On behalf of the ISoP Executive Committee and the Local Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP 2018), “Pharmacovigilance without borders”, in Geneva, Switzerland from the 11th to 14th November 2018.
Geneva is in the heart of Europe, strategically well positioned in these changing times. In this central and open environment we wish to continue discussing the importance of pharmacovigilance to health professionals, as well as to medicines regulatory agencies, scientific organisations, universities, state authorities and the pharmaceutical industry.
ISoP 2018 meeting will be an opportunity to take stock of current issues in pharmacovigilance, and for the first time, we have asked ISoP members to submit proposals for conference symposia. We hope this will raise new ideas for discussion - for example, reporting via electronic technology – and also allow opportunity to return to some ongoing important issues, for example risk communication.
Our aim is to optimise pharmacovigilance, so that it can operate without borders, offering us greater efficiency, clarity of reporting and thus enable us to analyse the latest information to better care for patients on a worldwide basis.
As you fly into Geneva it will be clear that you are on the shores of Europe’s largest lake and at the base of the Alps, only 45 minutes away from the highest peak in Europe. Geneva does not live in the shadow of its geographical surroundings. It strives to provide a strong multicultural balance, creating a city that offers a very good homeostasis of outdoor activities and cultural offerings.
We look forward to welcoming you in Geneva next November!
Dr Victoria Rollason
Chair of the Local Organising Committee
Mr Sten Olsson
President of ISoP