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Signal Management in Pharmacovigilance

May 21 2014 9:30AM - May 22 2014 12:20PM | Hotel Grand Majestic Plaza Truhlarska 16 110 00 Prague 1 Czech Republic

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Signal Management is a critical process of Pharmacovigilance required by EU Good Pharmacovigilance Practice. It is the scientific component that underpins Pharmacovigilance, and the very reason why Pharmacovigilance was created in the first place.

The entire course has been updated in line with the latest guidelines on EU Good Pharmacovigilance Practices (GVP): Module IX - Signal management, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 520/2012, and CIOMS VIII.

Time has been set aside for exercises, questions and discussions.

The course will teach basic concepts of signal detection and signal management and how to apply them within the participants' functions. Data mining techniques for large volume ADR data analysis and relevant EMA guidelines will also be a discussed, as well as a future outlook.


What the participants from previous Signal Management courses say:

"Very good presentations, clear explanations and useful, partial examples. All exercises were well chosen and useful for my daily notice"

"Good combination of information and exercises, and interaction throughout"

"Excellent knowledge, open to questions, ready to assist and to provide additional explanations"

Who Should Attend 

Professionals who work in:
  • Pharmacovigilance (including QPPV)
  • Drug safety and patient safety Risk Management
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Information Technology
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Pharmacovigilance consultancy
  • Quality and Compliance
  • Legal

Level: For professionals with 2-3 years of experience in Pharmacovigilance. This course will be at intermediate level.

Learning Objectives 

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
    • Explain and design the signal management process for companies of various sizes, portfolios and geographical presence
    • Explain and apply the basic concepts and principles of signal detection in Pharmacovigilance, including the role and differences of classical and statistical signal detection in the ongoing safety surveillance of medicinal products
    • Outline how to apply signal detection within their function based on the possibilities and limitations of methodology, data and resources
    • Employ data mining techniques to analyse large volumes of adverse event report data
    • Discuss key messages from the EMA Guideline on the uses of statistical signal detection methods in the Eudravigilance Data Analysis System, Module IX of EU GVP and CIOMS VIII
    • Understand and manage implications of Pharmacovigilance signals for the future of pharmaceutical companies and products

    Participants will complete a knowledge check at the end of the course and will be provided with feedback to ensure learning objectives are attained.

    Hotel & Travel 

    NEW COURSE VENUE! The course has been moved from Century Old Town to Grand Majestic Prague!

    The course will take place at:

    Grand Majestic Prague
    Truhlarska 16
    110 00 Prague 1
    Czech Republic
    Tel: +420 211 159 100
    E-mail: reception@hotel-grandmajestic.cz 

    Please contact the hotel for availability and prices.

    How to get there: from the airport take the Airport Express to Námestí Republiky/Republic Square (travel time 35 min, price CZK 60). From there turn into Truhlarska street. The hotel is located 200 m from the Republic Square.

    Contact Information 

    DIA Europe
    Kuechengasse 16
    4051 BASEL

    TEL.: +41 61 225 51 51
    FAX: +41 61 225 51 52
    E-MAIL: diaeurope@diaeurope.org


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    CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be made in writing and received at the DIA office five working days prior to the event start date. Full event cancellations are subject to an administrative fee:

    • Industry (Member/Non-member) = €200.00
    • Academia/Charitable/Government /Non-profit (Full-Time) (Member/Non-member) = €100.00
    • Tutorial cancellation: €50.00

    If you do not cancel five working days prior to the event start date and do not attend, you will be responsible for the full registration fee. DIA reserves the right to alter the venue and dates if necessary. If an event is cancelled DIA is not responsible for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registered attendees. Registered attendees are responsible for cancelling their own hotel and travel reservations.

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