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Tuesday, June 28 • 10:30am - 11:45am
#225: One Size Does Not Fit All: Best Practices for Right-Sized Signal Management Systems

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-600-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The requirement to properly plan, track, and manage signals from all sources has never been greater, and we are seeing an increasing focus of inspectors on companies' signaling strategies. This session describes cutting edge research from a local and a global perspective and will aid companies in designing a fit-for-purpose signal detection and management strategy for their product portfolios. This sesion will utilize real life examples in the presentation.

Learning Objectives

Describe signal management regulatory requirements in the EU, US, and other regions; Discuss how the basic principles of modern signal detection and management systems can be adapted to fit various-sized portfolios while ensuring quality is optimized; Recall developments in advanced signaling informatics.


Deirdre McCarthy, MS


What Is the Utility of GIS Technology in the Postmarket Setting?
Henry "Skip" Francis

Practical Tools for Signal Management: How Do You Overcome Challenges and Meet the Regulatory Needs of Pharmacovigilance?
Shelley Gandhi, MS

Global Signal Detection with Regional Relevance: Development and Field Testing of Surveillance Strategies for the Emerging Indian Market
Ola Caster, PhD

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Deirdre McCarthy

Senior Benefit Risk Management Director, Quintiles Inc.
Over 15 years in PV, spanning CRO, regulatory authority and company. Areas of special interest are EU post-marketing safety systems & product benefit-risk management. Adjunct Lecturer in international PV at Tufts University School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Boston... Read More →

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Ola Caster

Senior Researcher, Uppsala Monitoring Centre
Ola Caster is Senior Researcher at the Uppsala Monitoring Centre and affiliated with the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University. He has nearly ten years’ experience from research and development in global pharmacovigilance, with formal qualifications PhD... Read More →
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Henry Francis

Director for Data Mining and Informatics Evaluation and Research, OTS, CDER, FDA
Dr. Francis is the Director of the Data mining and Informatics Evaluation and Research Group in the Office of Translational Sciences, CDER, FDA.In that capacity he directs a trans-disciplinary group of senior sciences to test, create and operate data analysis program facilitating... Read More →
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Shelley Gandhi

Strategic Advisor, Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety, NDA Group
Shelley is an experienced and highly motivated pharmacovigilance and risk management expert, with an international reputation in her field, specialising in delivering global safety solutions including safety governance models. Former senior manager at MHRA for over 19 years and represented... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
113B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 14: Clin Safety/PV, Session