Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Upcoming DRI Drug/Medical Device Conference

I am happy to post information about legal conferences pertaining to products liability issues. As I stated at the beginning of this blog, I am trying to provide products liability information that is useful to the defense bar, plaintiff's bar, manufacturers, and individuals. Therefore, if anyone has a seminar or conference (regardless of whether it is defense or plaintiff-oriented), please pass it along and I will be happy to post the pertinent information.

The Defense Research Institute is holding their Drug and Medical Device Conference in San Francisco, California this year on May 20-21. Set forth below is the information about the event from DRI's webpage (which you can go to directly at http://www.dri.org/open/SeminarDetail.aspx?eventCode=20100070 ). I attended this conference a few years ago, and it provides a great opportunity to network with other professionals in the drug/medical device arena of products liability work. I also managed to bank up a ton of CLE that seemed to carry over forever, which is also nice.

Information is provided below.
DRI’s 26th annual Drug and Medical Device Seminar is the preeminent program for practitioners who represent pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. We are pleased again to feature a number of nationally recognized attorneys, both in-house and outside counsel, and other professionals, who will address cutting-edge topics that are relevant to all who practice in this area, whether they are associates, lead trial counsel, or in-house counsel. This year’s program will offer a mixture of presentations, such as trial skills demonstrations, panel discussions and individual presentations from leaders in their practice areas. In addition to the outstanding program, there will be numerous networking opportunities, including our annual Young Lawyers Blockbuster. Plan now to join us in San Francisco!

Registration Information
REGISTRATION:The registration fee is $895 for members and those who join DRI when registering and $1,025 for non-members. The registration fee includes CD-ROM course materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks and networking receptions. If you wish to have your name appear on the registration list distributed at the conference and receive the CD-ROM course materials in advance, DRI must receive your registration by Apirl 30, 2010 (please allow 10 days for processing mail registrations). Registrations received after April 30, 2010, will be processed on-site. The link for registration for individuals who are not members of DRI can be found here. If you are a member, logon to the DRI website, and you can register there to receive the member rate for the conference.

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS: A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available at the San Fracisco Marriott Marquis , 55 Fourth Street, San Francisco, California 94103. For reservations, contact the hotel directly at 415.896.1600. Please mention DRI’s Drug and Medical Device Seminar to take advantage of the group rate of $283 Single/Double. The hotel block is limited and rooms and rates are available on a first-come, firstserved basis. You must make reservations by April 21, 2010, to be eligible for the group rate. Requests for reservations made after April 21 are subject to room and rate availability.

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS: DRI offers discounted meeting fares on various major air carriers for DRI’s Asbestos Medicine Seminar attendees. To receive these discounts, please contact Hobson Travel Ltd., DRI’s official travel provider at 800.538.7464 or you can book your travel on online at RESX.com. If you are a first time user use dri as company, your first initial and last name as Member ID and leave password blank the first time you login to enter a password. As always, to obtain the lowest available fares, early booking is recommended.

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