Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe

The Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe (PCNE) was established in 1994  and it became an official association (under Dutch law) in 2004.
Pharmaceutical Care is the pharmacist's contribution to the care of individuals, in order to optimize medicines use and improve health outcomes.

Conferences Working groups

5th PCNE Working Conference 2007, Göteborg, Sweden

Overcoming the Barriers in Pharmaceutical Care Research

20-24 February 2006

From 20-24 February 2006, the 5th PCNE Working Conference was held in Göteborg, Sweden.


  • Workshop 1: An interactive course for qualitative research
    • Introduction
    • Report
  • Workshop 2: Economics in pharmaceutical care research
  • Workshop 3: Developing a frame for international PhC studies
    • Introduction
    • Report (pdf file 184kb)
  • Workshop 4: Professional collaboration in pharmaceutical care
    • Introduction
    • Report (pdf file 85kb)
    • Draft Guide
  • Workshop 5 Report: PCNE quality standards in systematic medication review


Victoria Losinski, Christina Cipolle, University of Minnesota, St Paul, USA.

"Realizing the Transformation of a Profession: The Case Study of the State of Minnesota"

Type of Abstract: Practice implementation.

Susanne Kaae, Janine Morgall Traulsen, Birthe Søndergaard, Lotte Stig Haugbølle The Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The first Danish publicly reimbursed cognitive service in community pharmacies on a national scale - why and how did it become reality?

Type of Abstract: Practice development.

I. Krass1, C. Delaney2, S. Glaubitz3, T. Kanjanarach11Faculty of Pharmacy, Sydney, Australia. 2St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Australia. 3University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

Patient Satisfaction with Pharmacy Diabetes Disease State Management (DSM) Services: Validation of an Instrument.

Type of abstract: Research.

Mirjam E.A.P. Kokenberg, Quality Institute for Pharmaceutical Care, Kampen, The Netherlands

Best Practice Polypharmacy: the road from a single project to a nationwide best practice

Type of Abstract: Practice implementation.

Veerle Foulon1, S. Sirmoens1, G. Laekeman1 and P. de Witte21Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Care and Pharmaco-economics, K.U.Leuven, Belgium. 2Programme Director, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, K.U.Leuven, Belgium.

A conceptual framework for the implementation of pharmacy practice research in the education of students at the K.U.Leuven, Belgium.

Type of Abstract: Practice development.

Divaldo Pereira de Lyra Jr., Fabiola Sulpino Vieira, Manoel Roberto da Cuz Santos, Federal University of Sergipe, Aracuja, Brazil.

Introducing actions to implement Pharmaceutical Care research in Brazil.

Type of Abstract: Practice implementation.


Eleonora Feletto


  • 2006 - Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney
  • 2003-2004: Bachelor of Business (Honours), The University of Technology, Sydney
  • 1998-2002: Bachelor of Business (Management/International Business)/Bachelor of Arts (in International Studies), The University of Technology, Sydney
  • 1997: Higher School Certificate

Selected Employment History:

  • 2004 -2006 University Tutor and Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney in "Managing People and Organizations" and "Management Skills"
  • 2004 -2005 Senior Researcher and Project Co- ordinator for the "Change Management and Community Pharmacy Project"
  • 2003 -2007 Research Assistant to the Associate Dean (Research), in the Faculty of Business at the University of Technology, Sydney


  • 2006-2009: Doctor of Philosophy research aims to develop systemised management processes that can be used to help pharmacists provide cognitive pharmacy services in a more efficient and effective way and encourage their implementation.
  • 2004-2005: Change Management and Community Pharmacy Research Project,
  • 2003-2004: Honours Thesis was entitled "A 'feminine' view of Identity and Resistance in the Workplace: A Study of Women in the Australian Public Service."

Rosa Gallego

Name of organization: Health Administration of Lisbon and Tagus Valley
Name of department: Vila Franca Xira Health Centre
Address: Rua 1º Dezembro 59 2º, 2600 Vila Franca Xira
Fax: 351 263200786
Position: Family Physician (Chief Physician degree) and Consultant for Primary Health Care and Diabetes at the General Directorate of Health


  • Responsible for a diabetes mini-clinic at Vila Franca Xira's Primary Health Care Centre since 1987
  • Responsible member of the GP's Association Diabetes Study Group since 1991 with responsible for continuous formation on diabetes for Primary Health Care providers
  • EASD member from 1989- 2004, Portuguese representative member at the DESG group from 1995-1997, member of DOIT since 1995 and DECADE founding member since 2003
  • Associate of the Portuguese Society of Diabetes since 1989 and Member of the board from 1996-1999
  • Member of the National Task Force for the implementation of a National Diabetes Programme, from 1992-1998
  • Member of the editorial board of the Portuguese GP's journal
  • Performing administration tasks at the Health Region Administration Council as consultant for organisation of care and Quality Assessment in Diabetes Care from 1994-2002
  • Contact person in the Region for the co-ordination of international projects 1995-1997
  • Portuguese liaison person for WHO-IDF St Vincent Declaration movement 1996-1999
  • President of the Portuguese National Committee for Diabetes 1998-2002

Carmel Hughes

Carmel M. Hughes is Professor of Primary Care Pharmacy at the School of Pharmacy, Queen's University of Belfast where she is a member of the Clinical and Practice Research Group. She is the first pharmacist to have been appointed to a Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy (1998-99).

She spent her fellowship year at the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island where she researched the impact of policy on prescribing in US nursing homes. Carmel is the only pharmacist to have been awarded a National Primary Care Career Scientist Award. She received the British Pharmaceutical Conference 2001 Practice Research medal and is currently a Cochrane Fellow.

Carmel is a member of the International Advisory Editorial Board for the journal Pharmacy World and Science and is also an Editorial Board member of Current Drug Safety. Her primary research interests are long-term care for the elderly, rational prescribing, the interface between general practitioners and pharmacists, and evidence-based health care.

Current studies include three randomised controlled trials, two of which are being conducted in nursing homes. One of these latter studies is evaluating the impact of an infection control intervention on MRSA prevalence in nursing home residents and staff and the trial is being supported by an on-going Cochrane review which is synthesising evidence on the effectiveness of infection control measures in this health care setting. Other nursing home projects currently in progress are an evaluation of a pharmaceutical care intervention and an exploration of medication adherence issues in nursing home residents.

Future work will focus on the potential impact of organisational culture on prescribing in nursing homes.

Almut Winterstein

Almut Winterstein is presently an assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy and affiliate assistant professor at the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida. She received her pharmacy degree from the Friedrich Wilhelm University in Bonn and a Ph.D in Pharmacoepidemiology from the Humboldt University in Berlin in 1999.

Almut's research interests focus on drug safety and effectiveness post-marketing, and the evaluation and prevention of inappropriate drug use. Her pharmacoepidemiologic work is conducted in conjunction with the P.E. Foote Laboratory for Outcomes Research and Pharmacoeconomics, and concentrates on diabetes mellitus, cardiological disorders, nephrotoxicity, and psychopharmacotherapy.

Quality improvement activities are centred around her appointment as epidemiologist at the Clinical Practice Committee and the Medication Safety Committee at UF&Shands hospital.

Almut is chair of the Research Advisory Board of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacist Research and Education Foundation and special advisor to the