Basel, Switzerland (Vocus) August 12, 2008
The Drug Information Association (DIA) will host the first Innovation Forum (29-30 September; London, UK). This brand new conference will feature experts from the European Medicines Agency (EMEA), the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), the European Commission, European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises (EBE), EuropaBio, Eucomed and senior industry representatives.
Session topics will include:
- Innovation in Europe - Future Challenges
- Innovative Medicines Initiative
- Qualification of Biomarkers and Novel Methodologies
- Role of EMEA in Relation to Innovation
- EU Commission and EMEA Implementation
- EU Commission and EMEA Implementing Technical Requirements
- Risk Management, Pharmacovigilance and Traceability
- GMP and GCP Issues
Participants will be briefed on the latest initiatives in Europe to support innovation in research and development and will be able to share the FDA experience with the implementation of the Critical Path Initiative and coordination with the EU initiatives. The conference will provide a platform to discuss the implementation of the European Parliament and Council Regulation on Advanced Therapy and the EMEA draft technical guidelines.
About the Drug Information Association (DIA)
The Drug Information Association serves more than 30,000 professionals in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, regulatory agencies, contract research and patient organisations worldwide. Through its domestic and international meetings, training courses, workshops and webinars, the DIA provides a neutral global forum for the exchange of information critical to the advancement of the drug discovery and lifecycle management processes. Headquartered in Horsham, PA, USA, and with offices in Basel, Switzerland, Tokyo, Japan, and Mumbai, India, the Association is led by its volunteer-based Board of Directors and executive management team. For more information, visit http://www.diahome.org or call 215-442-6100.
Joe.Krasowski @ diahome.org
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