APB Academy


We have the pleasure to invite you to the second edition of a stimulating event where you can meet and learn from APB key representatives, who will give you a unique insight on the Belgian Community Pharmacy scene.

2nd APB Academy

What should you know about Community Pharmacy regulation in Belgium ?

Association of Pharmacists Belgium (APB)

(Association Pharmaceutique Belge – Algemene Pharmaceutische Bond)

Interested in attending APB Academy ?

Register before September 30th 2019.



9:00 AM Welcome breakfast

9:30 AM Introduction

Luc Adriaenssens, General Manager

Luc will explain the basics on how the Belgian community pharmacy landscape is organized, what role APB and its regional affiliates play, and how the scene is evolving. (in Dutch)


10:00 AM Legal aspects of community pharmacy in Belgium

Françoise Bottriaux, Legal Advisor

Which products can be dispensed (only) in community pharmacies? What is the pharmacist’s legal responsibility? Where can (Over-The-Counter) products be placed in the pharmacy? Which products can be sold online? Can the pharmacist advertise or give discounts? Does ethics still have a place in community pharmacies? (in French)


10:30 AM Logistics: it’s all about the codes

Tom Henkens, Manager

Prescribers and dispensers need correct information linked to product codes (CNK). Tom will explain how these codes are obtained and managed. He will also explain the relation to SAM, GTIN and FMD. (in Dutch)


11:00 AM Coffee break

11:30 AM Belgian community pharmacies in key numbers

Wouter Hamelinck, Statistician

Using Real World Data, Wouter will explain the evolution in Rx and OTC medicine consumption in Belgium. You will not only understand the changes in consumption patterns but also their financial impact on pharmacists and society. (in Dutch)


12:00 AM The community pharmacist and data protection

Denis Hanjoul, Data Protection Officer

The community pharmacist manages a lot of (sensitive) personal data. Denis will explain how data exchange between pharmacists and other stakeholders takes place. He will, among others, clarify the concepts of the (Shared) Pharmaceutical Record and Recip-E. (in Dutch)


12:30 PM What does a family pharmacist do?

Alain Chaspierre, President

The introduction of the “family pharmacist” service was a milestone. Listen to Alain and you will understand that this was just the beginning, and that other officially recognized services will shape the pharmacist’ future. (in French)


1:00 PM Lunch

2:00 - 2:30 PM Visit to the APB Laboratory

(optional, please indicate on the registration form)

Who should attend:

- Product and marketing managers

- Area/district managers, sales representatives

- Medical and Corporate Affairs staff members

- Any professional that interacts with community pharmacists

What to expect:

An intensive half-day event with lectures by APB key representatives will give you insights in the current and future drivers of community pharmacy in Belgium. Of course, there will be ample opportunity for Q&A and interaction with the speakers and fellow participants.





This unique opportunity is offered to a limited number of participants (30) at a registration fee of € 395 (+VAT) on a first come, first served basis.



Language: French or Dutch, as indicated in the program. No simultaneous translation provided.



Location : APB, Rue Stévin 137, 1000 Brussels