The NADFC held a Pharmacovigilance Competence Improvement Workshop for the healthcare professionals of the RSPAD Gatot Subroto on May 26, 2017 at Hotel Best Western Premier The Hive, Jakarta. The workshop aimed at improving the health professionals’ (doctors, pharmacists, nurses) knowledge of pharmacovigilance and at improving their roles in monitoring and reporting drug side effects for patient safety as the ultimate target.
The workshop, which was attended by healthcare professionals from the RSPAD Gatot Soebroto and the NADFC, was officially opened by the Head of Surveillance and Risk Analysis of Therapeutic Product and Household Medical Supplies, Siti Asfijah Abdoellah, S.Si., Apt., M.Med.Sc. The opening was then followed by a presentation on “Pharmacovigilance and Patient Safety” by Jarir At Thobari, MD, MSc., Ph.D from the Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University (UGM). The next presentation was “Pharmacovigilance Program in Indonesia” by Siti Asfijah Abdoellah, S.Si., Apt., M.Med.Sc.. The last presentation was “Monitoring and Reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions (ESO/ Efek Samping Obat) at the RSPAD Gatot Soebroto and Its Obstacles” by the Military Health Officer Lieutenant Colonel drs. Sutarno, M.Si., Apt. as the Head of the Planning and Control of Medical Supplies Procurement Department (Kabagrendalada Bekkes) of the RSPAD Gatot Soebroto.