How Big Data can help
Healthcare Delivery and
Advance Pharmacy Practice.

Dear friends and colleagues,
It is an honour and a pleasure to welcome you to the Netherlands for the Annual PGEU event. This year it takes place in June in The Hague. The Parliament, Ministries and International Institutions are located in the heart of The Hague and makes the city the political capital of the Netherlands. The city is also known as ‘the Royal City by the Sea’ and is called ‘the residence city’.

The theme of the 2016 Annual Symposium is “How Big Data can help Healthcare Delivery and Advance Pharmacy Practice”. Data hold the potential to help transform the healthcare system by providing greater insight to patients, healthcare professionals, and policy makers into the appropriate application of interventions, quality and costs of care.

Selected expert speakers during the Symposium will explore what drives the collection of data in healthcare and the accessibility of this data to create new knowledge. The speakers will also focus attention on how data from all sources, both healthcare professionals and patients, could be better used. The distribution of data in the healthcare system remains highly fragmented, presenting a significant opportunity for the pharmacy profession to offer services that coordinate and aggregate data resources. A panel of selected pharmacy leaders will further explore how to generate and organise data for evidence-based decision support in pharmacy practice.

Following the Symposium, we will continue to discuss important legal and professional matters that profession is facing today during our General Assembly. Naturally, our annual meeting is also the time to meet colleagues and friends to strengthen contacts and to establish new ones. A toast on the sea-front terrace of the ‘Kurhaus hotel’, fine dining and the social programme on Friday will provide opportunities to meet and exchange ideas in a less formal setting.

I look forward welcoming you in The Hague, ‘the Royal City by the Sea’.

Jan Smits PGEU President

Tuesday 07 June

Welcome Reception

19:00 - 20:30
Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus
Dress Code: casual.
(Participants & Accompanying Persons)

Wednesday 08 June

PGEU Symposium

09.00 - 13.15
Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus.
“How Big Data can help Healthcare Delivery and Advance Pharmacy Practice” (Participants only).

Video welcome by Mrs Edith Schippers, Minister of Health, Welfare & Sport of the Netherlands

Welcome by Mr Martin Seychell, Deputy Director-General of DG SANTE, European Commission

BIG Data: Big Challenge, Big Threat, Big Value or…. Big Hype? Prof. Dr. Frans Feldberg, Amsterdam Center for Business Analytics

Antimicrobial Resistance Data in Europe: How Big is the Problem? Dr. Dominique Monnet, ECDC

Coffee Break

The Clinical and Economic Value of Pharmacy Data Prof. Dr. Peter de Smet, Radboud University Nijmegen

Managing and Dispensing Specialty Medicines: Data, Trends and Implications for Belgium and the Netherlands, Murray Aitkins, Executive Director of IMS Institute

Potential and Challenges of Patient Generated Health Data, Nicola Bedlington, Secretary General EPF

Presidents Roundtable PGEU: How Data can help advance Pharmacy Practice

Conclusion and Closing of the Symposium, Pharm. D. Jan Smits (PGEU President)

Lunch Break

General Assembly (PGEU members only)

Gala Dinner

Grand Hotel Amâth Kurhaus,
Dress Code: Business Attire
(Participants & Accompanying Persons)

Thursday 09 June

General Assembly

09.00 - 16.00
(PGEU members only)

Informal Dinner

Start at 19.30
Dress code: casual
(Participants & Accompanying Persons)
Please check at the registration desk if there are still tickets available

Friday 10 June

Visit to the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

09.30 - 14.00
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