Research to improve people's health


The deadline for submitting abstracts for the ISoP symposium on pharmacovigilance, to be held in Barcelona, is now open

Until March 15, students and researchers can register to present their research at the meeting, which will focus on the value of data


 January 31st of 2024

Students and researchers will have the opportunity to present their research at the symposium organized jointly by IDIAPJGol and the International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP) at the modernist complex of Sant Pau in Barcelona on June 3 and 4, 2024. To do so, they must submit an abstract in English of their research no later than March 15.


Researchers whose abstracts are accepted must register for the conference and pay the corresponding registration fee. The selected studies will be published in the meeting documentation.

Presentations will consist of ten-minute oral presentations. The presented research can cover various subjects as long as they are original and align with the symposium's theme, "The value of real-world data for ensuring patient safety."

The authors of selected research will have until April 22 to pay the fee and register, and on April 8, the organizers will notify which abstracts have been selected.

Abstracts should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The symposium sessions

Along with the opening of abstract presentations for research, ISoP has published the themes of the eight sessions that will take place over the two days of the symposium.

Day 1 – Monday June the 3rd of 2024

  • Session 1 Leveraging database networks for monitoring vaccines and medicines
  • Session 2 Insights into Real-World Evidence to improve pharmacovigilance
  • Session 3 Quality in signal detection
  • Session 4 Pharmacovigilance in a changing world: innovation, collaboration, and regulation

Day 2 – Tuesday June the 4th of 2024

  • Session 1 Pharmacovigilance and vaccines
  • Session 2 Patient communication and pharmacovigilance education
  • Session 3 Strengthening patient safety: Integrating pharmacovigilance in Primary Care
  • Session 4 Pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine: better-adapted medicine and pharmacovigilance


During the last session of the Qualitative Health Research Commission of IDIAPJGol and the Health and Social Consortium of Catalonia (CSC), methodological challenges were presented to develop a qualitative study that allows analyzing access to cancer diagnosis in health services in Quito (Ecuador). This study is part of the EquityCancer-LA research project, led by the CSC, which aims to assess, with a participatory approach, the effectiveness of a multicomponent integrated care intervention to improve early cancer diagnosis in the public health service networks of Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador.

The Commission is a learning space in qualitative research methodology for healthcare and social services professionals, researchers, and collaborating entities. This space is a platform for exchanging experiences and knowledge for the analysis of issues such as community health, clinical trials, or access to health services.

A positive assessment of the 2023 edition

Following the trend of recent years, the 2023 Commission sessions have maintained good levels of participation and have covered a wide variety of areas and topics. Over the past year, experiences of qualitative evaluation of community health programs have been presented, and the role of qualitative methodology in clinical trial evaluation has been discussed. The use of photo-elicitation to analyze the emotional health of adolescents and photovoice as a qualitative technique to understand the experience of living with endometriosis has also been introduced.

Commission members and participants have highlighted the dynamic nature of the sessions, the interest generated in the discussions, and the quality and diversity of the presentations. This assessment was carried out using qualitative techniques and an online survey.

Users have proposed maintaining the hybrid participation model and the working method for 2024. They have suggested topics for this year, such as triangulation in mixed methods studies and the perspectives and techniques to be considered for organizing this year's sessions.

What to expect in 2024

The Commission will continue working to contribute to the development of knowledge and skills in qualitative research for healthcare professionals. The mission of promoting synergies and adding experiences among professionals will be maintained. For 2024, the Commission aims to increase the participation of healthcare and social services professionals from across the territory engaged in research activities, especially in the municipal and primary care setting.

The coordination of the space is led by Aida Oliver Anglès from the Service of Studies and Prospectives in Health Policies (SEPPS) of the CSC, and Constanza Jacques Aviñó and Laura Medina Perucha from IDIAPJGol. The Commission will meet again on February 21 in a session organized by IDIAPJGol, focusing on the persistent effects of COVID-19 and narrative analysis of discourse. In this upcoming session, the results of the 2023 evaluation survey will also be presented.

The coordination of the Qualitative Research Commission encourages all interested professionals to participate in learning about this research methodology, regardless of their level of expertise. If you are interested in joining the Commission and participating in its sessions, you can register by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..