Chapters - Switzerland & Austria
Swiss-Austrian Chapter – Webinar
9th December 2022 - 16:00 CET
The ISoP Swiss and Austrian chapter is organizing a free webinar scheduled for December 9th from 4 to 5 pm CET, where two chapter members will deliver the following presentations:
1. Dr. Thomas Stammschulte, Head of Pharmacovigilance, Swissmedic, will present “Experience with patients reports during the Covid-19 pandemic in Switzerland.”
2. Dr. David Niedrig, clinical pharmacist and medication safety specialist, will present ” A case of severe CNS depression associated with a Drug-Drug Gene Interaction.”
Our objectives for the ISoP Swiss/Austria Chapter are as follows:
– To identify pharmacovigilance needs in Switzerland and Austria and to mobilize people and organizations to close these gaps.
– To bring pharmacovigilance professionals and other key stakeholders together to better understand, promote, and raise awareness of pharmacovigilance among healthcare workers, patients, and other key stakeholders.
– To provide opportunities to advocate pharmacovigilance and research across various sectors, including pharmaceuticals, biosimilars, medical devices, cosmetics, food, etc.
– To stay informed about Swiss and Austrian current scientific debates and studies on patient safety.
– To offer a fair and impartial venue where all parties, including patients and the industry, can ask for concerns and receive responses in a timely manner.
– To assist regulatory agencies with pharmacovigilance policy guidance.
– To plan and/or sponsor seminars, forums, and training in Swiss/Austrian pharmacovigilance.
– To use social media and/or other communication channels to share current activities, create a venue for discussion, and inspire new research and ideas.
– To publish several pharmacovigilance-related topics in Switzerland and Austria in the Drug Safety Journal.
The 18th ISoP Annual Meeting took place on 11th-14th November 2018 at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), located near the United Nations, 10 minutes from the airport and the city centre on a convenient bus route.
The local organiser was Dr Victoria Rollason from the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, and President coordinator of the ISoP Swiss Chapter.
Chapter President coordinator:
Dr. Joan D’souza
Vice-President / Deputy:
Prof. Dr. Stefan Russmann
Dr. Victoria Rollason
University Hospital Geneva
University Children’s Hospital Zurich and Drugsafety.ch