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4th ISoP-UMC Training

Panama city, Panama
4-6 September 2017

ISoP-UMC Training course Lima

The fourth pharmacovigilance training course jointly organized by ISoP and UMC was scheduled on 4-6 September 2017 in Panama

The International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP) and the Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) have a common interest to promote scientific research and practice through the mutual exchange of information on adverse events and risks related to medicinal products.
In January 2014, a first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by both parties, which establishes a strategic framework for a training collaboration. A primary focus was on Asia, a continent that accounts for 60% of the world’s population. It was considered that harmonisation of safety reporting requirements and pharmacovigilance systems would be of benefit for public health both on a global and a national level. After the Manila training in June 2014, the second Pharmacovigilance training course jointly organized by ISoP and UMC was scheduled for 12-14 January 2015 in Mysore, India.

In January 2016, a revised Memorandum of Understanding was signed by ISoP and UMC officials. The Latin America and Caribbean countries vary greatly in terms of level of pharmacovigilance. UMC and ISoP have identified a capacity building need in the Latin America region and a need to further strengthen pharmacovigilance systems. Therefore, the third pharmacovigilance training course jointly organized by ISoP and UMC took place in Lima, Peru from 7 to 9 September 2016.

Please click here for the latest version (2017-2019) of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

4th ISoP-UMC Training
Panama city, Panama
4-6 September 2017

Pharmacovigilance concepts and tools in Latin America

ISoP-UMC Training course Lima

This three day-course was conducted with expertise from UMC and ISoP, and designed to address the practical and theoretical aspects of pharmacovigilance.
Part of the training also addressed the safety monitoring of biotherapeutics and vaccines, and the problem of antibiotic resistance.

Target audience included regulatory agencies, hospitals, universities as well as industry professionals in all areas of pharmacovigilance and those staff members in related functions, such as clinical trials, technical product complaints, medical information, sales and marketing, regulatory affairs, legal affairs and audits.
Lectures, working groups and panel discussions were the training methods.

The programme covered topics such as:

  • Individual case safety reports and Spontaneous Reporting Systems
  • Signal detection and management
  • Clinical assessment of signals
  • Assessment of benefits and harms
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Risk communication
  • Pharmacovigilance on vaccines
  • Biotherapeutics
  • Pharmacovigilance in Public Health Programmes

There was ample opportunity to exchange views and ideas in discussions following individual presentations, after the panel discussion at the end of the seminar and during coffee breaks.
The course faculty consisted of international and LATAM experts in pharmacovigilance, representing government, academia, and industry. Some lectures in Spanish and the others had simultaneous translation.

Click here to download the brochure – English (in PDF)

Click here to download the brochure – Spanish (in PDF)

Click here to download the brochure – Portuguese (in PDF)

Group photo: Panama City, Panama (05 September 2017)


Please click here to download the programme (in PDF)

Meeting Venue

*New meeting venue*
InterContinental Miramar Hotel

InterContinental Miramar Hotel


InterContinental Miramar Hotel
Miramar Plaza, Balboa Ave,
P.O. Box 7336, Panama City, 5,

The InterContinental Miramar Hotel is located in the Financial District of Panama City and a short distance from restaurants and shops. Very central, the hotel with breathtaking ocean views and overlooking the bay of Panama, is 10 minutes drive from the Historic Centre and the Panama Channel Museum, and 22 kilometers from the international airport, Tocumen International Airport with many destinations in South America (There are direct and stop-over flights to Panama from the main capitals of the world).

Entering in Panama, useful information at


We recommend the following hotel (hotel venue):

InterContinental Miramar Hotel
Single room from 75 US$ + 10% tax (breakfast included) – Rooms subject to availability (special rate until 18 August) – Wifi access. Information about reservation at

Contact ISoP Administration for information about hotels in Panama City.

Registration is closed

*Please note that there is no more availabilities for this course. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact

The cost includes lunches, coffee breaks but does not include accommodation, dinner or travel.

Payment online / WorldPay

Please complete and return the registration form to ISoP when paying online.
Amex, Visa and MasterCard accepted (12 euros will be added to cover bank charges to ISoP – this will be included in the total amount shown on payment page). When paying online for your registration, please refer to your e-mail from RBS WorldPay for transaction and receipt of payment.
The cost for 3-day seminar (4-5-6 September 2017):

High Income countries*, ISoP Members: 450 Euros

+€12 card processing fee

High Income countries*, Non-members: 560 Euros

+€12 card processing fee

ISoP Members: 350 Euros

+€12 card processing fee

Non-members: 400 Euros

+€12 card processing fee

* Applicants working in the following countries: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR China, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Rep., Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao SAR China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan ROC, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States