#07 Workshop on the thin line between promotion, information and deontological code (Science and industry lunch 7)


18 Nov 2008

Promotiezaal, Vrije Universiteit Brussel | Building D, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels

From 2005 until 2009, CROSSTALKS ran a bottom-up and interdisciplinary project “The Future of Medication in a Patient-centered Health Care”, a series of conferences and workshops to develop constructive dialogues between all the partners in the health care sector.

Crucial in this project was the collaborative partnership and sharing of knowledge between academics, industry, physicians, pharmacists, patients, sick funds and insurances, health and social care organizations and policymakers.


#07 Workshop on the thin line between promotion, information and deontological code

09:45 Coffee and Registration
10:00 Welcome by Chairman Alain Dupont
10:10 Parameters, Risks and Challenges of Rankings and Quality Labels for Hospitals and Medical Websites by Isidro Aguillo (Cindoc, CSIC, Madrid)
10:50 Coffee break
11:10 Physicians and the Pharmaceutical Industry: a Sensitive Issue by Marc Bogaert (Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of UGent)
11:50 Added Value of Digitalizing and Electronic Prescriptions: State of Things and What Can We Expect? by Johan Van Calster ( Project Manager of the e-MED project of RIZIV-INAMI, FAMHP and FPS Public Health )
12:30 Final Discussion
13:00 Apero & Walking lunch in the Convivium

Bios / Slides

Alain Dupont , MD, PhD, an internist and certified clinical pharmacologist, is full professor and head of the Department of Pharmacology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and head of the department of   Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy at the University Hospital UZ Brussel, where he also runs a hypertension clinic. He has been Vice-Dean Research and is currently Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy. He is a member and was the founding president of the Belgian Commission for Reimbursement of Medicines. His research activities, mainly in the fields of hypertension and cardio-vascular pharmacology, resulted in 3 prizes, over 120 publications in peer reviewed journals as well as several chapters in books. He has been (co-) promotor of 5 doctoral theses. He chairs the Accompanying Committee of CROSSTALKS.

Isidro F. Aguillo is the head of the Cybermetrics Lab of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). His team is working in the development of R&D and other information society related indicators, new ways of describing web resources and the quantitative description of the processes of scientific communication through the Internet. He is the editor of the "Webometrics Ranking of the World Universities". Since 1994 he has contributed to the diffusion of European Union programs of Information Science & Technology, as member of the Spanish node of the programs IMPACT II and INFO2000 and Spanish representative in the MIDAS network (DGXIII, European Commission). During the preparation of the 5th Framework Programme of R&D he was appointed to the Spanish Office for Science and Technology (SOST) in Brussels. In 2002 he was granted Metcalfe Visitor Professor in the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). In the last years he has been involved in several EU and Spanish R&D projects as a partner or as a leader. He is the editor of the electronic journal "Cybermetrics" and member of the advisory committee of other international scientific journals. He is usually invited to be member of the scientific committees of international conferences, chairing the 11th International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics conference held in Madrid in 2007.

Prof. Marc Bogaert is a clinical pharmacologist, specialist in internal medicine and Ph.D. in pharmacology. He was professor of pharmacotherapy at the Heymans Institute of Pharmacology of the Ghent University (Belgium) until he retired in 2000. He was dean of the Ghent Medical School from 1981 until 1994, and permanent secretary of the Academy of Medicine from 1994 until 2004. He is editor in chief of the publications of the Belgian Centre for Pharmacotherapeutic Information.

Johan Van Calster
is currently Project Manager of the e-MED project of RIZIV-INAMI, FAMHP and FPS Public Health. He has a scientific and legal degree of Pharmacist (1972, KULeuven), is Industrial Pharmacist (1973, Ministry of Health, Brussels), Postgraduate in Business Administration (1977, KULeuven) and Pharmaceutical Engineering (1983, UCLouvain). Throughout his career he held various positions in the health sector business, such as in the pharmaceutical industry (Production, Quality Assurance, Regulatory affairs and General Management), in professional associations (General Manager KAVA - The Royal Pharmacist Society Of Antwerp) and the public sector (Director-general of the DG Medicinal Products of the FPS Public Health). He is a member of different associations in the medical and pharmaceutical field and lecturer for seminars in Pharmaceutical Management at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the K.U. LEUVEN since 1992


This project could be realized due to unconditional grants by

Astra Zeneca Foundation
Janssen Pharmaceutica