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Welcome to the website of the Belgian Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (BESPE)


The purpose of the society is to create a network of individuals and institutions concerned with research, communication and public understanding of the pharmacoepidemiologic methodology, with the objective of assuring and promoting the rational use of drugs.


BESPE shares the objectives of the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology including:

  • to establish scientific forums
  • to disseminate academic and practical information
  • to facilitate professional communication
  • to favour capacity building

To achieve its objectives, BESPE is involved in the following activities:

  • convene an annual national meeting on pharmacoepidemiology
  • establish relationships with national and international societies
  • set up committees of special interest groups on (1) Education, (2) Drug utilization research, (3) Pharmacoeconomics and (4) Pharmacovigilance