NORWEGIAN SOCIETY FOR PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY
Pharmacoepidemiology is the study of the use and the effects of drugs in large number of people. Health-related, health-economic and social consequences of drug use are relevant research areas. Objective DURG Norway is a multidisciplinary network of professionals involved in the field of pharmacoepidemiology. The objective of DURG Norway is in the broadest sense to contribute to optimising drug use in Norway by means of supporting high quality research within this field (see "Statutter"). DURG Norway was founded in1998 and collaborates with EURO DURG (European Drug Utilization Research Group). EURO DURG is an independent group of professionals from different fields sharing a common interest in pharmacoepidemiology (see "Linker"). Activities At the annual meeting, DURG Norway members and invited speakers present their ongoing research in the field of pharmacoepidemiology. Newsletters (see "Nyhetsbrev") are distributed once or twice a year providing research news, national and international meeting calendars and other issues of interest Furthermore, DURG Norway contributes to the annual conference of The Norwegian Epidemiological Association (NOFE) (see "Linker") and to the Norwegian Journal of Epidemiology as guest editor of a special issue on pharmacoepidemiology. Membership Persons sharing an interest in pharmacoepidemiology, including clinical pharmacology, epidemiology, health economics and drug surveillance are welcomed as members. The membership fee is for the time being NOK 100,- (see "Innmelding").