ISoP Training Course 2012
11-12 June | Berlin, Germany
2 ISoP training courses in parallel were organized in Berlin, Germany on the 11th & 12th June 2012:
1. New EU Post-Licensing Legislation and Benefit-Risk Management
Chair: Deirdre McCarthy
2. Future Perspectives for EU Pharmacovigilance
Chairs: Hervé Le Louet and Ulrich Hagemann
This year, ISoP conducted two parallel training courses in Berlin, Germany. It had been thought to be a good idea to have these training courses in the European Union and at that date, because the new EU pharmacovigilance legislation will become effective in July 2012. ‘New EU Post-licensing Legislation and Benefit-Risk Management’ and ‘Future perspectives for EU Pharmacovigilance’ have been the themes of the courses.
Around 50 participants from 20 different countries attended the courses, and in both courses there have been inspiring and informative talks and lively debates from the audience as well. So, ISoP is hoping having provided a forum for intense discussion on major legal changes and methodological challenges in the near future. These probably will influence pharmacovigilance practice in other regions, too.
Apart from work, attendees enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere at the meeting venue and in the vibrant city of Berlin at summer time.
The hotel is a four star hotel in the centre of (West) Berlin. It was opened in spring 2011 and has all facilities for small to middle size meetings.
The International Society of Pharmacovigilance can offer some financial assistance to young researchers in pharmacovigilance from emerging countries and full-time students who are members of ISoP and wish to attend the Berlin training courses.
Berlin, Capital city of Germany with a population of 4.29 million people.
In Berlin you will find the most important buildings of our time! Where we before could see the foundations that have given the city its image for years, you will now find new districts. Potsdamer Platz has become a city area with skyscrapers located in the heart of what in the old days was no-man’s-land. From the terrace on the top floor of the skyscraper Kollhoff, you have the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular view of the DaimlerChrysler compound and the Sony complex with its particular futuristic roof.
The treasures museums of Berlin are of an amazing variety. The Pergamon altar and the Babylon gate, which you will find in the Pergamon museum on the Museum Island (Museuminsel), captivate every visitor. One of the greatest works of art of the Berlin museums is the portrait bust of Nefertiti, which you can admire in the Egyptian sections in the New Museum (Neues Museum) on the museum island.
The palaces are the most beautiful examples of the Prussian architecture: both the baroque magnificence and the classic strictness are perfectly appreciable in the numerous palaces in Berlin and its surroundings. A clear example of this is the Charlottenburg Palace (16th century). And Potsdam with its parks and palaces are famous and worth the journey (UNESCO World Heritage).
No other great city offers as many green areas as Berlin. In the city centre you will find the “Tiergarten” (17th century), the city’s green lung, which in summer is turned into a great area for festive barbecues.
More information can be found at: Berlin Official Tourism website