On the 1st and 2nd of June, 2023, the International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP) Mid-Year Symposium will be organised in Leiden.
The theme for this year’s symposium is “Pharmacovigilance: where science meets practice”. In pharmacovigilance, various scientific disciplines such as epidemiology, (clinical) pharmacology, and medical science are necessary to monitor the safe use of drugs. This ISoP Mid-Year Symposium aims to showcase how the synergy between these disciplines can improve the quality and impact of our work. Epidemiological approaches may help us identify potential safety signals, but the clinical interpretation of what happened combined with the correct epidemiological context is paramount. Whether we rely on data from spontaneous reporting systems, observational data, or medical files, a clear understanding of the clinical context and its implications from the perspective of patients and healthcare professionals forms the basis for detecting safety signals.
On the first day, topics related to signal detection will be addressed, including the quality and utility of the available clinical information in the data source, causality assessment, and the use of new data sources and methods to detect signals. On the second day, we will focus on the best ways of implementing information about the safety of drugs in clinical practice.
More details can be found in the preliminary programme and on the ISoP website.