The Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe (PCNE) was established in 1994 by a number of European pharmaceutical care researchers. It became an official association (under Dutch law) in 2004.
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The PCNE Working Conferences are the educational events of the Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe. Such conferences typically last 3-4 days and have a number of workshops. The workshops last at least 12 hours so that proper results can be reached. Reports and proceedings of the Working Conferences are available for all interested parties. The first Working Conference was held in 1999 in Hilleød, Denmark.
The PCNE Working Symposia are the creative events of the Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe. Such symposia usually last one day and have a small number of dedicated workshops. In the workshops, pharmaceutical care related topics are further developped, like the drug-related problem classification, approaches to medication review or joint European research projects. Reports and proceedings of the Working Conferences are available for all PCNE members. Some reports are also available to other interested parties. The first Working Symposium was held in 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland.
During PCNE events, and especially the bi-annual Working Conferences, traditionally there are (sponsorred) awards for the best oral communication and best poster.
The Lesmüller Oral Communication Award was won by Stephen Carter from the University of Sydney in Australia, for his presentation about the "Informal Caregivers' willingness to use Home Medication Review: Developing and Testing the Knowledge Hassles Information Seeking Model (KHISM)".
The FI Poster Award had to be shared by two winners: Sinthia Bosnic-Antisevic et al. from the University of Sydney for their poster about "Comparing three different forms of education on health professional inhaler technique and maintenance of correct technique", and Silvia M. Grote et al. for their poster about "Preventive care services in community pharmacies for improvement of cardiovascular risk factors - Evaluation by participants".
The winner of the ABDA Poster Award 2011 (sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Care foundation of the German Pharmacist Federation, ABDA) was Manfred Krüger from the Linner Apotheke in Krefeld, Germany. He presented the work on pharmaceutical care in diabetes in a poster entitled: "Home medication review for patients with insulin-dependen diabetes mellitus" . The authors were Manfred Krüger, Dr. Nina Griese, Dr. Suzanne Schorr and Prof. Dr. Martin Schulz.
The winner of the Pharmaceutical Press Award for the best oral communication was Linda Agaard Thomsen from Pharmakon, Hillerød, Denmark, who presented her work on automated dose dispensing. The authors were Dr. Linda Agaard Thomsen, Hanne Herborg and Dr. Charlotte Rossing. The title of the presentation was "From machine to mouth: How can automated dose dispensing lead to safer and mre effective patient medication?".
The Glinnt award for the best oral communication during the 2009 Working Conference of the PCNE (sponsored by Glinnt, Portugal) went to Tenni PC, Peterson GM, Williams MOC for the oral communication on "Clinical Interventions in Australian Community Pharmacies".
The ABDA Poster Award 2009 for the best poster during the 2009 Working Conference (sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Care foundation of the German Pharmacist Federation, ABDA) went to J Krska, C Morecroft, H Poole, P Rowe, R Auckland for their description of "Developing a medicines-related quality of life measure".
The ABDA poster awards 2007 for the best poster during the 2007 Working Conference of the PCNE (sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Care foundation of the German Pharmacist Federation, ABDA) went to two research teams. The lucky winners were:
Charlotte Rossing, Hanne Herborg, L. Sorensen, Pharmakon, Hillerød, Denmark for their poster "Adherence problems among type 2-diabetics" and
Catriona Bradley, Martin Henman. School of pharmacy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland with "Studies of health promotion and weight control in Community Pharmacy in the Republic of Ireland".