Long Courses

Advanced Pharmacovigilance: Ensuring Drug Safety in Clinical Research

Advanced Pharmacovigilance, Drug Safety Clinical Research, Pharmacovigilance Systems, Adverse Drug Reactions, Clinical Trials, Pharmacovigilance Plans

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Virtual (Google Meet)
Self Paced
3 Months


This program aims to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of pharmacovigilance principles, practices, and regulatory requirements in the context of clinical research. Participants will learn how to effectively monitor and evaluate drug safety data, detect adverse events, and contribute to patient safety throughout the drug development lifecycle.

Short Courses Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental principles and concepts of pharmacovigilance in clinical research.
  • Learn the regulatory requirements and guidelines governing pharmacovigilance activities.
  • Gain knowledge of adverse event reporting and management, including signal detection, causality assessment, and risk-benefit evaluation.
  • Develop skills in pharmacovigilance data collection, analysis, and reporting using standardized tools and databases.
  • Understand the role of pharmacovigilance in post-marketing surveillance and risk management of medicinal products.

Short Courses Structure

Week 1: Introduction to Pharmacovigilance

  • Overview of pharmacovigilance and its significance in clinical research
  • Historical background and evolution of pharmacovigilance practices

Week 2: Pharmacovigilance Regulatory Framework

  • International regulations and guidelines governing pharmacovigilance
  • Role of regulatory authorities and their expectations for compliance

Week 3: Adverse Event Reporting and Signal Detection

  • Adverse event classification, coding, and reporting requirements
  • Signal detection methods and tools for identifying safety concerns

Week 4: Pharmacovigilance Databases and Systems

  • Overview of pharmacovigilance databases (e.g., VigiBase) and their use
  • Case management systems and electronic reporting platforms

Week 5: Risk Assessment and Benefit-Risk Evaluation

  • Principles of risk assessment and benefit-risk evaluation in pharmacovigilance
  • Decision-making processes for regulatory actions and risk management plans

Week 6: Safety Data Exchange and Collaboration

  • International safety data exchange programs and initiatives
  • Collaborative pharmacovigilance networks and their benefits

Week 7: Pharmacovigilance Audits and Inspections

  • Preparing for pharmacovigilance audits and regulatory inspections
  • Best practices for maintaining compliance and inspection readiness

Week 8: Pharmacovigilance in Clinical Trials

  • Adverse event reporting in clinical trials and safety monitoring practices
  • Investigator responsibilities and sponsor obligations in pharmacovigilance

Week 9: Pharmacovigilance in Post-Marketing Surveillance

  • Post-marketing safety studies and real-world data collection
  • Risk management strategies and pharmacovigilance in post-approval phase

Week 10: Signal Management and Risk Communication

  • Signal management processes and assessment of emerging safety concerns
  • Effective risk communication to healthcare professionals and the public

Week 11: Pharmacovigilance Quality Management

  • Quality management systems and pharmacovigilance quality indicators
  • Ensuring quality and continuous improvement in pharmacovigilance activities

Week 12: Pharmacovigilance Future Trends and Closing Remarks

  • Emerging trends and technologies in pharmacovigilance
  • Recapitulation of key concepts and closing remarks


Participant’s Eligibility

Graduates, Post Graduates, Research Scholars, Academicians, Industry Professionals of Pharmaceutical, Clinical Research Organizations, Healthcare Institutions

Short Courses Outcomes

  • Comprehensive understanding of pharmacovigilance principles and practices in clinical research.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines governing pharmacovigilance.
  • Proficiency in adverse event reporting, signal detection, and risk-benefit evaluation.
  • Skills in pharmacovigilance data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Competence in post-marketing surveillance and risk management of medicinal products.

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