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Email Address:   info@fundisa-academy.com
Fundisa African Academy of Medicines Development - Specialised in Pharmaceutical workshops in Western Cape, Cape Town

Fundisa Activities

Fundisa African Academy of Medicines Development organises strategic workshops on New Developments in Drug Regulation, together with the MCC and the National Department of Health. International and local experts from government, regulatory agencies, industry and other institutions present and discuss recent developments. These workshops provide an excellent opportunity to learn and exchange ideas and to network with colleagues.

The Clinical Investigator Certificate (CLIC) Course offers capacity building in planning and management of clinical trials, based on the PharmaTrain syllabus.

2013

Regulatory Workshop 2013

The First Regulatory Workshop held at the University of Pretoria on 26 - 27 September 2013 was attended by more than 180 delegates from MCC, industry and academia. Experts from EMA, MCC, industry, WHO and academia discussed about pharmacovigilance, paediatric drug development, biosimilars and interactions between regulatory agencies (see presentations attached).
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2014

PharmaTrain Workshop

The Fundisa African Academy of Medicines Development cooperates with the European PharmaTrain Federation. Medicines development training in emerging economies was the focus of the Satellite Workshop "Training of Medicines Development and Regulation in Emerging Countries" at the World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (WCP2014) in Cape Town, organised with the Hungarian Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology andunder the auspices of PharmaTrain and the International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Pharmaceutical Medicine (IFAPP).

This workshop provided an excellent opportunity to discuss postgraduate education in medicines development, regulation and clinical investigation with experts working in low and middle income countries. The workshop has successfully identified the nature and volume of special needs. Several recommendations were put forward to establish regional and international cooperation in training experts in medicines development, drug regulation and clinical research.
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Second Regulatory Workshop 2014

The Second Regulatory Workshop held at the University of Pretoria on 09 and 10 October 2014 was attended by more than 130 delegates from MCC, industry and academia. Experts from EMA, MCC, industry, academia and a law firm discussed about medical devices, diagnostics, generic drugs, new anti-infectives, and advanced-therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) (see presentations attached). The workshop was concluded with presentations by Dr Tomas Salmonson and Dr Shabir Banoo (Head, Pharmaceutical Services and Policy Support Division, Right to Care and member of theMCC) about the role of the regulator as gatekeeper and enabler for drug development.
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Literature

2015

CLIC Course - March 2015

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3rd Annual Regulatory Workshop - New Developments in Drug Regulation

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The Third Regulatory Workshop held at the University of Pretoria on 08 and 09 September 2015 was attended by more than 150 delegates from the MCC, industry, and academia. Experts from EMA, Swissmedic, MCC, the Department of Health, WHO, industry and academia discussed vaccines, Ebola, antibiotic resistance, benefit-risk assessment, accelerated approvals, medical devices, and capacity building. The financial support by Boehringer Ingelheim was highly appreciated.
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Novartis Workshop

Fundisa African Academy of Medicines Development endorses the Novartis training programme on evidence-based medicine, presentation skills, clinical development and research publishing (2 x 2 days). Registration is by invitation only and has already closed for the 2015 programme.
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2016

Pharmacoeconomics Workshop

Together with the National Department of Health, Fundisa African Academy of Medicines Development has organised the Workshop "Pharmacoeconomics in South Africa: Now and the Future - Value-Based Patient-Centred Healthcare in South Africa". The workshop was held at the Glenhove Conferencing Centre in Johannesburg from 19 - 21 October 2016. It consisted of an introductory day to provide a basic understanding of pharmacoeconomics, followed by a 2-day scientific workshop at which local and international experts will present and discuss the current situation of pharmacoeconomics from a global perspective and in South Africa, as well as future developments.
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CLIC Course

2017

CLIC - October 2017

2018

CLIC Course - July 2018

2019

CLIC Course - March 2019

Novel Clinical Trial Methodologies Workshop - February 2019

Together with Pharmacometrics Africa, Fundisa African Academy of Medicines Development organised the workshop "Novel Clinical Trial Methodologies 2019" in Cape Town on 25 February 2019. It was attended by more than 50 delegates. Speakers from USA, Canada, Switzerland, UK, and South Africa informed about the use of modelling and simulations, innovative trial designs, and real-world evidence. Practical aspects included investigator experiences, the South African National Clinical Trials Register, and the Trials Methodology Research Partnership. This workshop formed one of the capacity building initiatives held across Africa in connection with the World Conference on Pharmacometrics (WCoP) which will take place in Cape Town on 6 - 9 April 2020 (https://go-wcop.org/).

Novel Clinical Trial Methodologies Workshop - Presentations

Publications