Training courses

In April 2015 the WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmacovigilance in Education and Patient Reporting will organize a training course in general pharmacovigilance and a conference on patient reporting.

The Dutch ADR foundation offers two scholarships to enable participation to the International Meyler Course and the 1st Lareb Conference on Patient reporting. The scholarships will cover the registration fee to both events. To apply, send a CV and motivation letter to before January 30.
We especially encourage applicants who are PhD students and also submits an abstract for the Conference on patient reporting. The successful applicants will be notified in the beginning of February.

International Meyler Course in Pharmacovigilance, April 20-22, 2015
This is a 3 day training course for professionals active in pharmacovigilance. In the course several aspects of pharmacovigilance will be addressed. The course will focus on practical aspects of collecting information about adverse drug reactions and the organization of pharmacovigilance worldwide. In addition we will discuss the pharmacological background and clinical presentation of important adverse drug reactions and their causality assessment. For a detailed course preliminary programme click here.

Lareb conference on patient reporting, April 23-24, 2015
This is a 2 day conference for professionals with special interest about the role of patients in pharmacovigilance. The conference offers the opportunity for the participants to meet and interact with experts in the field of patient reporting to discuss  challenges and future perspectives. Lectures will be given by experts in the field of patient reporting and through workshops and panel discussions you will have the possibility to interact with other participants as well as with the speakers. We also offer the possibility for you to submit your research as an abstract for either an oral or poster presentation.

The conference includes sessions on:
  • The role of the patient in pharmacovigilance;
  • The added value of patient reports to pharmacovigilance;
  • Maintaining and developing patient reporting systems;
  • Promoting patient reporting systems.
For a detailed description of the conference programme click here.
For registration to the courses click here.