Dr. Abraham Hartzema delivers keynote address at 27th Japanese Society for Pharmacoepidemiology Conference

Abraham Hartzema, Pharm.D., Ph.D., MSPH, FISPE, a professor and eminent scholar emeritus in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, delivered the keynote address at the 27th Japanese Society for Pharmacoepidemiology Conference in Kobe, Japan, on Nov. 27. Hartzema was invited to introduce the Japanese translation for his book, the Post-Safety Studies of Medicinal Products: The PASS Book.

The book was edited by Hartzema and Ayad Ali, who earned his master’s in 2007 and Ph.D. in 2012 from the UF College of Pharmacy. The English version of the 320-page book was published in 2018 and provides a complete look at post-authorization safety studies and important pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance aspects. It covers various types and limitations of active surveillance programs, including the use of large databases and disparate data sources for rapid signal detection, as well as novel and advanced design and analysis approaches for causal interference from observational data.

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