The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSTHM) will hold its annual course on Practical Pharmacoepidemiology, in conjunction with the CPRD, from 16th - 19th September 2013.
The course is designed for students with a basic grounding in epidemiological methods and concepts and/or some prior knowledge of pharmacoepidemiology. During this course students will:
- Develop their knowledge of pharmacoepidemiological concepts and methods, with a particular focus on database studies
- Gain practical experience of testing study feasibility and performing analyses in STATA, using primary care data from the General Practice Research Database (prior experience of STATA not required).
- Gain insight into the application of pharmacoepidemiology in pharmaceutical risk management.
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Updated CPRD ISAC Application Form
The CPRD ISAC application form has now been updated and a copy can be downloaded from the ISAC section of our website. This form should be completed and submitted as part of the application to the ISAC. New applications submitted on earlier versions of the CPRD ISAC Application form will not be accepted after 15th July 2013.
Appointment of 5 additional Members to the Independent Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC)
Following recent expansion of the work of ISAC the Department of Health (DH) Appointments Team recently undertook a recruitment exercise on behalf of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to appoint four new professional members and one new lay member to the Independent Scientific Advisory Committee for MHRA database research (ISAC). Read more
Updated Guidance on the Content of CPRD ISAC Applications
Guidance on the content of CPRD ISAC applications can now be downloaded from the ISAC section of our website. A PDF copy is also available for download. Please ensure that all protocols submitted to the Committee are developed along the lines of the updated guidance.