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WEBINAR: Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Text Mining: a Help in Daily Pharmacovigilance Activities

How to exploit “machine aided” technologies to increase the effectiveness of Pharmacovigilance procedures


15 April 2020 at 11.00 am





WEBINAR: Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Text Mining: a Help in Daily Pharmacovigilance Activities

“Information overload” is already a problem in Pharmacovigilance activities.
PV executives and managers, in fact, need to monitor and evaluate huge amounts of data (most of which unstructured) on an ongoing basis.
A few “cutting edge” technologies (Natural Language Processing, Text Mining and in some cases also Artificial Intelligence) can now aid in this effort, allowing experts to concentrate only on the most relevant aspects of their work.

- Text mining, text processing and Natural Language Processing: a brief overview
- How these approaches can be applied to PV activities
- Case examples
  • GVP searching
  • Literature scanning and summarization
  • Text mining in medical reviews
- The future is (almost) here: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in PV case processing

Webinar language: English
Marco Anelli
Marco Anelli Head of Medical Affairs and Pharmacovigilance Advisory Practice - PLG (Product Life Group)

Marco Anelli has been appointed in January 2016 “Head of Pharmacovigilance and Medical Affairs Advisory Services” at PLG. As “Deputy Chief Scientific Officer” of PLG, Marco coordinates all delivery and research projects (internal and on behalf of clients) linked to Big Data, Knowledge Management, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Previously, Marco was R&D Director at Keypharma, an Italy-based ProductLife Group company, where was responsible for the coordination of all clinical and preclinical aspects of projects run internally and on behalf of clients. Drawing on a career in the pharmaceutical industry that spans 25 years, Marco provides expert oversight on a wide range of R&D and Medical Affairs related activities. Marco has participated in and coordinated all stages of drug development – from formulation to Phase I-IV and pharmacovigilance. In addition, Marco is a qualified QPPV and has prepared and overseen more than 200 non-clinical and clinical overviews and summaries. Before joining Keypharma and PLG, Marco was Medical Affairs Director at Eurand. In the last few years, he has extensively worked in the fields of pharmacoeconomics and health technology assessment.
He has a medical degree from the University of Milan, specializations in Medical Statistics and Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Pavia and an international master’s degree in health economics and pharmacoeconomics from the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, along with formal training in Data Science (Johns Hopkins University) and a Professional Certificate on Applied AI from IBM.

Pharmacovigilance executives and managers, Medical reviewers.

Participant experience

Basic knowledge of Pharmacovigilance environment and procedures.

Webinar - Lecture, case hystory and Q&A session

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Ordinary: € 180,00 *

Freelance – Academy – Public Administration: € 144,00 *

*For Italian companies: + 22% VAT

The fee includes: webinar participation, teaching materials and certificate of attendance, that will be sent by e-mail post webinar.

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Course Price

180.00 €

Early Bird

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

180.00 €

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1,5 hours

Course Type

Limited number of participants

You will receive

Certificate of attendance

At the end of the training, you will be able to

  • Have a basic knowledge of existing and future machine-based technologies, in order to evaluate the potential usefulness of their application in his/her domain

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The fee includes: tuition, teaching materials, organizational office assistance, attendance certificate. Early Bird discount not applicable to Freelance – Academy – Public Administration fee. For further information please contact:  e-mail:  telephone: +39 (0)35.515684

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