Latin America Chapter

Established April 2013

Our Vision

The Latin America Chapter addresses the needs of promoting research, facilitate south-south and south-north collaboration regarding pharmacoepidemiology between investigators, stakeholders, medical providers, and patients. The Chapter provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, practices, and joint projects including pharmacovigilance, drug utilization research, and therapeutic risk management.

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate, network, and create a cohesive membership throughout the Latin American countries. The Chapter hosts a variety of web seminars and live conferences dealing with regional and international issues in pharmacoepidemiology. We also hold in-person and telephonic general membership and committee meetings, offer technical support in procedural and practice matters, while addressing issues which are important to the Chapter’s members. The Chapter also raises awareness about the practical uses of pharmacoepidemiology research at both governmental and non-governmental levels. Ultimately, the chapter is interested in expanding the “critical mass” of people trained in pharmacoepidemiology at all levels in the region, and expand the participation of Latin America projects in the annual ISPE meeting. And of great importance, the Chapter serves as a resource for its members to know, mentor, and network with one another, whether far or near.


  • To promote the field of pharmacoepidemiology as an applied science at the Latin America context.
  • To serve as a forum to exchange ideas, practices, and joint projects related to pharmacoepidemiology across the Latin America region.
  • To provide educational opportunities for professionals and organizations in pharmacoepidemiology in Latin America.
  • To promote best practices in research and teaching in the pharmacoepidemiology field.

Meeting Schedule

The Chapter meets several times per year by teleconference and by face-to-face meeting in at ICPE.

Supporting Documents

Committee Members

Chair: LRene Soria Saucedo
Past Chair: Marcela Jirón
Brazil Cristiano Soares de Moura, McGill University, ISPE member
Francisco de Assis Acurcio – UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais) – ISPE Member
Sueli Miyuki Yamauti - Unifesp (federal University of São Paulo) – ISPE Member
Tatiana Chama Borges Luz. Instituto René Rachou/Fiocruz Minas – ISPE Member
André Oliveira Baldoni – UFSJ (Federal University of São João Del-Rei) – Not Member
Cristiane de Cassia Bergamaschi – Uniso (University of Sorocaba) – Not Member
Izabela Fulone – Uniso (University of Sorocaba) – Not Member
Lauren Mazzei - Uniso (university of Sorocaba) – Not Member
Marcus Toletino Silva – Uniso (university of Sorocaba) – Not Member
Marta Maria de França Fonteles - UFC (Federal University of Ceará) – Not Member
Mirian Parente Monteiro – UFC (Federal University of Ceará) – Not Member
Nathan Mendes Souza - UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais) – Not Member
Silvio Barberato Filho – Uniso ( university of Sorocaba) – Not Member
Vera Lucia Luiza – Fiocruz (Fundação Osvaldo Cruz) – Not Member
Outside Brazil Abraham G Hartzema – University of Florida, US – Member (FISPE)
Björn Wettermark - Karolinska Institutet; Department Public Healthcare Services Committee – Sweeden – Member ISPE
Kwame Appenteng - Astellas Pharma -  US - Member (FISPE)
Maribel Salas - Daiichi Sankyo - US – Member (FISPE)
Monique Elsevier –University of Ghent, Belgium – Member  ISPE
Ria Benko - University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary – Member ISPE
Yesenia Rodríguez -  ESSALUD - Center of Pharmacovigilance and Medical Devices Vigilance, Peru – Member ISPE
Susan dosReis, PhD, FISPE - Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research -
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy - Member ISPE
Ana Rincon – University of Guadalajara – Mexico – Not member
Jorge Augusto Diaz Rojas - Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá – not Member
Joseph Fadare – (Ekiti State University, Nigeria) – Not Member
Olayinka Ogunleye – Lagos State University College of Medicine and Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Roberta Joppi - Clinical Research & Drug Assessment Unit Local Health Authority – Veneto Region, Italy; Chair of the EuroScan International Network – Not membe