Training - ISoP - UMC Training

The fourth pharmacovigilance training course jointly organized by ISoP and UMC will be scheduled for 4-6 September 2017 in Panama

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

ISoP-UMC Training course Lima

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, it was decided that the third pharmacovigilance training course jointly organized by ISoP and UMC will take place in Lima, Peru from 7 to 9 September 2016.

3rd ISoP-UMC Training
Lima, Peru
7-9 September 2016

From case reports to benefit-harm assessment and risk communication

ISoP-UMC Training course Lima

This three day-course was conducted with expertise from UMC and ISoP, and designed for interdisciplinary groups to learn and work together in contributing to patient safety when medicines are used. At the end of the course, the participants were expected to understand the complexities of pharmacovigilance and to use various sources of information about risks and appropriate tools to advance better detection, monitoring, reporting and prevention. Assessment of causality and the balance of benefit-harm of medicinal products and communication were other important course contents that aligned regulators and industry to promote product safety.

Lectures, working groups and panel discussions were the main training method.

The programme covered topics such as:

  • Individual case safety reports and Spontaneous Reporting Systems
  • Signal detection and management
  • Clinical assessment of signals
  • Drug-drug interactions
  • Assessment of benefits and harms
  • Risk communication
  • Counterfeiting of medicinal products
  • Medication errors and off-label use
  • Pharmacovigilance in Public Health Programmes

There were 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.
Some lectures were 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: Lima, Peru (September 2016)

Group photo: Lima, Peru (September 2016)



Please click here to download the final programme (in PDF)


Meeting Venue

Hotel Jose Antonio

Hotel Jose Antonio

Hotel Jose Antonio
28 Av. Julio No 398 Miraflores
Lima 18 – Peru

In the exclusive district of Miraflores (a residential & commercial area) three minutes away from the pacific ocean and a few minutes away from commercial areas, culture, cinemas, restaurants, the hotel venue is located thirty minutes away from the international airport Jorge Chavez with many destinations in South America (There are direct and stop-over flights to Lima from the main capitals of the world) and twenty minutes away from the historical downtown of Lima.

Entering in Peru, useful information at

Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru (population of almost 10 millions). With a rich historical and architectural heritage, Lima is headquarters to major banks and many national companies and enjoys a very privileged location in the heart of South America.
Average temperature for the month of September would be 18 °C.

Historical Center of the Lima city
“Cultural World Heritage Site” by UNESCO

More information about Lima and Peru at



We recommend the following hotel (hotel venue):

Hotel Jose Antonio
Single room from 130 US$ (breakfast and tax included) – Rooms subject to availability
Wifi access.
Please note this hotel is now fully booked. Contact ISoP Administration for information about hotels in Lima.

Registration is now closed

Please contact ISoP if you would like to add your name to our waiting list.
Please click here for the Lima registration form. Please complete and return the form to ISoP.
The cost includes coffee breaks but does not include accommodation, lunch, dinner or travel.
Places are limited, so please book early to confirm a place.

Payment online / WorldPay

Please complete and return the registration form to ISoP when paying online.
Amex, Visa and MasterCard accepted (6 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 (7-8-9 September 2016):

Members of ISoP: 450 Euros

+€6 card processing fee

Non-members of ISoP: 560 Euros

+€6 card processing fee

Emerging countries:* members of ISoP: 350 Euros

+€6 card processing fee

Emerging countries:* non-members of ISoP: 400 Euros

+€6 card processing fee

* Applicants must work and reside OUTSIDE the following countries: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, 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