DIA Global Annual Meeting 2020


Written by:
David Wilkerson

In light of the recent pandemic that has spread throughout the world, it is with great excitement to know that much of the invaluable content, communication, and community that defines the upcoming DIA 2020 Global Annual Meeting will still go on, in the digital realm. The lively panel presentations, insightful Q&A sessions, and deep community exchanges you've come to expect will still be carried on, through DIA's digital technology. Details on this new digital learning and networking platform are mentioned below if you or your team are interested in participating. In the meantime, please save the dates of June 14th - 18th!    

For such large scale virtual events as DIA 2020 Global Annual Meeting, it can quickly become overwhelming for a team of company attendees, particularly if limited in size. With so much potential activities to cover, making the most of your time and investment is key, so we’ve put a few tips together for planning out your online experience:     

Know the area and activities 

The DIA Annual Meeting is the largest, longest-running event in the life sciences industry designed to foster the international exchange of insights to improve health globally through the advancement of new therapeutics and technologies. DIA 2020 will virtually host thousands of professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries from more than 50 countries around the globe. For more than 50 years, DIA has provided the world’s largest platform for life science professionals to network and address current healthcare challenges.      

With constant changes in the overall product development landscape, it’s imperative for life science professionals to hear from and network with key decision-makers and stakeholders. DIA 2020 welcomes more than 400 government representatives and nearly four dozen regulatory authorities. The pharmaceutical, biopharma, and medical device communities will explore solutions and the processes that allow for global improvement of therapeutics that provide patient-positive outcomes. There will be no other event like DIA 2020 with plenty of sessions, multiple ways to learn, over a dozen education tracks, continuing education opportunities, and a virtual exhibit hall. You’ll build on what you already know, make connections, gain skills and insights, and be part of the fuel for the next great step in global health. For more information please check out the links to the 13 education tracks below:        

If you’re interested in reviewing the full program agenda, here you will find the complete list of virtual events, workshops, speaker sessions, and other events. Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.        

Identify the right companies to meet

Even though the DIA 2020 Annual Meeting is going virtual this year, there will still be plenty of opportunities to meet with all types of companies and gain new business contacts. Propelled by the ideas of thousands of attendees, the DIA 2020 Global Annual Meeting will bring together patients, industry, regulators, and academia from all divisions of the product life cycle. It’s the intersection of science, healthcare, and regulation, with no barriers, just a catalyst for thoughtful dialogue and debate. DIA, founded as the Drug Information Association, provides a global platform where stakeholders can openly and freely exchange knowledge information and insights beyond boundaries to advance innovation in healthcare product development and lifecycle management globally.   

Virtual Activities:

  • Monday morning plenary session and Keynote speaker 
  • Sessions spanning 13 tracks
  • Significant global, regulatory authority presence, and expertise
  • DIAmond sessions discussing controversial topics
  • Pre-conference short courses and student forum
  • Varied learning formats, including: Engage and Exchange, Content Hubs, Community Round Tables, and more 
  • Newly designed virtual exhibit hall

Find out who’s attending 

If your team is available, join DIA 2020 prior to the meeting on June 14 for the preconference short courses. These short courses are a great primer and are designed to enhance your knowledge in a broad or specific area for your day-to-day job functions. There will be about a dozen short courses to select from such as “Core Labeling Short Course” and “Preparing for a US FDA Advisory Committee Meeting” to name a few. Short courses are an additional fee to the meeting registration cost. Another great virtual networking experience for your team will be the community round table discussions. These in-depth networking opportunities are designed to carry learning and debate from sessions to real-life application and discussion. Many of the discussions will include Session Chairs and speakers. 

If you have a few extra minutes during the conference, be sure to check out the content hubs section! This non-traditional mix of learning and networking is specifically designed for small groups to connect with others that share the same interests. Interact with community leaders and have meaningful discussions to gain rapid insight in subjects that are important to your team and business. While there are plenty of opportunities to meet and network with fellow attendees during DIA 2020, also be sure to download a PDF of the conference schedule beforehand. The Schedule At-A-Glance will give you a sneak peek at virtual sessions, specific event times and exhibit hours. To download a PDF of the conference schedule, just click the link above and fill out the short form. 

Meet up with Zymewire

While we may not be virtually attending DIA 2020 this year, we’d still like to hear from you! Let us know about your experiences, and how your company preps for events to maximize ROI. If you would like to learn more about how teams and service providers around the world are getting more face to face meetings with the right prospects, reach out for a demo today!

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