About us

The Pharmacovigilance Group was formally founded in 1995 but had already been active as Section of the Pharmacoepidemiological Group for several years.
Since 2007, the Group has been named “Ernesto Montagna” in memory of our colleague who gave a tremendous contribution to the Group.


Aims of the Group

“To promote and share the science of pharmacovigilance, to set up shared and strenghtned awareness and knowledge among professionals in pharmacovigilance, to contribute to guide the progress of a still fast moving subject“


Message to SIMeF Associates

Your Opinion Counts!

Dear Associate,

The Pharmacovigilance “E. Montagna” Working Group plans to organise two educational single-topic meetings, one to be held in Milan in June and one in Rome by November; both held by institutional high qualified Speakers (AIFA, EMA, University) on some topics that we would like to put to your attention. The Title will be Pharmacovigilance and…...” The two matters of the hereunder list with the greatest number of preferences will be addressed first. At this purpose, we kindly invite you to express your opinion copying the hereunder subjects in decreasing order of interest at the latest on next 15th of May through an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hereunder the proposals of the topics:
  • Citizen (spontaneous adverse event report)
  • Inspections (of competent National Heath Authorities)
  • Audit (internal and from third parties)
  • Privacy
  • Digital Media
  • Pharmacovigilance Departments of National Health Service (“A.S.L”- Health Local public service Corporation.; “A.O.”- Hospital public service Corporation”, “Centri Regionali”- Regional Centers)
  • PASS (Post-Authorization Safety Study)
  • Pharmaceutical Companies (roles and responsibilities in drug safety)

We do thank you in advance for your precious cooperation, looking forward to seeing you soon.
With kind regards.

The Working Group on Pharmacovigilance “E. Montagna”