Organizing Committee:

Erice, Sicily, 2nd- 6th May 2016

Last updated 1/2/2016

  •   Giampaolo Velo, former full Professor of Pharmacology, and former Head of Clinical Pharmacology Unit at University of Verona (Italy)
  •   Pietro Minuz, full Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Verona (Italy)
  •   Jeffrey Aronson, Honorary Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist at Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (cebm.net), Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences,Oxford, UK


    Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Trapani (Italy) International School of Pharmacology


    Arrival on 2nd May 2016, scientific sessions from 3rd to 5th May, departure on 6th May 2016

    Aim of the Course:

    A medication error is an unintended failure in the treatment process that leads to, or has the potential to lead to, harm to the patient. It has been estimated that 1–2% of patients admitted to US hospitals are harmed as a result of medication errors. Prescribing faults and prescription errors are the main problem among medication errors. In fact, prescription errors account for 70% of medication errors that could result in adverse drug reactions (ADRs). The approach to this issue of great medical importance must be multifactorial, since there are many aspects to consider. The aim of the proposed Course is to gather influential scientists for a review of the most recent updates on medication errors, that will be offered to the researchers who will take part to the course as “students”.


    A total of around 60 participants can be accommodated. The cost of the Course is € 400.- which includes the participation in the course, airport transfers in Sicily, and living expenses in Erice. We are pleased that we are able to offer scholarships of € 300.- each to 25 students, which will cover a substantial part of the cost of the Course. The remaining part (€ 100.-) will need to be paid locally.

    For information and registration please contact the Secretariat of the International School of Pharmacology at the following e-mail address: hayleylouise.salt@univr.it

Erice, Sicily