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WHO and EuroDURG organise scientific meeting on drug utilisation

Over the next three days, researchers and policymakers from academia, healthcare and a number of other like-minded organizations will come together in Groningen, Netherlands, to attend a scientific meeting on drug utilisation research.

Jointly organized by WHO/Europe and the European Drug Utilization Research Group (EuroDURG), delegates will gather to voice their support of rational drug use and will have the opportunity to get involved in a range of workshops and educational sessions covering:
• adherence to medicines,
• drug utilisation research informing health policy
• drug use and pharmacovigilance
• cross-national and within population comparisons of drug utilisation,
• validity of data sources and data linkage, and
• patient perspectives on rational drug use

Keynote lecturers, including Nicky Britten (Professor of Applied Health Care Research, University of Exeter, UK) and Aukje Mantel-Teeuwisse (PhD, Managing Director WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Policy and Regulation, the Netherlands) have also been invited to highlight a variety of important topics, such as methods to assess and improve medicine use, prescribing quality indicators and treatment decision making from the perspective of patients, health professionals and health policy personnel.

Hosted at the University Medical Centre, Groningen, the conference promises to provide a highly informative and interactive experience so to keep up-to-date with everything on offer simply visit the official website of EuroDURG 2014.