Learning About Pharmacovigilance in Bratislava

Day 13 /// The Czech Republic and Slovakia

October 10, 2020

Worst Breaking of the Rules of the Trip: Prague

Of course, we woke up to pouring rain, yet again. We decided to meet Alan by a famous bridge that would typically have 5,000 people on it but was totally empty at the time. The rain had stopped, and we decided to take advantage and conduct the interview on the bridge. Alan then took us back to the Arriello offices, where we chatted more about business and the impact of COVID-19 on pharmacovigilance, risk management, and compliance and admired their very cool wall of plants.


We reached our next destination, Bratislava, relatively ahead of schedule, a rare occurrence on this trip. We used the time to do our laundry in a mall. The hotel where we stayed had a retro, steampunk decor. It was time to eat again, so we went to probably the most crowded restaurant of the whole trip. They were less concerned about restrictions overall in Slovenia, though people were wearing masks.

This was the only time we were actually able to enjoy a few beers. We turned in around 9 pm to prepare for the big day ahead of us.

Alan White and Anna Lukyanova,


Nigel Walker

Mr. Walker is the founder and managing director of That’s Nice LLC, a research-driven marketing agency with 20 years dedicated to life sciences. Nigel harnesses the strategic capabilities of Nice Insight, the research arm of That’s Nice, to help companies communicate science-based visions to grow their businesses. Mr. Walker earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design with honors from London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, England.