Events

LavaCon Europe

May 22–24, 2017 – Dublin, Ireland

LavaCon is a gathering place for content strategists, documentation managers, and other UX professionals.

Tuesday 23 May, 10:45–11:45 – Listen to Anna Ngu, EASA, and Steffen Frederiksen talk about EASA’s new eRules platform, powered by our Dx4 content management software.

For more information, visit https://lavacon.org/2017/dublin/

DIA Annual Meeting

June 18-22, 2017 – Chicago, USA

The DIA 2017 Annual Meeting is the largest, longest-running event in the life sciences industry designed to foster the international exchange of actionable insights to improve health globally through the advancement of lifesaving medicines and technologies. DIA 2017, themed “Driving Insights to Action,” will host more than 7,000 global health care professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device communities from more than 51 countries. In its 53rd year, DIA 2017 will hold more than 160 sessions over 10+ tracks and bring in more than 450 exhibiting companies.

Book a meeting to find out more about structured content management. Or stop by our booth #2156 to enter a raffle to win a $1000 donation to Doctors Without Borders submitted in your name!

For more information, visit http://www.diaglobal.org/Flagship/DIA-2017

LavaCon USA

November 5-8, 2017 – Portland, Oregon

LavaCon is a gathering place for content strategists, documentation managers, and other UX professionals.

Monday 6 November, 11:15–12:15 – Listen to Darko Stefanoski, EY, and Steffen Frederiksen talk about how to transform your old-style documentation into executable content modules.

For more information, visit https://lavacon.org/2017/portland/

Past Events

Information Energy

May 17-18, 2017 – Utrecht, Netherlands

The future of information is a common business interest for technical documentation departments, marketing departments, and information managers. Content will not only be shared across the organization, it will be available for everyone, anywhere and at any time. This will have huge implications for all professionals in the information domain.

So, what will the organization of information in the future and its use in the context of Industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence look like? What this all means for you, for your work and what you can do to contribute? Find answers and new ideas to these and other questions at Information Energy 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Our founder, Steffen Frederiksen, will talk about structured content management solutions on both days of the conference.

For more information, visit http://www.informationenergy.org/

Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference

April 24-26, 2017 – San Diego, USA

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Join the Center for Information-Development Management for the 19th annual Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference in San Diego, California on April 24-26 2017. Engage with a community of people who believe that international standards, structured content, reuse capabilities, and multiple media delivery are the directions of the future.

Meet publications professionals who have implemented content management strategies and the OASIS DITA standard in their organizations. Learn strategies for content management, taxonomy, faceted search, translation, social media, agile workflow, DITA, Lightweight DITA and a whole lot more! Hear from key tools developers who are actively supporting the standards-based community.

Join us at the Technology Test Kitchen from 11:40 to 12:20 on Monday, April 24th to learn more about our vision for an Open DITA standard.

For more information on the conference, visit http://www.cm-strategies.com

Past Events

DITA Europe 2016

14-15 November 2016 Munich, Germany

Plan to join us November 14-15, 2016 in Munich, Germany!

You should consider attending if:

  • You’re considering investing in a component-based Content Management System and want to meet others who have done so
  • You’re thinking about implementing the OASIS DITA standard for structured content in your organization
  • You want to learn about the new ISO/IEEE/IEC Content Management Standard 26531 and the upcoming IOS/IEEE/IEC standard for review and testing documentation
  • You want to meet others who are engaged in the DITA community worldwide
  • You want to learn how to publish topic-based content using faceted search
  • Others in your company want to develop structured content but need authoring tools that hide XML complexity

At DITA Europe you will meet publications professionals who have implemented content management strategies and the OASIS DITA standard in their organizations. Hear from key tool developers who are actively supporting the standards-based community.

Visit https://ditaeurope.infomanagementcenter.com/ for information.

2016 LavaCon Conference

25-28 October 2016 in Las Vegas, NV

LavaCon is a gathering place for content strategists, documentation managers, and other content professionals. Join your peers and see Dita Exchange founder Steffen Fredericksen give his presentation on “Data to DITA to DOCx: A Pharmaceutical Case Study.”

CIDM Best Practices Conference

12-14 September 2016 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

The CIDM Best Practices conference is the premier annual conference for managers of information development, whether it be for user and product support, or training. From your colleagues, learn about the best ideas and innovations in the industry. Discover how organizations are pursuing dynamic publishing, content management, social media, enterprise-wide information creation through wikis and blogs, and much more.

Jim Nichols will present on the topic “From Data to DITA to Documents: A Life Sciences Cases Study.”

RAPS Regulatory Convergence

17-20 September 2016 in San Jose, CA

Visit DitaExchange at booth number 435 at RAPS’ Regulatory Convergence. It is where regulatory professionals from all over the world come together to learn, grow, lead and share ideas and information. It is a unique opportunity to achieve professional development goals in one place, and help  your regulatory team by gaining practical and strategic knowledge that can be implemented immediately.

2016 AMWA Medical Writing & Communication Conference

5-8 October 2016 in Denver, CO

In 2016, the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) presents the Medical Writing & Communication Conference.  Keeping with AMWA’s long-standing tradition of educational excellence, the conference, formerly the AMWA Annual Conference, will offer an innovative and dynamic approach to ensuring you are prepared for the road ahead while sparking your creativity, engaging you in live interactive learning, and connecting you with your colleagues in the industry.

tcworld conference 2016

November 8-10, 2016 in Stuttgart, Germany

The tekom annual conference together with the tcworld conference and tekom fair, is the largest global event and market-place for technical communication.

Jim Nichols, vice president of Life Sciences and US Operations, will be speaking on the topic of “Make Machine Learning Work For You to Improve Content Quality, Efficiency and Accessibility

Webinar: Dx4 & oXygen XML Web Author Integration Showcase

Join us to learn about the new built-in connector between Dita Exchange’s Dx4™ and Syncro’s oXygen XML Web Author. The new integration gives users of Dx4 the ability to use the oXygen XML Web Author directly within DitaExchange’s browser-based structured content management solution.

Tue, May 3, 2016 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT

Click here to register.

Recorded Webinar: Making Structured Authoring Work for You

An Improved Approach to Regulatory Submissions

The time has come to change the way we think about how regulatory submission documentation is created, used, and managed. Discover how structured authoring can help your organization create and store information as independent components that can be connected and deployed in a fluid and flexible way. Move beyond just creating documents that meet regulatory needs and reach for the future of connecting research, technology, and health care delivery.
Featured Topics:

  • Structured Authoring
  • Structured Content Development and Management
  • Regulatory Submissions

Presenters:

  • James R. Nichols, Vice President US Operations and Life Sciences, DitaExchange
  • Hans van Bruggen, MSc, Director and Senior Regulatory Scientist, eCTDconsultancy B.V., Netherlands

Click here to view the presentation.

Recorded Webinar: Apply structure to the unstructured and increase quality and productivity.

Joan Affleck, Associate Vice President/Operational Leader at Sanofi and Jim Nichols, Vice President, Life Sciences and US Operations, DitaExchange discuss Structured Content Management and how Sanofi is realizing the benefits of intelligent authoring with structured content.

View the webinar now!

Content management is not new to pharma, however traditional solutions, and even many modern ones, focus on managing full documents, locking away key information into a single-use scenario. The processes for authoring and approving documents required by regulatory bodies is lengthy, but there is a way to re-use approved content and significantly decrease time spent in development. Structuring content so that it can be used – compliantly – in any document throughout the organization is a new industry trend that your organization needs today. Discover how Sanofi has added structure to their protocol study development resulting in improved timelines, re-use of content, automation, and integrated process simplification for better decision-making and understanding. See why Structured Content Management (SCM) is the future.

16th DIA Conference on European Electronic Data Management and eHealth Topics

May 23-25, 2016 in Leiden, Zuid Holland

Join us at booth #4 at this DIA conference which is the only conference focused on Electronic Content Management that brings together both regulatory agencies and industry to discuss how to reduce reliance on paper documents.

Don’t miss Jim Nichols, vice president US operations and Life Sciences, as he will be participating in SESSION 6 – TRACK A – BEYOND E-PAPER: DATA DRIVEN AUTHORING AND VALIDATING LITERATURE MONITORING SEARCHES on May 25 at 10:45am.

DIA Regulatory Submissions, Information and Document Management Forum

8-10 February Bethesda, Maryland USA

Join us at booth 309 at this DIA conference that serves as a forum for the discussion of emerging operational standards, best practices and the processes for submission creation and maximum use of regulatory information. The conference continues to explore information generated along the drug development continuum life cycle and alignment to ever evolving regulatory and electronic standards.

Don’t miss Jim Nichols, vice president US operations and Life Sciences, and the panel discussion on Structured Authoring – New Paradigm for Data Driven Authoring for Life Sciences on Tuesday 9 February at 3:30 PM.

CMS/DITA North America 2016

4-6 April 2016 Reston, Virginia, USA

Join us and the Center for Information-Development Management for the eighteenth annual Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference in Reston, Virginia on April 4-6 2016. We are a community of people who believe that international standards, structured content, reuse capabilities, and multiple media delivery are the directions of the future.

Don’t miss Jim Nichols, vice president US operations and Life Sciences, as he presents Creating, Managing and Delivering Regulated Content Using DITA and SharePoint on Tuesday 5 April at 4:20 PM.

28th Annual DIA EuroMeeting

6-8 April Hamburg, Germany

The DIA 28th Annual EuroMeeting brings stakeholders together to collaborate on when, where and how innovation leads to advances in health care product development. From patient engagement in clinical trials to proactive lifecycle management, the 2016 themes have been designed to inspire breakthroughs in uncovering innovative solutions for patients. EuroMeeting 2016 themes take into account how all players along the product development life cycle, as well as societal needs, impact the development process. Additionally, these themes directly address the interdependencies of how policy decision makers and regulators anticipate, evaluate and adjust guidelines accordingly.

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle: Add Structure to Your Content to Save Time and Improve Compliance

It has been a widely accepted concept that organizing – or structuring – your content can be beneficial. But when concept meets with reality, the true struggle begins: what is the best approach? How can I follow this structure and still have the flexibility I often need? How to balance granularity and complexity? What time to invest and how much time can be gained; in authoring, review and approval? How can structured content managmeent facilitate consistency and compliance?

Learn how Structured Content Management can transform your organization in an exclusive half-day seminar coming to a city near you!

Click here for a complete list of cities and dates!

DIA 2016 52nd Annual Meeting

26-30 June 2016 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Join us at booth #1652 at the DIA 2016 52nd Annual Meeting – the largest global interdisciplinary event that brings together 7,000+ 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.

DIA EuroMeeting 2015

13-15 April 2015, Paris, France Visit DitaExchange at Booth #3.C08

The DIA EuroMeeting 2015 offers the ideal platform for healthcare innovators, patient advocates, decision makers and regulatory professionals to connect.

DIA eRegulatory & Intelligence Annual Conference

11-13 May 2015, Philadelphia, PA Visit DitaExchange at Booth #203

In recent years, industry as a whole has been converging towards looking at regulatory as an end-to-end process. This conference is a forum for the discussion of emerging standards and the processes for submission creation and maximum use of regulatory information.

DIA China 2015

24-27 May 2015, Shanghai, China Don’t miss DitaExchange Founder and CSO, Steffen Frederiksen on Tuesday, 26 May, 10:30 AM

Steffen will be joining the session, “Embrace the Dynamic Environmental Change: Innovations Lead to New Opportunities and Solutions”  led by Joan Affleck, Global Head of Clinical Documentation, Sanofi. He will be discussing how shifting from a document-centric to content-focused mindset and toolset supports the standards, speed and scope of today’s medical writing world.

DIA 51st Annual Meeting

14-18 June 2015, Washington, DC Visit DitaExchange at Booth #2419

The DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting is the largest multidisciplinary event that brings together a community of life sciences professionals at all levels and across all disciplines with a common goal to foster innovation.

Webinar: Apply structure to the unstructured and increase quality and productivity.

Join Joan Affleck, Associate Vice President/Operational Leader at Sanofi and Jim Nichols, Vice President, Life Sciences and US Operations, DitaExchange as they discuss Structured Content Management and how Sanofi is realizing the benefits of intelligent authoring with structured content.

CIDM 2015 Best Practices Conference

21-23 September 2015, St. Petersburg, Florida

The CIDM Best Practices Conference is the premier annual conference for managers of information development, whether it be for user and product support, or training. From your colleagues, learn about the best ideas and innovations in the industry. Discover how organizations are pursuing dynamic publishing, content management, social media, enterprise-wide information creation through wikis and blogs, and much more.

Information Development World 2015

1-2 Oct 2015, San Jose, CA

Information Development World 2015 is the only conference dedicated to helping organizations rethink the way they create, manage, and deliver content experiences. Join us and over 400 attendees to learn from more than 100 of the world’s best and brightest content strategists. DitaExchange is also excited to sponsor the DITA Summit featuring specific DITA presentations and case studies led by experienced DITA pros.

WEBINAR: Understanding Content Provenance

21 October 2015

Content today is anything but static. With newer technologies using DITA standards, today’s content can be constantly updated by a number of authors across and organization. Having an understanding of processes and technologies that enable and establish information hierarchy designed to promote accountability and traceability is paramount. Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and his special guest, Jim Nichols, Vice President of Operations for DITA Exchange, for this free one-hour webinar. Listen as Jim shows you how to extend the life of your information by designing processes that guarantee you’ll know the source of all published information.

Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference

April 24-26, 2017 – San Diego, USA

CIDM 2017

 

 

 

 

Join the Center for Information-Development Management for the 19th annual Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference in San Diego, California on April 24-26 2017. Engage with a community of people who believe that international standards, structured content, reuse capabilities, and multiple media delivery are the directions of the future.

Meet publications professionals who have implemented content management strategies and the OASIS DITA standard in their organizations. Learn strategies for content management, taxonomy, faceted search, translation, social media, agile workflow, DITA, Lightweight DITA and a whole lot more! Hear from key tools developers who are actively supporting the standards-based community.

Join us at the Technology Test Kitchen from 11:40 to 12:20 on Monday, April 24th to learn more about our vision for an Open DITA standard.

For more information on the conference, visit http://www.cm-strategies.com