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January 11, 2017

Executive Committee NorPEN

The executive committee includes representatives (one regular and one substitute) from participating research groups in each Nordic country, the national register holders, the national societies and PhD students. A representative from the upcoming meeting organizers is an adjunct member.

On behalf of research groups


  • Sweden
    • Helle Kieler MD, PhD, Professor, Karolinska Institutet (chair)
    • Björn Pasternak, MD, PhD, Senior Researcher, Karolinska Institutet

  • Denmark
    • Mette Nørgaard, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Aarhus University Hospital (co-chair)
    • Jesper Hallas, MD, DrMedSc, Professor, University of Southern Denmark

  • Finland
    • Sirpa Hartikainen, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Eastern Finland
    • Heidi Taipale, PhD, Post Doc Researcher, University of Eastern Finland

  • Norway
    • Marte Handal, MD, PhD, Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
    • Svetlana Skurtveit, PhD, Professor, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

  • Iceland
    • Helga Zoega, MA, PhD, Professor, University of Iceland
    • Védís Helga Eiríksdóttir, PhD, Project Manager, Division of Health Information, Directorate of Health

On behalf of pharmacoepidemiological societies

  • Miia Artama, PhD, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
  • Daniel Pilsgaard Henriksen, MD, PhD, Danish Medicines Authority

On behalf of registry holders

  • Leena Saastamoinen, PhD, Senior Researcher, The Social Insurance Institution, KELA
  • Kari Jansdotter Husabø, Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

On behalf of the PhD students

  • Lotte Rasmussen, University of Southern Denmark
  • Sigrún Alba Jóhannesdottir, Aarhus University

On behalf of 2017 meeting hosts

  • Miia Artama, PhD, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)