Medical Device Safety SIG webinar
The Medical Device Safety Special Interest Group (SIG) is inviting you to attend on 08 February 2022 at 10 am EST (15.00 UTC) its first webinar

"FDA Medical Device Post-marketing Surveillance Data - Do you know what you don’t know?”, presented by Madris Kinard (Medical Device Post-marketing Surveillance Expert CEO of Device Events & Former FDA Analyst).
This webinar is free for ISoP members through the Zoom link at the Member-only section of the ISoPonline website.
Do not miss this important webinar!
 
Women's Medicines SIG
Recently, two cohort studies addressed a possible association between menstrual cycle changes and Covid-19 vaccinations. ISoP's SIG for Women's Medicines commented on these studies and made reference to a recent BMJ (British Medical Journal) editorial (published on 26 January) by Victoria Male.  The author had discussed the above studies as well, and Mira Harrison-Woolrych, ISoP President and Head of the ISoP Women's Medicines SIG, drafted a rapid response to the BMJ. You can read the letter from the Women's Medicines Group here.
 
Middle East Chapter webinar
The Middle East Chapter is organising a free webinar entitled ‘COVID-19 Vaccines Safety Surveillance in Arab Countries’ on
16 February 2022 at 19.00 UTC+3.
More information and registration here.
 
Pharmacovigilance Journal Club
In collaboration with Drug Safety, ISoP’s official journal, our fifth ‘Pharmacovigilance Journal Club’ webinar will be held on
10 February 2022 at 19.00 UTC.
A recent publication in Drug Safety (December 2021) entitled “The Impact of Mandatory Reporting of Non-Serious Safety Reports to EudraVigilance on the Detection of Adverse Reactions" co-authored by Sebastian Monzon and Gianmario Candore from the European Medicines Agency will be presented. Register here.
This Journal Club is a free webinar for ISoP’s members, and members can watch on the Member section of our website the recording of these Journal Club webinars.
 
What are the Priorities for Pharmacovigilance in Low and Middle-Income Countries during the COVID-19 Pandemic?
This workshop is organised by the Global Health Network in collaboration with the ISoP Africa Chapter on
10 February 2022 at 13.00-15.00 UTC.
More information and registration here
 
Western Pacific Chapter webinar
The Western Pacific Chapter and the Women's medicines SIG are jointly organising an important webinar on Endometriosis and Pelvic Organ Prolapse, which will be held on
2 March 2022 at 18.00 AEST.
The webinar speaker is Professor Caroline Gargett, Head, Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Laboratory, The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia).
This Zoom webinar is free for ISoP members, and details and registration will be available soon at  https://isoponline.org/chapters/western-pacific/.


 NASoP-DIA collaboration webinars 2022

DIA (Drug Information Association) and NASoP (ISoP North American Chapter) have collaborated to offer a series of four, one-hour, monthly webinars on Drug Interactions, led by renowned experts, from February to May 2022. The webinars are intended to encourage discussion within the drug safety community on a topic that is of increasing interest in pharmacovigilance. The next webinar is scheduled for 3 March 2022.
Registration is free at this link here.
 
ISoP Mid-Year Training 2022 (Virtual)
Our next mid-year training course entitled ‘Beyond spontaneous reporting: integrating data from multiple sources to ensure medicines safety’ will be held on 10 & 11 May 2022. This course is organised in collaboration with the Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU). Save the date!
 
ISoP 2022 Annual Conference in Verona
The ISoP 2022 Annual Conference ‘A new era of pharmacovigilance: challenges and opportunities will take place in the beautiful city of Verona, Italy from
20-23 September 2022. Save the date! More information at the conference website here.
 
Enhance your Career in Drug Safety and Improve your Professional Competencies through the Am2P Academic Certificate Diploma!
The European program in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology (EU2P), coordinated by the University of Bordeaux, has been extended to the Americas (Am2P). This program offers an innovative and completely online certificate diploma in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology.
The Am2P is presented by professors from the North American region, and it is developed by academic, regulatory, and industry Consortium partners. The standard Am2P certificate learning achievements are recognized as 3 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits, and you can choose between introductory, intermediate, or advanced Certificate course fitting your background and needs. The average course workload is one day a week over a 3-month period (depending on the course ECTS credits). The Certificate diploma is awarded after a final assessment session. Tuition fees are adjusted to student or professional status. Savings on regular fees can be offered based on the attendee’s eligibility.
You can enrol in the program if you are fluent in English,  familiar with computer use, and have Internet access, after you submit a complete online application, together with required supporting documentation Pre-requisites depend on the chosen module. For additional information, please check the website: www.am2p-courses.com.
 
ISoP 2021 presentations
ISoP 2021 Oman presentations are now posted on the ISoP website https://isoponline.org/members/isop-annual-meeting-presentations/.
To get access to all the annual meetings presentations, ISoP webinars, Chapters sections, and ISoP Board meeting minutes, please log in to your account in the ‘Member section’.
 
General Assembly Minutes
The General Assembly (GA) was held last November via video conference, during the Oman annual meeting. The General Assembly presentation and the meeting minutes are available on the website.
 
Patient Engagement SIG
This new SIG was launched during the ISoP General Assembly in November 2021. The SIG aims to empower the patient to be an integral part of the safe use of medicines. ISoP members with an interest in patient engagement are welcome to join this SIG.
 
ISoP Fellowship 2022
ISoP fellowships are awarded to individuals who have been active ISoP members for at least five consecutive years, demonstrated significant achievement in pharmacovigilance and relevant disciplines, were recognized by their peers, and have contributed substantially to the work of ISoP. Submit your application by May 31. More information is available at the ISoP website.
 
ISoP Advisory Board elections
There will be elections to the ISoP Board later in 2022.
Paid-up members with appropriate skills and experience who would like to put themselves forward as a candidate are invited to contact the Nominating Committee via [email protected] with any queries.