Drug Utilization / Health Services Research SIG

Established April 2006

Mission Statement

To create a global forum for discussion and cooperation between drug utilization researchers


  • To ensure the highest quality drug utilization / health services research activities
  • Create a collaborative network for ISPE members who have a research focus on drug utilization and/or health services research
  • Provide an interactive forum for the discussion of various study designs, methodological approaches and use of available data sources, to examine and evaluate drug utilization and the efficacy of interventions to enhance quality use of medicines.

Meeting Schedule

The SIG will hold meetings at ICPE, including pre-conference educational sessions, symposia workshops and poster walks.

The executive committee meets regularly by teleconference throughout the year. These meetings are open to all members.

Regional networks meet regularly by teleconference and videoconference. Please contact your regional network liaison representative for further detail.

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Executive Committee

Chair Gillian Caughey
Education Co-Chair Lotte Rasmussen
Education Co-Chair Petra Denig, FISPE
Immediate Past Chair Mina Tadrous, FISPE

Regional Network Liaison

EURODURG Katja Taxis, Chair
MURA Lisa Pont, Chair 
ASIA Jason C. Hsu
NORTH AMERICA Ingrid Sketris
AFRICA Ilse Truter
LATIN AMERICA Rene Soria Saucedo