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3rd Summer School on Sustainable Pharmacy 2024

Background and Objective

Some of the major challenges for our societies today are pharmaceutical issues such as multi-resistant bacteria in antibiotic production, pharmaceutical residues in the environment that affect entire ecosystems, and vaccine campaigns etc. In contrast to sustainable chemistry, a concept of sustainability in the field of pharmacy has not yet been established. Nevertheless, small steps towards a more sustainable pharmacy are being taken in various places. At the University of Freiburg, our goal is to promote the development of Sustainable Pharmacy on an (inter)national, interdisciplinary, and interprofessional level. Sustainable Pharmacy, as we understand it, is a framework for the integration of sustainable development into the pharmaceutical and health sciences. It focuses on the interconnectedness of the development, treatment, and perception of disease with its underlying causes, which are embedded in the social systems in which people live. Systems thinking helps to identify leverage points for action with the goal of increasing the possibility of health and well-being for present and future generations through effective prevention, medical and non-medical treatment of disease.

Our aim for this 3rd Summer School on Sustainable Pharmacy is to bring together young scientists from different disciplines who are already working on aspects of sustainability in the context of health and health sciences or who are interested in doing so in their future research or teaching activities. We want to provide a community platform for future (research) projects by promoting a common understanding of sustainable development and its potentials and threats in the context of pharmacy and health in general. Special attention will be given to the various costs of health.


Target Group

The application is open to all young scientists (PhD students, PostDocs) from all disciplines (natural sciences, economics, social sciences, humanities, …), working or studying persons, who are interested in going into the topic of sustainable pharmacy.



The Summer School will start on Monday at 9 am and will end on Thursday at 2 pm. Additional program will be provided on Friday until 2 pm for further exchange, networking and (individual) project planning.

The Summer School will take place in facilities of the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg. Please note, the Summer School will be held in English.

There will be the possibility to present your project on health/sustainability/pharmacy on a poster.


For registration, please fill out the registration-form and send it to summerschool@pharmazie.uni-freiburg.deThe registration will be open until the 15th August, 2024. You will receive a letter of acceptance and an invoice within 4 weeks after registration via E-Mail.

With registration you accept our terms and conditions as well as the Data-policy.

If you have further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us via


Terms and conditions


The registration fee includes the participation on the whole program, lunch (Monday-Thursday), and dinner (Monday-Wednesday). The fee has to be paid within two weeks after receiving the invoice.


Early bird fee (until 15th June)         Registration (until 15th August)
Monday-Thursday               150 € 200 €
Monday-Friday 175 € 225 €
online only 15 € 25 €


Please get in contact with us if your institute does not support your participation and the registration fee is a challenge. We want to make participation possible for everyone who is interested.



Cancelling and Refunding

For cancellation before 15th July 2024, the fee will be refunded. Later cancellations cannot be taken into account. No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the conference.


Your Summer School Sustainable Pharmacy Team
Johanna Greinke, Simon Pfäffle, Dr. Karina Witte, Prof. Dr. Michael Müller