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)
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:
Korea, Republic of
469 companies participating in this year’s program:
Abon Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Adaptive Pharmacogenomics, LLC
Administración Nacional De Medicamentos, Alimentos Y Tecnología Médica (ANMAT)
ADS Pharma Consulting, LLC
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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.
Almac Clinical Technologies LLC
American Association For Cancer Research
APCO Worldwide Inc.
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Arnold & Porter LLP
Association of Clinical Research Organizations
Astellas Pharma US
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Austrian Medicinal and Medical Device Agency (AGES )
Bass Biopharm Consulting Group LLC
Baxter HealthCare Corporation
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals
BD Medical Pharmaceutical Systems
Beardsworth Consulting Group Inc.
Becker & Associates Consulting, Inc.
Beijing Novartis Pharma Co., Ltd.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Biologics Consulting Group
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
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Cape Cod Clinical Research, Inc. (CCCRI)
Carol Bognar Consulting, LLC
Celtic Therapeutics Development
Center For Communication Compliance (CCC)
Center for Drug Evaluation
Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation
Central Drugs Standard Control Organization
Centre For Innovation In Regulatory Science (CIRS)
Charles River Laboratories
Children's Hospital Colorado
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Childrens National Medical Center
CINECA Inter-University Consortium
Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Coalition for Healthcare Communication
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation
Comisión Federal Para La Protección Contra Riesgos Sanitarios (COFEPRIS)
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Comprehensive Clinical Development
Court Square Group Inc.
Critical Path Institute
CTB Solutions, Inc.
CytImmune Sciences, Inc.
DAC Patient Recruitment Services
Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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
Edwards Lifesciences LLC
Eisai Co., Ltd.
Eli Lilly and Company
Elite Research Network
EMD Serono, Inc.
Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc
Erasmus University Medical Center
Erudita Biotechnical LLC
European Medicines Agency, European Union
ew hulihan and associates, inc.
Excelen Performance, Inc.
Executive Consultant Services
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
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
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
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
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 Decisions Inc.
Health ResearchTx LLC
Healthcare Communications Group, Inc.
HealthCare IT, Inc.
Healthcare Technology Systems
Hecker & Associates, 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
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
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.
KAI Research Inc.
Kelly Services, Inc.
KMR Group, Inc.
Labcorp Clinical Trials
Liberty Consulting Group
Life Science Marketing
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)
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.
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
MMS Holdings Inc.
Morris Consulting Group, LLC
Mulcahy Consulting, LLC
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
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
NDA Partners, LLC
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
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Paarlberg & Associates LLC
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Patient Research Partner, OMERACT
Pearl Therapeutics, Inc.
Pew Prescription Project
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
PharSafer Associates Ltd.
Premier Research Group Ltd.
Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA)
Proclin Therapeutic Research
Project & Portfolio Value Creation
Public Health Resources, LLC
QA Edge, Inc.
Quality Associates, Inc.
Quantitative Solutions, Inc.
Quorum Review IRB
Radiant Sage, LLC
RH Bouchard & Associates Inc.
Roche Products ltd
Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center
RPS (ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc)
Sager Consulting Experts
SAIC/National Institutes of Health
Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals, a Novartis Company
SAPA (Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association)
Schulman Associates IRB, Inc.
Science Branding Communications
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)
Sheridan Healthcare, Inc.
Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Inc.
Shire Specialty Pharmaceuticals
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
SJ Pharma Consulting
State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA)
Strategic Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Consultant
Synageva BioPharma Corporation
Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
Target Health Inc.
Technical University of Denmark
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
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
TradeStone QA LLC
Training Extension, div. of Pastor Consulting, Inc
Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development
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)
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Virginia Commonwealth University
VU University Medical Center
Waife & Associates Inc
WCI Consulting Limited
Western Institutional Review Board
Wheeler Biopharm Consulting, LLC
Widler & Schiemann AG
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
World Health Information Science Consultants (WHISCON)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Yonsei University; KoNECT
Zhejiang Beta Pharma Inc.