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5th Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network Symposium

We look forward to seeing you at the 5th Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network Symposium.

As with previous Symposia, this event will provide an opportunity to meet other colleagues who share an interest in the utilisation and safety of medicines, medical devices, and vaccines.

Delegates will include academic researchers, healthcare providers, and colleagues from relevant Ministries and other government-funded agencies.

Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Venue: St Margaret's College, 333 Leith Street, Dunedin

Keynote Speaker

We are delighted that Dr Anders Hviid, from Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, will be joining us as the keynote speaker.



Medsafe logoMedsafe is the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority. We are responsible for the regulation of medicines and medical devices in New Zealand. We ensure that medicines and medical devices are acceptably safe.


PHARMAC logo 2019 thumbPHARMAC 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 activity. Using research, data and analysis is important to PHARMAC continuing to get the best value it can from the funding provided.

Australasian Epidemiological Association

AEA logo The aims of the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA) are to develop and promote the discipline of epidemiology in Australasia through:

  • Promoting excellence and innovation in the practice of epidemiological methods
  • Communication of issues relevant to epidemiologists
  • Advocating for funding, capacity building and policy development
  • Strategic alliances with related organisations to maintain high standards in teaching and research, and to promote the use of evidence in health-related policy making and clinical practice

The organisation seeks to achieve these aims through a commitment to leadership and advocacy on key issues related to the discipline of epidemiology. Values underpinning how the AEA operates include:

  • Multi-sectoral engagement
  • Collaboration
  • Contemporary approach
  • Inclusiveness
  • Integrity