WHODrug User Group Meetings

Building a global medicines safety culture by sharing our knowledge.

Time to talk WHODrug

Are you interested in learning more about the latest WHODrug news? Do you want to hear about how other organisations utilise WHODrug Global in their coding activities and data analysis? If so, then register below and take the opportunity to attend any of the upcoming WHODrug User Group Meetings.

Uppsala Monitoring Centre is proud to host a number of WHODrug User Group Meetings on a yearly basis, all around the world. Join these meetings to learn more about WHODrug and interact with other WHODrug Users. The WHODrug User Group Meetings include presentations from UMC regarding the latest developments and ongoing projects. They also provide a unique opportunity to network, discuss and interact with fellow colleagues in the industry. It is free to attend these meetings if you are working for an organisation with a valid WHODrug license.

For any questions regarding WHODrug User Group Meetings please do not hesitate to contact WHODrug@who-umc.org.

The WHODrug Team
Uppsala Monitoring Centre

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Submit abstract for 2020 User Group meetings

Don’t miss your chance to present at one of our User Group meetings, our call for presentation abstracts is now open!

New Delhi, India

What: WHODrug User Group meeting 
When: February 21, 2020
Where: The Bristol Hotel, Gurgaon, New Delhi, India 

This year our User Group meeting in India will take place in New Delhi to coincide with the MedDRA User Group meeting the day before (February 20). Additionally, all attendees will be invited to a joint MedDRA and WHODrug dinner on February 20.

Registration is now closed.


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What: WHODrug User Group meeting 
When: April 2, 2020 
Where: ? DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Have you been down for a stroll by Amsterdam's canals? Grab the opportunity and join our next WHODrug European User Group meeting on April 2nd. Additionally, you would be able to attend the MedDRA User Group meeting held on April 1st.

Last day for registration is March 19, 2020.

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Shanghai, China

What: WHODrug User Group meeting 
When: May 18, 2020 
Where: HuaTing hotel & towers, Shanghai, China

Going to the 4th DIA China Annual Meeting (May 21-23) in Shanghai? Join us for a User Group meeting - a great opportunity for WHODrug users in the region to network and discuss drug coding matters. A MedDRA User Group meeting will also gather in Shanghai on May 19. Please note there is a registration limit of maximum three (3) attendees per organisation.

The registration for this User Group meeting is currently on hold, more information will be announced shortly.

Preliminary agenda



Washington DC, USA

What: WHODrug User Group meeting 
When: June 19, 2020 
Where:  Washington PlazaWashington DC, USA

If you are attending the DIA meeting (June 14-18) in Washington DC, there is only one good way to end your week: by joining our WHODrug User Group meeting on June 19 and the MedDRA User Group just the day before (June 18).

Last day for registration is June 5, 2020.

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Preliminary agenda

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What: Industry WHODrug User Group meeting 
When: Late September 2020 
Where: USA

Every year UMC encourages members from the industry community to take and lead and plan a User Group meeting; If you would like to apply to host the meeting, please get in touch via WHODrug@who-umc.org


Tokyo, Japan

What: WHODrug User Group meeting 
When: Fall, 2020 
Where: Tokyo, Japan

The spring Japanese User Group meeting has been postponed to fall of 2020 to ensure our WHODrug users the best possible experience.

We will communicate the conference date as soon as available.

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