Christy Downey, MA, CCRC and Christine Feik, BS of Gulfcoast Clinical Research Center recently attended the annual Drug Information Association (DIA) conference in Philadelphia, Pa. to learn about the latest innovations in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices.
“We are looking at new ways to approach clinical research trials,” said Downey, director of Gulfcoast Clinical Research Center since 2005. “We proactively seek out the most up to date information on the latest advancements in technology and medicine.”
The four-day conference was composed of more than 280 educational sessions, 500 exhibitors and a white paper showcase. Downey and Feik, who is the organization’s clinical operations manager, attended seminars relating to their Fort Myers practice, including personalized medicine, virtual clinical trials and tailored therapies for patients.
“Attending a conference of this scope provides us with a more global view of what’s happening in clinical research,” said Feik. “We bring that back to Fort Myers where our patients can benefit from the latest advancements.”
Founded in 1964, the DIA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the discovery, development and life cycle management of safe and effective medical products.