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The Arab Pharmacovigilance Guidelines

Practical tips on introducing a compliant pharmacovigilance system

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  • Format: Bespoke training
  • CPD: 12 hours for your records (depending on your requirements)
  • Certificate of completion

Course overview

On 1 July 2015, the Common Arab Guidelines on good vigilance practices became effective. The Guidelines represented fundamental changes to pharmacovigilance practice and followed the EU guidelines of June 2012.

This intensive two-day course will look at the various topics and their practical application from the perspective of the introduction of the EU guidelines. The course will include experiences of inspections and audits following implementation and will identify what the main focus points have been.

This interactive course will help you:

  • Gain an overview of the modules and the responsbilities of the MAH
  • Discuss the practical application of the modules and documentation required
  • Discover the levels of implementing quality systems throughout the company
  • Understand the regulatory expectations of inspections

Who should attend

Anyone involved in pharmacovigilance and regulatory activities – including pharmacovigilance case processing, local QPPVs, medical directors, drug safety managers, QA auditing, PSUR writers, and any company managers and licence holders wanting to know what impact this will have on their business practices.

Programme - Day two

An introduction to the PV structure

  • Overview of the modules
  • The interaction of the modules
  • A comparison to the EU modules

Module I – quality management systems

  • Quality control, quality assurance and quality management
  • Quality management of PV systems
  • The QPPV and quality management
  • Quality and training
  • QA and quality management and internal audits

Module II – the pharmacovigilance system master file (PSMF)

  • The content of the PSMF
  • Licence submissions and the PSMF
  • The QPPV and the PSMF
  • Control/management of the PSMF

Module III – pharmacovigilance inspections

  • The purpose of the inspection
  • Types of inspection
  • Inspection findings
  • Re-inspections

Module IV – pharmacovigilance audits

  • The purpose of company audits
  • Audit scheduling and risk
  • Audit outputs and findings
  • Audit findings and their corrections – root cause analysis, corrective action plans, completion and re-audits

Programme - Day two

Module V – risk management plans (RMPs)

  • ICH E2E – pharmacovigilance planning
  • The RMP purpose
  • The RMP format
  • Updating the RMP
  • RMPs and REMs

Module VI – adverse reaction reporting (part 1)

  • Definitions
  • Special situations
  • Triage – seriousness
  • Expectedness and causality
  • Expedited reporting

Module VI – adverse reaction reporting (part 2)

  • Electronic ADR reporting – local and international
  • Follow-up of cases
  • ICH E2D – post-marketing safety
  • Literature ADR reporting
  • Case closure

Module VII – periodic safety update reports (PSURs)

  • ICH E2F and ICH E2C (R2) – DSRRs and PSURs/PBRERs
  • Objectives of the PSURs
  • Risk benefit analyses in PSURs
  • The format of the PSUR
  • Mapping signals and risks to the PSUR

Module IX – signals and their management

  • What is a signal?
  • Signal validation
  • Signal analysis and prioritisation
  • Signal assessment
  • Actions to be taken

Graeme Ladds

Graeme Ladds, Director of PharSafer, has over 30 years’ experience working in the pharmaceutical industry. Having started his career at Ashbourne Pharmaceuticals in 1989 as Head of Drug Safety & Medical Information, he went on to become Head of Global Pharmacovigilance at Shire Pharmaceuticals. He then set up his consultancy and specialist CRO company, PharSafer Associates Ltd, where he has been involved in establishing pharmacovigilance in companies, performing audits across Europe and the USA, SOP writing, acting as QP for companies, and helping with regulatory inspections.

More details

Run The Arab Pharmacovigilance Guidelines Bespoke training for your team

2 days

Typical duration

Pricing from:

  • GBP 800
  • Per attendee
  • Course tailored to your requirements
  • At your choice of location, or online


We don't have any currently scheduled dates for this course but we can customise it to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

Contact our in-house training expert Aleksandra Beer to discuss your requirements:

Reviews of IPI's The Arab Pharmacovigilance Guidelines training course

Very talented and experienced expert who has answers to all PV queries that you can think of. Advanced training that goes through the modules of PV in depth explaining what is between the lines of the guidelines, and illustrating by real life examples.

Oct 22 2018

Shahinaz Badr
Officer, Newbridge Pharmaceuticals

Oct 22 2018

A wealth of experience and knowledge. Invigorating workshop and speaker

Dalal Abdulaziz
Regulatory Manager, Al Hafez Trading Est

Oct 23 2017

Very good, would recommend to PV colleagues in the industry

Emad Naguib
Global Safety Lead, Middle East , MSD

Oct 23 2017

Excellent arrangement. Would recommend a colleague to visit website to check about interesting courses.

Layal Lutfi
Principal Consultant, Adamas Consulting Ltd

Oct 25 2016

Speaker is an expert in the this field and he always gave examples of topics that illustrate the ideas of what he is talking about.

Soliman Alzahrani
Novartis Oncology

Oct 25 2016

Good but tight

Maher Al Matar
Deputy Pharmacovigilance ,

Oct 25 2016

That good

Saeed Abdullah Alqahtani
Scientific Products Pharmaceuticals

United Arab Emirates

  • Newbridge Pharmaceuticals
  • Accord Healthcare MENA DMCC
  • Lavasta Pharma
  • MSD
  • New Bridge Pharmaceuticals
  • Valeant/Baush&Lomb

Saudi Arabia

  • Apotex Saudi Arabia
  • Arab Company for pharmaceutical products
  • Dar-Alzahrawi
  • Martindale pharma
  • Novartis Oncology
  • Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries & Medical Appliances Corp
  • Scientific Products Pharmaceuticals


  • Ferrer Internacional
  • Grupo Ferrer International


  • Arabian Ranches Al Reem 3 - Villa 75


  • Valeant

Czech Republic

  • Arriello s.r.o.


  • Al Hafez Trading Est


  • Algorithm SAL


  • Adamas Consulting Ltd

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Aleksandra BEER
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