Monday, March 26, 2007

12th Congress of the EAHP, 21 – 23 March 2007, Bordeaux, France

Hospital Pharmacists and other scientists from the health care sector were attended the 12th Congress of the EAHP from 21 – 23 March 2007 in Bordeaux, France.

The main theme of the congress was “New therapies in the 21st century: Challenges for hospital pharmacy”.

Among the seminars and presentations were the following topics:

How is genome technology affecting therapy in hospital pharmacy practice?
Speaker: William E Evans, PharmD, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA

How are new pharmaceuticals tested in humans after the March 2006 tragic outcome in London?
Speaker: Dr Nirmala Bhogal, FRAME, Nottingham, UK

Future for the free research and drug development
Speaker: Merrill Goozner, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington DC, USA


Seminar1: Drugs of the 21st century: biopharmaceuticals and biosimilars
Speaker A: Professor Roger L Tredree, St George’s Hospital, London, UK
Speaker B: Professor Huub Schellekens, Institute of Innovative Studies, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Seminar2: Effect of genetic information on hospital pharmacy practice
Speaker A: Dr Philippa Brice, UK
Speaker B: V'Iain Fenton-May, University of Wales, College of Medicine, Wales, UK

Seminar3: Haemato-oncology: cutting edge diagnosis translated in tailor-made therapy
Speaker A: Dr Maria Guadalupe Salta, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Francisco Gentil, Lisbon, Portugal
Speaker B: Professor John Goldman, Imperial College, London, UK

Seminar4: The EAHP 2005 Survey: trends of European hospital pharmacy in the new century
Speaker A: Dr Tajda Miharija-Gala, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia and Director of Professional and Practice Aspects, EAHP

Seminar5: Incompatibility reactions in drug therapy – preventable medication errors
Speaker A: Dr Karin Nemec, Donauspital, Vienna, Austria
Speaker B: Professor Stefan Mühlebach, Swissmedic, Bern, Switzerland

Seminar6: The GMP challenge: Future for production and reconstitution in Hospital Pharmacy
Speaker A: Professor Vagn Handlos, H:S Pharmacy, Copenhagen, Denmark
Speaker B: Kristina Thomsen, Roskilde Hospital, Denmark

Seminar7: National presidents’ seminar: patient safety in the daily life of European hospitals
Speaker A: Dr Jochen Schnurrer, Klinikum Region Hannover, Laatzen, Germany
Speaker B: Veronica Treacy, St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Speaker C: Dr María José Tamés, Instituto Oncológico, San Sebastian, Spain

Seminar8: How does hospital accreditation affect the hospital pharmacies in Europe?
Speaker A: Dr Helle Mc Nulty, H:S Pharmacy, Copenhagen, Denmark
Speaker B: Dr David Marx, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Seminar9: Drugs available in the EU – future shortage?
Speaker A: Dr Walter Deutschmann, Klinikum Bremen Mitte, Bremen, Germany
Speaker B: Rui Dos Santos Ivo, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

Seminar10: Reengineering hospital pharmacy in Europe: changing from cost to care centres
Speaker A: Dr Jorgen Garnak, IMS Health, London, UK
Speaker B: Dr Maria Antònia Mangues, Hospital de la Sta Creu I St Pau, Barcelona, Spain

Seminar11: How to organize a clinical trial unit?
Speaker A: Dr John Jolley, London, UK
Speaker B: Dr Monika Seibert-Grafe, Mainz, Germany

Seminar12: Is purchasing drugs a role for the hospital pharmacy in the future?
Speaker A: Flemming Sonne, Amgros I/S, Copenhagen, Denmark
Speaker B: Dr Michael Baehr, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Satellite Symposium

Biocompatibles: Drug Eluting Beads, A novel Drug Delivery Embolisation System in Oncology

BioGeneric drugs: the next breakthrough

Planning for patient safety

The rational use of biologic therapy in inflammatory diseases

The next 13th Annual Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists will take place in Maastricht, The Netherlands, from 27 to 29 February 2008.

Here are some photos from the 12th congress.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Congress for the Mediterranean Diet

In a world of fast food, junk food, processed food and other similar "temptations", traditional diets may be the only viable alternative even though many specialists believe that Traditional Mediterranean Diet is an endangered species.

The aim of this third conference in the Mediet series, 25-26 April, Athens Greece, is to examine the evolution, benefits and state of research on this diet, as well as the potential and problems associated with it's survival.

The main focus of this year's conference will be wine and it's role in the Mediterranean Diet.

  • Evolution of the Mediterranean Diet
  • Mediterranean Diet and current research
  • The Mediterranean Diet and the prevention of the chronic degenerative diseases
  • Mediterranean Diet and longevity
  • Experience from other diets
  • Olive oil and health
  • Traditional food products in Mediterranean Diet
  • Mediterranean Diet in school education
  • The promotion of the Mediterranean Diet among population
  • Mediterranean Diet in contemporary life
  • Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle
  • Mediterranean Diet as a destination marketing tool for the countries of the Mediterranean basin
  • Special topic: The wine in the Mediterranean Diet

Who should attend

Researchers interested in macro and micronutrients
Food historians
Professionals interested in the promotion of sound health
Professional culinary education specialists
Food and beverage specialists
Producers of traditional products
Tourism industry representatives
Journalists specializing on food, wine, nutrition and tourism


The official language of the conference will be English.

Organizers - Secretariat

Heliotopos Conferences
Address: 28, Ypsilantou str.,
GR-17236, Dafni-Athens, Greece
Phone: +30 210 9730697
Fax: +30 210 9767208


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