The MCC group is proud to announce the conference entitled “Pharmacovigilance in Middle East" to be held on 20-21st Jan, 2012 in Yas Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The importance of this topic and the desire to increase the awareness of this issue lies mainly on the effect of its real practice which will be reflected ultimately on Patient's safety which is the golden goal seeked by all healthcare team.
Based on Facts published by WHO regarding patient safety stating that adverse reactions to drugs are estimated to be between the fourth to sixth leading cause of death in USA and more than 10% of adverse drug reactions lead to hospitalization make it essential for healthcare system to overcome the concerns regarding drug related problems by rapid and ambitious efforts in the way of pushing patient’s safety to the maximum.
As stated by WHO through a study conducted in low to moderate income countries including The UAE, the three main causes that impede our progress regarding patient’s safety were a lack of training, poor medicine safety reporting culture and lack of funding.

We at the MCC group provide this scientific program as it is our role to improve the awareness of the Pharmacovigilance not only from theoretical point of view rather from practical point of view as we will introduce a successful models and experience in pharmacovigilance in the middle east through different workshops in the upcoming conference and presenting many topics that will affect the real practice of Pharmacovigilance in the middle east by discussing critical issues such as the standards adopted internationally and introducing key points related to Personnel training plans.

Our Speakers Faculty will include eminent expertise from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and eminent local speakers from the UAE.

“Pharmacovigilance in the Middle East” will be your opportunity to develop yourself at the level of your healthcare professionalism as well as providing healthcare services at the standards we aim for ourselves and our people.

HAAD Accredited for “7.25” CME Hours


Dr.Mohammed Abuelkhair, Health Authority-Abu Dhabi, Head, Drug and Medical Product Regulation Section
Dr.Amin Alameeri, Ministry of Health, UAE, Asst.Undersecretary for Medical Practice and License (CEO)
Dr.Nasser AlQahtani, Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), Head, ADRs Evaluation Division
Dr.Adel Alrwisan, Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), Vigilance and Crisis Mangement Executetive Directorate
Dr.Lana Hammad, Al Rahba Hospital, Head of Pharmacy Department
Robbert P.Van Manen, Oracle Health Sciences,Master Principal Sales Consultant
Dr.Lubna Rshaidat, Tabuk Pharmaceuticals-Jordan, Regulatory Affairs Department Head
Dr.Amr Saad, Egyptian Pharmacovigilance Centre (EPVC), Head of the Egyptian pharmacovigilance Center
Dr. Tamer Saad, Medical Director, Amgen MEA
Mr.Subbaraju Sagi, Life & Health Sciences, TechSol, Managing Director
Dr.Mohammed Saleem, SIPs-Jordan, Managing Director of SIPS,
Dr.Adeline Saliba, Al corniche Hospital, Acting Pharmacy Manager/Medication Safety Manager

-Pharmacovigilance Practice in UAE and Abu Dhabi
-Spontanous  Expedited and Medication Errors Reporting
- Periodic Safety Update Reports
- Risk management plans in PV

- Training plans for PV Personnel
- Global Networking in Pharmacovigilance
- Information Technology Systems in Pharmacovigilance
- Developing Key Performance Indicators
- Reporting Pharmacovigilance Profiles of different Medications

This conference is a must-attend for:

  • Regulatory Authorities; (Safety Programs,  Regulatory affairs)
  • Pharmacovigilance Solution/Systems/Technology Providers.
  • Risk Management Consultants.
  • Pharmaceutical Companies, CROs and Consultancy Firms ( Drug safety,  Regulatory affairs,  Medical affairs,  Quality assurance,  Safety process,  Post-marketing surveillance,  Signal detection,  Patient safety,  Data management,  R&D
  • Personnel for: (Pharmacovigilance, Medical monitoring, Drug safety project manager, Safety and risk management, Community Pharmacists, Clinical Pharmacists, Physicians)

For more information and full details of the conference please contact Program Director, Eman Al Hamarsheh on eman@themcc-group.com or +971-02-658-8717 Ext : 203 or Mobile : +971-56-6055526


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