Maastricht University Medical Centre
1. Current Status, Position
Dr van den Bemt is a pharmacist, clinical pharmacologist and senior researcher.
Dr van den Bemt earned his MSc in pharmacy and his pharmacist's degree at the University of Utrecht. Subsequently he completed his postgraduate qualification as community pharmacist. After several years working in a community pharmacy Dr van den Bemt decided to broaden his experience and started to work as pharmaceutical care-developer for a franchise formula for community pharmacies. Since 2003 he is working at the Sint Maartenskliniek.
Due to his experiences as community-, clinical-, outpatient- and formula-pharmacist Dr van den Bemt has extensive experience of pharmacy practice, the development pharmaceutical care programs and development of educational programs. He also founded a new Dutch bachelor course Pharmaceutical Consultant and is member of several committees/boards on pharmacotherapy, education, pharmaceutical care and outpatient pharmacy. He is chair of the ESCP special interest group on medication adherence, vice-president of the Dutch Association of Hospital Pharmacists and treasurer of the DRM-foundation on pharmaceutical care for patients treated with anticoagulants.
3. Research Area
Dr van den Bemt's research interests are focused on Individualized Pharmacotherapy including medication adherence, medication review, therapeutic drug monitoring of biologicals, biosimilars, inflammatory pain, blood management transitional care and medication wastage. Treatment Individualisation was the main theme of his PhD-thesis, which he obtained in 2009.
Conflict of interest: None