Welcome to ACPE11

A word from the ISPE President and ISPE President-Elect
We both attended the very successful ISPE meeting in Brisbane last year and were truly impressed by the enthusiasm, the open-minded high-level scientific discussions and the friendly atmosphere that prevailed. It gave us a unique opportunity to discuss science and ISPE-related matters with members who cannot regularly attend the annual meetings in Europe and America and it convinced us of the healthy and vibrant scientific community which has been evolving in Asia.

The very first ISPE Asian meeting was held in China in Shanghai/Jiangxi and we are so excited to be returning to this area of the world as it represents another important step forward in fulfilling the global mission of ISPE. We would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the conference organizers for putting together such an interesting program and for their tremendous efforts in bringing this conference to fruition in Xi’an. This meeting will again showcase how well pharmacoepidemiology is progressing in Asia, and we are so happy to be working with many eminent Chinese colleagues and the Shaanxi Province Pharmaceutical Society on progressing our science.

We do hope you will enjoy the conference and meet many new friends.

Prof. Jesper Hallas
ISPE Past President

Alison Bourke
ISPE President


A word from the ACPE11 Local Host Committee
On behalf of local organizations, we’re looking forward to seeing as many foreign friends as possible in Xi’an to study together and communicate with each other to achieve further development of pharmacoepidemiology in Asia.

Prof. Siyan Zhan
Chair of the Chinese Pharmacoepidemiology Society

Lei Feng
Secretary General of Shaanxi Provincial Pharmaceutical Society

About ISPE

The International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) is a non-profit international professional membership organisation dedicated to advancing the health of the public by providing a forum for the open exchange of scientific information and for the development of policy; education; and advocacy for the field of pharmacoepidemiology, including pharmacovigilance, drug utilization research, outcomes research, comparative effectiveness research, and therapeutic risk management.

ISPE convenes an International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology each year, as well as a regional Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology in Asia. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss key issues in pharmacoepidemiology through plenaries, podium presentations and posters as well as symposia where experts address topics of interest in the field. A preliminary day is also scheduled in which educational sessions are available at both basic and more advanced levels. These meetings offer an excellent opportunity for networking and social interaction with colleagues engaged in pharmacoepidemiology in Government, industry and academia.