About the event
At the 2020 edition of Uppsala Monitoring Centre’s cutting-edge research conference, we’ll be making the case for evidence of impact.
In 2018, we celebrated the 50th birthday of the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring and the 40th of Uppsala Monitoring Centre. Many people have worked very hard over all these years and we see progress: the programme now counts more than 130 contributing countries and over 20 million reports are available in VigiBase, the global database for individual case safety reports. Many safety issues have been identified and risk minimisation measures taken, and regulatory systems are being strengthened all over the world.
The scope of pharmacovigilance has expanded to also include medication errors, substandard and falsified medicines, medical devices and rational use of medicines. Moreover, many more stakeholders are reporting unwanted effects of treatments, thus sharing different perspectives and perceptions on safety.
But are we making an impact? Are we achieving our vision of a wiser use of medicines and safer patients? And how do we know whether we are on the right track? These are questions we will discuss at Uppsala Forum: Putting pharmacovigilance on trial, on 28-29 May 2020.