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The Swiss ISoP Chapter was founded in April 2009 and officially announced in October 2009 at the ISoP Annual Meeting in Reims (France).
ISoP Chapters Swiss / Austrian

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.

Advisory Board

Appointed 2022

Chapter President coordinator:
Dr. Joan D’souza

Vice-President / Deputy:
Prof. Dr. Stefan Russmann

Chapter Treasurer:
Dr. Victoria Rollason
University Hospital Geneva

David Niedrig
University Children’s Hospital Zurich and



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