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Chapters - Latin America

The creation of the ISoP Latin America Chapter was officially announced in October 2009 at the Annual Meeting in Reims (France).

ISoP Chapters Latin America

ISoP webinar series 2021

COVID-19 vaccine vigilance.
Organized by the ISoP Latin-American chapter, the Vaccines SIG, and the Israel Chapter.
This second webinar series is free for ISoP members who can access directly through the Member-only section of the website.
Not yet a member? please join ISoP to attend these and other webinars.
For more information, click here.

  • 04 March 2021 at 14.00 UTC
    Rebecca Chandler: Efforts of the UMC to support global vaccine safety.
  • 10 March 2021 at 14.00 UTC
    Robert Chen and Comfort Ogar: Cohort Event Monitoring (CEM) of Health Care Workers (HCW) receiving COVID-19 vaccines using mobile apps.
  • 17 March 2021 at 14.00 UTC
    Fernanda Tavares: Methods for vaccine safety surveillance and challenges in the context of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • First webinar series – To view the recorded videos on our YouTube channel, click here.

ISoP LATAM Chapter Elections 2021

The elected Executive Committee (EC) of the new Latin American (LATAM) ISoP chapter is as follows
(in alphabetic order):

– Helaine Carneiro Capucho, Universidade de Brasília (Brazil)
– Rosa María Papale, Argentine Association of Pharmacovigilance (Argentina)
– Liliana Vargas Neri, The Children Hospital of Mexico Federico Gómez (Mexico)
– Patricia Zuluaga, Colombian Association of Pharmacovigilance (Colombia)

ISoP LATAM Chapter Elections SOP and timeline: click here.

The Executive Committee (EC) and Advisory Board (AB) of the International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP) after several months of discussions with current leaders of both ISoP LATAM and Mexico Chapter made an executive decision in September 2020 to form a comprehensive LATAM chapter for all members in LATAM countries, including Mexico.


The main objective of this chapter is to develop educational activities with the aim to increase knowledge and to ensure trainings in the field of Pharmacovigilance. We would like the Latin-American chapter to be an independent forum for people working in regulatory agencies, academia, hospitals, and also in pharmaceutical companies. Since its creation, new members from Latin America have joined ISoP.


  • UBA (National University of Buenos Aires)
  • UNC (National University of Córdoba, Argentina)
  • ANMAT – Argentina (National Administration of Drugs, Food and Tec. Medicine)
  • SAFv (Argentina Society of Pharmacovigilance)
  • Society of Pharmacovigilance of Venezuela
  • ANVISA – Brazil
  • Members of pharmaceutical Industry (only on individual basis)


The very first beginning of this chapter was the ISoP 8th Annual Meeting, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and organized by the Argentina Society of Pharmacovilance as local team. This idea was born in 2002, at the 2nd ISoP Annual Meeting: Murilo, Luis, Luisa and Raquel dreamt there about an ISoP Meeting held in Cataratas del Iguazú, the wonderful falls situated in the border of Argentina and Brazil. And the work of disseminating educational material in our languages (mainly in Spanish) started several years later: a Pharmacovigilance book in Spanish was published in 2007 with the aim of providing some useful information in a format easily available for clinicians and with contents adapted to their needs and interest. Between 2007 and 2009, Spanish translations of WHO Drug Information were published by the SAFv, with the same objective.

ISoP - la farmacovigilancia Published in September 2007, in collaboration with the International Society of Pharmacovigilance, this 300- page textbook is an important contribution to Pharmacovigilance literature in Spanish with a particular focus on Latin America. It is well referenced and contains many diagrams and tables. The aim of this book, targeted at clinicians, general practitioners and medical and pharmacy students, is to emphasise the importance of pharmacovigilance to enhance and improve patient safety, and physician’s reports, as well as stimulate spontaneous reporting, and dismiss the misconception that pharmacovigilance is unfeasible in developing countries… (Uppsala Reports 40, January 2008, UR40 January 2008).

Teaching Pharmacovigilance in Universities
9-10 May 2019, Cordoba – Argentina

This Symposium was devoted exclusively to the teaching of Pharmacovigilance and adverse effect in Universities. Please read the symposium report HERE

Symposium agenda (with links for youtube free-access videos of presentations) click HERE

ISoP LA Chapter 5th Symposium in Sao Paulo, Brazil
29-30 October 2018 (Sao Paulo University)

The 5th Symposium of the ISoP Latin-American chapter was successfully held in the School of Public Health, Sao Paulo University, on 29th and 30th October 2018.
Topics included: Pharmacovigilance and Public Health, Pharmacovigilance in Universities, Signal Detection, Risk Management Plans in Latin-America, Challenges in Biotherapeutics, and Registries, among others.

For further information,
click here for the symposium flyer

Please feel free to join our Chapter, for more information about membership and activities, contact

The elections to the new Executive Committee of the LATAM chapter took place successfully from 8 to 18 March 2021.

Elected Executive Committee members
(March 2021):

Patricia Zuluaga (Colombia)

Rosa María Papale (Argentina)

Liliana Vargas Neri (Mexico)

Helaine Carneiro Capucho (Brazil)

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