Under the guidance of Bernard Bégaud and Nicholas Moore, the department of Pharmacology of Université Bordeaux Segalen has been one of the initiators of Pharmacoepidemiology in France.
It is internationally recognized and has knit close relationships with many other such units worldwide. To enable more intense interactions between researchers, the department of Pharmacology has initiated the Bordeaux Pharmacoepi Festival a few years ago. In this unique three-day festival, the most prestigious researchers and teachers in pharmacoepidemiology are invited to give a conference on the subject of their choice, with ample time for interactions between each other and with the attendance, renewing with the tradition of “Master Classes”.
The third edition of this festival was from April 8 to 10, 2013, at “la Victoire” University in the centre of the classical city of Bordeaux. Over 150 participants have participated for this outstanding event.