ISoP Mid Year Training Course 2014
3-4 April | Zagreb, Croatia
Co-ordinators: Ulrich Hagemann and Andrew Bate
Proactive Pharmacovigilance, Risk Management and Pharmacovigilance in the Era of Personalised Medicine.
At the city of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, HALMED, the Croatian national drug agency, and ISoP welcomed 96 participants from 24 countries for its 2014 mid-year training course.
Proactive pharmacovigilance in a new environment of scientific results, medical progress, patients’ expectations and public awareness were the leading topics of the training course. Personalised medicine in this context is clearly seen as a new and challenging area for pharmacovigilantes.
For the first time ISoP included in the programme two morning sessions focusing on the medical assessment of ADRs in specific system organ classes. The presentations and discussions refreshed memories and, outlining the issues clearly, arranged the pharmacological basis of specific serious ADRs.
A couple of main items were addressed in the training course. Risk management in general, tools in epidemiology to measure effectiveness of risk minimisation activities, pharmacogenomics and the safety of drugs, and the new and strengthened role of patients in pharmacovigilance were some of these items. A separate and open session was held for the South-Eastern European ISoP chapter (SEEC) to bring together more closely ISoP members and non-members from the region.
Apart from learning and discussing, attendees enjoyed the spring-like atmosphere in the historic city of Zagreb.
If you would like more details about this course please contact ISoP Administration firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hotel Dubrovnik 4* is located in the very center of Zagreb and is easily accessible from different parts of the city. The Hotel is approximately 0.5 km from Zagreb Central Station, 1 km from the main Bus Station, and 18 km from Zagreb Airport.
Zagreb is well connected by public transport – trams and buses. The tram station at Ban Jelačić Square is only a couple of minutes walk from the Hotel. There are taxi companies in Zagreb with very reasonable prices.
We recommend the following hotels. Rooms subject to availability. The selected hotels are with WIFI access:
Hotel Dubrovnik 4*– meeting venue hotel
Other recommended hotels in Zagreb (walking distance from the venue hotel) are:
Hotel Astoria – 4 star hotel
Hotel Jadran – 3 star hotel
(Rooms subject to availability)
Capital city of the Republic of Croatia, the 28th member of the European Union, Zagreb is an old Central European city. Located in the northwest of the country, Zagreb, the largest city of the Republic of Croatia is an important crossroads between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe.
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Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and Kosovo citizens, who are required a visa to enter Croatia can apply for a visa on-line at crovisa.mvep.hr. Printed and filled out application form along with other required documents should be submitted to the competent Croatian Embassy/visa centre or through an accredited tourist agency.
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