Short Course, Postgraduate Qualifications

Medical Aspects of Adverse Drug Reactions (Hybrid Event)


4 June 2025 - 6 June 2025


Solent Hotel, Whiteley, Fareham and Online

Course Overview

4 June 2025 - 6 June 2025 | Download course programme

Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) are a major clinical problem. An understanding of the clinical aspects of ADRs is a fundamental requirement for any professional in the field of pharmacovigilance. The Medical Aspects of Adverse Drug Reactions course provides delegates with the opportunity to acquire concentrated instruction on the strategy of therapeutics, medical diagnosis and all medical aspects of ADRs. It is divided into individual body systems (such as hepatic, endocrine, haematological, neurological, psychiatric, cardiovascular, oncological, gastrointestinal, renal and respiratory) and general concepts of ADRs.

Please note, the course dates and programme may be subject to change.
The in-person session of this course will only proceed when a minimum number of participants is met. Should this number not be reached, the registered participants will be notified at least three weeks prior to the course.

Our courses are recognised by PharmaTrain.

Who should attend

This course is aimed at:

  • Pharmaceutical industry personnel from areas including pharmacovigilance, clinical research, medical affairs,medical writing, regulatory affairs and medical information
  • Staff from regulatory authorities
  • Clinicians and academic staff
  • Pharmacists or other professions allied to medicines

How our courses work

  • Taught over two days
  • A combination of lectures and interactive workshops
  • Network with other delegates and speakers via scheduled discussion sessions (virtual delegates), and during coffee and lunch breaks (in-person delegates)
  • Full access to PDFs of the presentations afterwards
  • Use this course as part of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Refreshments and lunch provided (in-person delegates)
  • Virtual delegates will be sent a link in advance to enable you to join the live course at the stated time

Aims of the course

  • To provide delegates with a grounding in, and analysis of, the core principles of medical diagnosis including pattern recognition and therapeutics
  • To analyse some of the core concepts of clinical pharmacology relevant to the conduct and interpretation of pharmacoepidemiological research
  • To review the mechanism of drug action, the concept of drug potency, the role of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics (including genetic and immunological factors) in determining variability in drug response and drug interactions
  • To review the classification of ADRs and pathophysiology according to body system and associated public health burden

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course delegates should be able to:

  • Analyse the complexity of undertaking medical diagnoses and the influence of human behaviour (prescriber and patient) and drug factors important in therapeutic decision making
  • Critically examine the important features associated with Type A and Type B reactions and identify factors associated with individual susceptibility
  • Appraise the rationale for performing clinical investigations and the importance of correct interpretation of results

Key topics

Programme feautures:

  • Principles of medical diagnosis
  • Comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of medical and scientific aspects of ADRs
  • Overview of ADR and interactions
  • Genetic and metabolic basis of ADRs
  • Immunological aspects of ADRs
  • ADRs by system organ class
  • Regulatory aspects including guidelines and causality assessment

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Our fees

Please note, VAT is only applicable for delegates based in the UK.

Cost Per Delegate:

  • Academic

    £708 + VAT

    (Academic Units, Public Sector Organisations, Registered Charities) - Virtual

  • Academic

    £885 + VAT

    (Academic Units, Public Sector Organisations, Registered Charities) - In-Person

  • Standard

    £1032 + VAT


  • Standard

    £1290 + VAT


Registration fees include electronic access to all course materials. Lunch and refreshments are provided for those attending in-person.

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