Theo P.G.M. de Vries

Theo de Vries was trained as a medical doctor, general practitioner and clinical pharmacologist (PhD) at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. In 1996 he accepted a professorship in Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy at the VU university medical Center in Amsterdam. His main areas of interest are pharmacotherapy teaching and CP research in general practice and in medical education. He is the principal author of the WHO Guide to Good Prescribing for students and doctors, and co-author of the Teachers Guide to Good Prescribing. Together with the WHO he organized several international Summer courses for Teachers in Therapeutics and performed many consultancies in this field. He is/was a member of several local, national and international societies regarding Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Health, and Education, and has chaired a number of committees in these fields.