FDA Commissioner Hamburg to Discuss Collaboration at DIA’s 2013 49th Meeting

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Leaders of the world’s most influential drug regulatory agencies share their views.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg will discuss collaboration among global drug regulatory agencies at the DIA 2013 49th Annual Meeting in Boston on June 24. The session, titled Cooperation Among Regulators: Impact on Stakeholders, will explore how interagency actions and strategic communications can facilitate efforts to improve the safety and effectiveness of medical product development and access.

Hamburg will be joined by European Medicines Agency Executive Director Guido Rasi and Paul Glover, assistant deputy minister of the Health Products and Food Branch at Health Canada.

“This unique forum will highlight the collaboration of these key regulatory agencies, and how it benefits our vital work of developing and making available lifesaving therapies for patients around the world,” said Susan Cantrell, director of DIA North America.

As FDA’s top official, Hamburg is committed to strengthening programs and policies that enable the agency to carry out its mission to protect and promote public health. Her participation at the DIA 2013 49th Annual Meeting will set the stage to foster collaboration and drive conversation between decision-makers and stakeholders on the development and regulation of safe and effective medical products.

What: Cooperation Among Regulators: Impact on Stakeholders at the DIA 2013 49th Annual Meeting

Where: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston

When: 2:30–4 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013

ABOUT DIA: DIA is a neutral, global, professional and member-driven association of nearly 18,000 professionals involved in the discovery, development and life cycle 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 diahome.org and follow DIA at: LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and Pinterest.

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