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PPM Seminar - 'Deprescribing of psychotropic drugs in primary care' Dr Ellen Van Leeuwen Event

13:00 - 14:00
16 November 2022
The event will be held virtually on MS Teams.

For more information regarding this event, please email PCPS Admin team at .

Event details

We are delighted to let you know that Dr Ellen Van Leeuwen from University of Ghent will deliver a presentation.

Deprescribing of psychotropic drugs in primary care

Our seminars are by invitation only, if you would like to attend please contact PCPS Admin team.


Ellen Van Leeuwen is a GP (2010) in a Community Health Centre in Ghent (Belgium) and Clinical Pharmacologist (2016). She works at the Unit Clinical Pharmacology  (Ghent University) and is involved in pharmacotherapy education and research in polypharmacy, deprescribing and appropriate use of psychotropics. She is also involved in Evidence-Based Practice education at the Centre of General Practice. She defended her PhD “deprescribing psychotropics in primary care”  in Spring 2022.


Ellen will present her PhD  and  reflect on deprescribing from a broader perspectives.  In her PhD, she did  2 Cochrane reviews: one on stopping antipsychotic drugs in elderly with dementia and one on stopping antidepressant drugs (with co-author Prof Tony Kendrick), and added qualitative research on stopping antidepressant drugs ( with Belgian patients  and GPs).

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