6th ISoP-UMC Training
24-26 September 2018 | Guayaquil, Ecuador
Organised by: ISoP / UMC
Pharmacovigilance concepts and tools in Latin America.
The International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP) and the Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) have a common interest to promote scientific research and practice through the mutual exchange of information on adverse events and risks related to medicinal products.
In January 2014, a first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by both parties, which establishes a strategic framework for a training collaboration. A primary focus was on Asia, a continent that accounts for 60% of the world’s population. It was considered that harmonisation of safety reporting requirements and pharmacovigilance systems would be of benefit for public health both on a global and a national level. After the Manila training in June 2014, the second Pharmacovigilance training course jointly organized by ISoP and UMC was held on 12-14 January 2015 in Mysore, India.
In January 2016, a revised Memorandum of Understanding was signed by ISoP and UMC officials. The Latin America and Caribbean countries vary greatly in terms of level of pharmacovigilance. UMC and ISoP have identified a capacity building need in the Latin America region and a need to further strengthen pharmacovigilance systems. Therefore, the third pharmacovigilance training course jointly organized by ISoP and UMC took place in Lima, Peru from 7 to 9 September 2016 and the following year in Panama in September 2017.
Av. Francisco de Orellana 236,
Located in Kennedy, comfort and convenience await at Courtyard Guayaquil with complimentary Wi-Fi, on-site parking and airport shuttles to Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) in addition to on-site dining and an outdoor pool.
All 144 soundproofed modern rooms feature free WiFi and iPod docks. The hotel venue is situated at 2 miles from the airport.
Entering in Ecuador, land of volcanoes
Visitors from most countries, you can visit Ecuador without a visa, but you may be asked about your reason for travel and to provide evidence of a return or onward flight/bus ticket when you arrive. A passport valid for at least six months past the planned date of departure is required.
Welcome to Guayaquil!
Ecuador’s largest city, Guayaquil is a vibrant port city in Ecuador, known as a gateway to Pacific beaches and the Galapagos Islands.
Due to the busy period in September, we recommend to book your hotel as soon as possible. Contact ISoP Administration for information about hotels in Guayaquil.
Av. Francisco de Orellana 236, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Hotel venue: Single room / Group rate of 75 US$ + taxes- breakfast incl. (nights of 23-24 & 25 September / subject to availability).
For reservation, please contact the hotel directly quoting ‘ISoP UMC PV Training’. Reservations allowed until August 31 and subject to availability.
Reservations can be canceled up to August 31st at 5pm, after this date the penalty of one night’s stay plus taxes applies.