G Furlan has a degree in chemistry and pharmaceutical technology and is a qualified pharmacist. He has about 15 years of experience in the drug safety arena. He has started with processing cases in a major pharma company. Since then he has been appointed by EU and local Qualified Person Responsible for Pharmacovigilance (local QPPV), he has set up, led and developed drug safety units and merged pharmacovigilance departments. He has worked at local, European and global level in medium and big pharma and in a CRO. His experience and skills include both the operational and medical/scientific aspects of pharmacovigilance.