In mid-November, the Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology (CPE) in the Department of Medicine Solna hosted the 13th Annual meeting of NorPEN.
Nordic Pharmacoepidemiological Network (NorPEN) is a network of researchers with the purpose of facilitating research within the field of pharmacoepidemiology in the Nordic countries.
The meeting started on November 10th with a pre-conference course for students and junior researchers entitled “A general overview of G methods in relation to pharmacoepidemiology”, taught by Jessica Young, Associate Professor and Biostatistician at the Department of Population Health at the Harvard Medical School, and funded by The Strategic Research Area in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (SFOEpi) at KI. Over 115 attendees logged into zoom to participate!
The theme of this year’s meeting, held on November 11th and 12th, was “Sustainability of Nordic Collaboration” and there were sessions dedicated to “Overcoming the challenges of Nordic data sharing” and “Up-coming Nordic data sources and avenues for access”. A highlight was the session on “Observational effectiveness studies, pragmatic trials, and their value to regulatory decisions”, which featured presentations by Sebastian Schneeweiss of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Harvard Medical School, Xavier Kurz from the European Medicines Agency, and Stefan James from Uppsala University. The final program of sessions and speakers can be found below.
This year’s meeting was hosted online, and with over 100 attendees it was the largest annual NorPEN meeting thus far. Thank you to Laura Pazzagli, Björn Pasternak, Carolyn Cesta, and the CPE NorPEN 2021 organizing committee for making this event a great success!
Thanks to our sponsors of the NorPEN annual meeting: