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Time and place: Sep. 14, 2020Sep. 15, 2020, Hotel 33, Oslo

We are excited to announce that the Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NRSN) and Norsk Forskerskole i Farmasi (NFiF), in collaboration with the School of Health Innovation will offer a workshop titled "Entrepreneurship in Healthcare camp" in Oslo!

Time: Sep. 17, 2018Nov. 30, 2018

The course entails qualitative real world research methods at an advanced scientific level for research within the Social and Clinical Pharmacy area.

The course focuses on both theoretical lectures and practical assignments.

Learning outcome

  1. Have an understanding of the foundations for qualitative methodology and methods
  2. Have a broad understanding of a range of qualitative methods: focus groups, interviews, covert and overt observation and documentary analysis and different approaches for analysis
  3. Have an understanding of how to use theory in qualitative research (inductive and deductive approaches)
  4. Be able to discuss the role of the researcher when using qualitative methods, including how preconceptions affect the research
  5. Have an understanding of concepts such as different sampling strategies, saturation of data, and research ethics and quality of qualitative research
  6. Have first-hand experience with interviews/observations, and be able to reflect upon them
  7. Have a specific experience of a chosen method of analysis (will be chosen based on needs/wishes of participants)
Time and place: Sep. 6, 2018 9:00 AMSep. 7, 2018 5:00 PM, Isegran Fort, Fredrikstad

A high-level writing course aimed at senior PhD students and postdocs who are working on high-impact data for top-tier journals. The workshop is taught by editors from selected relevant journals from the Nature Publishing Group, and aims to provide coaching and contact between the authors and the editors to facilitate tailoring results and pitch to the target audience.

Time and place: May 22, 2018 10:00 AMMay 25, 2018 4:00 PM, University of Bergen

The aim of the course is to introduce healthcare service researchers to the process of evaluating complex interventions.

The course will consist of:

  • Defining the concepts of feasibility testing, piloting and definitive trials
  • The design of randomised controlled trials to maximise generalisability and minimise both reactive and systematic bias
  • The role of statistics in trial design and evaluation
  • The concept of health economics and how to incorporate it in the evaluation of complex interventions
  • Process evaluation to maximise intervention effectiveness and likelihood of future implementation
Time and place: Feb. 15, 2018 3:00 PM4:00 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus Auditorium 1

We are proud to present the second Norwegian PhD School of Pharmacy Guest lecture in 2018.

Ksenia Zagorodnikova will be giving a talk with the title:

'Challenges in use of medications in pregnancy – how do we bridge the gap between research and practice.'

We are hoping to welcome as many of you as possible

Time and place: Nov. 15, 2017 1:00 PM3:00 PM, Bergen / Skype
Time and place: Nov. 5, 2017 11:00 AMNov. 9, 2017 5:00 PM, HIOA, Oslo
Time and place: Oct. 16, 2017 9:00 AMOct. 20, 2017 4:00 PM, Room 338, FAI, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

This autumn the Norwegian PhD School of Pharmacy offers the course FRM-KJM9930 Bioanalysis - Forefront Technologies and Applications.

FRM-KJM9930 is particularly relevant for PhD-students working with chromatography and mass spectrometry in the fields of pharmaceutical analysis, biomedical analysis, clinical chemistry, proteomics, and metabolomics.

The course is now open for registration.

Time and place: Sep. 6, 2017 11:15 AM12:00 PM, UiT, Tabletten, IFA

Professor John Scott is visiting UiO and UiT giving a lecture on “Exploring and exploiting the constraints of local signaling”. After the lecture there is lunch for NFIF candidates, and Professor Scott will be available for discussions. Please sign up to participate.

Time and place: June 6, 2017 11:30 AM1:00 PM, Auditorium in the STAMI building, Gydas vei 8

Shane Desselle, professor at Touro University and president of Applied Pharmacy Solutions will walk us through FDA’s requirements for clinical trials, describe ‘Phase IV’ surveillance, including FDA’s MedWatch program, contextualize post-marketing and describe U.S. data­bases for pharmacoepidemiologic and pharmacoeconomic research.

Time and place: May 3, 2017 6:30 PM7:30 PM, Gydas vei 8, Auditorium, First floor, Oslo, Norway

Professor Tobias Kurth will give a lecture on: What if the Results between Propensity Score and Standard Methods differ?

Time and place: May 2, 2017 9:00 AMMay 5, 2017 5:00 PM, UiO

The course will focus on current applications of propensity score methods for bias reduction in pharmacoepidemiology studies. The emphasis of this course will be on practical applications of propensity score methods, backed by theoretical lectures.

Time and place: Mar. 23, 2017 12:00 PM3:00 PM, Ullevål hospital, "Søsterhjemmet" Building 2, entrance 2A, Room 390
Time and place: Mar. 23, 2017 9:00 AM11:00 AM, Gydas vei 8, room 086

On behalf of the Norwegian PhD School of Pharmacy and School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, we have the pleasure to invite you to a seminar on: Undergraduate and Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy Training and Development 


Time and place: Mar. 20, 2017 10:15 AM11:00 AM, Auditorium 3 (Plan 6), Medisin og helsefagsbygget, UiT The Arctic University, Tromsø

Professor Michael Scott from Northern Ireland will lecture on: Medicine Optimisation - What is it? And why we need it

Time and place: Mar. 16, 2017 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Auditorium in the STAMI building, Gydas vei 8

Helga Garðarsdóttir, assistant professor of Drug Regulatory Sciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands will give a lecture on: Possible Savings on the Pharmaceuticals Budget by focusing on Reduction of Waste - The Dutch approach

Time and place: Dec. 5, 2016Dec. 10, 2016, Universitetet i Tromsø
Time and place: Nov. 15, 2016Nov. 16, 2016, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

NFIF is co-organizer of a pre-conference course at the 2016 NorPEN conference, which will take place in November at Stockholm, Sweden. 

NFIF members are entitled to reimbursement of course attendance costs.

Time and place: Nov. 7, 2016Nov. 11, 2016, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences

Places still available at NFIF HiOA course in Measuring and Methods of Measurement.

Time and place: Nov. 1, 2016, Farmasøytisk institutt, UiO
Time and place: Sep. 12, 2016 9:00 AMSep. 16, 2016 4:00 PM, UiO
Time and place: June 2, 2016 9:00 AMJune 3, 2016 4:30 PM, Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, Germany
Time and place: May 31, 2016 9:00 AMJune 4, 2016 4:00 PM, Universitetet i Tromsø
Time and place: Dec. 7, 2015Dec. 11, 2015, UiT
Time and place: Oct. 27, 2015Oct. 29, 2015, UiO