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

8th PCNE Working Conference 2013, Berlin, Germany

Collaborative pharmaceutical care in research and practice

6-8 February 2013

Dear friends,Kurt Hersberger

The  provision of all healthcare is becoming an interdisciplinary activity, and it is increasingly important that the different parties in care connect to each other for the benefit of the patient.  This is also valid for pharmaceutical care. All different elements of the care around medicines should be coordinated between the different professionals such as pharmacists, doctors, nurses and of course the patient. In practice this is not yet happening, and it affects the quality of the care.
We were therefore glad to see more then 90 participants at the 8th PCNE Working Conference in Berlin, who wanted to contribute to the research and implementation of collaborative pharmaceutical care.

Prof. Dr. Kurt Hersberger,
PCNE Chairman
Basle, Switzerland

The slides of the lectures and reports of the workshops will gradually appear on these pages.

Click here for a wonderful overview over the Conference by Tim Chen >>

Download the full final program as a PDF >>


PCNE gratefully acknowledges support from following sponsors:

FI Logo2011 RGB   Govi MfdA Logo
Lesmuller logo             Haan web logo
pharmatechnik logo   Springer

The PCNE working Conference has been accredited for Dutch participants (community pharmacists) for 17 continuing education hours.

Conference committee

Charlotte Rossing, Denmark; Maria Cordina, Malta; Mary Tully, United Kingdom; Nina Griese, Germany; Veerle Foulon, Belgium; Foppe van Mil, the Netherlands; Kurt Hersberger, Switzerland (Chair); Olivier Bugnon, Switzerland.






  • Collaboration:  Integrating patient and physician needs in pharmaceutical care. Dr. Mark Xuereb, Malta

    Abstract - Biograpy - Presentation (1.1 MB)

  • Collaboration in medical training – a Belgian framework, experience and the future. Giannoula Tsakitzidis, Belgium

    Abstract - Biograpy
  • Research on implementation of collaborative services – the Australian experience. Dr. Alison Roberts, Australia

Abstract - Biography - Presentation (2.5 MB)

  • The Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool: Assessing the methodological quality of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods studies. Prof. Pierre Pluye, Canada

    Abstract - Biography - Presentation (1.7 MB)


The following abstracts were selected for short oral presentations:

  • Janet Krska (United Kingdom): A novel instrument to measure medicines-related quality of life (Abstract 12)

  • Hege Blix (Norway): Medication reviews at the general practitioners’ office – a multidisciplinary approach in ambulatory care? (Abstract 17) 

  • Synthia Bosnic-Anthisivich (Australia): Asthma management and collaboration in primary care (Abstract 31)

  • Ben Carter (Australia): Informal caregivers’ willingness to use Home Medicines Review: Developing and testing the Knowledge Hassles Information Seeking Model (KHISM) (Abstract 14). The Winner of the Lesmüller Award for the best oral communication! 



WS1 partWorkshop1: Medication review, bringing the strands together

(Facilitators Foppe van Mil, the Netherlands and Saija Leikola, Finland)

• Aim: To merge the results of previous PCNE Medication Review workshops and create a manual or guidelines for optimal medication review  procedures that can be used in pharmaceutical care in different countries.

Biography van Mil - Biography Leikola - Workshop abstract

General Introduction (Day 1) - Introduction methodologies and flow (Day 2) Introduction patient selection and ethics (day 3)

Brief report WS1

Overview: what problems can be detected by the different PCNE Types of medication review

Overview: What activities are part of the different PCNE types of Medication Review

Workshop 2: How to develop and run collaborative research across disciplines

(Facilitators Maria Cordina, Malta and Tommy Westerlund, Sweden)

• Aim: To discuss and develop guidance on best practice in designing and conducting interdisciplinary research projects that evaluate interprofessional service delivery.

Biography Westerlund - Workshop abstract

Brief report WS2

Workshop 3: Implementation strategies and their indicators. From research to practice

(Facilitators: Alison Roberts, Australia and Charlotte Rossing, Denmark)

• Aim: (1) To explore the various strategies used for implementing pharmaceutical care services, gaining an understanding of those that increase the chances of sustainable change and (2) To design indicators that can be applied in practice and used in research, to measure the successful implementation of pharmaceutical care services and collaborative practice.

Biography Rossing - Biography Roberts - Workshop Abstract

Brief report WS3

Workshop 4: Quality standards for PhC research

(Facilitators Olivier Bugnon & Marie-Paul Schneider, Switzerland and Martin Henman, Ireland)

• Aim: To develop a system for assuring quality of research and the research group, involving different professionals

Biography Bugnon - Biography HenmanBiography Schneider - Workshop Abstract

Brief reports WS4

Workshop 5: Stimulating competences in interdisciplinary collaboration

(Facilitators: Veerle Foulon and Giannoula Tsakitzidis, Belgium, Maria Cordina, Malta)

• Aim: To develop a framework and teaching methodologies, and to prepare practitioners to contribute to interprofessional research and practice, so that different professionals will cooperate better in their future.

Biography Tsakitzidis - Biography Foulon -Workshop Abstract

Brief report WS5


Accepted abstracts,sorted by last name of submitting author. Klick on the abstract title to download a pdf.

The pdf's of the full presentations of the oral communications can be found under the tab 'Lectures'.

53 Consequences of drug-related problems Agaard Thomsen Denmark

An automated dose dispensing system that supports patient safety

Agaard Thomsen Denmark
9 Choosing a method for validating prescribing appropriateness criteria Basger Australia
10 Validation of prescribing appropriateness criteria for older Australians using the RAND/UCLA appropriateness method Basger Australia
17 Medication review at the general practitioners' office - a multi-disciplinary approach in ambulatory care (Oral communication) Blix Norway
19 Electronic multidrug punch cards for patients after hospital discharge - a Study design Boeni Switzerland
32 Interprofessional learning: impact on collaboration and attitudes towards health care teams Bosnic-Anticevich Australia
30 Comparing three different forms of interprofessional education on health professional inhaler technique and maintenance of correct technique Bosnic-Anticevich Australia
31 Asthma management and collaboration in primary care (Oral communication) Bosnic-Anticevich Australia
56 Medication Plan - feasibility in daily practice Botermann Germany
37 Initiation of a drug-drug interaction register for community pharmacies Braun Germany
11 Project SAFEMED: Pharmaceutical care for patients during admission and post-discharge Brown USA
13 Patients' willingness to re-use Home Medicanes Review and their perceptions of the listening skills of the interiewing pharmacist Carter Australia
14 Informal caregivers' willingness to use Home Medicines Review: Developing and testing the Knowledge Hassles Information Deeking Model (KHISM) Carter Australia
36 Adaptation and validation of a drug-related problem classification tool in community pharmacy (oral communication) De Vriese Belgium
29 Quality improvement through self evaluation: an online application for Belgian Community pharmacists De Wulf Belgium
35 Drug related problems and interventions of pharmacists on prescribed medicines De Wulf Belgium
5 Patients '"self-reconsiliation" of the medication list compared with medication verification with pharmacist Ekedahl Zweden
15 Challenges of information technologies adoption to enable community pharmacies eHealth services Gregório Portugal
8 Preventive care services in community pharmacies for improvement of cardiovascular risk factors - Evaluation by participants Grote Germany
3 Amsterdam Tool for Medication Review: Development and Validation Hugtenburg The Netherlands
47 Perception of patients of effectiveness and safety of treatments in relation to their knowledge of aim, dosing, duration and good utilization of their medication - The need of protocolized dispensing activity Ibáñez Spain
46 Determination of risk factors for drug related problems - A multidisciplinary triangulation process Kaufmann Switzerland
21 A review of clinical practice guidelines for the use of chronic non-malignant pain in primary care Kennedy Ireland
44 Patients' knowledge of pen-insulin therapy Knjeginjic Serbia
2 Patients' understanding of drug label instructions: a study among different populations living in the Netherlands Kosters The Netherlands
12 A novel instrument to measure medicines-related quality of life (Oral communication) Krska United Kingdom
28 Medication safety at a German University Hospital - results of a pilot project Lenssen Germany
20 Depression training involving consumer education: Impact on stigma toward people with depression Liekens Belgium
6 Medicine use review in Italy: a pilot project using asthma as model (reliminary data analysis) Manfrin United Kingdom
48 Collaborative development of outcome measures to investigate intermediate medication reviews provided in community pharmacies Messerli Switzerland
51 Role of resistance toerythropoietin stimulating agents in haemodialysis patients Modamio Spain
25 Defining professional pharmacy services - the role of community pharmacy Moullin Australia
52 Community pharmnacies: from dispensing drugs to pharmaceutical care. Actors involved in the wider health service network Nadin Italy
39 Prevalence, patterns and appropriateness of medicine use among an aging population with intellectual disability in Ireland O'Dwyer Ireland
7 Cost-effectiveness of a community pharmacist led sleep apnea screening ptogram - a Markov model Perraudin France
1 Pharmacist-physician relationships from pharmacist's perspective in Poland Piecuch Poland
45 Analyzing qualitatively graphic descriptors in a set of Portuguese medicine package inserts Pires Portugal
34 Cost-effectiveness analysis of pharmaceutical care in hypertension in Poland - Markov model Polak Poland
55 Review of hypertension medications in primary care Ponjavic Serbia
4 NetCare - a new telemedicine service in Swiss pharmacies Rüggli Switzerland
27 Predictors of masked hypertension in community pharmacy setting Sabater Australia
40 E-learning course: Medication therapy management Schmid Germany
41 Pharmacist' knowledge regarding medications safety during pregnancy Tasic Serbia
24 Do we inform/educate patients well about warfarin therapy Tasic Serbia
16 Development of decisions support systems to manage QT-prolongation in clinical practice Vandael Belgium
23 Establishing geriatric multidiciplinary out-patient clinic for medication review Viktil Norway
38 Case education Vlcek Czech Republic
22 Evaluation of a best practice model for multiprofessional medication management in cancer patients Wilmer Germany
33 Do we prescribe what patients prefer? A pilot study to assess patients' preferences for medication regimen characteristics Witticke Germany
26 Pharmaceutical care - can we influence the proper treatment for patient with diabetes Yordanova Bulgaria
49 Pharmaceutical and pharmacoeconomical assessment of the influence of diabetes on children Yordanova Bulgaria
The conference is closed. You can not send in abstracts anymore.