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Risk Management Best Practices to Optimize Medicinal Product Safety

Risk Communication is increasingly important to everyone involved in the health care system, especially the patients whose lives we strive to improve.  This intermediate class will look at current initiatives and new strategies to advance the safe use of drugs through better communications in an attempt to maximize patient benefits while minimizing the risks of medicine use.
Course Level: Intermediate

What you will learn

  • Current state of risk communication in the United States and new initiatives designed to improve communication to promote the safe use of drugs
  • Discuss the US Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) 
  • New strategies to improve understanding of drug safety concerns among health care providers and to promote better communication to patients
  • How patients comprehend and follow specific instructions
  • Communicating during a crisis situation
  • Future of drug safety and risk communication

Who should attend?

Professionals who work in:

  • Clinical safety and pharmacovigilance
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Medical writing
  • Marketing and communications
  • Clinical health care
  • Drug safety surveillance

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe current risk communication strategies in the US
  • Compare the US Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) with those of the European Union and Japan
  • Explain new communication methods to improve the proper use of medicines, to maximize patient benefit, and minimize risk
  • Identify strategies in communication during a crisis situation
  • Discuss the future of drug safety and risk communication in the US