This course will provide you with an understanding of the basic principles of pharmacoepidemiology together with their practical application. It will also include sources of data for the conduct of pharmacoepidemiology studies and a practical workshop.
This limitation, a unique feature for all of our seminars, will give participants the opportunity for a thorough discussion of the complex issues to be covered by the programme.
Who Should Attend:
The course is aimed at personnel in pharmacovigilance departments, drug information and regulatory affairs departments, drug safety officers and pharmaceutical physicians as well as pharmacovigilance personnel working at regulatory agencies.
Origins of epidemiology and basic principles
- Where pharmacoepidemiology fits in
- Some practical applications of pharmacoepidemiology
Study designs and uses of Observational studies in Pharmacovigilance?
- Why might we need observational research in pharmacovigilance
- What designs are best for which question
- Sample size
- Data Mining?
- N of 1
Data Sources and Data Linkage
- UK, Europe, USA and the rest of the world
- One study or separate studies
Bias and confounding?
- Validity - internal and external
- Bias - have we made a systematic error
- Confounding - what else might have caused the result
Non drug safety P-epi
- Drug utilisation
- Real world
For more information about this conference visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ccds4p/pharmacoepidemiolo