DIA Conference to Provide Expert Guidance on Evolving Electronic Data Management and Submission Processes

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Discussion to Address Emerging Standards, New Regulations and Best Practices in Changing Data Environment

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“Data sharing and data protection are becoming more complex with advances in technology, new regulation standards and the increasing volume of information generated from the drug development process.

The DIA conference EDM and ERS/eCTD: Impact of e-Initiatives on Content and Context will explore how to manage electronic clinical data that are generated in the course of the drug development life cycle while adhering to changing regulatory standards. The meeting, to be held Oct. 15 to 17 in San Diego at the Town and Country Resort Hotel, will share key knowledge on navigating the evolving environment of Electronic Document Management (EDM), and the Electronic Regulatory Submission (ERS) and Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) processes.

“Data sharing and data protection are becoming more complex with advances in technology, new regulation standards and the increasing volume of information generated from the drug development process,” said Susan Cantrell, director of DIA North America. “This conference aims to educate professionals managing and submitting data on how to streamline data management and submission to accelerate drug development in the regulatory framework.”

Thought leaders in electronic data management on the drug development continuum will discuss how to address challenges to best:

  • Ensure compliance.
  • Optimize working with contact resource organizations and cloud computing.
  • Maximize content reuse and metadata.
  • Explain current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and global regulatory agency requirements and future initiatives.

Panels and speakers will include:

  • FDA Update/eCTD Progress Report, Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m.: The FDA regulatory update will be presented by Gary M. Gensinger, deputy director of the Office of Business Informatics, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA. Mark Gray, director of the Division of Data Management Services & Solutions, FDA, will provide an update on current requirements for eCTD management and submissions.
  • Managing Global Labeling Content Alignment, Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m.: Ensuring the accuracy of information intended for regulatory submission is a challenging process that involves the merging of global organizations, functions, regions, languages and systems. Chaired by Laura J. Sherman, training partner of clinical business operations, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., the session will present examples of regulatory audit requests, and reveal how to navigate prescribing and patient information to ensure that labeling data is consistent and accurate.
  • A Career in Submission Production and Support, Oct. 16, 1:30 p.m.: A career in regulatory submissions operations is a lucrative and respected profession, requiring a diverse set of technical and business skills. Christian A. Buckley, associate director of regulatory affairs submissions for Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc., will discuss career experiences with various esteemed professionals and provide advice for boosting professional development in the submission production and support arenas.
  • When Worlds Collide — Information Management Challenges in 21st Century Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships, Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m.: Joseph A. Cipollina, director and e-strategy liaison at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., will explore various aspects of managing the exchange, sharing and consolidation of information between merging companies and developing partnerships.

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; Mumbai, India; Beijing; Washington, D.C.; and Latin America. Visit our website at http://www.diahome.org and follow DIA at: LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and Pinterest.

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