Wednesday, May 31, 2006

New EU portal on health launched

The Commission has launched a new Health-EU Portal to answer to the needs of an estimated third of the EU population searching for information on different health issues.

According to the Commission, every third European adult is surfing the internet trying to find information on health. To help these people to find their way around, the Commission has launched, in the context of the eHealth 2006 conference, a new portal on health. The Health-EU Portal aims to be a gateway and 'one-stop-shop' to simple and reliable information on 6 thematic health areas, divided in 47 health topics, touching upon issues from health insurance and infectious diseases to bioterrorism.

The site aims to provide citizens, patients, healthcare professionals and scientists with information on both health topics and related policies as well as on the latest developments in research.

The Health-EU Portal supplies links to all member states' health-related policies and other health issues, to a large number of specialist websites and to sites of NGOs and international organisations.

This 600 000 euro project is an initiative of the EU Public Health Programme 2003-2008 and corresponds also to the aspirations on the e-Europe Action Plan as the portal aims to provide citizens with simple, clear and scientifically sound information on-line.


EU official documents
Commission: Health-EU PortalCommission press release: Reliable health information at the click of a mouse – European Commission launches new Health Portal (10 May 2006) [FR] [DE]

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

EAHP - New extension for the website

EAHP -European Association of Hospital Pharmacists- has acquired a dot.EU extension for its website.

From now on you can reach the website via:

The old address ( is still working.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

6th ESCP educational course focusing on the patient with rheumatoid arthritis

ESCP informed us about the 6th ESCP EDUCATIONAL COURSE IN PATIENT CENTRED TEACHING focusing on the:

19-21 July 2006,

The course is designed for pharmacists teaching and/or learning in a patient
care setting.

The course is intended to demonstrate the practice and teaching of patient-based
skills. The care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis will be used to illustrate
a structured approach to identifying and resolving drug therapy problems in the
hospital or community pharmacy. The pharmacists’ approach to the patient will
also be developed as a teaching method. Pharmaceutical care plans and quality
of life questionnaires will be shown as clinical, teaching and research tools
in the patient interview.

For detailed information on the 6th ESCP Educational Course in Patient Centred
Teaching programme or to register, please visit the ESCP website at
(select Meetings & Courses / Educational Courses)

***Read more about the programme - download the course’s brochure at: here
***Register before 15 June 2006 - download the registration form at: here

Please note that due to the interactive format of the Course, the number of participants is limited.

For more information, please contact:

European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP)
International Office
Avenue de Tervueren, 300
B-1150 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32-2-743 1542
Fax: +32-2-743 1550