We look forward to seeing you at the 4th Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network Symposium. As with previous Symposia, this event will provide an opportunity to meet and develop collaborations with colleagues who share an interest in the utilisation and safety of medicines and medical devices. Delegates will include academic researchers, healthcare providers, and colleagues from relevant Ministries and other government-funded agencies.
We are delighted that Professor Irene Petersen, from University College London, will be joining us as the keynote speaker.
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Venue: Arana College, 110 Clyde Street, Dunedin
Medsafe is the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority and are responsible for the regulation of medicines and medical devices in New Zealand. Medsafe ensures that medicines and medical devices are acceptably safe.
PHARMAC is the New Zealand Government agency that decides which medicines, medical devices etc are subsidised, both in the community and public hospitals. The funding for the subsidies comes from District Health Boards. PHARMAC’s job is to ensure that New Zealanders get the best health outcomes from money the Government spends on pharmaceuticals, helping keep our health system affordable. PHARMAC has a statutory mandate to engage in research — and beyond business-as-usual, we collaborate, support, and fund a range of Health Services Research activities. Using research, data, and analysis is important to PHARMAC continuing to get the best value it can from the funding provided.