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DIA Conference to Provide New Paradigms in Evidence-Based Medicine and Health Technology Assessment

The Drug Information Association (DIA) will host Evidence-based Medicine and Health Technology Assessment: Can We Find Common Ground? (September 22-23; Alexandria, VA).

Horsham, PA (PRWEB) August 20, 2008 -- The [Drug Information Association (DIA)] will host [Evidence-based Medicine and Health Technology Assessment: Can We Find Common Ground?] (September 22-23; Alexandria, VA).

The conference will explore current approaches to evidence-based medicine (EBM), address practical issues surrounding implementation, discuss best practices for the United States, Europe, Canada, and other nations, and provide current legal and regulatory guidance. Session topics will include:

  • New Paradigms and New Players in the EBM and HTA Worlds
  • Generating and Evaluating Levels of Evidence
  • The Use of EBM for Guidelines Development
  • The Use of EBM and HTA for Coverage Decisions
  • Expert Panel on EBM and HTA for Decision Making
  • Communicating Scientific Evidence on Medical Treatments

"Diverse connotations and implementation of EBM and Health Technology Assessments support disparate decisions and health outcomes across patient populations," explains Program Chair C. Daniel Mullins, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Department, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. "It is important that we come together to find solutions to the challenges we face when using EBM."

About the [Drug Information Association (DIA)]
DIA serves more than 30,000 professionals in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and regulatory industries worldwide. Through its domestic and international meetings, training courses, workshops and webinars, 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 or call 215-442-6100.

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