Uppsala Forum, the cutting-edge research conference

Pharmacovigilance experts from around the globe gather in Uppsala to discuss the latest advances as well as challenges in the field of medicines safety.

Uppsala Forum is an invite-only research conference, gathering pharmacovigilance experts from notable organisations across the globe for cutting-edge debates on new directions of research in pharmacovigilance. 

The Forum that was planned for 2020, which was initially postponed until 2021, had to be cancelled completely. At present, there are no firm plans for a subsequent Forum, but any such event will be advertised here in the future.

Past research conferences

Cancelled: 2020/2021: Putting pharmacovigilance on trial

The edition of Uppsala Forum that was initially planned for 2020 was postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19, but had to be completely cancelled in the end.

2018: UMC 40th Anniversary Conference

In 2018, Uppsala Forum was replaced by UMC’s 40th Anniversary conference, where key actors from the past and present of the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring joined pharmacovigilance colleagues to reflect on the progress pharmacovigilance has made since the programme’s inception in 1968.

Rapid Fire talks Uppsala Reports coverage

Uppsala Forum 2016: Pharmacovigilance’s role in rapid access to safer drugs

The need to develop and rapidly deploy new treatments tests the limits of traditional pharmacovigilance and demands new thinking and practice. How can we ensure the safety of patients using new drugs when rapid access is of paramount importance?

Rapid Fire talks 2016 Conference Report

Uppsala Forum 2014: Risk: What risk? Whose risk?

Topics covered included: Patient groups at risk – genotypes and phenotypes; Structure analysis of medicinal products; Detection and confirmation of signals; Individualised benefit-risk assessment; Effective communication to health professionals and patients in clinical settings.

Uppsala Forum 2012: Causality assessment in an evolving pharmacovigilance landscape

Causality assessment plays a critical part in the search for better science and safer use of medicines. Although the principles of causality assessment are straightforward, the application of those principles to an individual case is a philosophical as well as a scientific challenge.

Uppsala Forum Conference Report 2012

Last modified on: January 12, 2021