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Training Courses - Bangkok 2008

ISoP Training Course – Bangkok, Thailand

Two parallel training courses Pharmacogenetics and drug safety and Basic concepts in pharmacovigilance were held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 17th to 18th March, 2008 (Chaophya Park Hotel):

ISoP Training Course
Bangkok, Thailand
17-18 March 2008

1. Pharmacogenetics and drug safety
2. Basic concepts in Pharmacovigilance

ISoP Training Course - 2008

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With around 100 participants and a group of international speakers, these were very successful meetings. Thank you to the Thai FDA and PReMA our co-sponsors for a smooth organisation and helping us to bring together all those in the region who are interested in Pharmacovigilance.

It was also a good opportunity to promote the ISoP Western Pacific chapter.

These courses are very much in demand and this time ISoP offered 4 bursaries to young researchers from emerging countries who were able to travel and attend those courses in Bangkok.

The response from the evaluation forms was very positive, with a beautiful venue and new friendships with colleagues created, the participants were able to learn a lot from the workshops, although some of them requested more interactive activities.

ISoP Training Courses Bangkok 2008

Course participants and faculty at the Chaophya Park Hotel

Pharmacogenetics and drug safety

Chair: Nicholas Moore
Attendance: 25 participants from Asia, Australia and some Europe countries

This high-level two day course was dedicated to train specialists in pharmacovigilance about a major field where pharmacogenetics is providing very relevant new insights.
The course combined lectures and discussion with very experienced Europeans and Thai teaching faculty.

Pharmacogenetics and drug safety – Second Announcement (final) Download Here

Basic concepts in Pharmacovigilance

Chair: Kenneth Hartigan-Go
Attendance: 67 participants from Asia, Australia and some Europe countries

This well attended two days course was dedicated to introduce non specialists to the basic concepts of pharmacovigilance and to give a neutral insight to Pharmacovigilance around the world: Mechanisms of adverse drug reactions, complexity of signal detection, causality assessment procedure, case reports, risk management, and herbal medicines were among the discussed topics.

The faculty consisted mostly of members of the ISoP Executive Committee and participants enjoyed as well the presentation from our host, Khun Wimon Suwankesawong, Head of Pharmacovigilance Unit (Thai Food and Drug Administration) about Risk Minimization tools in Thailand.

Basic concepts in Pharmacovigilance – Second Announcement (final) Download Here