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DIA 2017

June 18, 2017 @ 08:00 - June 22, 2017 @ 17:00 UTC+0

Join our experts at #DIA2017 in Chicago, IL, USA June 18-22, 2017!


The North Building @ McCormick Place, 301 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616

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Driving Ideas into Action

DIA (the Drug Information Association) has been the only global, membership organization dedicated to bringing health care product development professionals together in a trusted, global, neutral environment to share insights and drive action in health care product development and life cycle management. With over 12,000 engaged, global members comprised of professionals from pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, government, students, and patient groups, DIA is the premium resource for individuals seeking to increase their knowledge, connect with global stakeholders and truly drive insights to action in their everyday job functions.

DIA 2017 is the largest global interdisciplinary event that brings together key thought leaders and innovators from industry, academia, regulatory and government agencies, health, patient, and philanthropic organizations from around the globe - and across all disciplines involved in the discovery, development, and life cycle management of health care products. The goal of the DIA Annual Meeting is to provide you and your team with a rare opportunity to build on what you already know in the development of new therapies and accelerate efforts to enhance health and well-being. Attend to meet with people from around the world, share your views and knowledge, experience cross-functional content with real-world application from top speakers in the industry, and network with peers to build new relationships across multiple disciplines. Hear from the top thought-leaders on global, interdisciplinary topics about the future of therapeutics, and how they affect you. Engage in conversations on today’s priorities. They will be offered daily at DIA 2017 by Mapi’s best and brightest!

Mapi's Event Role:

Meet our experts at Booth 301!

Exhibitor ~ Featured Speakers/Presentations


Benoit Arnould, PhD - Senior Director, Patient-centered Outcomes (PCO), Mapi Group

  • Session 04-12: No More Swag Items for Retention, So Now What Do We Do? Did You Get Why Patients Accept (or Not) Their Long-Term Treatment? Results from an EU study Via Carenity Social Platform
  • Session 07-01: Integrating the Patient's Voice Across the Development Program of Rare Diseases; Developing the PKU-QOL: A Long Journey to Integrate the Patients’ Voice into Phenylketonuria Drug Development Programs

Kelly Franchetti, RN, CCRN, CEN - Vice President, Global Patient Insights & Engagement (PI&E), Mapi Group

  • Presentation: The Inclusive Clinical Trial: Involving Diverse Populations in Clinical Trial Design
  • Presentation: A Mutually Beneficial Partnership: Engaging Advocacy and Patient Groups to Assist with Clinical Trial Recruitment
  • Presentation: Medical Affairs Engaging Patients for Post-Marketing Patient Registry

Valerie Powell, MS - Director, Global Patient Insights & Engagement (PI&E), Mapi Group

Valerie has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical space and an advanced degree in Instructional and Performance Technology. She collaborates with behavioral scientists in a number of specialties, conducting qualitative research using a range of methodologies and uncovering insights into the patient experience. Ms. Powell is passionate about learning what matters most to patients and finding the most effective ways to motivate and engage them across the product lifecycle.
  • Session: Tuesday, June 20 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm ~ #259: Novel Techniques for Improving Clinical Trial Subject Retention
  • Presentation: One Size Does Not Fit All: Retention Methods Custom-Designed for Your Specific Patient Population
    • Valerie will share proven techniques and approaches to reduce the number of subjects lost to follow up in a clinical trial and discuss the statistical impact of reducing loss to follow up on the validity of clinical trial results.
    • Learning Objectives: Describe approaches and techniques for decreasing the number of subjects lost-to-follow-up to reduce the impact on study validity.
  • Session: Wednesday, June 21 • 10:30am - 11:45am ~ #315: How to Engage Patients Within Medical Affairs
  • Presentation: Medical Affairs Engaging Patients for Postmarketing Patient Registry 
    • This session will discuss the role of medical affairs in patient involvement, and best practices for incorporating patient-centric initiatives into the medical affairs unit.
    • Learning Objectives: Discuss appropriate methods for medical affairs units to engage patients; Discuss ways to obtain patient insights to inform medical affairs strategies; Discuss case studies that leveraged patient engagement in medical affairs.

Will Maier, PhD, MPH - Chief Scientific Officer, Patient-Centered Services, Mapi

Margaret Richards, PhD, MPH - Vice President, Data Analytics and Epidemiology, Real World Strategy and Analytics (RWS&A)

  • Presentation: #001: To Change or Not to Change, That is the Career Question: Knowing When it’s Time to Move On (Not, Run From) >> Sunday, June 18 at 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Description: Hear from your industry leaders on how they knew it was time to make a job change and how to prepare for the change. Learn techniques you can use to assess a negative performance review, being passed over for a promotion, or similar and how to avoid an emotionally based (and regretful) decision.
  • Learning Objectives: Describe the decision making process used by industry leaders when assessing a career change and the skills/thinking required to do so; Learn ways to turn negative career experiences into a positive springboard forward and gain personal insights on what it takes to make a change.



  • Presentation: #304: Mergers and Acquisitions: First, Do No Harm >> Wednesday, June 21 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Description: Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are increasingly common in our industry. Managers gaining new employees and employees entering new structures and systems - and often entirely new workplace cultures - may struggle to adapt, sometimes with disastrous consequences. Even with careful planning and thoughtful communication, stress and anxiety levels can remain high in the period of time before and after the event. In this session, we will discuss the factors that impact emotional well-being in an M&A, from both the manager’s and the employee’s perspectives. We will walk through two M&A scenarios in which the manager or the employee has become disenchanted or disengaged, and we will discuss ways in which to ‘hit the reset button’ in order to mitigate the harm. Participants will engage in role play, and will be given a guide to healthy M&A communication to take back to their workplace.
  • Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe how a merger and acquisition can impact both a manager’s and an employee’s emotional well-being
    2. Develop a communication plan to reduce levels of stress and anxiety
    3. Recognize when the level of anxiety is high, and employ corrective action to mitigate that anxiety 

Additionally attending Mapi experts include:

  • Larry Veal
  • Karen Josey
  • Stefania Vasarri
  • Celine Marcuccilli
  • Stephen Doherty
  • Barbara Taylor

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June 18, 2017 @ 08:00
June 22, 2017 @ 17:00
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