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 BMJ, PHARMAZIE, Pharm. Ztg., Pharm. Ztg. Wiss., and PZ Prisma. 

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

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/Expert Advisory Committee on Prescription-only Drugs
  (Sachverständigenausschuss für Verschreibungspflicht), 2009 – present. 
- Commission/Expert Advisory Committee on Pharmacies-only Drugs
  (Sachverständigenausschuss für Apothekenpflicht), 1989 – present.
- Commission on Processing Drugs in Neurology/Psychiatry
  (Aufbereitungskommission B3), 1989 – 1995.
- Committee on Pharmacology at the Commission for the German Pharmacopeia
  (Ausschuss für Pharmakologie der Deutschen Arzneibuch-Kommission), 2000 –
Jour Fixe on Drug Shortages, 2016
  2020; since 2020

   Advisory Council according to § 52b (3b) AMG (BMG/BfArM). 

German Diabetes Society (DDG) - Founding Member (2000) and Vice-Chair (– present) of the DDG/Federal Chamber of Pharmacists (BAK) Joint Commission on the Role and Involvement of Pharmacists in the Care of Diabetic Patients. 

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, amendment 2022) 

o   Chronic Heart Failure (2nd ed. 2017; 3rd ed. 2019, amendments 2021 – 2023) 

o   COPD (2nd ed. 2020) 

o   Diabetes (1st comprehensive edition 2020, amendment 2023) 

· S3 Guidelines: Drug-related disorders (2021); Atrial fibrillation (2023) 

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 – ); 
BPP Selection Committee Practice Awards (2022 – 2026).    

for (~ in the order of IF): BMJ, Nature Reviews Cardiology, European Heart Journal, European Journal of Heart Failure, Journal of Internal Medicine, Thorax, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Clinical Research in Cardiology, Journal of the American Heart Association, Frontiers in Pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy, ESC Heart Failure, Preventive Medicine, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology, International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Drug Safety, Drug Design, Development and Therapy, International Journal of Cardiology, PLoS ONE, Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy, Journal of Clinical Hypertension, American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, BMJ Open, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Kardiologia Polska, Journal of Human Hypertension, European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, Clinical Interventions in Aging, European Journal of Health Economics, Health Policy, Pharmacopsychiatry, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Patient Preference and Adherence, International Journal of General Medicine, Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 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.