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Workshop: Managed Introduction of New Medicines -- Register now!

We are delighted to announce the highly interactive 3-day Third Piperska Workshop on the Managed Introduction of New Medicines in Warsaw, Poland, 11th to 13th May 2015. This workshop is co-organised with the Agency for HTA and Tariff System in Poland (AOTMiT) and WHO Europe.

The course is primarily intended for healthcare professionals involved with enhancing the rational use of medicines, especially new medicines.

Registration is now open and closes on 17th April 2015.

"Personalizing health care": new publication August 2013

"Personalizing health care: feasibility and future implications" by several Piperska group members has been published in BMC Medicine on 13th August 2013. It can be accessed online under


"Dabigatran -- a case history": new publication May 2013

"Dabigatran – a case history demonstrating the need for comprehensive approaches to optimize the use of new drugs" by several Piperska Group members has been published in Frontiers in Pharmacology on 14th May 2013. It can be accessed online under


Piperska 2013 meeting

May 2013 saw the 6th annual Piperska meeting, hosted by the Institut Català de la Salut in Barcelona. Prior to the meeting proper, there was a joint session with the MEDEV group defining common interests.
The two-day meeting saw a number of presentations and discussions on hot topics, ranging from interface management to biosimilars. For the first time, patients' interests were also directly represented, both in person and in a persuasive talk about benefits from and the challenges faced by patients' representation.

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