SCDM Education Portal

Performing effective data management and knowledge discovery on global data – the UMC perspective



The presentation will begin with an introduction of the Uppsala Monitoring Centre, followed by an overview of terminologies, the WHO Drug Dictionaries, and other tools used in clinical data management and pharmacovigilance work.

Learning objectives 

  1. The Uppsala Monitoring Centre –who we are and what we do
  2. Terminologies and standards used when coding clinical and safety data
  3. The WHO Drug Dictionaries –what they contain and what they are used for
  4. Additional tools used for data management for clinical and safety data


Who should attend
Data managers
Medical Writers
Anyone interested in standards and terminologies


Madeleine Krieg holds a pharmacy degree from Uppsala University, Sweden.  She began her career by working at a pharmacy, and thereafter worked for the pharmaceutical industry for a couple of years before she joined the Uppsala Monitoring Centre in 2010. Ms Krieg has held various positions within UMC and is currently a product manager for the WHO Drug Dictionaries.

Anna Mattsson holds a pharmacy degree from Uppsala University, Sweden.  She began her career by working at a pharmacy. In 2004 she joined Uppsala Monitoring Centre as a WHO Drug Dictionary Coder. Today she works as a Support Executive at the Customer Relations department at UMC. 

Malin Jakobsson is Product Manager for the WHO Drug Dictionaries at Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC). She is a pharmacist by training and is responsible for the usability and development of the dictionaries to ensure the products meet the needs of the users. Malin joined the UMC in 2005 and has been running many development projects such as the Standardised Drug Groupings (SDGs), Cross Reference Tool Japan and the WHO Drug Dictionaries best practices. Malin also used to be the manager for the production of the WHO Drug Dictionaries where the responsibility was to ensure dictionary updates, quality and delivery. 

Earn CEUs

Participants are eligible to receive CEUs upon attendance and successful completion of a web-based assessment.

SCDM is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.


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