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Day 1- March 30, 2004
ICIUM 2004: Opening Session

Conference Welcome and Overview
Moderator: Chitr Sitthi-Amorn
1. Welcome on Behalf of International Organizing Committee
John Chalker, Management Sciences for Health and INRUD
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2. Welcome on Behalf of Thai Organizing Committee
Supachai Kunaratanapruk, Food and Drug Administration, Thailand
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3. Welcome on Behalf of the Ministry of Health of Thailand
Nipon Tuwanon, Chiang Mai University
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4. Welcome on Behalf of the Program Committee and Conference Overview
Dennis Ross-Degnan, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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Keynote Addresses
Moderator: Richard Laing
1. Vision and Reality: Improving Access and Use of Medicines as a Priority Even in the 21st Century
Eva Ombaka, Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network
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2. Medicines in Society: Economics, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Ethics
Samlee Plianbangchang, Southeast Asia Regional Office, WHO
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Key Contemporary Issues & Themes

Overview of Key Medicines Issues and Challenges
Moderator: Willy Anokbonggo
1. ICIUM 1997 to ICIUM 2004: Winning Battles but Losing the War?
Jonathan Quick, Management Sciences for Health
2. Measuring Use of Medicines: How Have We Progressed in the Last Decade
Kathleen Holloway, Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy, WHO
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3. Access to Essential Medicines as a Human Right
Hans V Hogerzeil, Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy, WHO
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4. Medicines as Emerging Technologies: Unprecedented Opportunity, Continuing Disparity
Chitr Sitthi-Amorn, Chulalongkorn University Institute for Health Research
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International Policies & Systems: Plenary

Moderator: Patricia Paredes
1. Translating Evidence to Policy, Practice, People: Systems for Achieving Change
Göran Tomson, International Health (IHCAR), Karolinska Institute
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2. Influencing Use of Medicines in Lao PDR Through National Drug Policy: a Decade of Policies and Choices
Bounkuang Phichit, Ministry of Health, Lao People's Democratic Republic
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3. Commentary: The Interface between Policy, Politics, and Practice
Charas Suwanwela, Chulalongkorn University
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International Policies & Systems: Tracks

Access 1: Strategies for Improving Pharmaceutical Promotion
Moderator: Nopadol Thongnopnua, Andrew Herxheimer
Rapporteur: Keith Johnson
1. The WHO/HAI Drug Promotion Database
Andrew Herxheimer
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2. Multi-Country Participatory Evaluation of the Implementation of the WHO Ethical Criteria for Medicinal Drug Promotion: Networking Tools for Monitoring and Evaluation
Suntharee T. Chaisumritchoke
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3. Developing Tools for Monitoring and Evaluating Unethical Drug Promotion in Thailand
Niyada Kiatying-Angsulee
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4. Quality of Drug Advertisements Following the Deregulation of Mass Media in Indonesia
Sri Hidayati
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5. Empowering Stakeholders in Drug Policy Making by Research Evidence to Improve Regulations for Ethical Drug Advertisements toward Rational Drug Use
Pham Huy Dung
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Access 2: Issues in International Pharmaceutical Pricing
Moderator: Hong-Jen Chang, Kirsten Myhr
Rapporteur: Libby Levison
1. Experiences in South Africa with the Introduction of Pharmaceutical Pricing Legislation
Thamizhanban Pillay
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2. Differential Pricing of Pharmaceuticals: What About the Rest of the World?
Danielle Lang
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Adult: Developing International Treatment Guidelines and Standards of Care
Moderator: Hans V Hogerzeil, Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas
Rapporteur: David Lee
1. Redefining Minimum Standards for Pharmacy Practice to Improve the Use of Medicines in the Asia Pacific Region
Phillip Passmore
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2. Quality Care Standards
Bente Frokjaer
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3. The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) )
Hans V Hogerzeil
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4. Development and Implementation of Good Pharmacy Practice Standards in Developing Countries
Bente Frokjaer
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AMR: Implementing the WHO Global AMR Strategy
Moderator: Thomas Lund Sorensen, Kathleen Holloway
Rapporteur: Kurien Thomas
1. Policy-Relevant Determinants for the Control of Macrolide-Resistant Streptococcus Pneumoniae (MRSP): Do International Comparisons Help?
Stephan Harbarth
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2. WHO Global Strategy to Contain Antimicrobial Resistance: Prioritization of Interventions
Kathleen Holloway
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3. Widespread Multi-Antimicrobial–Resistant Shigella in Asia: What Does It Mean?
Junko Okumura
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Child: Global Child Health Issues: from Research to Implementation
Moderator: Jonathon Simon
Rapporteur: Kate Laurence
1. Micronutrients: from Research to Implementation
Emorn Wasantwisut
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2. Research to Policy: Management of Diarrhoea and Acute Respiratory Infections
Shamim Qazi
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3. Roll-out of Nevirapine in Operational Programs
Siripon Kanshana
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HIV: The WHO 3x5 Strategy: Opportunities and Risks
Moderator: Davidson Hamer
Rapporteur: Dennis Ross-Degnan
1. Overview of Implementation of the WHO 3x5 Strategy
Davidson Hamer
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2. The Role of NGOs in the Implementation of Anti-Retroviral Therapy
Fernando Pascual
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3. HIV-NAT: Promoting Clinical Research and Rational Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Thailand
Stephen J Kerr
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4. Oppurtunities and Challenges of the WHO 3X5 Strategy for a Local HIV-AIDS Treatment Program
Ramachandran Murali
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5. Ethical Aspects in Implementing the WHO 3X5 Strategy
James Sabin
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Malaria: Global and Regional Issues in Malaria Drug Quality and Use
Moderator: Richard Laing
Rapporteur: Susan Zimicki
1. Antimalarial Drug Quality in Mekong Countries
Abdelkrim Smine
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2. Quality of Antimalarial Drugs
Richard Laing
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TB: Global Issues in TB Drug Provision
Moderator: Akihiro Seita
Rapporteur: Gini Arnold
1. Overview of the Global Drug Facility
Gini Arnold
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2. Impact of Using Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) versus Single Drug Combinations among New Pulmonary Smear Positive Tuberculosis Patients in Bangladesh
Md Khurshid Alam Hyder
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3. Introducing Fixed-Dose Combination Tablets into DR Congo Using the Global TB Drug Facility
Andre Ndongosieme
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4. Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme Drug Logistics System in India
Gini Arnold
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