DIA was organized in Mumbai on 16th and 17th June 2017 to explore the scientific art of medical writing. The key highlights of the session were publication writing, data transparency, and best practices in writing regulatory documents. We are pleased to announce that our Director, Dr Namrata Singh was one of the prominent speakers. She talked about “Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions for Scientific Publications” with special focus on Asia-Pacific region and emerging markets. In the past few years, global publications have almost doubled, and emerging markets seem to be the center of attraction, owing to increased number of clinical trials, technology reformations, and upcoming big data. Thus, current scenario of emerging markets, challenges faced in publications, and ways to resolve them were discussed. The session was extremely important to understand the current scenario of scientific publications in emerging markets and was highly appreciated.