Industry Updates & UBC News

Social media can play a critical role in advancing knowledge of rare and orphan diseases
Shazia Ahmad, Director, Patient & Physician Services - October 02, 2017
The growth of social media interactions has played a critical role in advancing knowledge and awareness of rare and orphan diseases. Social media tools have helped stakeholders working in rare disease clinical development to increase...
Exploring industry changes leading to the focus on real-world evidence
- September 14, 2017
While the term is nothing new, the focus on the topic of real-world evidence is suddenly reaching a fever pitch, and that’s understandable. Demands from payers, patients, prescribers, and regulators for definitive data have never been...
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The DIA topic everyone is talking about
- September 08, 2017
While it’s been three months since we gathered with other healthcare professionals at DIA, the largest, longest-running event in the life sciences industry, there’s one topic everyone’s still talking about. Annette Stemhagen, DrPH,...
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- August 01, 2017
Annette Stemhagen, DrPH, FISPE, Vice President, Safety, Epidemiology, Registries & Risk Management, goes the extra mile for clients, working to improve drug safety and patient access to therapies. She has more than 30 years of...
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New social media technology is opening the lines of communication for patients
- July 31, 2017
Professionals working in the field of Pharmacovigilance traditionally collect and assess reports of potential adverse events based on information received from healthcare providers’ interactions with patients. In addition, pharma...