Training - ISoP Joint Meeting

ISoP – ENTIS Training Course Berlin, Germany 2-3 June 2016


Risk assessment of drugs used during pregnancy and lactation.

ISOP Training Courses Berlin 2015

Background

The International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP) in co-operation with the European Network of Teratology Information Services (ENTIS) will hold a joint training course on 2nd to 3rd June 2016 in Berlin, Germany. This training course will address the specific areas of drug use during pregnancy or breastfeeding and pharmacovigilance. Experts working on these fields either in hospitals or community settings, drug agencies, pharmaceutical companies or in academia are the target audiences. Items in the programme will address basic and specific aspects of teratology, some epidemiologic tools to monitor drug use during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and communication about risks in this specific setting. Through this meeting, ISoP is pleased to partner with ENTIS on provision of education material in the important field of problems of drug use during pregnancy or breastfeeding and how pharmacovigilance will help manage these risks. This two days course is targeted at physicians, scientists, regulators and industry, with a focus on problems in medical care during pregnancy.

Main Topics

  • Lessons learned from thalidomide – principles of teratology
  • Embryology and causes of adverse pregnancy outcomes
  • Pharmacoepidemiology of drugs during pregnancy
  • Specific diseases and drugs during pregnancy, e.g.: Hazardous intrauterine infections: example CMV Thyroid diseases and iodine deficiency Maternal obesity and diabetes Vitamins and supplements Epilepsy and anti-epileptics: valproate and safer alternatives Depression and antidepressants Autoimmune diseases and immunomodulatory drugs
  • Infant’s mental development after intrauterine exposure
  • Drug exposure during breastfeeding
  • Risk perception and risk communication

The faculty for this course consists of international and national experts in teratology, pharmacovigilance, and communication.

ISoP – ENTIS Training Course Berlin on ‘Risk assessment of drugs used during pregnancy and lactation’ accredited for CME credits

The ‘ISoP and ENTIS’ symposium ‘Risk assessment of drugs used during pregnancy and lactation.’ is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The course ‘Risk assessment of drugs used during pregnancy and lactation.’ is designated for a maximum of 12 hours of European external CME credits.
Certificates can be handed over at the end of the course on 3 June.

Programme and registration

Click here for the programme of the training.

Registration are now open! Register before 31st March for Early bird
Please choose one of the following registration forms as appropriate and fax it (+49. 5194. 97 44 94) or mail it to info@solution-office.de. Solution Office will afterwards send a payment request to you:

Registration for ISoP members (with a discounted registration fee)

Registration for non members

You can also register via the ENTIS website; please click here

Meeting venue

The training course will take place at the conference centre of the “Akademie der Wissenschaften” located at the “Gendarmenmarkt” in the heart of Berlin. Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities Jägerstrasse 22/23; D-10117 Berlin, Germany

Accommodation

We have reserved a number of rooms at the selected hotels at reduced rates.
If you are interested, please click here for further information and make your reservation directly with the hotel. The two hotels on the list are close to the meeting venue at the “Gendarmenmarkt” and are ideal for all people attending only the training course. However, you are free to book your room at any other hotel in Berlin as appropriate.

How to come to the meeting venue?

By air
Most of you, if not all, will come directly or via another German or foreign airport with a ‘regular’ airline. These flights will most probably land in Berlin-Tegel. However, check with your airline. Low budget airlines like easyjet, Ryanair, German Wings will land in Berlin-Schoenefeld.

Arrival at the airport Berlin-Tegel

Public transport by bus
In front of the main hall of the airport, i.e. outside the octagon, there is the bus stop. Take a bus of line TXL (place No. 2) with direction to “Alexanderplatz” which is the final destination of this bus line. Leave the bus at the station “Unter den Linden/Friedrichstraße”. The meeting venue is now in walking distance: follow the Friedrichstraße southwards until you reach the Jägerstraße (4th street crossing). Go left until you reach the Gendarmenmarkt where the meeting venue is located (access to the building in the Jägerstraße 22/23). Fare is € 2.70 including change from bus to metro. Bus journey will take around 30 min.

Taxi
A taxi will take you within 20 min from the Tegel airport to the meeting venue. It probably will cost 15 to 20 €.

Arrival at airport Berlin-Schoenefeld (low budget airlines)

Train connections
The train station is in walking distance from the main building. Follow the signs to “Bahnhof Berlin-Schoenefeld”. Use the regional train RE 7 AirportExpress or RB14 to the station “Alexanderplatz”. Trains will depart every 30 min and the journey will take around 30 min. At “Alexanderplatz” change to the Metro (U-Bahn) – line 3 (downstairs) with direction to “Ruhleben”. Leave the Metro at the station “Stadtmitte” (five stops). Take the exit “Gendarmenmarkt”. The meeting venue is now in walking distance: Go left and cross the Gendarmenmarkt where the meeting venue is located (access to the building in the Jägerstraße 22/23).
Fare is € 3.30 including changes from Regional Train to the bus or metro.

Taxi
A taxi will take you within 30 min from the airport to the hotel. It probably will cost 30 €.

By train
Leave the train at Berlin Main Station (“Hauptbahnhof”). Take a bus of line TXL with direction to “Alexanderplatz” which is the final destination of this bus line. Leave the bus at the station “Unter den Linden/Friedrichstraße”.
Fare is € 1.70 (“Kurzstrecke”). Bus journey will take around 10 min.
The meeting venue is now in walking distance: follow the Friedrichstraße southwards until you reach the Jägerstraße (4th street crossing). Go left until you reach the Gendarmenmarkt where the meeting venue is located (access to the building at Jägerstraße 22/23).

By car
The suggested hotels and the meeting venue are located in the centre of (former) East-Berlin.

Berlin

Berlin, is the capital city of Germany with a population of 3.5 million people. In Berlin you will find the most important buildings of our time! Where we before could see the foundations that have given the city its image for years, you will now find new districts. Potsdamer Platz has become a city area with skyscrapers located in the heart of what in the old days was no-man’s-land. From the terrace on the top floor of the skyscraper Kollhoff, you have the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular view of the DaimlerChrysler compound and the Sony complex with its particular futuristic roof.

Museums
The treasures museums of Berlin are of an amazing variety. The Pergamon altar and the Babylon gate, which you will find in the Pergamon museum on the Museum Island (Museuminsel), captivate every visitor. One of the greatest works of art of the Berlin museums is the portrait bust of Nefertiti, which you can admire in the Egyptian sections in the New Museum (Neues Museum) on the museum island.

Palaces
The palaces are the most beautiful examples of the Prussian architecture: both the baroque magnificence and the classic strictness are perfectly appreciable in the numerous palaces in Berlin and its surroundings. A clear example of this is the Charlottenburg Palace (16th century). And Potsdam with its parks and palaces are famous and worth the journey (UNESCO World Heritage).

Green areas
No other great city offers as many green areas as Berlin. In the city centre you will find the “Tiergarten” (17th century), which in summer is turned into a great area for festive barbecues.

More information can be found at: Berlin official tourism website