SPEAKERS

ADRIANO MAX MOREIRA REIS, PhD
Associate Professor of the UFMG School of Pharmacy. PhD in Sciences by the University of São Paulo. Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Full member of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Nucleus of UFMG. Tutor of Multiprofessional Residency in Health of the Elderly at HC-UFMG
AIRTON STEIN, PhD
Professor Airton T Stein is a productivity scholar at Brazilian Research Council (CNPq). He has a degree in Medicine from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, residency in family and community medicine from State Secretariat of Rio Grande do Sul State, PhD in Medicine: Medical Sciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1998). He worked as Dean of Research and Post-graduation at Ufcspa and is currently an Internationalization Advisor and Professor of Public Health at the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre. He has experience in the area of Collective Health, with emphasis on Epidemiology, acting mainly in the following themes: epidemiology of chronic diseases, primary health care, health service evaluation, evidence-based medicine and implementation of clinical guidelines. He did a postdoctoral studies at the Cochrane Group at Oxford University and the University of Oslo, from February to July 2016, with a CNPq scholarship
ANGELITA MELO, PhD
Associate Professor at the Federal University of São João Del-Rei in the area of Clinical Pharmacy. Training Director of the Brazilian Society of Clinical Pharmacy. Ad hoc consultant to the Federal Pharmacy Council in the area of Clinical Pharmacy. Editor-in-Chief of the Brazilian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy and Health Services Leader of the Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Management and Public Health Research Group at UFSJ. PhD in Public Health, concentration in Epidemiology, School of Medicine of University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). Master degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, UFMG. Pharmacist at the UFMG. Works with the people development, modeling of pharmaceutical services for clinical care to patients, family members and the community. Develops research in the areas of Clinical Pharmacy and Public Health. Participated in the elaboration of several technical documents for pharmacists' training and for patients assistance's standardization, as well as in the elaboration of the Federal Board of Pharmacy's resolutions that guide the clinical practice attributions of the pharmacist and the draft of Law 13.201/2014. Recently served as a member of the Municipal Committee for Confronting Covid-19 and coordinated the elaboration of several guiding documents for patient Covid-19 assistance and for return to presencial teaching at the national level.
BARBARA FARELL, PhD
Dr. Barbara Farrell is a pharmacist in the Bruyère Geriatric Day Hospital and leads the Deprescribing Guidelines Research Team at the Bruyère Research Institute in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Farrell completed her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at the University of Toronto and her residency at Chedoke-McMcaster in Hamilton, Ontario. She is a Scientist with the Bruyère Research Institute, Assistant Professor with the Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa and Adjunct Assistant Professor with the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo. In 2011, she received the Canadian Pharmacist of the Year Award from the Canadian Pharmacists Association, and, in 2019, the CIHR Betty Havens Award for Knowledge Translation in Aging. Dr. Farrell is a founding member of the Canadian Deprescribing Network and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the American Deprescribing Research Network.
CARINE RAQUEL BLATT, PhD
Pharmacist with specialization in Family Health and Health Technology Assessment. Master's and PhD in Pharmacy. Professor at the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre. Coordinator of the Pharmaceutical Care SIG.
CLAUDIA OSORIO DE CASTRO, PhD
BSc in Pharmacy from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, master's in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and ScD in Collective Health from Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Research Fellowship with the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden. Consultant to the Brazilian Ministry of Health and to DIGEMID/Ministry of Health, Peru. Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor of scientific journals on Public Health. Brazilian Cancer Institute Consultative Council Member and Co-Chair of the ISPE Brazilian International RIG. Research Fellow of the Brazilian Research and Development Council and Research Group Leader on Medicines Policies, Drug Utilization Research, Pharmaceutical Services, Bioethics.
CRISTIANE DE CASSIA BERGAMASCHI, PhD
Bachelor of Biochemical Pharmacy by the Federal University of Alfenas - UNIFAL (2002). Master (2006) and Doctor (2009) in Pharmacology, Anesthesiology and Therapeutics by the Faculty of Dentistry of Piracicaba - FOP/UNICAMP. Post-Doctor (2010-2011) by the Center for Dental Research and Faculty of Dentistry São Leopoldo Mandic. Professor and coordinator of the Graduate Course in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PPGCF-Uniso) and professor of the Undergraduate course in Pharmacy at the University of Sorocaba since 2011. She works in the research line of Rational Use of Medicines, mainly in the following themes: systematic review and observational studies that portray health conditions and the use of medicines by the population. She is part of the REBRATS network as a researcher in Health Technology Assessment studies (since 2018), works in the Antibiotics Working Group of the Regional Pharmacy Council (since 2017), was a member of UNISO's Scientific Initiation Technical Committee (CTIC) (2011-2019) and of the UNISO Superior University Council (CONSU) (2018-2020).
DANIELA OLIVEIRA DE MELO, PhD
Adjunct Professor in the Pharmacy course at the Institute of Environmental, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Federal University of São Paulo, Coordinator of the Health Technology Evaluation Center - NATS-Unifesp D, Coordinator of the Chronide Research Group, Post-Doctorate in Public Health from USP, PhD in Clinical Pharmacy by the University of São Paulo; Specialist in Pharmaceutical Assistance Management by UNASU /UFSC; Specialist in Health Technology Assessment by IATS/UFRGS.
EDGAR NUNES DE MORAES, PhD
Consultant of the National Council of Health Secretaries (CONASS) in the area of Health of the Elderly. Professor of Medicine of the Federal University of Minas Gerais since 1991. Currently Associate Professor IV of the Department of Medical Clinic of UFMG. PhD (2002) in Infectology and Tropical Medicine by the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Coordinator of the Nucleus of Geriatrics and Gerontology of UFMG. Coordinator of the Geriatrics Service of the Hospital das Clínicas, UFMG. Coordinator of the Medical Residency Program in Geriatrics of the HC-UFMG. Specialist in Geriatrics by the Brazilian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (1997). Member of the Senior Health Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Health (2012-2017). He was a consultant for the World Bank in the study Aging and Health in Brazil, 2017.
ELAINE MIRANDA, PhD
Associate Professor at the Fluminense Federal University (UFF). PhD in Public Health from the Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (ENSP / Fiocruz). Coordinator of the stricto sensu Master program in Administration and Management of Pharmaceutical Service at UFF; Member of the Research Ethics Committee of the Fluminense Federal University (Since 2013); collaborating researcher at the Department of Medicines and Pharmaceutical Assistance Policy (NAF-ENSP / Fiocruz); Co-chair of Latin America and Caribbean Chapter at the World Association for Disaster & Emergency Medicine; Visiting Professor at CRIMEDIM - Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine -University of Piedmont Del Piedmont Orientale (2019). Elaine has experience inPharmaceutical Services especially: Medicines Policies, Disasters and Public Health Emergencies, Services and Programs Evaluation.
FABIANE RAQUEL MOTTER, PhD
PhD in Public Health. She is a postdoctoral researcher in Postgraduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Sorocaba. She is a member of Seriema (Evidence services for monitoring and evaluation) team and of Brazilian International Chapter Students in International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology.
FERNANDO DE SA DEL FIOL, PhD
Fernando de Sá Del Fiol is Dean of Undergraduate and Student Affairs at the University of Sorocaba, of which he held the position of Main Dean for two terms (2010-2014 and 2014-2018). He is also the Executive Secretary of its Maintaining Entity, Dom Aguirre Foundation. He was Dean of Extension and Community Affairs at the University of Sorocaba (2006-2009) and Coordinator of the Pharmacy Course (2002-2006). He is currently a professor in the Graduate Couse in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is a pharmacist, graduated in 1990. Has a master's, doctorate and post-doctorate in Pharmacology from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp). In 2009 and 2011 he made and advanced training in Infectious Diseases at Harvard University (USA). From 2006 to 2012, he was a member of CTAA (Technical Commission for Monitoring Evaluation) of the Ministry of Education. He is a consultant (evaluator) of the State Education Council (SP) and of the Ministry of Education (Institutional Evaluator and Pharmacy Course Evaluator)
FRANCIELE CORDEIRO GABRIEL, MSc
Pharmacist graduated from the Federal University of Santa Maria (RS), specialist in pharmacy management, master in Pharmaceuticals and Medicines by the University of São Paulo, doctoral student in the University of São Paulo’s Pharmaceuticals and Medicines Program and member of the research group Chronic Diseases and Informed Decisions (CHRONIDE).
GABRIELA REICHERT, MSc
Environmental engineer graduated from Santa Catarina State University (UDESC – 2014). Master in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering by Federal University of Paraná (UFPR – 2017). Ph.D. student at Federal University of Paraná and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT - Germany). Has experience in analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, and water quality, focusing on the detection and quantification of micropollutants and emerging contaminants in aquatic ecosystems, including pharmaceuticals, personal care products, plasticizers, and others.
GLADYS MARQUES, PhD
Clinical pharmacist. Founder and President of Phármakon Educacional; Creator of the Integral Management Method for opening an Autonomous Pharmaceutical Clinic; Creator of the Course “Viver de Consultório Farmacêutico (Living of Pharmaceutical Clinic)”. Post-doctoral student in Pharmaceutical Sciences (UNISO). PhD in Pharmaceutical Care, Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacology (Un. SEVILHA) and Health Sciences (UFS) Master in Pharmacology (UFPR) and Strategic Business Management. Specialist in Smoking Cessation (Un. SEVILHA), Psychosocial Support to the Patient (Un. SEVILHA) and Digital Influence: Content and Strategy (PUC-RS).
IVAN DARIO FLOREZ GOMEZ, PhD
Intensive Care Pediatrician, with a Master in Clinical Epidemiology, and a Ph.D. in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University. Associate Professor at the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Antioquia (Medellin, Colombia) and Assistant Professor (Part-Time) at McMaster University (Canada). Former Deputy Director of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) for the Health Technology Assessment Agency of Colombia (IETS). Dr. Ivan Florez is the current Leader of the AGREE Collaboration, is an Academic/Associate Editor for Systematic Reviews and PlosONE journals, is the Co-chair of the Recommending Working group for the COVID-END initiative, and the Director of Cochrane Colombia. He is a member of the Guideline International Network (G-I-N), the GRADE working group, and the SPOR Evidence Alliance (Canada), and also one of the members of the Cochrane's Conflicts of Interests panel. His research has focused on CPG (development and implementation methods), Knowledge Synthesis (Systematic reviews, and Network Meta-analysis), Pediatrics, and Childhood Gastroenteritis.
JAIME LOPES DE MOTA OLIVEIRA, PhD
Researcher in Public Health and professor in the Public Health and Environment Program at ENSP / FIOCRUZ. Doctor and Master in Environmental Microbiology by IMPPG at UFRJ, biologist by the Biology Institute at UFRJ and chemistry technician by IFRJ (former ETFQ-RJ). Works in innovation and development of biological processes for the treatment of effluents on bench and pilot scale with a view to the combined treatment of sewage and leachate from landfills, removal of hormones and mitigation in the emission of greenhouse gases. Also works on water reuse/recycling and monitoring the quality of water for consumption (water safety plan) projects. Has already supervised 1 doctoral student, 15 master's, 4 specialization, 1 undergraduate and 5 undergraduate students.
JARDEL CORREA DE OLIVEIRA, MD
Family and Community Physician at Florianópolis City Hall - Specialist in Family Health from UFSC - Specialist in Family Health and Geriatrics and Gerontology from UENP - Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences at UNISO - Preceptor of the Residency Program in Family and Community Medicine of the Municipal Health Department (SMS) of Florianópolis - Internship supervisor at the PHC of the undergraduate medical course at UFSC - Coordinator of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Commission of SMS / Florianópolis.
JOAO PEDRO DO COUTO PIRES, PhD
Postdoc at the Health Geography and Policy Group, Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zürich. Postdoc at the Theoretical Biology Group, Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (2018- 2019). PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Porto Portugal. Between 2012 and 2014, He has worked as Junior Researcher at REQUIMTE – Microbiology Laboratory, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
JOHN N. LAVIS, PhD
John Lavis is relied on by policymakers and stakeholders in Canada and a broad range of countries internationally to harness research evidence, citizen values and stakeholder insights to strengthen health and social systems and get the right programs, services and products to the people who need them. He founded and continues to direct the McMaster Health Forum . He is committed to helping policymakers and stakeholders to: 1) learn how to make decisions based on the best available research evidence; 2) find evidence through the Forum’s own products and the best available sources of pre-appraised, synthesized research evidence (including the Forum’s Health Systems Evidence and Social Systems Evidence and the Forum-supported and citizen-targeted McMaster Optimal Aging Portal); 3) spark action through stakeholder dialogues, citizen panels and more; 4) embed supports for evidence-informed decision-making, by institutionalizing promising and proven approaches; and 5) evaluate innovations in supporting evidence-informed decision-making. He co-chairs the Global Steering Group for the World Health Organization (WHO)-sponsored Evidence-Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet). He holds an MD from Queen's University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a PhD (in Health Policy) from Harvard University.
JORGE BARRETO, PhD
Law undergraduate (UFC), specialist in Health Management (ENSP), Master and Doctor in Public Policy (UFPI). Researcher in Public Health at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz, Brasília). Associate editor of the EPOC Group (Cochrane International Collaboration). Member of the EVIPNet Global (WHO) Advisory Committee. Member of the Scientific Committee of Bireme (PAHO). Member of the COVID-END Global Network.
JOSÉ MARTINS DE OLIVEIRA JUNIOR, PhD
Bachelor in Physics, MSc in Nuclear Physics from the University of São Paulo and Doctorate in Sciences, with emphasis in Nuclear Physics from the University of São Paulo. In Postdoctoral worked on the study of spectroscopic properties of exotic nuclei (11N and 10N). He coordinates the Laboratory of Applied Nuclear Physics and the Laboratory of Signal and Image Processing at UNISO and is a full professor of the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He currently holds the position of Dean of Research, Extension and Innovation at UNISO.
JOSÉLIA CINTYA QUINTÃO PENA FRADE, PhD
Bachelor of Pharmacy and Biochemistry by the Federal University of Ouro Preto, advanced training in Clinical Pharmacy by the XII Latin American Course, University of Chile, specialist in Public Health/Medicines by the Federal University of Minas Gerais, master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Attention by the University of Granada, Spain, and master’s degree in Health Sciences by the René Rachou Research Center. She was director of professional development at the Pharmaceutical Forum of the Americas, from 2015 to 2017. Currently, she is Advisor to the Presidency of the Federal Council of Pharmacy, member of the Scientific Council of the Brazilian Society for the Quality of Care and Patient Safety, and member of the Technical Advisory Chamber in Immunization and Communicable Diseases from the Ministry of Health
JULIANA DO AMARAL CARNEIRO DIEL, Master's
Pharmacist graduated from PUCRS (2004). Specialist in Hospital Pharmacy by PUCRS (2005), in Clinical and Toxicological Analysis by Feevale (2008) and Pharmaceutical Assistance Management by UFSC (2011). Master in Pharmaceutical Assistance by UFRGS (2017). PhD student in Epidemiology at the Graduate Course in Epidemiology of UFRGS. She served as Pharmaceutical Assistance Manager at the Municipal Health Department of Novo Hamburgo-RS from 2007 to 2014. Areas of interest: Pharmaceutical Assistance, Pharmacoepidemiology, Drug Use Studies, Pediatric Medicines, Off-label Drugs, Mental Health and Pharmacoeconomics.
KELLY CRISTINA RODRIGUES, MSc
CEO and Founder of Patient Centricity Consulting, the first company specialized in patient experience in Brazil, specialist in patient experience, with courses in design in healthcare, patient and staff engagement, patient experience and leadership at Cleveland Clinic, Press Ganey, Beryl Institute, among other institutions. She is a member of the Association for Patient Experience and a Graduate and MBA in Health professor, in the subjects of Health Marketing and Patient Experience at Getúlio Vargas Foundation, Dom Cabral Foundation, Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital and Sírio Libanês Hospital. She is a member of the Center for Studies and Research, of Getúlio Vargas Foundation - Health.
LAURA DOS SANTOS BOEIRA, MSc
Holds a Masters in Degree in Bioethics and a BA/BS in Psychology, as well as a specialist title in Oncohematology and Management of Health Care Networks. Has worked as a technical analyst of social policies at the Ministry of Health before founding and becoming the Executive Director of Instituto Veredas, an NGO dedicated to knowledge translation for evidence-informed policymaking. Laura is a member of the EVIPNet Brasil and Rapid and Responsive Evidence Partnership (RREP) networks.
LISIANE LEAL, PhD
Lisiane Leal, postdoctoral fellow at McGill and vice-president of the McGill student chapter and former president of the ISPE-UFRGS student chapter, invites anyone interested in pharmacoepidemiology, undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the first public meeting of the Brazilian chapters.
LUCAS MORIN, PhD
Lucas Morin is an epidemiologist who uses routinely collected administrative and healthcare data to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of drug treatments among older adults in real-life conditions, for instance in the context of chronic multimorbidity, polypharmacy, serious illness or in situations of limited life expectancy. He has published numerous scientific articles about over-prescribing in old age.
LUCIANA PEREIRA VASCONCELOS, MSc
Bachelor’s in Pharmacy and Biochemistry by the Pharmaceutical Sciences Course of the University of São Paulo (1995) with a specialization in Economics and Health Management by the São Paulo Center for Health Economics (CPES) of Unifesp (2002). Between 1994 and 2016, has worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of clinical research, and market access where has been responsible for the development of health technology assessment dossiers submitted to Conitec and companies in the supplementary health system. Has worked as a human resources manager for over 20 years and was also responsible for the strategic and financial planning of the departments in which has held the role of director. Completed the master's degree in Public Health in the Graduate Course of the Department of Preventive Medicine at FMUSP, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Heráclito Barbosa de Carvalho.
LUCIANE CRUZ LOPES, PhD
PhD in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Post- Doc in Clinical Epidemiology. Consultant of WHO, Anvisa and Ministry of Health in Brazil. Professor in Pharmaceutical Science Graduate Course, University of Sorocaba. Leader of Health Technology Assessment Center - SERIEMA (Evidence services for monitoring and evaluation) and of Brazilian International Group in International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology. Member of the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Reviews, and Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) Group. Collaborator of McMaster University in many project and guidelines.
LURDES SERRABULHO, PhD
Nursing and Training Coordinator at Portuguese Diabetes Association–Lisbon ( APDP), Portugal. Lurdes Serrabulho is a registered nurse (1980), specialized in Public Health (1986) with Master Degree in Educational Science-Health Education(2004) and PhD in Educational Sciences–Health Education(2014). She works in diabetes at APDP (Portuguese Diabetes Association) for 28 years, in diabetes care ,research and education, diabetes consultations, group educationsessions ,courses and training for HCPs, besides being a lecturer at national and international congresses. She worked with children, youngsters and parents in individual, group appointmentsand summer camps for 15 years that werecompiledintwoquantitative andqualitativestudies:“The Health and Lifestyles of Adolescents withDM1”(Master Degree )and“TheHealth and Lifestyles of Young Adults withDM1”(PhD).SheisAPDP’sTraining Coordinatorsince 2006andNursing Coordinatorsince 2011. She was the Coordinator of Diabetes Therapeutic Patient Education national programmes addressed to HCPs and people with DM2–Together it ́s easie r(2011-2016) and DM2 prevention programmes addressed to HCPs and people withmoderate and highdiabetes risk-GOSTO!(2016-2020).She is Authorand co-Author of 19 published articlesa nd13 books in diabetes field. She was a member of FEND (Foundation of European Nursesin Diabetes) ExecutiveC ommittee (2008-2014).She is Coordinator of Therapeutic Education Study Group–Portuguese Diabetes Society.
MAÍRA RAMOS ALVES, BSc
Psychologist graduated at the University of Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil. Current, is a Master's student at the Graduate Course in Pharmaceutical Sciences of the same University. Her contact with chronic mental disorders started at the undergraduate course through a scientific initiation study involving a vulnerable population with mental disorders. Her current research focuses on the critical appraisal of guidelines for the treatment of schizophrenia in children and adolescents using the AGREE II Tool.
MARCELO FARAH, MSc
Marcelo is a PhD student in Global Health at the joint PhD program of CRIMEDIM (University of Eastern Piedmont) and the Free University of Brussels, where he studies the utilization of health services following disasters. From April/2020 he also works in the response to the Covid-19 pandemics as an intensive care physician at the Hospital Ss. Trinità in Borgomanero, Italy.  Marcelo is a Medical doctor graduated from Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil in 2008. He specialized in Intensive Care Medicine and worked as an intensive care physician at the Trauma ICU of the Hospital das Clínicas of Universidade de São Paulo. He is also a graduate of the European Master in Disaster Medicine with a thesis on the utilization of mental health services following thelandslides in Região Serrana of Rio de Janeiro in 2011.
MARCIO GALVÃO OLIVEIRA, PhD
BPharm, PhD. Clinical Pharmacy & Evidence-based Health Care Professor of Multidisciplinary Health Institute/Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. Author of the first Brazilian consensus on inappropriate medications for older people. Coordinated the validation to Brazilian Portuguese of the Canadian Deprescribing Networks algorithms. He is working as the PI of a project on the use of technology to promote the deprescribing of antihypertensives in primary care.
MARCOS MACHADO FERREIRA, PhamB
Bachelor of Biochemical Pharmacy with specialization in Clinical Analysis. Chief Executive Officer of CRF-SP (2018-2019/2020-2021). Director-Treasurer of CRF-SP (biennium 2012-2013 / 2014-2015 / 2016-2017). Member of the Clinical Analysis Committee of CRF-SP. Member of the Laboratories Committee of the Union of Hospitals and Laboratories of the State of São Paulo – SINDHOSP. Currently holds the position of Commercial Director of Clínica Medbras Serviços Médicos e Diagnunidade. He was Technical and Commercial Director of the Standard Laboratory of Clinical Analysis, Technical Director of the UNIMED Laboratory and a delegate of the Brazilian Society of Clinical Analyzes.
MARIO BORGES ROSA, PhD
President of the Institute for Safe Practices in the Use of Medicines (ISMP-Brazil). President of Red Latinoamerican para el Uso Seguro de Medicamentos. Coordinator of the Sentinel Network of Fhemig's Hospital João XXII
MEGAN WAINWRIGHT, PhD
Dr. Megan Wainwright, member of the GRADE-CERQual coordinating team, will deliver an online workshop on applying the GRADE-CERQual approach. The workshop will introduce participants to the GRADE-CERQual approach, why it was developed, and what it is for. Based on the official guidance published in the journal Implementation Science in 2018, participants will learn how to assess each of the four GRADE-CERQual components (methodological limitations, coherence, adequacy of data, and relevance) and make an overeall assessment of confidence. The workshop will include working through a fictional example in small groups using the new online GRADE-CERQual iSoQ tool (interactive Summary of Qualitative Findings.
MONIQUE ELSEVIERS, PhD
Monique Elseviers is professor emeritus of the University of Antwerp, Belgium, where she worked as an epidemiological researcher and statistician in the fields of nephrology, adherence and drug utilization research. Currently she is employed at the University of Ghent with research activities in pharmaco-epidemiology mainly focusing on the quality of pharmacotherapy in old age and in deprescribing. She is past-chair of EuroDURG and chief editor of the book Drug Utilization Research: Methods and Applications.
NATHÁLIA CELINI LEITE SANTOS, MSc
Pharmacist and Biochemist degree by the Nove de Julho University and Master of Science by the University of São Paulos Graduate Course of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Member of the research group CHRONIDE - Chronic Diseases and Informed Decision and researcher at the Center for Health Technology Assessment at UNIFESP Diadema (NATS UNIFESP-D).
OLAF KLUNGEL, PhD
Olaf Klungel was trained as a pharmacist and epidemiologist. Currently he is Professor of Pharmacoepidemiologic Methods and head of the division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Clinical Pharmacology (PECP) at the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands. His multidisciplinary team performs research on several epidemiological, therapeutic, and policy aspects of drug use with the goal to contribute to a better benefit-risk ratio of therapeutics for individual patients and for public health in general. Prof. Klungel is principal investigator of the EU Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacovigilance Research Network which conducts studies on safety and effectiveness of medicines for EMA. He is president of ISPE and Regional Editor of Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety Europe. Prof. Klungel teaches pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacotherapy to medical and pharmacy students. He is (co-)author of over 300 papers in peer reviewed journals, book chapters and research reports. His H-index is 47.
PATRICK ALEXANDER WACHHOLZ, PhD
Collaborating professor in the Postgraduate Program in Clinical Research, Department of Clinical Medicine, Botutatu School of Medicine, Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Geriatrician, specialist qualified by Brazilian Soc. of Geriatrics and Gerontology (SBGG) and Clinical Medicine (SBCM). Graduate in Social Gerontology (UFSC). Doctor in Collective Health (Unesp). Executive Editor of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Aging, official journal of SBGG.
PETRA DENIG, PhD
Petra Denig is professor in Drug Utilization Quality at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology of the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands. Her research aims at developing innovative strategies and insights that contribute to optimal use of medicines in practice. The focus is on the treatment of chronic diseases, particularly diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Prof. Denig is leader of the Groningen Initiative to Analyse Type 2 diabetes Treatment (GIANTT) project, hosting a research database with longitudinal data obtained during routine care from >45.000 patients with type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, Prof. Denig is member of the Expertgroup Monitor Prescription Behavior General practitioners, the Working Group Prescription Feedback of the Dutch Institute for Rational Use of Medicine, and member of the Medication Adherence Expertise Center of the northern Netherlands (MAECON). She is also expert member for the module Deprescribing of the Dutch Guideline Polypharmacy in the Elderly and member of the steering committee of the Northern European Researchers in Deprescribing (NERD) network.
SAMY SUISSA, PhD
Samy Suissa is Director of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology, Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital, and a Distinguished James McGill Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Medicine, at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He heads the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES). Professor Suissa has conducted several studies on the real world effects of medications used for different chronic diseases, including respiratory, cardiovascular, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and women’s health. He specializes in research methods and authored over 500 peer-reviewed papers. He has served on the editorial boards of various scientific journals, including Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, the European Respiratory Journal, Chest, Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine, and the Journal of COPD. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the Canadian Academy of Health Science, has received the Distinguished Investigator award from the Canadian Institute of Health Research and the FC Donders Professorship Award from Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands.
SANDRA DE CASTRO BARROS, PhD
Director of the Pharmaceutical Assistance Department (DAF) - Ministry of Health
SANDRA FARSKY, PhD
Full Professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at USP CNPq Researcher 1 B President of the Brazilian Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences
SIMON ARNOLD LEWIN, PhD
Simon Lewin is a senior researcher in the Global Health Group and the Centre for Informed Health Choices in the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and the Health Systems Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council. His work is largely within the field of health systems research, including systematic reviews of complex health system interventions; the evaluation of strategies for changing professional and consumer behaviours and the organization of care; and methods for synthesizing the findings of qualitative studies and assessing confidence in such findings. Simon is the Joint Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) Group and a Coordinator of the GRADE-CERQual Project Group. He is an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and also sits on a number of Advisory Committees at WHO.
THAIS PIAZZA, MSc
Pharmacist graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Specialist in Clinical Hospital Pharmacy by the Brazilian Association of Pharmacists (ABF), Specialist in Multiprofessional Residency in Health with emphasis on Medical Clinic at the University Hospital Clementino Fraga Filho (HUCFF / UFRJ), and Master by the Graduate Course in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR). Acted for 2 years as a substitute professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Federal University Fluminense (UFF), between 2016 and 2018. She is currently a doctoral student in the Graduate Course in Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and works at the Minas Gerais State Department of Health (SES-MG). She has experience in the theoretical-practical field in the following areas: Pharmacoepidemiology, Health Technology Assessment, Pharmaceutical Assistance and Clinical Pharmacy.
VERÔNICA COLPANI, PhD
Physiotherapist. PhD in the Graduate Program in Medical Sciences: Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Currently works as PI of the project “Developing Clinical Guidelines for the Brazilian Health System” in Hospital Moinhos de Vento, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Veronica is working with guideline development with CONITEC/Ministry of Health. Since 2016 works with systematic reviews and guideline development
YONE DE ALMEIDA NASCIMENTO, PhD
Bachelor in Pharmacy, Specialist in public health with an emphasis on medicines; Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences and PhD in Medicines and Pharmaceutical Assistance, all from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Currently an adjunct professor in the disciplines of Pharmacotherapy and Pharmaceutical Care at Newton Paiva University Center. Experienced in the field of Pharmacy, with an emphasis on Pharmaceutical Care, acting mainly on the following topics: pharmaceutical care, management of pharmacological therapy, subjective experience with the use of medicines.