Education & Training

Building knowledge, skills and capacity in pharmacovigilance

An original and practical training menu

We are ambitious to support pharmacovigilance professionals around the world, and to spread the message of safer use of medicines as widely as possible. Our education, training and communications activities cover an extensive field of skills. These pages examine our education and training programme for professionals, while Communication in pharmacovigilance examines important related issues.

UMC's experienced staff and our expert partners from around the world offer a wide range of programmes and resources. Together, we cover a wide range of technical topics and skills related to best practice in pharmacovigilance, as well as essential studies in communications, crisis management and much more. These help new and established staff develop their professional practice in many settings, especially in national pharmacovigilance centres.

There are hands-on and web-based courses, webinars, videos, user-group meetings and publications. The popular annual course is hosted in Uppsala each May.

International Pharmacovigilance Training Courses

UMC organises a two-week pharmacovigilance training course in Uppsala, Sweden each year.

Next course:

Date: 4-15 May 2020
Location: Uppsala, Sweden

22nd International Pharmacovigilance Training Course

Asia-Pacific Pharmacovigilance Training Course

UMC participates in the two-week Asia-Pacific course, run by the Pharmacovigilance Programme of India each year, in India.

Next course:

Date: 24 February - 7 March 2020
Location: Ghaziabad, India

6th Asia Pacific Pharmacovigilance Training Course

ISoP–UMC Training Course

The International Society of Pharmacovigilance and UMC collaborate in providing training in Asia and Latin America.


More on ISoP–UMC training



Online Courses

UMC has developed a new online course on signal detection and causality assessment. Each lesson is short, concise and connected to a clear learning objective. 

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WHODrug Training

Users of WHODrug can access a range of training and webinars, as well as User Group meetings in several regions of the world.

View WHODrug resources

Uppsala University–UMC distance courses

Uppsala University offers two distance-learning courses in pharmacovigilance each semester, in collaboration with UMC.

Search Uppsala University's course selection for information and admission to the courses "Preclinical Safety Assessment and Pharmacovigilance" and "Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance".

Uppsala University courses

Global event calendar

View a global event calendar containing pharmacovigilance conferences and courses coming up around the world.

Global event calendar

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