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Work experience

2020 - Present

Chief specialist in antimicrobial resistance

The Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of Latvia

2018 - Present

Acting Assistant

Rīga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Dosage Form Technology

2018 - 2019

Project Coordinator

Pharmacists' Society of Latvia

2017 - 2018

Visiting Lecturer

Rīga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Dosage Form Technology


    2017 - 2018


    SIA "BENU Aptieka Latvija"

    2016 - 2017

    Pharmacist technician

    SIA "BENU Aptieka Latvija"

    2016 - 2017

    Visiting lecturer

    The Red Cross Medical College of Rīga Stradiņš University

    Education and training

    2019 - Present

    Pharmacy PhD student

    Rīga Stradiņš University

    2012 - 2017


    Faculty of Pharmacy, Rīga Stradiņš University

    2006 - 2012

    High school diploma

    Agenskalna State gymnasium


    Membership in associations, organizations, etc.

    • 2020 - now. Board member, Health Projects for Latvia
    • 2017 - member, Health Projects for Latvia

    Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

    • 03.02.2020. Workshop "Cochrane Systematic Reviews: Practical and Methodological Issues". Cochrane Nordic. Tartu, Estonia. 
    • 12.01.2020-16.01.2020. Training programme "Prevention and control of Antimicrobial Resistance in the context of an overall "One Health" approach to prevention and control of infections and reducing antimicrobial resistance (Contact number 2016 96 07 - 2nd Phase)." European Comission. Athens, Greece;
    • 07.11.2019-12.12.2019. "Analysis of qualitative data in NVivo". RSU Center for Academic Growth, Riga, Latvia
    • 29.-30.11.2019. Train-The-Trainee: Continuing Professional Development. SMART Pharmacist program. Narva, Estonia.
    • 17.-19.09.2019. "DRID cohort study workshop. Data analysis with R." European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. Reitox National Academy.  Riga, Latvija.
    • 26.10.2018 - 11.12.2018. "Basics of creating video films and multimedia materials for teaching purposes". RSU Center for Academic Growth, Riga, Latvia
    • 01.11.2018 - 02.11.2018. Mario Giorgi, University of Piza. Pharmacokinetics, bioequivalence, drug interactions, isobolograms. Riga Stradiņš University. Riga, Latvija;
    • 30.10.2018. "Excellent Science: how?" Latvia's association of new scientists. Riga Stradiņš University, Riga, Latvija;
    • 28.04.2018.-29.04.2018. The Morisky Widhet & The Morisky medication adherence protocol training. MMAS Research. Riga, Latvija;
    • 06.04.2018-01.06.2018. "Work with Microsoft Excel". RSU Center for Academic Growth, Riga, Latvia;
    • 03.10.2017-13.02.2018. "Research methodology and data analysis". RSU Center for Academic Growth, Riga, Latvia
    • ​05.07.2016.-08.07.2016. Health Action International & Health Projects for Latvia. "Summer School on Access to Medicines and Their Rational Use in Europe". Riga, Latvija.


    • 28.-30.2019. Next Chapter in Patient Care 2019 - Medication Use Review in the Era of Digital Care. Narva, Estonia.
    • 22.11.2018. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, "Together Against Antimicrobial Resistance". Riga, Latvija.
    • 22.08.2018-08.26.2018. 34th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management. Pre conference courses: "Adherence to Medication", "Comparative Effectiveness Research: Real-World Evidence in Health Technology Assessment", "Prospective Research: Tools and Tips for 21st Century", Pharmacoepidemic Considerations for Biologics and Biosimilars". Prague, Czech Republic
    • 17.06.2018. World Congress of Latvian Scientists. Section "Medicine and Health Science. Rīga, Latvija
    • 16.04.2018. Teacher Information Center, "EBSCO Database Resources and Their Use in Information Work". Riga, Latvia.
    • 13.-15.04.2018. BaltPharm Forum 2018. Tartu, Estonia.
    • 13.10.2017. "ACCESS TO MEDICINES IN THE BALTICS: CHANGING THE NARRATIVE", Health Projects for Latvia. Riga, Latvija

    Presentations at conferences (oral, poster presentations)

    • 29.11.2019. Next Chapter in Patient Care 2019 - Medication Use Review in the Era of digital Care. Oral presentation. "Medication Use Review pilot-project results in Latvia." Narva, Estonia.
    • 13.04.2019. Baltpharm forum 2019. Oral presentation. "New Latvian pharmaceutical legislation, Community pharmacy session." Kauna, Lithuania.
    • 03.04.2019. RSU international conference. Stand report. "Analysis of factors associated with the occurrence of bias in studies assessing medication adherence and health outcomes: literature review." Riga, Latvija.
    • 06.04.2017. RSU International Student Conference. Stand report. "Diagnosis and treatment of bacterial tonsillopharyngitis among primary care physicians". Riga, Latvia.

    Other presentations

    • 20.11.2019. Oral presentation at the meeting of Latvian Pharmacy Students Association. "Antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial prescribing trends in Latvia." Riga, Latvia.
    • 17.04.2019. Academy of Pharmacy. Oral presentation. "Pharmacovigilance - pharmacovigilance, legal framework, system operation, pharmacist's role and responsibilities" and "Adverse drug reaction - reporting makes the medicine safer. When and how to fill in the adverse drug reaction report". Conducting group work "Situation Tasks on Adverse drug reactions Recognition and Completing Adverse Event Reporting". Riga, Latvia.
    • 25.01.2019. Conference of Pharmacists' Society of Latvia. Oral presentation. "Analysis of Factors Affecting Patient Medication Therapy Adherence". Riga, Latvia;
    • 20.04.2018. Conference of Pharmacists' Society of Latvia. Oral presentation. "Characterization of the Interaction of Commonly Used Gastroenterological Drugs". Riga, Latvia;
    • 09.01.2018. Conference of Pharmacists' Society of Latvia. Oral presentation. "Diagnosis of bacterial tonsillopharyngitis and choice of antimicrobial therapy in primary care: a qualitative study". Riga, Latvia;

    Lectured study course

    • 06.02.2019. - now. "Social pharmacy and pharmaceutical care";
    • 08.02.2018 - now. "Clinical Research";
    • 05.09.2017 - now. "Pharmaceutical information".


    Anna Gavrilova, Dace Bandere, Ieva Rutkovska, Dins Šmits, Baiba Mauriņa, Elita Poplavska, Inga Urtāne. Knowledge about Disease, Medication Therapy, and Related Medication Adherence Levels among Patients with Hypertension. Medicina 2019, 55(11), 715; 

    Supervised and reviewed student research papers

    • Supervised: 

    Qualification papers: 4

    • Reviewed: 

    Qualification papers: 3

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