This symposium is canceled on March 20 and will be postponed to a later date this year. 
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Gaming and big data:
back to the future in pharmacy?

This symposium is to celebrate 20 years of internationally renowned gaming in our pharmacy education as well as pharmacy practice driven research with our pharmacy database GIMMICS is the pharmacy simulation game for final year pharmacy students in Groningen introduced in the curriculum in 1999. Hundreds of Dutch pharmacy students have been trained using this game. Also six other universities from all over the world have adopted this course into their pharmacy-training program. We will celebrate the successes, share the insights and look into the future how to train the pharmacists of 2030 in our upcoming new skills lab.

The prescription database was founded in cooperation with a handful of pharmacistsin the Groningen region in 1998. Nowadays, is ever expanding with over 70 pharmacies from Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Gelderland, Overijssel en Flevoland who supply data to our database in 2019. More than 20 year of prescription data from about 1.7 million people who are uniquely tracked over time with 180 million prescriptions is an asset worldwide. We will celebrate the 20 PhD defenses based on this database, hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, the linkage with other world famous databases, and the science supporting nowadays pharmacy practice.

Commemorate with us the challenging start in earlier years of our educational game and scientific research database that have served so many pharmacists in the Netherlands and worldwide! Enjoy a lively day with key-notes, with workshops both in Dutch and English, and get in touch with friends and colleagues! Accreditation is acknowledged for 6 hours for Dutch community pharmacists.

On behalf of the unit PharmacoTherapy, -Epidemiology & -Economics and the organizing team Prof dr Katja Taxis, dr Nynke Schuiling-Veninga & drs Claudia Dantuma we hope to welcome many of you!

Prof dr Eelko Hak

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