Chapters - Italy
The ISoP Italian Chapter was established in 2006 at the ISoP Executive Committee meeting in Sevilla and during the Presidency of Prof. Giampaolo Velo (2003-2006), after having agreed that ISoP members in one country or geographical area may form a Chapter to facilitate the organization of meetings, training courses, or other activities related to the missions of ISoP. Dr. Ugo Moretti has been the interim coordinator of the Chapter since 2007. The Italian ISoP Chapter has supported several initiative with the aim of improving Pharmacovigilance knowledge in Italian Healthcare professionals. In April 2007 the Italian Chapter organized its first event in Verona: a Workshop on “Signal detection and dissemination in pharmacovigilance”. In December 2009, the ISoP Italian Chapter supported the National Congress of Pharmacovigilance, organized by the Tuscan Pharmacovigilance Centre in Florence.
In March 2011, Dr. Marco Tuccori (University Hospital of Pisa) has been elected as coordinator of the Chapter, and concomitantly Dr. Stefano Bonato (Bayer Italia) and Prof. Corrado Blandizzi (University of Pisa) have been elected as secretary and treasurer, respectively. Due to their valuable experience with ISoP, Prof. Giampaolo Velo and Dr. Ugo Moretti (current member of the Executive Committee of ISoP) are acting as counselors of the coordinating group.
The mission of the ISoP Italian Chapter is to improve the quality of Pharmacovigilance in Italy by organization of training courses for healthcare professionals operating in the Italian Pharmacovigilance system. Moreover, the Chapter will represent a tool to promote contacts and cooperation among the different Italian groups who are currently involved in Pharmacovigilance activities (e.g. academics, governmentals and industries) with the aim of sharing multicentre investigations on drug safety.
- G Velo – dancing at the 8th ISoP Annual Meeting Buenos Aires;
- G Velo with A Dodoo, N Moore, R Edwards, Presidents of ISoP at the 10th Annual Meeting Accra;
- M Tuccori (coordinator ISoP Italian chapter);
- U Moretti (former ISoP Executive Committee member);
- S Bonato (secretary ISoP Italian Chapter);
- C Blandizzi (treasurer ISoP Italian Chapter);
Current Coordinating Group:
Members of the
Dr. Ugo Moretti
University of Verona
Dr. Marco Tuccori
Unit of Pharmacology
Tuscan Regional Centre of Pharmacovigilance
University Hospital of Pisa
Via Roma 55, 56126, Pisa, Italy
Phone: +39 050 992262
Fax: +39 050 2218758