The POSTER AWARD for the best poster was won by BEATE GARCIA from The Arctic University of Norway with her poster "Medication reconciliation in North Norway; does a written procedure reduce medication discrepancies in medication charts in hospital?"

The ORAL COMMUNICATION AWARDS were won

in the MEDICATION USE AND DRUG BEHAVIOUR category by ELIN H. BERGENE from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology for her presentation "Administration of medicines to children";

in the PROFESSIONAL AND INTERPROFESSIONAL ISSUES AND PHARMACY EDUCATION category by ANNA B. BLÖNDAL from the University of Iceland for her presentation "General practitioners' views on pharmacists in the primary health care system in Iceland";

in the PATIENT SAFETY, PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND PHARMACEUTICAL POLICY category by PAULINE NORRIS from the University of Otago for her  presentation "Health impacts of cost-related prescription deferral: evidence from New Zealand";

in the CLINICAL PHARMACY category by ULLA HEDEGAARD from the University of Southern Denmark for her presentation "Multifaceted medication adherence  intervention for patients with hypertension in secondary care";

in the HEALTH SERVICES AND PHARMACISTS' INTERVENTIONS category by SINI KUITUNEN from the Lahti City Hospital for her presentation "Multi-professional medication review in home care and care homes" and

in the MEDICINES AND HEALTH INFORMATION category by MARIKA POHJANOKSA-MÄNTYLÄ from the University of Helsinki for her presentation "Medicines information needs among medicine users in Finland - a population survey".


Dear Colleagues,

We thank you sincerely for participating in the conference.

We are happy to announce that the conference photo gallery is now available.

To proceed to the gallery please click here (loading may take some time, depending on the speed of your internet connection; please be patient).

Materials of the plenary lectures are available from the following links:

M., Airaksinen. How pharmacists can contribute to patient and medication safety as part of the healthcare team?
L. M., Azzopardi. Innovations in clinical pharmacy education and research.
A. G., Granås. Performing clinical pharmacy studies across the Nordic and the Baltic countries.
R., Kiivet. Medicalization: can we meet the demand we have created?
M., Kinnear. Pharmacy education to support clinical pharmacy practice.
R., Mill. Estonian E-health Foundation.
J. M., Traulsen. The constantly changing role and job market for pharmacists - what does the future hold?


Program at glance as a PDF.


Abstract submission closed!


In June 3-5, 2015 the Nordic Social Pharmacy and Health Services Research Conference (NSPC) will be held at Dorpat Conference Centre in Tartu, Estonia. The NSPC is a biennial conference and the first conference took place in 2004 in Uppsala, Sweden. In Estonia the conference will be held for the first time.

While the NSPC will take place for the seventh time, the joint conference with the Nordic Networking Group of Clinical Pharmacy will be organised for the second time. The primary task of social and clinical pharmacy is to ensure the effective and safe use of medicines for patients, and consequently the joint conference offers much broader approach in order to guarantee a better quality of health care for patients.

The conference involves students, young and experienced scientists and practitioners in the field of social pharmacy and health services research. Besides, the conference has also planned to introduce the subject more to the professional associations and public institutions (primary care medicine, pharmacy, public health field), thereby offering the possibility of cooperation for both theoreticians and practitioners from different countries. For the first time in the history of this conference series it is planned to publish the abstracts of oral and poster presentations in an international scientific journal - International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.

The conference theme is Innovative, Integrated, Individualised Care, emphasizing the need for innovation and collaboration in education, research and practice. The conference covers the following research topics:

Innovations in pharmacy practice and research

Professional and inter-professional issues and pharmacy education

Healthcare services and pharmacists’ interventions

Pharmacoeconomics and pharmaceutical policy

Ethical issues in pharmacy

Social and inter-cultural issues

Medication use and drug behaviour (incl. user perspectives)

Patient safety and pharmacoepidemiology

Medicines and health information

Clinical Pharmacy 

The NSPC&NNGCP 2015 welcome the participants from the Nordic countries and all around the world!

See First Announcement PDF from here (click).