The CIOMS V Working Group (WG) met in a series of 8 formal meetings during the years 1997 to 2000. The printed version of their report ”Current Challenges in Pharmacovigilance: Pragmatic Approaches” was published in 2001. The CIOMS WG V, through its report, advocated acceptance for a wide range of proposals concerning issues covering terminology and definitions, common every day practices such as follow-up of individual adverse events, the rational scheduling and content of periodic safety update reports (PSURs), the role of internet and quantification of population drug use. The completed report, intended as a handbook for pharmacovigilance departments and still offering many pragmatic solutions to a number of issues, has been in great demand. CIOMS has now decided to make the publication available free of charge to download on its website.
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A new CIOMS Working Group (WG) has been established to address issues related to the information exchange between stakeholders on vaccine safety. The formation of the new WG is linked to the activities of the Global Vaccine Safety Blueprint of WHO and its implementation plan, the Global Vaccine Safety Initiative (GVSI). It is a global strategic plan that aims at assisting low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) in their work with vaccine safety surveillance.
The importance of close collaboration between stakeholders is well recognized in vaccine pharmacovigilance activities, and guidance has been developed, in industrialized countries, for jointly planning these activities.
Read more: NEW! CIOMS Working Group on Vaccine Safety
On Tuesday, 27 November 2012, CIOMS held the 79th session of its Executive Committee (EC). The EC endorsed the general ambition to identify new issues of major relevance for the medical community where there is a need for review and global adoption of common principles and standards and to increase the interaction with member organizations and involvement of members of the EC in the activities of CIOMS, and to promote the work of CIOMS.
The Secretary-General presented a summary of the most important events and achievements over the year.
The programme for 2013 was also presented within the area of Drug Development and Use.
Read more: CIOMS Executive Commitee Meeting: 79th Session in Salle G, WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland
The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) is happy to announce the above joint publication between the World Health Organization (WHO), CIOMS and one of its new members, the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR).
This report is an updated and extended version of a recent publication in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (BCPT) and includes new chapters of special relevance to global health. CIOMS welcomes IUPHAR as a member.
Read more: New publication: The Role of Clinical Pharmacology in Health Care, Teaching and Research
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7th CIOMS Working Group meeting on Vaccine Safety, near Philadelphia, PA, USA, 21-22 September 2015
8th Working Group X on Meta-analysis, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, 1-2 July 2015
9th Working Group on Revision of CIOMS International Ethical Guidelines, Paris, France, 14-16 June 2015
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8th Working Group on Revision of CIOMS International Ethical Guidelines, Vilnius, Lithuania, 22-24 March 2015
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