Welcome to the ISoP Western Pacific Chapter
Kia ora tātou – hello everyone!
Welcome to the website for the International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP) Western Pacific Chapter.
This provides a brief introduction to our Chapter. We hope that existing Western Pacific Chapter members will find this information useful, and that you will contribute your suggestions. Also, we extend a warm invitation to new and existing members of ISoP who are from countries in the Western Pacific region to join us and participate in sharing pharmacovigilance experiences and expertise, and contributing to pharmacovigilance and Western Pacific chapter activities in this region. If you are not a member of ISoP, and would like to join, please contact ISoP administration.
About the Western Pacific Chapter
At the ISoP Annual Meeting in Liege in October 2006, delegates from New Zealand, the Philippines and Australia discussed the possibility of establishing a regional Chapter of ISoP. Subsequently, it was decided that this Chapter should include members from the countries in the WHO Western Pacific region (Table 1). The Western Pacific Chapter was formally launched at the Annual ISoP Meeting in Bournemouth, UK in October 2007. The first co-ordinator of the Western Pacific Chapter was Dr Mira Harrison-Woolrych, former Director of the New Zealand Intensive Medicines Monitoring Programme (IMMP), with Dr Suzette Lazo, former President of the Philippine Society of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, as Secretary of the Chapter. Dr Ian Boyd became Acting Co-ordinator in 2014, and from 2016-2019, Dr Richard Hill (Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia) was Chapter Co-ordinator, with Dr Ian Boyd as Chapter Secretary. From 2020, Associate Professor Jo Barnes (University of Auckland, New Zealand) became Chapter Co-ordinator, with Libano Dias (Australia) as Chapter Secretary.
Aims and Objectives
Coming soon … please let us know your suggestions!
Table 1: Countries included in the WHO Western Pacific Region
- American Samoa
- Brunei Darussalam
- Cook Islands
- French Polynesia
- Hong Kong (China)*
- Korea, Republic of*
- Lao People’s Democratic Republic Tonga Macao (China)
- Marshall Islands
- Micronesia, Federated States of
- New Caledonia
- New Zealand*
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Pitcairn Islands
- Solomon Islands
- Wallis and Futuna
* Countries with current ISoP members
ISoP members in Taiwan and Thailand have also been included in the Western Pacific Chapter.