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Patient Programs


At DBS we understand the importance of providing Patient and their Families an opportunity to attend meetings and education programs that are disease-specific outside a clinical setting.

We Are Your Medical Meeting Specialist

Founded in 2007 by Zilla Dias, DBS a Medical Meeting Specialist company works closely with Patient Associations managing national and regional patient meetings at locations across Canada.

Backed by 20+ years of experience, with expertise in Health Care Compliance policies and bilingual we will help you put together events that provide patients and their caregivers a platform to meet and connect with other fellow patients, share their experiences, speak with an expert medical professional, and learn about available research and resources.

What This Means To You

  • Throughout the planning process right from setting the agenda, to site selection, to the minutest details of the meeting we have the patient in mind.
  • We take the time and trouble to understand each patient’s needs and provide them with everything they will require so they are comfortable and the meeting is enjoyable for them.
  • We work with your budget, help with acquiring sponsors and provide you with the best possible negotiated vendor rates to enable you to continuously host these meetings.
  • We ensure that everyone involved with the meeting understands the importance and value these programs bring to the patients, their caregivers and stakeholders.

DBS Patient Program Services

Our systematic approach to organizing and planning Patient Programs embedded with a Personal Touch includes but is not limited to the following services:

  • Development of program timetable and budget including program master plan
  • Budget management including obtaining the co-sponsors
  • Selecting the venue and dates
  • Speaker selection and coordination
  • Attendee Management:
    Managing the Invitee Lists i.e. Save The Dates, RSVPs and follow-ups
  • Speaker arrangements
  • Contract negotiations
  • Online and onsite registration
  • Room blocks and meeting rooms requirements and set up
  • Audio visual, Staging and Lighting coordination
  • Design, coordination and production of all conference materials
  • Onsite logistics and support
  • Anticipating and managing contingencies

When you partner with us you know you are in good hands with the seasoned Medical Meeting Specialist. Testimonials and repeat customers attest to the personal touches and ability to make patient programs a repeated success.

Call us today to give your patients and their caregivers a valuable experience at your next patient program.


“Thank you again for your efforts in making the Annual PNH Patient Association event such a success. Your attention to detail is – perfection !” Barry Katsof – President – Canadian Association of PNH Patients

“Zilla Dias has been planning our annual patient conference for the past three years. She is very pleasant and easy to work with. She is personable and has a caring attitude and made sure that we always have everything we need. We are very happy with the work that she has done for us and would work with her again in the future” – Margriet Eygenraam, Secretary, aHUS Canada

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Learn How Your Meetings Can be Executed Flawlessly!!

DBS - Medical Meetings Specialist
1487 Maple Avenue Suite #405
Milton, ON L9T 0B7
T: 905 510 1335
F: 1 866-803-6879