Conference Activity

See our outputs from conferences, workshops, and other events below


Scottish Alliance of Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES) Conference, 3-5 May 2022 – The OHBP co-ordinator presented work from the Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) project “Pharmaceuticals in the water environment: baseline assessment and recommendations.


British Water Micropollutants Conference, 29 March 2022 – Steering group member Sharon Pfleger (NHS Highland) presented “From once upon a time to happy ever after: Tackling pharmaceutical pollution at source”. This conference identified the risks of micropollutants such as PFAS and pharmaceuticals to public health, as well as explored how research through chemical investigation has led to impressive solutions, including nature based options.


AMR in the Environment Scottish Stakeholder Group, 20 January 2022 – Steering group member Sharon Pfleger (NHS Highland) and Co-ordinator Lydia Niemi attended the 3rd meeting of the stakeholder group and presented on the OHBP and it’s work on monitoring antibiotics and pharmaceuticals in the environment.


European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry 2021, 2 December 2021 – Co-ordinator Lydia Niemi delivered a session lecture “Pharmaceuticals in the environment: Rural perspective and cross-sector partnership addressing the issue in Scotland”. This covers the OHBP recent work on the baseline assessment of pharmaceuticals in the Scottish water environment.


NHS Scotland Sustainability Conference 2021: Delivering a green, just, resilient recovery, 10 November 2021 – Steering group members Sharon Pfleger (NHS Highland) and Elise Cartmell (Scottish Water) gave a joint-presentation on water stewardship in healthcare.


Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (PiE): Future Policy in the UK, 18 November 2020 – Steering group members Bess Homer (Scottish Water) and Sharon Pfleger (NHS Highland) gave presentations.


Environment Agency Chemicals WebEx Series, 4 November 2020 – Steering group members Sharon Pfleger (NHS Highland), and Daniel Merckel and John Redshaw (Scottish Environment Protection Agency) gave a joint-presentation.


World One Health Congress, November 2020 – Steering group member Sharon Pfleger (NHS Highland) gave a presentation “Working together to reduce environmental harm from pharmaceuticals – The One Health Breakthrough Partnership”.


Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment, and Society (SAGES), 22-24 November 2019 – Lydia Niemi and steering group member Sharon Pfleger (NHS Highland) gave poster presentations.



60th Potable Water Meeting, April 2018 – Steering group member Sharon Pfleger (NHS Highland) gave a presentation “A prescription for a health environment”.


NHS Scotland Sustainability Conference, 20 September 2018 – Steering group member Sharon Pfleger (NHS Highland) have a presentation “Greening the use of pharmaceuticals for a sustainable NHS, a health population and planet”.


2017 – Steering group member Sharon Pfleger (NHS Highland) developed a poster “Paddling upstream to prevent pharmaceutical harm”


2017 – Steering group member Sharon Pfleger (NHS Highland) developed a poster “A prescription for a Healthy Environment – Preventing unintended harm from medicines”