E-mail: info@norpen.org

NorPEN is a network of researchers with the purpose of facilitating research within the field of pharmacoepidemiology in the Nordic countries.

November 15, 2021

Next meeting

The Annual Nordic Pharmacoepidemiological Network (NorPEN) meeting

14th annual NorPEN meeting will be arranged on November 16-18, 2022, in Tampere, Finland

Keep updated at https://events.tuni.fi/norpen2022/

Previous meetings

Stockholm, November 11-12, 2021

Theme: Sustainability of Nordic Collaboration

November 11-12th 2021

Hosted by the Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology at Karolinska Institutet

Questions? Contact us at norpen@meds.ki.se and visit us at here

Download the final program

Pre-conference course

Topic: A general overview of G methods in relation to pharmacoepidemiology

Wednesday November 10th 2021, afternoon

Funded by SFO Epi (The Strategic Research Area in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, KI)

Location and format

The NorPEN 2021 meeting was hosted online with live attendee participation.

NorPEN Webinar

The 13th annual NorPEN meeting, to be held in Stockholm, is postponed to November 11-12th 2021.

In the meantime, a 2 hour webinar was held for the NorPEN community.

Date: November 11th 2020

Time: 14 - 16.00 (Central European Time)


Part 1: An overview of G methods* by Jessica Young from Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Part 2: Presentations by junior researchers conducting studies on pharmacoepidemiology in Nordic data

*This presentation is an introduction to G methods and teaser for the full NorPEN2021 pre-conference course on G-methods in relation to pharmacoepidemiology.

Aarhus, November 14-15, 2019

The 2019 NorPEN meeting was held at the beautiful Moesgaard Museum just outside Aarhus. The topic was "Phase IV studies and beyond" and 114 researchers from 11 European nations and 1 from the US attended the meeting. A lot of socializing, networking and sharing experiences took place during the breaks and at the conference dinner.

A pre-course on the subjects "Estimation of prescription durations based on the parametric Waiting Time Distribution" and "Missing data" was attended by 36 people.

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  • Program for NorPEN 2019 [PDF]
  • Abstract booklet [PDF]
  • Official meeting site [web]
Oslo, November 7-9, 2018

During two days 7-9 November 96 researchers in Pharmacoepidemiology across the Nordic countries met to exchange ideas and present the latest of their research on Drug utilization and Safety. The topic of the conference was "From the Womb to the Grave Life-Course Pharmacoepidemiology". In total, 6 key note lectures, 1 round table debate, 9 presentations of Nordic collaborative studies/hot topics and 19 "Pharmacoepi slam" presentations were given. An important topic was also how to share sensitive data across the Nordic countries.

A preconference courses on "genetic epidemiology" was attended by 23 participants.

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  • Booklet: The 11th NorPEN meeting [PDF]
Helsinki, November 1-3, 2017 [click to view full size]
  • Program: The 10th NorPEN meeting [PDF]
Stockholm, November 16-18, 2016
  • Program: The 9th NorPEN meeting [PDF]
Odense, November 12-13, 2015 [click to view full size] Oslo, November 17-19, 2014
  • Program: The 7th NorPEN meeting [PDF]
Stockholm, October 25-26, 2012
  • Program: The 6th NorPEN meeting [PDF]
  • Presentation [PPT]
Odense, October 13-14, 2011
  • Program: Drug exposure and prescribing quality in a Nordic context [PDF]
  • Nordic prescription registers (Denmark) [PPT]
  • Nordic prescription registers (Sweden) [PPT]
  • Nordic prescription registers (Norway) [PPT]
  • Nordic prescription registers (Finland) [PPT]
  • Nordic prescription registers (Iceland) [PPT]
Reykjavík, October 14-15, 2010
  • Program: Medicine use in children [PDF]
Kuopio, March 16-18, 2010
  • Program: Research into psychotropic drugs and drug use among older people [PDF]
Oslo, October 20-21, 2009
  • Program: Reproductive health: Focus on drug use in pregnancy [PDF]
Göteborg, March 4-5, 2009
  • Program: Research using prescription medicine registers [PDF]
  • Swedish Prescribed Drug register [PDF]
  • Norwegian Prescription Database [PDF]
  • Register information on medicine in Finland [PDF]
  • The Icelandic Pharmaceutical Database [PDF]
  • Medicine registers in Denmark [PDF]
  • Measuring drug exposure: Rationale and methods [PDF]
  • Public and secret information and personal data in research [PDF]
  • Health data registries: A gold-mine for researchers [PDF]