Leaders in Risk Management

The Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) is an independent academic unit internationally respected for its work in Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoepidemiology, Risk Management and Training Services for over 30 years.

In partnership with doctors in England, the DSRU, led by Director Professor Saad Shakir, aims to protect patients in primary and specialist care from unwanted adverse effects of newly marketed medicines using our unique methods of monitoring patients during the lifecycle of medicines.

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DSRU offers a comprehensive range of education and training courses. Find out more or view our complete course calendar.

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02 May - 04 May 2018 Medical Aspects of Adverse Drug Reactions

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Big Data for Pharmacovigilance conference – new speakers added!

The first conference on “Big Data for Pharmacovigilance” will take place in London on 20 – 21 June. The conference programme includes some great speakers covering Big Data from all angles. There’s something for everyone!


Highlights include:

  • Using real world evidence as Big Data Abhimanyu Verma, Novartis
  • Natural language processing and drug-drug interactions Nicholas Tatonetti, Columbia University
  • Opportunities and Barriers for Big Data in Pharmacovigilance Andrew Bate, Pfizer
  • Danish biobanks in the context of Big Data Estrid Høgdall, Danish Biobank, Herlev Hospital
  • Linking Data Within and Across Data Sets Tomas Bergvall, Uppsala Monitoring Centre
  • Sentinel Jeff Brown, Harvard Medical School
  • Reproducibility and Transparency Jeremy Rassen, Aetion, USA
  • Big Data and Data Protection Lincoln Tsang, Arnold & Porter


For more information or to book, click here.

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The Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) offers a range of Pharmacovigilance (PV) training courses suitable for those looking for a career in pharmacovigilance, seeking career progression or in a position that requires PV knowledge and understanding. Depending on specific interests and current knowledge, the team at the DSRU is able to recommend which of our training courses could help […]

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