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12th Annual European Medical Information and Communications Conference and Exhibition 2018

Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen | Vienna, AUSTRIA
From 1530 to 1685 EUR
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Title: 12th Annual European Medical Information and Communications Conference and Exhibition 2018
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Nov, 14, 2018 to Nov, 15, 2018
Location: Vienna, AUSTRIA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 1530 to 1685 EUR
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Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen

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Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
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  • Nurses
Event Overview
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We are in the 12th year of the Annual European Medical Information and Communications Conference. This is a unique meeting organised by medical information professionals for medical information professionals. Each year, speakers share practical experience dealing with current issues and challenges in medical information departments. Participants are encouraged to take part in workshops and discussions within the sessions. This is also a great opportunity to network with your colleagues.


Benchmark and optimize your own practices

Dig into the details of problem-solving with hands-on workshops

Go beyond the content topics to build a network of continuous support

Reconnect with colleagues and meet regulators

Establish leadership in areas of Medical Information and Communications


‘It is one of the few options for Exchange on Medical Information in EU, interesting topics, the Quality of Speakers is always good and Medinfo is such an amazing community.’ 

‘It is very valuable for colleagues in MI and no similar meeting does exist Europe.’

‘Open information sharing.’

‘It is very relevant for our job in medical information and it is good to hear what other companies are doing and keeping your knowledge up to date’


Janet Davies

Director, Medical Information, EMEAC

Gilead Sciences Europe Ltd, United Kingdom

Janet is responsible for the Medical Information function, which responds to requests from healthcare professionals and patients about Gilead’s medicines. She is a Nominated Medical Signatory for Gilead. Janet is recognised globally as a leader in Medical Information in the pharmaceutical industry. She is an active member of PIPA (Pharmaceutical Information and Pharmacovigilance Association) and the DIA. She chaired the annual DIA Medical Information and Communications conference in Europe from 2006 to 2011, 2016 and 2017. In 2012 Janet was given an Outstanding Service award by the DIA. She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 2017 in recognition of her contribution to pharmacy.

Isha Bhattacharyya, PhD

Senior Director Global Medical Services

Med Communications, Inc, United States

After graduating from the University of Paris XI, France with a Doctorate in Pharmacy, Isha worked in a hospital in Paris before moving into research and development in Nippon Roussel K.K. in Tokyo, Japan, now incorporated into Sanofi. After moving to the US, she worked in several medical affairs functions at companies such as Wyeth, GSK and Shire. Isha has managed multi-functional teams and held roles of increasing responsibility in medical information, clinical trial patient recruitment & retention and publications. In 2013, Isha joined Med Communications as Global Lead. Med Communications is a global medical affairs and pharmacovigilance service provider supporting the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.

Michelle Lee Bridenbaker, BSN, MS

Director, Global Medical Information - Biosimilars

Biogen International, Switzerland

Michelle is currently the Global Medical Information Lead for the Biogen Biosimilars Unit. She has worked in the US and Europe/CEE/MEA in Medical Device Sales, Med Info, Pharmacovigilance and Medical Affairs for Ethicon Endosurgery (a J&J Company), Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Amgen and Shire. Michelle is very passionate about Med Info and Med Affairs and is highly motivated by efficient and innovative ways to support customers to ensure safe and effective use of medicines.

Sarah Dunnett

Medical Operations Partner

Sarah Dunnett Consulting Ltd, United Kingdom

Sarah is a Medical Operations Consultant working with Medical Information, Affairs and Compliance professionals, applying skills in clinical pharmacy and experience as a Regional Director and Cluster Senior Manager. She has partnered many teams and led a wide range of initiatives, e.g. catalysing complex projects; auditing and improving processes; developing clear operating frameworks; evaluating and implementing novel technologies; upskilling multi-cultural, cross functional groups; and effecting change. A Pharmacist and Medical Signatory, Sarah sustainably improves business and patient outcomes. She is a past President of PIPA, founding member of the MILE body, and has supported the DIA as a committee member and session chair since 2008.

Marie-Luise Helmich, PhD

Head of Europe Medical Information

Sanofi Germany, Germany

Marie-Luise has recently been appointed Head of Europe Medical Information at Sanofi. Before, she has led Medical Information for Sanofi in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Besides ensuring high-quality Medical Information for all customers and products, she is working on inclusion of new digital media in the Medinfo channel mix. She is the Co-founder of the subcommittee Medical Information of the industry association (VFA) in Germany. Before joining Medical Information she has gained experience in Medical Affairs, Supply Chain, and as a Qualified Person in Quality.

Isabelle C. Widmer, MD

Medical Affairs Consultant

elytra GmbH, Switzerland

Isabelle is a life-science consultant, physician, and pharmaceutical industry professional. Her experience spans research, hospital, academia and Global and Regional Medical Affairs Leadership Roles at Roche. Trilingual, internationally trained and versed in science, healthcare and pharma Isabelle coaches teams to excellence across disciplines, cultures and geographies. She helps clients improve efficiency, compliance and service levels, as well as to design, run and implement Global Medical Information transformation programme. Pragmatically, sustainably cost-effectively. Isabelle is a past Program Director and current faculty member (Basel University) in Pharmaceutical Medicine, a DIA programme committee member and published author.

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Hotel Savoyen Vienna 

Rennweg 16

1030 Wien, Austria

+43 (1) 206 33-9101

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A limited number of rooms are available from 12-15 November at a special DIA rate at the Hotel Savoyen Vienna. Deluxe single room for € 140.00 per night, including breakfast.

To book your group rate for the 12th Medical Information and Communications Conference, click on this link.


Contact the hotel directly with the group code "DIA"

This special room rate will be available until 14 October or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

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Submission Info

Become an active part of the forum you attend by giving a presentation or presenting a poster. Submit an abstract and take this opportunity to present your project and work to your peers at the conference. It’s the perfect place for you to put your work into the limelight, to create a discussion around your results with other professionals or to generate interest around a subject you feel needs more attention.


Presentation abstracts are your opportunity to be a significant part of the conference. Propose a presentation abstract that fits the topics, and you might be invited to speak within a session. Give your experience a voice and share it with interested attendees who will be able to interact directly with you during the sessions and breaks.

We are interested in speakers who can share practical experiences, best practices, lessons learned and case studies. Abstracts will be selected by the Programme Committee.

Selected speakers will receive complimentary conference registration and their names will be published in the programme and on the DIA website. Presentations will be made available online to registered participants.

If chosen, your abstract will lead to a presentation in one of the below mentioned topic areas. A PowerPoint presentation is required. Only one speaker per presentation is allowed.

Maximum number of characters for presentation abstracts:

Abstract title | 125    Keywords | 100     Learning Objectives | 300      Abstract Details| 2000


Do you have a story to tell but you don’t want to be a speaker? DIA welcomes abstracts for posters - an opportunity for you to present your work to a diverse international group of professionals. Presenting a poster will still give you the chance to share your experience with attendees during breaks, as well as the networking reception. Posters will be made available online to registered participants.


The conference will hold an award ceremony for the best poster. The winner will be awarded with a complimentary registration to the 12th European Medical Information and Communications Conference & Exhibition in 2018.

Abstract submission deadline 2018-06-17
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General Info

In its 12th year, this popular conference remains the only European forum dedicated to medical information and communications, where the content is directly developed by medical information and communications professionals. Past Attendees share “‘For med info it’s a MUST to attend this congress in order to know what’s going on in the med info world. It’s THE forum for our organization.’

Targeted Audience

If you’re looking to share your products and services to medical information and communications professionals in Europe, this is where you will find them. The programme includes sessions focused on “Putting Theory into Practice” and this is exactly where your offerings can build upon those scenarios. This conference is where attendees describe their network as a “community”. Join the community.

Medical information 

Medical affairs 

Medical communications 

Medical science liasons 

Field liaisons 

Medical scientists 

Scientific advisors

Exhibiting Opportunity

At this years’ 12th year of the Annual European Medical Information and Communications Conference, we are offering: Booth Space 3mx2m for EUR 3500.00. The package display includes:

3meters by 2meters space for you to display your material.

A approx. 80cm x120cm table & a chair.

One basic electrical outlet.

One complimentary full meeting registration.

One complimentary booth personnel pass.

Exhibitor Prospectus

For a copy of the exhibiting prospectus or further information please email 

Organising Agency

DIA India

Office #250, Unit #1, Level 2, B Wing, Times Square

Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri (E)

Mumbai, India 400 059

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