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Project Description

Pharmacovigilance in Products Subject to Licensing Agreements

Course overview

Venue:  Novotel London West Hotel, Hammersmith, London

Date: 25 Nov – 26 Nov 2020*

Partnerships between pharmaceutical companies to develop and market products are becoming increasingly common. Due to the stringently regulated environment for pharmacovigilance activities and responsibilities, particularly in Europe, all parties to licensing agreements need to be fully aware of, and compliant with, the pharmacovigilance requirements that are often detailed in separate safety agreements. In the EU, the expectations for Marketing Authorisation Holders (MAHs) to ensure fulfilment of pharmacovigilance obligations when entering into contractual arrangements with Third Parties are provided in EU Good Pharmacovigilance Practice guidelines.

Our Pharmacovigilance in Products Subject to Licencing Agreements course provides delegates with an overview of the nature and types of relationships and agreements between such partners. Delegates will be equipped with practical advice on how partners should remain compliant with legal requirements. In addition, the course will provide an overview of other relationships where safety language may be appropriate in other contracts/agreements and things to consider in documenting such relationships in the Pharmacovigilance System Master File.

The Pharmacovigilance in Products Subject to Licensing Agreements course is a balanced mix of presentations and workshops facilitated by speakers with experience in these areas.

*Please note that the course dates and programme may be subject to change.

 Our courses are recognised by PharmaTrain.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at:

  •  Pharmaceutical industry personnel from areas including pharmacovigilance, drug safety, regulatory affairs, clinical research and legal departments
  •  Staff from regulatory authorities

How our courses work

  • Taught over two days
  • Small class size allows for one-to-one interaction with expert tutors
  • A combination of short lectures, practical workshops and interactive discussion sessions
  • Taught by a panel of expert speakers (minimum of four speakers per course) from industry, regulatory authorities and academia
  • Course materials including presentations, workshop material and suggested reading documents are made available electronically during the course
  • The agenda provides ample opportunity to network with expert speakers and your fellow delegates

Lunch, refreshments and all course materials are included in the registration fee.

Aims of course

  • To review industry best practice in line with the regulatory guidance to meet requirements relating to pharmacovigilance responsibilities in contractual agreements between partners or other third parties
  • To provide delegates with practical advice on how to maintain oversight of such agreements when they are in place to continually maintain compliance with responsibilities and legal requirements
  • To explore the nature, content and maintenance (including audit) of safety agreements between licensing partners.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe some types of agreements and relationships and consider the strengths and weaknesses of such approaches in the context of a safety agreements
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of modules for safety agreements and have basic knowledge and skills required to proactively manage the development and execution of a safety agreement with a partner

Key Topics

Programmed features:

  • Nature and types of relationship
  • Due diligence activities
  • Content of safety agreements
  • Challenges with international sales teams
  • Perspective from a small pharmaceutical company
  • Managing relationships
  • Legal aspects
  • Compliance and audit
  • Regulatory expectations – an inspector’s perspective


Cost Per Delegate:

£775 + VAT Academic

(Academic Units, Public Sector Organisations, Registered Charities)


£1190 + VAT Standard

(Standard Registration)

Registration fee includes lunch, refreshments and electronic access to all course materials.

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“High quality content, experienced speakers and interactive discussions between speakers and attendees.”

Licensing Agreements Delegate 2019

“Very experienced, dedicated and engaged speakers. Length of sessions sufficient and I liked the workshops.”

Licensing Agreements Delegate 2019

“Unlike any other training, DSRU offer very realistic, hands on information. I would definitely recommend the course, it was very helpful.”

Licensing Agreements Delegate 2018

“Wide variety of speakers with a lot of experience in different aspects of agreements. Lots of opportunities to ask questions”

Licensing Agreements Delegate 2018

“Interactive, good speakers, broad content. Speakers very willing to answer questions”

Licensing Agreements Delegate 2018

“Excellent course. Level of detail ideal, presenters all very good and opportunities for interaction much appreciated for learning.”

Licensing Agreements Delegate 2017

Course Leader

Elspeth McIntosh – Director

Elspeth McIntosh began her career in the pharmaceutical industry in 1993, initially working in clinical research, before moving into Pharmacovigilance.  She has extensive experience of all aspects of pharmacovigilance and has been a small company QPPV since 1999, dealing with innovative, generic and biotech/biological products.

Elspeth is now the Director of pharmacovigilance consultancy company, Castle Pharmacovigilance Ltd, providing PV support and working as a contract QPPV for small companies.  She has a MBA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmacovigilance.

Contact Info

Drug Safety Research Unit Bursledon Hall, Blundell Lane, Southampton, SO31 1AA, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0)23 80 40 86 00

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