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  /  Matej Štuhec

Matej Štuhec

Pharmacist Specialist Consultant and Senior Research Associate at the Ormož Psychiatric Hospital

Senior Research Associate, Ormož Psychiatric Hospital
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Pharmacy
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Medical Faculty Maribor

Patients with dementia are often treated with several different medications and therefore prudent prescribing is necessary for optimal medication selection. Medication-related problems including polypharmacy, drug-drug interactions and inappropriate medications are very frequent in this population and therefore I will attend this conference to present to the participants possible pharmacological hints in real clinical practice to avoid drug-related problems. I expect diverse researchers and healthcare professionals from Slovenia and abroad to share common ideas and strategies how to cope with problems related to dementia.

Assist. Prof. Matej Štuhec, M. Pharm., Ph. D. (35 y) is a Doctor of Pharmacy and a Board Certified in Clinical Pharmacy and Clinical Professor in Slovenia with a strong interest in the pharmacological management of mood disorders, particularly in psychopharmacology, medical errors, old age psychiatry, inappropriate prescribing and meta-analysis.

Assistant Professor Štuhec teaches clinical psycho-pharmacotherapy at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Ljubljana and evidence-based pharmacotherapy at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Maribor. Štuhec has ten years plus of working experience in the Psychiatric Hospital Ormoz as a clinical pharmacist consultant and five years as an ambulatory clinical pharmacist in a Community Health Centre Ljutomer covering nursing home settings.

Matej Štuhec has published as the first author in distinguished journals, including the European Psychiatry, Journal of Affective Disorders, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, JAMDA, European Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Additionally, Štuhec has published more than 30 papers as the first or corresponding author in the journals with SCI and reviews of more than 100 papers. Štuhec is also an editorial board member in the Global Psychiatry Journal and Secretary of the Section of Psychopharmacology at the European Psychiatric Association (EPA).

Temporary reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals including The Lancet, The Lancet Psychiatry, BMC Medicine, European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, etc.

Speaking Engagements

  • European Congress of Psychiatry, Nice 2017, Warsaw 2018, Madrid 2019, Florence 2020.
  • World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) world congress.


  • European Psychiatric Association (EPA)
  • European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)
  • Association Pomurska akademsko znanstvena unija (PAZU), (Eng: Academic Scientific Union of Pomurje region).

Disclosure of the Conflict of Interest
COI-NOOBMe-MSt-s.pdf (222 KB)

Selected Bibliography

  • Štuhec, M.; Bratović, N.; Mrhar, A. Impact of clinical pharmacist’s interventions on pharmacotherapy management in elderly patients on polypharmacy with mental health problems including quality of life: A prospective non-randomized study. Sci Rep. 2019; 9(1): 16856.
  • Štuhec M, Locatelli I. Age-related pharmacotherapy of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Slovenia in children and adolescents: A population-based study. Eur Psychiatry. 2017; 42: 129‐133.
  • Stuhec M, Keuschler J, Serra-Mestres J, Isetta M. Effects of different antihypertensive medication groups on cognitive function in older patients: A systematic review. Eur Psychiatry. 2017 Oct; 46:1-15.

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All Sessions By Matej Štuhec

Q & A: Discussion Forum
Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 11:15-12:00
Congress hall
Panel 2 Sessions Moderation : Polypharmacy, Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatments in Dementia
Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 12.30-14.00
Panel 2 Sessions Moderation : Polypharmacy, Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatments in Dementia
Friday, September 24th, 2021 9:00-12:15
Track C Workshops: Medication and Polypharmacy in Dementia
Saturday, September 25th, 2021 12:45 – 14:15 / 14:30 – 16:00