Speakers' biographies

Please view below the bios of presenting speakers for the Academy seminar 2012.

Seminar I : Planning of a state of the art hospital pharmacy production

Speaker and seminar leader: Winfried Scheirer
Speakers and workshop coaches: Barbara Wimmer & Michael Beranek

A. Winfried Scheirer

Affiliation: Production Engineering & Consulting GmbH

Country: Austria

1. Current Status, Position:

Technology Consultant, Qualification & Validation Officer

2. Education:

Biotechnologist, Development & Production of Biopharmaceuticals at Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis and Polymun Scientific. Consultant engineer for biopharmaceutical production plants.

3. Research Area:

His researches are focused on design, construction and operation of fermentation & downstream facilities. Qualification and validation of facilities and processes for sterile pharmaceutical products. Development and scale-up of biopharmaceutical production processes.

Seminar II : Planning the logistic of a hospital pharmacy

Speakers: Barbara Wimmer & Holger Knoth

A. Barbara Wimmer

Affiliation: LKH Steyr
Country: Austria

1. Current Status, Position:

Head of Drugs Information Service and Clinical Pharmacy, [Hospital pharmacy local hospital Steyr]

2. Education:

1998 – 2003: Universität Wien/University of Vienna, Austria. Final degree Mag. pharm.
Dec 2003 – Dec 2004: “Aspirantenjahr”: One year of professional training; requirement for registration as a pharmacist in Austria
Dec 2004 – Mar 2006: Public pharmacy/ Position: Pharmacist. Focus: Compounding medications; patient counseling
Apr 2006 – Sep 2010: Local hospital Steyr/ Position: Head of Quality Assurance
Oct 2006 – Jun 2010: Further occupational education for Approved Hospital Pharmacist, Vienna, Salzburg, Austria. Final degree aHPh
Oct 2010 – Sep 2011: University of Strathclyde MSc Clinical Pharmacy, Glasgow, UK. Final degree MSc Clinical Pharmacy
Oct 2011 – now: Local hospital Steyr/ Head of Drugs Information Service and Clinical Pharmacy
Nov 2011: Award of distinction and the David Lawson prize (best overall project within the MSc Clinical Pharmacy)

3. Research Area:

Her professional spacializations are about quality assurance and clinical pharmacy.
B. Holger Knoth
Affiliation: ADKA
Country: Germany

1. Current Status, Position:

Head of Pharmacy Department in the Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden

2. Education:

1997: Doctor of natural sciences (PhD)
1988-1993: Studies of pharmacy
1997-2003: Pharmacy Department of the University Hospital
Since 2004: Head of the Department of pharmacy of the Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden

3. Research Area:

Her researches are mainly focused on:

Pharmaceutical analysis electrochemistry
Antipurgal drugs
Clinical pharmacy - Drug safety


Last update: 4 December 2012