Committees / Other Activities

ACCP/ESCP-Conferences on Clinical Pharmacy, Member, Scientific Committees;
Berlin, DE (1999), Amsterdam, NL (2005), Orlando, FL, USA (2009), and Heidelberg, DE (2017). 

Action Plan for Medication Safety (AMTS) in Germany of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), Berlin: Member managing committee, 2008 – present. 

Member Congress Advisory Board 2nd Global Patient Safety Action Summit 2017.
Berlin, 29-30 March 2017 (BMG/Federal Ministry of Health). 

Book-Reviewer for Brit. Med. J., PHARMAZIE, Pharm. Ztg., Pharm. Ztg. Wiss., and PZ Prisma. 

Dr. Hellmuth-Haeussermann Foundation / Award, Jury Member,  2006 – 2020. 

EADV - Founding member (2000) and Vice-Chair (– present) of the German Diabetes Society (DDG) / Federal Chamber of Pharmacists (BAK) Joint Commission on the Role and Involvement of Pharmacists in the Care of Diabetic Patients (EADV); renamed to Commission "Apotheker in der Diabetologie (BAK/DDG)" [Pharmacists in Diabetes].  

Editorial / Scientific Boards

Frontiers in Pharmacology, 2021 – present. 

Pharmacy Practice, 2006 – present. 
Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice, 2011 – present. 
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 2017 – present. 
Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 2003 – 2013. 
DRUGDEX®; Micromedex, Inc., 1998 – 2010. 
Pharmazeutische Zeitung Wissenschaft
(Pharmaceutical Journal – Scientific Edition), 1989 – 1993. 


European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy (EAFP)
Member Task Force Pharmaceutical Care, 1997 – 2000. 

European Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (EGA)
Chair “European policy towards generic medicines”,
 Member Advisory Board, 2011 – 2016. 

European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP)
Member of the Board (General Committee), 2006 – 2012; 
Member of the Research Committee, 2006 – 2017. 

Federal Chamber of Pharmacists (BAK), Berlin:
Member Expert Committees Post-graduate Education/Specialization: Drug Information, 
2002 – present and Toxicology, 2002 – present.

Chamber of Pharmacists Rhineland-Palatino, Mainz:
Member Examination Board Post-graduate Specialization in Drug Information, 1996 – present.

Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Bonn 
Voting member:
- Commission on Processing Drugs in Neurology/Psychiatry
  (Aufbereitungskommission B3), 1989 – 1995.
- Commission/Expert Advisory Committee on Pharmacies-only Drugs
  (Sachverständigenausschuss für Apothekenpflicht), 1989 – present.
- Commission/Expert Advisory Committee on Prescription-only Drugs
  (Sachverständigenausschuss für Verschreibungspflicht), 2009 – present.
- Committee on Pharmacology at the Commission for the German Pharmacopeia
  (Ausschuss für Pharmakologie der Deutschen Arzneibuch-Kommission), 2000 –
Jour Fixe on Drug Shortages, 2016

German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI), Bonn:
Member Board of Trustees Health Technology Assessment (HTA), 2008
 – 2011.

GKV-Arzneimittelindex (Statutory Health Insurance Drug Index), Berlin:
Member Advisory Board, 2009
 – present.


Clinical Practice Guideline Committees – voting member:

· National Disease Management-/Clinical Practice Guidelines (Nationale VersorgungsLeitlinie [NVL]):

o   Asthma (2nd ed. 2008; 3rd ed. 2018; 4th ed. 2020) 

o   Chronic Heart Failure (2nd ed. 2017; 3rd ed. 2019, Amendment SGLT2i 2021) 

o   COPD (2nd ed. 2020) 

o   Diabetes (1st comprehensive ed. 2020) 

· S3 Guideline: Drug-related disorders (2021) 

Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), Cologne: 
Member Board of Trustees (HTA), 2008
 – present

International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
Planning Committee Continuing Education Programme/Continuing Professional Development of the Community Pharmacy Section (CPS), 1993 – 2007;
Board of Pharmaceutical Practice (BPP): Expert Member (2006 – 2013), Member Programme Committee (2002 – 2006), and Chairman Programme Committee (2006 – 2011);
Co-Chair FIP Centennial Programme Committee (2010 – 2012);
Board of Pharmaceutical Sciences (BPS): Vice-chair Special Interest Group (SIG) on Pharmacy Practice Research (2016 – 2018), member of the board (
2018 – ).  

Peer-Reviewer for (in the order of IF): 
British Medical Journal, European Heart Journal, European Journal of Heart Failure, Thorax, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Clinical Research in Cardiology, International Journal of Cardiology, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmacogenomics, International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disea
se, Frontiers in Pharmacology, Drug Safety, PLoS ONE, Pharmacotherapy, Journal of Clinical Pharmacology,  Annals of Pharmacotherapy, European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, BMJ Open, Clinical Interventions in Aging, European Journal of Health Economics, Health Policy, Pharmacopsychiatry, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, Patient Preference and Adherence, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, BMC Family Practice, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, Die PHARMAZIE, European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, Das Gesundheitswesen, Journal of Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice, ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Current Drug Safety, Journal of Pharmacy Technology, and GaBI Journal.

Pharmaceutical Care Foundation (FI), Berlin:
Member Scientific Board; 1998 – 2006 and 2011 – present.

Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe (PCNE):
Founding member 1994; chairman, 1999 – 2001; member of the board, 1999 – 2005; Honorary Member 2017. 

Task Force "Lunapharm", 
Ministry of Health, Federal State of Brandenburg; member, 2018.

World Health Organization (WHO):
Member, Review Committee for Reports on Pharmaceutical Matters, 1989 – 1994.