

Biomarin Pharmaceuticals

Biosoteria, Inc.

BioStorage Technologies, Inc

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)


BLCMD Associates, LLC

Blue Chip Patient Recruitment


Bridge Clinical Research

Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

BRKuhnert LLC


Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

CAB Inc.

CAC Corporation

Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Cape Cod Clinical Research, Inc. (CCCRI)

Carol Bognar Consulting, LLC


Celgene Corporation

Celtic Therapeutics Development

Center For Communication Compliance (CCC)

Center for Drug Evaluation

Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation

CenterWatch, Inc.

Central Drugs Standard Control Organization

Centre For Innovation In Regulatory Science (CIRS)

Ceptaris Therapeutics

Cerner Corporation

Charles River Laboratories

Children's Hospital Colorado

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

Childrens National Medical Center

CINECA Inter-University Consortium

ClearTrial, LLC

Clinical Ink


Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

CNA Healthpro

Coalition for Healthcare Communication

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

Collegium Pharmaceutical

Columbia University

Comisión Federal Para La Protección Contra Riesgos Sanitarios (COFEPRIS)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

CompleWare Corporation

Comprehensive Clinical Development

Court Square Group Inc.

Covance, Inc.

Critical Path Institute

CSC Healthcare

CTB Solutions, Inc.

Cytel, Inc.

CytImmune Sciences, Inc.

DAC Patient Recruitment Services

Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

DATATRAK International

DAVA Oncology, LP

DaVita Clinical Research

DEKA Research & Development Corp.

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Department of Justice, US Attorney's Office

DLS Healthcare Consulting, LLC

Dr. Floether Consulting

Drexel Partners, LLC

DRR Pharmaceutical R&D Solutions, LLC

Drug Safety Alliance, Inc.

Drug Safety Solutions

D-Target, a Premier Research Company

Duane Morris, LLP

Duke Clinical Research Institute

Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy

Duke University Medical Center

DWD & Associates, Inc.

Dynport Vaccine Company LLC CSC

Eastern Michigan University

EastHORN Clinical Services CEE


eClinicalHealth Limited

Edison Ventures

Edwards Lifesciences LLC

Eisai Co., Ltd.

Eli Lilly and Company

Elite Research Network

EMC Corporation

EMD Serono, Inc.

Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc

Entimo AG


Erasmus University Medical Center


Erudita Biotechnical LLC

European Medicines Agency, European Union

ew hulihan and associates, inc.

Excelen Performance, Inc.

Exco InTouch

Executive Consultant Services

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

Fairmount Partners




FDA Alumni Association International Network; Merck & Co., Inc.

Federal Agency For Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP)

Federal Institute For Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM)

Feinstein Kean Healthcare

Fermata Pharma, Inc

FHI 360

Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health

Foresight Group International AG

Forest Laboratories, Inc.

Forest Research Institute

GCP Innovative Dynamics, LLC

Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group

Genzyme Corporation

Gilead Sciences, Inc.


GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare

Greenleaf Health, LLC


H. Lundbeck A/S

Haffner Associates, LLC

Hamilton Medical Consultants Group

Hangzhou Tigermed Consulting Co., Ltd

Harpum Consulting Ltd.

Harrison Clinical Research Deutschland GmbH

Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute/Harvard Medical School

Health Canada

Health Decisions Inc.

Health ResearchTx LLC

Healthcare Communications Group, Inc.

HealthCare IT, Inc.

Healthcare Technology Systems

Hecker & Associates, LLC

HeteroGeneity LLC


Hilke Communications, LLC

Hoffman-La Roche Inc.

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.

Horizon Pharma, Inc.

Hyman Phelps & McNamara, PC


ICON Clinical Research


Igate Life Sciences


Illyria Consulting Group, Inc.


INC Research, LLC

Industrial Technology Research Institute

Industrie Sante


Infinity Pharmaceuticals

Inflexxion, Inc.


INTEC Japan Inc.

Inter-American Foundation for Clinical Research (IAFCR)

International Cancer Advocacy Network

International Partnership For Microbicides

International Regulatory Affairs Group LLC

International Society For Translational Medicine (ISTM)

Interop.KBross Consulting, LLC

Intralinks, Inc.

invivodata, Inc.

IriSys, Inc.

Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA)


Janssen AI R&D, LLC

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Janssen Research & Development, LLC

Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Janssen Services, LLC

Johns Hopkins University

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Jubilant Clinsys

KAI Research Inc.

Keio University

Kelly Services, Inc.


Klausrose Consulting

KMR Group, Inc.

Labcorp Clinical Trials

Lehrman Biopharma

Liberty Consulting Group

Life Science Marketing

Liquent, Inc.

Lisman Legal Life Sciences B.V.

London School of Economics

LSK Global PS

Lucy Rose and Associates, LLC

Lupus Foundation of America


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Mayo Clinic

Meade and Roach, LLP

Medanta Duke Research Institute

Medco Research Institute

Medcomm Solutions, LLC


Medical College of Wisconsin

Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA)

Medical University of Vienna


Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

Medicines Evaluation Board

Medicines For Malaria Venture (MMV)

Medidata Solutions Worldwide


Merck & Co., Inc.

Merck Research Laboratories

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Merz Pharmacuticals GmbH

Metrics Champion Consortium

Midwest Clinical Support, Inc.

Milennium Pharmaceuticals

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)

MMS Holdings Inc.

MORIAH Consultants

Morris Consulting Group, LLC


Mulcahy Consulting, LLC

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Musashino University

National Health Council

National Institute of Aging, NIH

National Institutes of Health

National Library of Medicine, NIH

National Organization for Rare Disorders

National Pharmaceutical Council

Nattokushite Iryou Wo Ukerukai

NautaDutilh N.V.

NDA Partners, LLC

Nektar Therapeutics

Neurocare Center for Research

NovaQuest Capital Management

Novartis Consumer Health S.A.

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Novartis Pharma AG

Novartis Pharma K.K.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Novella Clinical Inc.

Novo Nordisk A/S

Novotech (Australia) Pty Ltd


Oracle Health Sciences

ORBee Consulting

Originex Limited

Otsuka Pharmaceutical


Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

Paarlberg & Associates LLC

PAREXEL Consulting

PAREXEL International

Parkinson's Disease Foundation

Patient Advocate

Patient Research Partner, OMERACT

PatientsLikeMe Inc.

PDR Network

Pearl Therapeutics, Inc.

Pegasystems Inc.

Perceptive Informatics

Pew Prescription Project

Pfizer Inc

Pfizer Japan Inc

Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board (PAAB)

Pharmaceutical Intellectual Resource Services LLC

Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)


Pharmanet/I3 Strategic Resourcing

PharmaNet/i3, an inVentiv Health Company

Pharmaron, Inc.


Pharmcontrax, LLC

Pharmica Consulting

PharSafer Associates Ltd.

Philips Respironics

Phlexglobal Limited


PHT Corporation




Premier Research Group Ltd.

Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA)

PRO Consulting

Proclin Therapeutic Research

Programmatic Sciences

Project & Portfolio Value Creation

Proteologics, Ltd.


Public Health Resources, LLC

QA Edge, Inc.

Quality Associates, Inc.

Quantitative Solutions, Inc.

Quantum Biopharma

Quintiles, Inc


Quorum Review IRB

Radiant Sage, LLC

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Reuters Health

RH Bouchard & Associates Inc.

Rho, Inc.


Roche Products ltd

Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center

RPS (ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc)

RPS, Inc.

RTI International

RxTrials, Inc.

Sage Submissions

Sager Consulting Experts

SAIC/National Institutes of Health

SAIC-Frederick, Inc.


Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals, a Novartis Company


Sanofi Oncology

SAPA (Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association)

SAS Institute

Schulman Associates IRB, Inc.

Science Branding Communications

SciLucent LLC

S-Cubed, Ltd.



SEC Associates, Inc.

SELECT Greater Philadelphia

Seoul National University Hospital

SFL Regulatory Affairs and Scientific Communication

SGS Life Science Services

Shanghai Clinical Research Center (SCRC)

Sharlin Consulting

Sheridan Healthcare, Inc.

Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Inc.

Shire Specialty Pharmaceuticals

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

SJ Pharma Consulting

Soltex Consulting

Sparta Systems

State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA)

Statistical Revelations

Strategic Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Consultant

Synageva BioPharma Corporation


Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Targacept Inc.

Target Health Inc.

TeamCommunications Development

Technical University of Denmark

Temple University

Tessella plc

Teva Pharmaceuticals

The Avoca Group Inc.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Clinical Technology

The Corvallis Group LLC

The FAIRE Company, LLC

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

The Kulkarni Law Firm

The Medicines Company

The New Partnership For Africa's Development (NEPAD)

The University of Texas

The Uppsala Monitoring Centre

Theradex Systems

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

TradeStone QA LLC

Training Extension, div. of Pastor Consulting, Inc

Trials Consulting

Trifecta Multimedical

Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development

Tufts University

Tufts University School of Medicine


UCB BioSciences Inc.

United Biosource Corporation

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Amsterdam

University of Maryland University College

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

University of Nebraska Medical Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina School of Public Health

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

University of Washington

Urtech Medical Writing & Consultancy, LLC

US Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC)

Vanderbilt University

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Virginia Commonwealth University

ViroPharma Incorporated

VMS Biomarketing

VU University Medical Center

Waife & Associates Inc

WCI Consulting Limited

WellSpan Health


Western Institutional Review Board

Wheeler Biopharm Consulting, LLC

Widler & Schiemann AG

Workforce Integration

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

World Health Information Science Consultants (WHISCON)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Xceleron Ltd.

XClinical GmbH

Yonsei University; KoNECT

Zhejiang Beta Pharma Inc.