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.
During the 7th PCNE Working conference in 2011, a jury selected the best oral communication and the best poster.
The winner of the PCNE Poster Award 2011, funded by the German Förderinitiativ Pharmazeutische Betreuung, 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 PCNE Presentation Award for the best oral communication, funded by the Pharmaceutical Press, 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 more effective patient medication?’.
For the 2011 conference, 22 abstracts were accepted, of which four for an oral presentation. All abstracts can now be found on the conference site, by clicking on 'Abstracts Posters/Orals' and have been published in the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (issue 2011-4).