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

November 23, 2020

News

Senior epidemiologist position at Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology, KI

November 23, 2020

We are looking for candidates for a Senior Epidemiologist position at Centre for Pharmacoepidemology, KI.

The deadline to apply is 10 December, 2020. For more details about the position, please see click here.


Pharmaco-epidemiology - drug use and safety course, course 2, 2nd part

November 6, 2020

The last part of the second course will start as planned 23 November, 2020 and carry on that week. Due to the Corona Pandemic and various regulations in the Nordic countries, the course will be purely digital and we will use Zoom during the lectures and the exercises. All students, the faculty and everyone else involved in the course have received instructions, so hopefully this part of the course will be just as fun and run as smoothly as the previous ones. We are looking forward to meet everyone again and this time in Cyberspace.

On behalf on the NorPEN course faculty - Helle Kieler


PhD position - ADHD medication use and safety in pregnancy

October 26, 2020

We are seeking candidates for a PhD position at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

The PhD student will work on a project funded by the Research Council of Norway - ADHD Medication in Pregnancy: Understanding the population and outcomes related to treatment use and discontinuation.

The deadline to apply is November 22, 2020.

Apply for the position here.


Pharmaco-epidemiology - drug use and safety course

September 10, 2019

Last chance to register for the "Pharmaco-epidemiology - drug use and safety course" at Copenhagen University in Denmark 2020 and arranged by NorPEN. Registration ends at September 15, 2019.

As for the previous course, the course in 2020 is open for PhD students and junior researchers, and each course occasion includes two separate parts of one week each. The first part will take place March 2-6 and the second part 23-27 November, both at Copenhagen University in Denmark. Only students, who attended part 1 can participate in part 2.

The course, which includes lectures, group work and data labs will provide knowledge and skills on how to conduct and report register-based research across the Nordic countries. A wide range of national and regional data sources available on drug dispensing, health outcomes and socioeconomic status and will be presented and so will the processes, when linking data from various sources. The participants will be trained in research methodology, how to perform register-based research, how to plan and carry out Nordic multi-country studies including legal aspects as well as research ethics. The course faculty consists of Nordic and International researchers and teachers having comprehensive experience with epidemiological methods and with register-based research. The course is open for PhD students and junior researchers from all the Nordic countries. Students from outside the Nordic countries can also apply.

The previous course was a great success for both students and faculty and we hope to repeat that in 2020. On behalf of the NorPEN course faculty - Helle Kieler.

Download course flyer here.


Summer school in Drug Utilization Research (DUR)

February 20, 2019

EuroDURG, in collaboration with ISPE, Karolinska Institute Stockholm and Region Stockholm, organizes the Summer school in Drug Utilization Research (DUR).

Venue: Stockholm city centre.

Start: Wednesday 26/06/2019 (13:30).

End: Saturday 29/06/2019 (12:30).

Download course flyer here.


Pharmacoepidemiology courses available in 2019 at University of Oslo

February 18, 2019
  1. Introduction to and application of propensity scores
  2. Pharmacoepidemiology Study Design and Manuscript Writing

Free of charge for NorPEN PhD students. Download course flyer here.


Graduate NorPEN course in pharmacoepidemiology

February 5, 2019

The "Pharmaco-epidemiology - drug use and safety course" has been possible to implement through funding from NordForsk and is given twice. The course is open for PhD students and junior researchers, and each course occasion includes two separate parts of one week each. In November 2018, part 1 of the first course occasion took place at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden and twenty inquisitive and engaged students contributed together with a great course faculty to a successful first part. Part 2 will follow on 4-8 March, 2019 and only students, who attended part 1 can participate in part 2. For other PhD students or junior researchers there will be a second opportunity to attend the course, as it will be repeated at Copenhagen University in Denmark 2020.

The course, which includes lectures, group work and data labs will provide knowledge and skills on how to conduct and report register-based research across the Nordic countries. A wide range of national and regional data sources available on drug dispensing, health outcomes and socioeconomic status and will be presented and so will the processes, when linking data from various sources. The participants will be trained in research methodology, how to perform register-based research, how to plan and carry out Nordic multi-country studies including legal aspects as well as research ethics. The course faculty consists of Nordic and International researchers and teachers having comprehensive experience with epidemiological methods and with register-based research. The course is open for PhD students and junior researchers from all the Nordic countries. Students from outside the Nordic countries can also apply.

Further information on the dates of the second course occasion in Copenhagen, entry requirements, the application system and reimbursement of traveling and accommodation will be provided during the fall 2019.

On behalf of the NorPEN course faculty - Helle Kieler


Webinars on hot topics in pharmacoepidemiology

Jan 18, 2019

The Danish Society for Pharmacoepidemiology hosts 8 scheduled webinars per year on hot topics in pharmacoepidemiology and would like to welcome all interested members of NorPEN to join.

The webinars include a theoretical presentation on a specific issue, e.g. surveillance bias, as well as an presentation of a paper focusing on the methods applied. The webinars are free for members of NorPEN and can be accessed here: https://c.deic.dk/dsfejournal/. For more information including the schedule for the remaining webinars and instructions to access the meeting room, please see http://www.dsfe.dk/Hot-Topic-Webinars/.

Best regards - The Danish Society for Pharmacoepidemiology


Executive Committee meetings

Teleconference NorPEN August 2020
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Teleconference NorPEN June 2020
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Teleconference NorPEN April 2020
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Teleconference NorPEN February 2020
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Teleconference NorPEN January 2020
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Face-to-face meeting NorPEN November 14th 2019
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Teleconference NorPEN September 10th 2019
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Teleconference NorPEN January 15th 2019
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Teleconference NorPEN September 18th 2018
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Teleconference NorPEN August 21st 2018
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Face-to-face meeting NorPEN November 11th 2018
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Teleconference NorPEN March 13th 2018
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Face-to-face meeting NorPEN November 2nd 2017
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Teleconference NorPEN October 5th 2017
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Teleconference NorPEN May 30th 2017
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Teleconference NorPEN February 7th 2017
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Teleconference NorPEN January 10th 2017
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Face-to-face meeting NorPEN November 16th 2016
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Teleconference NorPEN October 6th 2016
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Teleconference NorPEN September 1st 2016
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Teleconference NorPEN June 9th 2016
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Teleconference NorPEN April 4th 2016
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Teleconference NorPEN January 19th 2016
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