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27 oktober 2017

Green Pharmacy Conference 2017

The environmental cycle of medicines - an incentive for innovation in the human and veterinary medicine chain

Everywhere in the world we can find chemicals in our (drinking) water, the soil, our food crops and in the air. Their source: discarded and discharged medicines used for humans and animals, or to be more precise, livestock. Multi-resistant bacteria are also widely dispersed in the environment. To address the environmental cycle of pharmaceuticals and drug-resistant bacteria a change is necessary in the way we deal with these agents. Medicines, unlike pesticides, can not be easily banned or replaced. Therefore, the healthcare sector and universities are looking for solutions to this societal challenge. During this symposium concrete options for action will be presented to you. The University Medical Centre of Utrecht will demonstrate what they are doing in this area.
During the conference (student) researchers, institutes and companies are able to present their work by means of a poster display.
A presenter must be present during the poster session (the lunch break) to explain the poster to viewers.
Please follow the next instructions for the design of the poster:
  • The topic of the poster falls within the theme of the conference (Green Pharmacy).
  • Describe a project that is just finished, ongoing or near completion, not one that has yet to start.
  • The poster presents new ideas or a new application of an existing methodology in an inspiring and lively way.
  • Explain the topic clearly and provide a summary that explains the topic in short text.
  • The size of the poster has to fit on the poster board. Size poster board: 2 m high, 1 m wide.
  • The poster may contain text, figures, tables, photo's etc.
  • Letter size: title at least 96 pt; heading at least 36 pt and text at least 24 pt. Text should be readable from a distance of 1.5 m.
Fee (incl. VAT)
  early bird (until Aug 31) Regular (per Sept 1)
Regular € 300,- € 350,-
Member of VVM, WECF, HCHW € 200,- € 250,-
Employee of UMC Utrecht € 200,- € 250,-
PhD student € 200,- € 250,-
Categories with fixed fee
Discount member of VVM (retired / welfare) € 150,-
Student (not a member of VVM) €   30,-
VVM student member of recently graduated member €   15,-
Displaying poster free

This conference is initiated by VVM section Health & Environment
You can send a pdf of your (draft) poster before October 20, 2017, to: Alfons Uijtewaal, post@huizeaarde.nl
The poster will be reviewed by Dr. Jaap A. Joles and Dr. Peter J. Blankestijn, UMC Utrecht.
UMC Utrecht , , Utrecht
8:30  Welcome with coffee and tea
9:00  Boomerang effect - Intro: Exposition to environmental pharmaceuticals by Dr. Rik Oldenkamp, Radboud University, Environmental Science
  Bacterial resistance - Low sub-Minimal Inhibitory concentrations of antibiotics generate new types of resistance by Ass. Prof. Dr. Linus Sandegren, Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Sweden
  Endocrine effects - Low concentrations of non-hormonal pharmaceuticals can have hormonal effects by Dr. Majorie van Duursen, Utrecht University, IRAS
  Genetic effects - Low concentrations psychoactive pharmaceuticals can have genetic effects by Dr. Gaurav Kaushik, University of Wisconsin-Madison VS
  Green Pharmacy - Intro: Possible measures for the greening of pharmaceuticals by Dr. Maximilian Hempel, Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, Osnabrück
12:00  Lunch buffet / stands / posters / networking
13:30  Behavioral aspects - The role of Rational medicine use in Green Pharmacy by Dr. Dick Bijl
  Pharma wastage - Potentials for and benefits of avoiding pharmaceutical wastage by Prof. Toine Egberts, Clinical Pharmacy Utrecht University
  Green molecules - Benign by design also achievable for pharmaceuticals by Prof. Klaus Kümmerer, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
  Biopharmaceutics - An endogenous substance to be used as a pharmaceutical by Prof. Willem Seinen, Utrecht University, IRAS
  Targeted delivery - Innovations in targeted delivery and personal medicine by Prof. Raymond Schiffelers, Utrecht University
  Phytotherapy - Phytotherapeutics, potentically a green alternative by Dr. Edwin van den Worm, Utrecht University
17:00  Networking drinks


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