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Day 1- March 30, 2004
ICIUM 2004: Opening Session
9:00AM-10:30AM

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
10:55AM-12:40PM

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
1:50PM-3:05PM


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
3:30PM-5:30PM

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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Day 2- March 31, 2004
Early Bird Breakfast Sessions
7:45AM-8:45AM

Early Bird 1: Towards Evidence-based Drug Policies - Experiences from Laos
Moderator: Rolf Wahlström
1. Health Services Research and National Drug Policy: An Overview
Rolf Wahlström
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2. HSR as a Tool in Formulating the National Drug Policy
Chanthakhath Paphassarang
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3. HSR in Strengthening the Implementation of the NDP
Lamphone Syhakhang
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4. HSR in Steering the NDP
Sivong Sengaloundeth
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Early Bird 2: WHO Drug Use Indicators Database: A Global Resource for Research
Moderator: Kathleen Holloway, Verica Ivanovska
1. Discussion of Data Extraction Methods in the WHO Drug Use Research Database
Verica Ivanovska
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2. Using the WHO Drug Use Research Database for Longitudinal Analyses
Kathleen Holloway
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Early Bird 3: QU4RAD: Quality Network for Rational Drug Management
Moderator: Reinhard Huss, Jawahar Bapna
1. Overview of QU4RAD: An Electronic Network Promoting Information Exchange to Improve Use of Medicines
Reinhard Huss
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National Policies & Programs: Plenary
9:00AM-10:15AM
2. Experiences with Insurance Coverage of Medicines in the Philippines
Madeleine Valera, Philippines Health Insurance Corporation
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3. Experiences with Insurance Coverage of Medicines in Peru
Amelia Villar, DIGEMID, National Drugs Directorate, Peru Ministry of Health
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4. Experiences with Insurance Coverage of Medicines in Ghana
Kwesi Emmanuel Eghan, Management Sciences for Health (SEAM Ghana)
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5. Insurance Coverage of Medicines: Opportunities and Challenges
Sauwakon Ratanawijitrasin, Drug System Research Program, Chulalongkorn University
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6. The Challenge to Preserve Effective Antibacterial Treatment for the Future: Experiences from STRAMA (Swedish Strategic Programme for the Rational Use of Antibiotics)
Otto Cars, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control
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National Policies & Programs: Tracks
10:40AM-12:40PM

Access 1: Pharmaceutical Regulation, Drug Quality, and Access to Essential Medicines
Moderator: Budiono Santoso
Rapporteur: David Lee
1. Prequalification of HIV/AIDS Products and Manufacturers as Part of the Procurement, Quality, and Sourcing Project: Access to HIV/AIDS Drugs of Acceptable Quality
Adriaan J Van Zyl
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2. Operational Guide to Improve Drug Quality in Low-Income Countries
Souly Phanouvong
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3. Quality Assurance of Medicines under the Universal Health Coverage Program in Thailand
Siriwat Tiptaradol
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Access 2: Implementing National Drug Policies
Moderator: Anthony Smith, Göran Tomson
Rapporteur: Suzanne Hill
1. Evaluating Australia's National Strategy for Quality Use of Medicines: Results of Indicator Measurements 1992-2003
Libby Roughead
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2. Does Drug Use Evaluation (DUE) Required by National Policy Improve Use of Medicines?
Chutima Akaleephan
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3. Building the National Drug Policy on Evidence: Assessing Implementation in Lao PDR
Chanthakhath Paphassarang
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4. The Role of a Comprehensive Pharmaceutical Sector Development Programme in Improving Rational Use of Drugs: The Ghana Example
David Ofori-Adjei
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5. Impact of Implementation of the Delhi Drug Policy on Availability, Accessibility, Quality of Drugs and Prescribing Patterns (1995-2002)
Ranjit Roy Chaudhury
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Access 3: Impacts of Insurance Coverage on Use and Cost of Drugs
Moderator: Anita Wagner, Madeleine Valera
Rapporteur: Sallie Anne Pearson
1. Accessibility to Inhaled Corticosteroids among Adults with Chronic Asthma: An Impact of the Universal Health Care Coverage Policy
Chulaporn Limwattananon
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2. Use of Automated Claims Data in the Kyrgyzstan Outpatient Drug Benefit Program to Evaluate Medicine Pricing Trends Plus Access and Equity among Benificiaries
Ainura Ibraimova
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3. Changes in Antiretroviral Therapy and in Outcomes of HIV/AIDS Patients in Taiwan before and after a New HIV/AIDS Therapy Reimbursement Scheme
Hong-Jen Chang
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4. The Impact on Cost of Care and Use of Medicines of Expanded Drug Coverage via a Positive List in the Philippines
Jose Acuin
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5. Kyrgyzstan Outpatient Drug (OPD) Benefit Program: Use Of Automated Claims Data to Evaluate the Impact of the OPD Benefit Program on Rational Drug Prescribing by Physicians and Generic Drug Use by Patients (Abstract AC123)
Ninell Kadyrova
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Adult: Impacts of National Policies and Programs on Prescribing
Moderator: Thomas McLaughlin, Hans Hogerzeil
Rapporteur: James Roberts
1. Impact of Creation of a Directorate of Rational Drug Use in the Sultanate of Oman on Rational Prescribing, Dispensing, and Use of Drugs
Brian Conroy Gunn
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2. Third National Survey on the Use of Drugs in Namibia’s Public Health Institutions, Including Monitoring the Implementation of the National Drug Policy
Jennie Lates
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3. Impact of Introduction of Statins to the Private and State Sectors in Sri Lanka on Utilization, Cost, and Prescription Pattern
Priyadarshani Galappatthy
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AMR: National Policy Issues in Improving Antibiotic Use
Moderator: Otto Cars, Andy Gray
Rapporteur: Thomas Lund Sorensen
1. Implementation and Outcomes of a 5-Year Intervention Program to Improve Use of Antibiotics in Respiratory Tract Infections in Primary Care
Judith Mackson
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2. Impact of Regulatory Measures on Antibiotic Sales in Chile
Angela Cabello
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3. Improving Antibiotic Use through a Nationwide Decentralized Project—A Nine-Year Experience
Otto Cars
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4. Decreased Inappropriate Antibiotic Use following a Korean National Policy to Prohibit Medication Dispensing by Physicians
Sylvia Park
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Child: National Policies to Promote Child Health; Equity and Effectiveness
Moderator: Jon Simon, Pham Huy Dung
Rapporteur: Kate Laurence
1. Implications for National Policy: Are 3 Days of Oral Antibiotic Therapy Enough for Treatment of Ambulatory Pneumonia in Children?
Tabish Hazir
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2. IMCI - Has the Approach Improved Access and Quality of Care?
Shamim Qazi
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3. Improving Community Drug Use Focusing on Hospital Out-Patient Departments through Peer Review and Implementation of Guidelines for ARI Treatment
Pham Huy Dung
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4. Recent Advances in Provision of Primary Care in Private Drug Sellers and Shops
Catherine Goodman
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Malaria: National Policy Issues on Improving Malaria Treatment
Moderator: Krongthong Thimasarn
Rapporteur: Peter Bloland
1. The Costs of Implementing a Change in Drug Policy: The Case of Combination Therapy for Malaria
Jo-Ann Mulligan
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2. The Impact of Large Scale Rectal Artesunate Deployment in the Initial Management of Non Per Os III in under-five Children in Ghana
Margaret Gyapong
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3. Artemisinin Based Combination Therapy for Malaria in Cambodia: How Well is it Being Implemented?
Shun May Yeung
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4. Enhancing the Rational Use of Antimalarials: The Cost-Effectiveness of Rapid Immunochromatographic Dipsticks in Subsaharan Africa
Samuel Shillcutt
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5. The Development of Novel Pharmacovigilance Methods in Public Health Programs in South Africa
Ushma Mehta
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TB: National TB Treatment Systems: Promises and Pitfalls
Moderator: Syed Karam Shah
Rapporteur: Akihiro Seita
1. Community-Based Tuberculosis Care in Achieving High Case Detection and Cure Rates in Bangladesh
Md. Akramul Islam
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2. Assessment Survey of TB Drug Management in Cambodia
Yuta Uchiyama
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3. Pitfalls in Quality of and Management Systems for Antituberculosis Drugs in Southern Thailand
Korngamon Rookkapan
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4. DOTS in Afghanistan: Logistics Aspects
Emanuele Tacconi
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5. Introduction of Fixed Dose Combinations: National TB Control Programme (NTP) Policies and Experiences
Syed Karam Shah
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Hospitals & Inpatient Care: Plenary
1:50PM-3:05PM
6. Innovative Strategies to Improve Prescribing: the Pleasant Journey from Field-test to Institutional Program
Sri Suryawati, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Gadjah Mada University
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7. Improving Antibiotic Policies and Infection Control to Decrease Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospital Settings
Stephan Harbarth, Infection Control Program, Geneva University Hospital
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8. How Commercial Promotion Affects the Use of Medicines:from Evidence to Action
Andrew Herxheimer
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Hospitals & Inpatient Care: Tracks
3:30PM-5:30PM

Access 1: Role of Drug and Therapeutic Committees in Improving Use
Moderator: Richard Laing
Rapporteur: Andrew Herxheimer
1. Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees in Thai Hospitals under Health Reform
Araya Sripairoj
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2. Promoting Drug and Therapeutics Committees in the Developing World
Kathleen Holloway
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3. Drug and Therapeutics Committees in Moldova
Natalia Cebotarenco
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4. Establishing Effective Hospital Drug and Therapeutics Committees: A Situational Analysis
Chiratidzo Ndhlovu
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5. Evidence, Cost and Decision Making Criteria Used by Provincial Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees in South Africa
Thamizhanban Pillay
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6. Improving Performance of Drug and Therapeutics Committees in Lao PDR
Chu Vang
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Access 2: Encouraging the Prescribing of Generic Drugs in Hospitals
Moderator: Jonathan Quick, David Ofori-Adjei
Rapporteur: David Lee
1. Improving Economic Prescribing in a Teaching Hospital through an Educational Strategy to Promote Generic Prescribing
Premjit Suttipoom
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2. Assessing the Effect of Two Policy Interventions on Treatment Costs and Drug Use Patterns in a Private Self Funding Healthcare Institution in Nairobi: The Case of Generic Prescribing and Generic Substitution
Mary Atieno Ojoo
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3. The Effects of Managerial Intervention on Drug Prescribing Patterns at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
Wacharee Limpanathikul
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4. Rapid Penetration of Cox2 Inhibitors in the Non-Steroidal Antiinflammatory Drug Market: An Implication for Hospital Cost Containment Policies
Supon Limwattananon
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5. A Longitudinal Policy Analysis of the Impact on Prescribing Patterns and Medication Cost of a Generic Dispensing Policy in a Teaching Hospital in Thailand
Wimon Anansakunwatt
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Access 3: Economics of Pharmaceuticals in Hospitals
Moderator: Suzanne Hill
Rapporteur: Petcharat Pongcharoensuk
1. ABC Analysis in Hospitals of the National Capital Territory of Delhi: Impact of Drug Policy
Naresh Khanna
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2. Assessment of Local Purchase of Pharmaceuticals at Public Health Facilities
Bambang Saparyono
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3. Improving Rational Use through Efficient Procurement. Review of the Existing Evidence Base to Guide Essential Medicine Procurement
Libby Levison
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4. Economic Analysis of Drug Expenditure in the Government Medical College Hospital, Nagpur, India
V R Thawani
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5. Pharmacoepidemiological Monitoring Helps in Reducing Neuroleptic-Induced Extrapyramidal Disorders at the Psychiatric Clinical Hospital in Tatarstan
Lilia Ziganshina
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6. Impact of an Educational Intervention on Prescribing Behaviour and Cost of Therapy in Bronchial Asthma in Colony Hospitals of Delhi
Anita Kotwani
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7. The Impact of Continuous Medical Education on Prescribing Habits in Mission Hospitals in Kenya
John Kiambuthi
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8. An Intervention to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing Habits of Doctors in a Teaching Hospital
Francis Ofei
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9. A Prescribing Curriculum for Australian Medical Students
Anthony Smith
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11. Cambodia Experience: Monitoring-Training-Planning (MTP) to Reduce Inappropriate Medicine Use in Hospitals
Chroeng Sokhan
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AMR: Improving Antibiotic Use in Hospitals
Moderator: Kurien Thomas, Visanu Thamlikitkul
Rapporteur: Stephan Harbarth
1. Infection Control, Quality Improvement and Improving Use of Medicines
Marissa Alejandria
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2. Using the MTP Approach to Reduce Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics in Hospitals: Results of the Field Test
Sri Suryawati
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3. Evolving Systems for Promoting Rational Drug Use in Public Health Facilities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Mariam Cassimjee
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4. Multi-Center Indicator Intervention Research on Surgical Prophylaxis in 2 Hospitals in China
Wang Qing
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5. Improvement of Parenteral Antibiotic Use in a University Hospital in Colombia
Rodolfo Dennis
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Child: Issues in Improving Care for Children in Hospital Settings
Moderator: Shally Awasthi
Rapporteur: Kate Laurence
1. Treatment of Severe Pneumonia with Oral Antibiotics
Juan M Lozano
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2. Treatment of Severe Malaria: How Will Hospitals Cope with Changes in National Malaria Treatment Policy?
Karen Barnes
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3. Infection Control, Quality Improvement and Improving Use of Medicines
Regina Berba
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HIV: National Policy Issues in HIV Treatment
Moderator: Jim Sabin
Rapporteur: Steve Pearson
1. Access to Anti-Retroviral Drugs: PHA Non-Rational Approach to Inappropriate Treatment
Chanida Palanuvej
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2. Implementation of the Brazilian HIV/AIDS Antiretroviral Program at a Public Health Post: Adherence to Prescribing Guidelines and Treatment Continuity
Ellie Carmody
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3. Guiding Principles for Pharmacists in the Fight against HIV/AIDS in India
Prafull D Sheth
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4. How Fixed-Dose Combinations Improve the Rational Use of Antiretroviral Therapy
Fernando Pascual
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Malaria: Improving Use of Antimalarial Drugs in Hospitals
Moderator: Irene Agyepong
Rapporteur: Susan Zimicki
1. An Educational Intervention on Rational Prescribing of Chloroquine in the Management of Uncomplicated Malaria in Lagos State General Hospitals, Nigeria
Bolajoko Aina
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2. Change in Malaria Treatment Policy: A Study of its Immediate Effects on Hospital Malaria Drug Management, Utilization of Hospital Facilities, and Prescription Behavior in District Hospitals of Uganda
Paul Waako
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3. Effectiveness of Feedback for Improving Case Management of Malaria, Diarrhea, and Pneumonia: A Randomized Controlled Trial at a Provincial Hospital in Lao PDR
Sengchanh Kounnavong
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Day 3- April 1, 2004
Early Bird Breakfast Sessions
7:45AM-8:45AM

Early Bird 1: Safe Injection Global Network (SIGN) and Other Efforts to Improve Use of Injections
Moderator: Yvan Hutin, Sophie Logez
1. Impact of the Work of the Safe Injection Global Network (SIGN)
Yvan Hutin
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2. Round Table on Key Elements in a Successful Intervention to Improve Injection Safety
Sophie Logez

Early Bird 2: Monitoring-Training-Planning: A Systems Approach to Improving Prescribing
Moderator: Sri Suryawati
1. Overview of the Monitor-Training-Planning (MTP) Approach
Sri Suryawati
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2. Using the MTP Approach to Reduce Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics in Hospitals
Sri Suryawati
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Poster size=287 kb
3. The MTP Approach is Effective in Reducing Inappropriate Medicines Use in Hospitals
Sri Suryawati
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=458.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=222.5 kb
4. Long-Term Impact of an MTP Approach to Reduce Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics in Acute Respiratory Infections
Intriati Yudatiningsih
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1113 kb
Abstract
Poster size=150 kb
5. Cambodia Experience: Monitoring-Training-Planning (MTP) to Reduce Inappropriate Medicine Use in Hospitals
Sok Srun
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1690 kb
Abstract
Poster size=1043.5 kb
6. Lao PDR Experience in Using Monitoring-Training-Planning (MTP) to Reduce Irrational Use of Drugs In Hospitals
Bouathong Sisounthone
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=84.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=134.5 kb

Early Bird 3: WHO Essential Medicines Library: A Global Information Resource
Moderator: Shalini Jayasekar
1. Demonstration: WHO Essential Medicines Library
Shalini Jayasekar
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=2782 kb

Primary Care - Focus on Health Providers: Plenary
9:00AM-10:15AM
2. Health System Implications of Short Course Antibiotic Treatment
Shamim Qazi, Child and Adult Health Department, WHO
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=188.5 kb
3. Improving Treatment in Private Drug Outlets: Are There Sustainable Approaches?
John Chalker, Management Sciences for Health and INRUD
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=613.5 kb
4. Intervention Experience in Variety Stores in the Philippines
Rainier Galang, National Drug Information Center, Manila, Philippines
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=683.5 kb
5. Intervention Experience in Drug Shops in Tanzania
Margareth Sigonda-Ndomondo, Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA), Management Sciences for Health
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=631.5 kb
6. Intervention Experience in Pharmacies in Thailand
Duangtip Hongsamoot, Food and Drug Administration, Thailand Ministry of Public Health
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=761.5 kb
7. Summary of Experiences
John Chalker
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=645.5 kb

Primary Care - Focus on Health Care Providers: Tracks
10:40AM-12:40PM

Access 1: Innovative Public & Private Sector Strategies to Improve Drug Use in Primary Care
Moderator: Isidro Sia
Rapporteur: Keith Johnson
1. Study of Rational Drug Use Profiles in an Non-Government Organization (NGO)-Managed Health Center versus Private Health Practitioners
Subhash Chandra Mandal
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=650.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=42 kb
2. Improving Access to Essential Medicines through Public-Private Initiatives: The Case of the Catholic Pharmaceutical Service in Ghana
Enoch Osafo
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1597 kb
Abstract
Poster size=1008.5 kb
3. Impact of an NGO-Supported Supervisory Program on Quality of Care in Private Drug Shops in Rural East Nepal
Kathleen Holloway
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=150 kb
Abstract
Poster size=148 kb
4. Impact of the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation on Drug Prescribing in Primary Health Care
Ramachandran Murali
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=6493 kb
Abstract
Poster size=139 kb

Access 2: Interventions to Improve Procurement, Drug Management, and Practice
Moderator: Ranjit Roy Chaudhury, Robert S Summers
Rapporteur: Libby Levison
1. Impact of Training in Drug Supply Management (DSM) on DSM, Dispensing Practices, and Patient Knowledge and Care at Primary Health Care (PHC) Clinics
Robert S Summers
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=695 kb
Abstract
Poster size=418.5 kb
2. Impact Assessment of Supervision on Medicines Management
Birna Trap
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=561.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=26 kb
3. Effect of an Educational Intervention on the Drug Purchasing Practices of Local Government Officials in a Decentralized Setting: Quasi-Experimental Study with Control
Noel Juban
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1139 kb
Abstract
Poster size=113.5 kb
4. Drug Database and Performance Indicators for Utilization Monitoring
Petcharat Pongcharoensuk
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=68 kb
Abstract
Poster size=133.5 kb

Adult: Improving Prescribing for Adult Health Problems in Primary Care Facilities
Moderator: Thomas McLaughlin, Onesky Aupont
Rapporteur: Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas
1. A Multifaceted Continuing Medical Education Intervention Improves Primary Care Physicians’ Performance in Mexico
Ricardo Perez Cuevas
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=681.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=129.5 kb
2. Impact of an Essential Drugs List and Treatment Guidelines on Prescribing in South Africa
Thamizhanban Pillay
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1091 kb
Abstract
Poster size=561.5 kb
3. Economic Effects of Implementing Treatment Guidelines for Hypertension in Outpatient Practice
Ilyas Kulmagambetov
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=99 kb
Abstract
Poster size=602 kb
4. Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour of Prescribers after the Introduction of Antihypertensive Treatment Guidelines in South Africa
Thamizhanban Pillay
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1017.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=346.5 kb
5. Impact of Training in Effective Prescribing in Primary Care
Beverly Summers
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=761.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=1022.5 kb

AMR: Strategies for Increasing Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing in Primary Care
Moderator: Mohan Joshi, Andy Gray
Rapporteur: Urmila Thatte
1. Reducing Antibiotic Overuse for ARIs with a Small-Group Educational Intervention
Siti Munawaroh
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=9663.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=159.5 kb
2. Effect of Two Dissemination Strategies in Improving Private Practitioners’ Adherence to Evidence-based Practice Guidelines for Urinary Tract Infection in a Developing Country: A Quasi-Experimental Study
Mediadora C Saniel
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1038.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=404.5 kb
3. A Prospective Pharmacoepidemiologic Study to Prevent Medication Error and to Improve Prescribing Patterns
Iwan Dwiprahasto
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=5359 kb
Abstract
4. The Importance of Feedback to Enhance the Impact of Effective Interventions to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Acute Respiratory Infection
Intriati Yudatiningsih
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1165 kb
Abstract
Poster size=139 kb

Child: Advances in Provision of Primary Care for Children in Different Settings
Moderator: Jonathon Simon
Rapporteur: Kate Laurence
1. Health Reforms at Work: Experiences with the Sector Wide Approach in Zambia (Video)
Rik Peeperkorn
Oral presentation
2. Recent Advances in Provision of Primary Care by Mission Organizations
Lillian Gitau
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=95 kb
Abstract
Poster size=86.5 kb
3. The Impact of a Face-To-Face Educational Intervention on Improving the Management of ARI in Private Pharmacies and Drug Shops in Uganda
Winifred Adrine Tumwikirize
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=197.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=226 kb
4. Small Group Discussion among Paramedics at the Health Center Level to Improve Compliance with Standard Treatment Guidelines for Acute Respiratory Infections
Sri Hidayati
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1170.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=302 kb

HIV: Improving Clinician and Patient Use of ARVs
Moderator: Steven Pearson
Rapporteur: Davidson Hamer
1. Promoting Rational Use of Antiretrovirals at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya
Elizabeth Ogile
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1298.5 kb
Abstract
2. Evaluation of Antiretroviral Therapy in Zimbabwe Followed by an Educational Intervention to Increase Appropriate Use
Klara Tisocki
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1249.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=230.5 kb

Malaria: Improving Malaria Treatment in Public and Private Sector Settings
Moderator: Catherine Goodman
Rapporteur: Susan Zimicki
1. Drug Management for Malaria in the Lebombo Spatial Development Initiative (LSDI) Region of Southern Africa
Karen Barnes
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1943 kb
Abstract
Poster size=1016.5 kb
2. Investigating Competition and Regulation in the Retail Market for Malaria Treatment in Rural Tanzania
Catherine Goodman
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1641.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=1636.5 kb
3. The Malaria Fact Card Project
Peter Keilgast
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=2438.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=1498.5 kb
4. A Comparison of Prescribing Practices in Public and Private Sectors in Uganda
Celestino Obua
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=197 kb
Abstract
Poster size=210.5 kb
5. Improving Chloroquine Prescribing in Private Clinics in Lagos State, Nigeria
Rametu Momodu
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1254 kb
Abstract
Poster size=679.5 kb

TB: Improving Use of Medicines in Complex Cases or Resource Poor Settings
Moderator: Jintana Ngamvithayapong-Yanai
Rapporteur: Akihiro Seita
1. Improving the Use of Medications to Treat Complex Health Problems in Resource-Poor Settings: Community-Based Examples from Haiti and Peru
Jennifer J Furin
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1575.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=1634.5 kb
2. Development and Evaluation of Software to Support Prescribing and Drug Supply Management in the Treatment of MDR-TB in Peru
Hamish Fraser
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=510.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=711.5 kb
3. Socioeconomic Position and Adherence to Tuberculosis Treatment: A Case-Control Study
Pranaya Mishra
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=590 kb
Abstract
Poster size=58.5 kb
4. Can Research-Based Educational Material Increase Adherence to Tuberculosis Treatment among People with AIDS?
Jintana Ngamvithayapong-Yanai
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=3387 kb
Abstract
Poster size=2529.5 kb
5. Anti-TB Drug Resistance in the World: The WHO/IUATLD Global Project on Anti-TB Drug Resistance Surveillance
Akihiro Seita
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=899 kb

Primary Care - Focus on Community: Plenary
1:50PM-3:05PM
6. Issues in Implementing National Change in Preferred Therapy for Malaria
Peter Bloland, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=996 kb
7. Commentary: Global Access Campaigns, National Medicines Guidelines, and Appropriate Use
Karen Barnes, Division of Pharmacology, University of Capetown
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=7019 kb
8. Community-based Interventions to Improve Use of Medicines: Framework and Impacts
Anita Hardon, University of Amsterdam
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=15766.5 kb

Primary Care - Focus on Community: Tracks
3:30PM-5:30PM

Access 1: Regulatory Issues and Preventing Misuse of Medicines
Moderator: Keith Johnson, Sauwakon Ratanawijitrasin
Rapporteur: Andrew Herxheimer
1. Accessibility, Pattern of Use and Implications of Restricted Availability of Medicines for Treatment of Substance Abuse in a Tertiary Level Health Care Center in North Eastern India
Amit Chakrabarti
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=529 kb
Abstract
Poster size=526 kb
2. Effect of a Regulatory Intervention on Drug Availability in Nepal
Gorkha Bahadur Dangechhetri
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=116 kb
Abstract
Poster size=83.5 kb
3. Reducing Codeine Cough Syrup Medicine Consumption to Control Codeine Abuse in Thailand
Naiyana Patcharapisarn
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1261 kb
Abstract
Poster size=717 kb
4. The Inappropriate Sale of Medication for Paediatric Use in Siem Reap Province,Cambodia
Tiv Sothearith
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1037 kb
Abstract
Poster size=674 kb

Access 2: Microeconomic Issues in Drug Use: User Fees and Physician Incentives
Moderator: Ebba Holme Hansen
Rapporteur: Birna Trap
1. The Practice of Dispensing Prescribers: A Threat to Appropriate Medicines Use?
Birna Trap
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1123 kb
Abstract
Poster size=1227.5 kb
2. Pharmacy Practices of Dispensing Doctors in Zimbabwe
Ebba Holme Hansen
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1050 kb
Abstract
Poster size=1067.5 kb
3. Impact on Prescribing Patterns of a Fee per Drug Unit versus a Fee per Drug Item
Kathleen Holloway
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=95.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=81 kb
4. Impact of a Cost Sharing Drug Supply Scheme on the Quality of Care in Public Primary Health Care Facilities in Rural Eastern Nepal
Kathleen Holloway
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=126.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=90 kb
5. New Cost Sensitivity Measures to Assess the Impact of User Fees on Physicians' Treatment Choices
Christine Huttin
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=300 kb
Abstract

Access 3: Impacts of Community Revolving Funds and Drug Franchises
Moderator: Anita Hardon, Susan Whyte
Rapporteur: Isidro Sia
1. Improving Access and Use of Medicines through Private Sector Initiatives: A Case for an Essential Medicines Franchise in Ghana.
Kwesi Emmanuel Eghan
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=6071 kb
Abstract
Poster size=144.5 kb
2. Accredited Drug Dispensing Outlets: Improving Access to Quality Drugs and Services in Rural and Peri-Urban Areas with Few or No Pharmacies
Margareth Sigonda-Ndomondo
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1459 kb
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Poster size=392.623046875 kb
3. Impact of a Revolving Drug Fund on Availability of Essential Medicines in Church Health Institutions in Tanzania
Marsha Macatta-Yambi
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=744 kb
Abstract
4. Do Village Revolving Funds Improve Access and Rational Use of Drugs in Lao PDR?
Maryam Bigdeli
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=662.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=91.5 kb

Adult: Consumer Knowledge, Motivation and Behavior in Using Medications
Moderator: Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas
Rapporteur: Ramachandran Murali
1. Impact of a Public Education Program on Promoting Rational Use of Medicines: A Household Survey in the South District of Tehran, 2002–2003
Shadan Darbooy
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1121.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=310 kb
2. Consumers’ Motivation in Responding to Prescription Drug Advertising
Nithima Sumpradit
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=456.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=113.5 kb
3. Care Seeking and Treatment for Adults with URIs in Congested Communities in Bangkok: Where Problems Occur
Siritree Suttajit
Abstract
Poster size=279.5 kb
4. Reading and Understanding a Medicine Leaflet by Adolescent Consumers and its Determinants
Siriporn Burapadaja
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=277 kb
Abstract
Poster size=64.5 kb
5. Self-Medication with Antibiotics for Reproductive Tract Infections in Lao PDR: Use, Attitudes and Understanding of Information
Amphoy Sihavong
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=646 kb
Abstract
Poster size=113 kb
6. Assessment of Consumer Drug Knowledge In Addis Ababa: A Cross-Sectional Survey
Tenaw Andualem
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1044 kb
Abstract
Poster size=616.5 kb
7. Using a Poster Competition to Promote Rational Drug Use in the Community
Husniah Rubiana Th-Akib
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=5993 kb
Abstract
Poster size=1907 kb

AMR/Access: Educational & Regulatory Approaches to Improve Drug Use in Private Pharmacies
Moderator: John Chalker, Urmila Thatte
Rapporteur: Mohan Joshi
1. Improving Private Pharmacy Practice: A Multi-Intervention Experiment in Hanoi, Vietnam
Mattias Larsson
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=2201.5 kb
Abstract
2. Private Pharmacy Practice and Regulation: A Randomized Trial in Lao PDR
Lamphone Syhakhang
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1027 kb
Abstract
Poster size=73 kb
3. The Effect of Educational Activity on the Practices of Drug Sellers in a Province in the Philippines
Rainier Galang
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=340.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=334 kb
4. Effectiveness of a Multi-Component Intervention on Dispensing Practices at Private Pharmacies in Vietnam and Thailand: A Randomized Controlled Trial
John Chalker
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=634 kb
Abstract
Poster size=247 kb

Child/AMR: Empowering Community Groups to Improve Use of Medications
Moderator: Rodolfo Dennis
Rapporteur: Kate Laurence
1. Resistance Ranger: Teaching Schoolchildren about Antimicrobial Resistance
Stephen Lerner
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=2245 kb
Abstract
2. Involving Students in the Reduction of Unnecessary Antibiotic Use for Colds and Flu in Moldova
Natalia Cebotarenco
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1367.5 kb
Abstract
3. A Formative Study to Design an Intervention Involving Mothers, Drug Vendors and Health Workers in a Self-Process of Behavioral Change for Rational Drug Use in ARI Treatment
Pham Huy Dung
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=534 kb
Abstract
Poster size=533 kb
4. Children as Health Information Carriers: An “Edutainment” Intervention Concerning Rational Use of Antibiotics
Charlotte Kristiansson
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=2314 kb
Abstract
5. Community Intervention to Promote Rational Treatment of Acute Respiratory Infection in Rural Nepal
Shiba B Karkee
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=184.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=107 kb

Malaria: Community Response to Interventions to Improve Malaria Treatment
Moderator: Irene Agyepong
Rapporteur: Catherine Goodman
1. Improving Adherence to Malaria Treatment for Children: The Use of Pre-Packaged Chloroquine Tablets versus Chloroquine Syrup.
Evelyn Ansah
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1260.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=73 kb
2. Health Seeking for Malaria before and after the Implementation of a Community-Based Health Worker Treatment Strategy: Implications for Providing Timely and Appropriate Treatment in Rural Nigeria
Obinna Onwujekwe
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=127 kb
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Poster size=127.5 kb
3. Household Adoption of the New Antimalarial Drug Policy in Tanzania: Major Changes in Treatment Practices
Jaran Eriksen
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=528 kb
Abstract
Poster size=2898.5 kb
4. Impact of an Intervention Program for the Treatment of Malaria in Children in Papua New Guinea
Vivian Bruce Sunderland
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=322 kb
Abstract
Poster size=162 kb

TB: DOTS: Evidence about Program Design and Effectiveness
Moderator: Korngamon Rookkapan
Rapporteur: Jintana Ngamvithayapong-Yanai
1. Introduction
Jintana Ngamvithayapong -Yanai
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=33082 kb
2. Lessons Learned About Design and Impact of DOTS Programs
Gini Arnold, Akihiro Seita
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=125.5 kb
3. Community Pharmacists Monitoring of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Outpatients (Preliminary Study)
Usasiri Srisakul
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1313 kb
Abstract
Poster size=769.5 kb
4. Comparison Between Treatment Outcomes of TB Patients Treated in DOTs Centres and in the Community in Afghanistan
Giampaolo Mezzabotta
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=12582 kb
Abstract

Day 4- April 2, 2004
Early Bird Breakfast Sessions
7:45AM-8:45AM

Early Bird 1: Values and Ethics in Decisions about Access to ARVs and Other Medicines
Moderator: James Sabin, Steven Pearson
1. The Values in Access to Medicine (VAMP) Project
Steven Pearson, James Sabin
2. Treating AIDS: Dilemmas of Unequal Access in Uganda
Susan R Whyte
Abstract
Poster size=50.5 kb

Early Bird 2: Exploring Alternative Antibiotic Treatment Regimens: Methodology and Implications
Moderator: Shamim Qazi, Jon Simon
1. Introduction to the Global Collaboration to Explore Alternative Antibiotic Treatment Regimens
Jonathon Simon
2. Cost Study on Treating Severe Pneumonia in an Equivalence Trial of Oral Amoxicillin versus Injectable Penicillin in Children Aged 3 to 59 Months
Archana Patel
Abstract
Poster size=995.5 kb
3. 3- Versus 5-Day Amoxicillin for Treatment of Non-Severe Pneumonia in Young Children: A Multi-Centre Randomized Trial
Shally Awasthi
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=109.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=108.5 kb
4. Efficacy of Short-Course Oral Amoxicillin Therapy for Non-Severe Pneumonia in Children
Tabish Hazir
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=89 kb
Abstract
Poster size=117.5 kb
5. Three Days vs. Five Days Oral Cotrimoxazole Therapy in Non-Severe Pneumonia.
Samir Saha
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=311 kb
Abstract
Poster size=152 kb

Early Bird 3
Moderator: Jennifer J Furin, Hamish Fraser
1. Video


Methodologycal Issues: Session 1
9:00AM-10:15AM

Methods 1: Methods for AMR Surveillance in Communities
Moderator: Thomas Lund Sorensen, Visanu Thamlikitkul
Rapporteur: Kurien Thomas
1. Asian Network for Surveillance of Resistant Pathogens (ANSORP) : Envisioning the Future Against Infectious Diseases
Visanu Thamlikitkul
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=4779 kb
Abstract
2. Use of AMR Surveillance Data to Develop Infectious Diseases Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs) in Developing Countries
Anibal Sosa
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=165 kb
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Poster size=78.5 kb
3. Optimization of Antibiotic Therapy and Monitoring of Antibiotic Resistance in the Karaganda Region of Kazakhstan
Denis Lobyntsev
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=692.5 kb
Abstract
4. The Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Programme of Vietnam
Do Khang Chien
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=423.5 kb
Abstract

Methods 2: Methods and Issues in Measuring Drug Prices to Improve Pricing Policies
Moderator: Margaret Ewen
Rapporteur: Kirsten Myhr
1. Introduction to the Issue of Price Measurement and Overview of the Session
Margaret Ewen
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=531 kb
2. Medicine Prices: A New Approach to Measurement
Kirsten Myhr
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1700.5 kb
3. The Rajasthan, India Experience
Anita Kotwani
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=837.5 kb
4. Ensuring Data Quality in the Medicine Prices Project
Jeanne Madden
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=706 kb
5. Collecting Retail Prices, Assessing Affordability
General Discussion

Methods 3: Using Longitudinal Data for Evaluating Policy Changes and Other Interventions
Moderator: Sauwakon Ratanawijitrasin, Stephen Soumerai
Rapporteur: Anita Wagner
1. Overview of the Session
Anita Wagner, Sauwakon Ratanawijitrasin
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=653.5 kb
2. Using Hospital Information System, Dispensing, and Stock Record Data for Longitudinal Analyses: Lessons Learned
Wimon Anansakunwatt
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1661 kb
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Poster size=1349 kb
3. Routine Monitoring of Prescribing Patterns and Cost in the Philippines Health Insurance Corporation: A System Development
Benjamin Palafox
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1626.5 kb
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4. The Information System of the Tamil Nadu Health Services Corporation: Opportunities and Challenges
Ramachandran Murali
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=3178.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=139 kb
5. Data Elements and Structures to Facilitate Longitudinal Analyses
Daniel Gilden
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=2890.5 kb
6. Real-life Challenges in Developing Data Structures for Routine Reporting of Prescribing Data by Thai Hospitals
Puree Anantachoti
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=225.5 kb
7. Improving the Quality of Longitudinal Data: Recommendations for Data Structures and System Development
General Discussion

Methods 4: Methods for Assessing Adherence: Acute, Long-Term, and Chronic Illnesses
Moderator: Susan Zimicki
Rapporteur: Dennis Ross-Degnan
1. Overview of Issues in Measuring Adherence to Therapy for Acute and Intermediate Term Infections
Susan Zimicki
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=531.5 kb
2. Measuring Use of Antibiotics for Respiratory Illness in Household and Pharmacy Surveys
Siritree Suttajit
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=946 kb
3. Understanding Factors that Improve Adherence to Anti-Malarial Therapy as an Essential Step in Developing Interventions to Improve Adherence
Irene Akua Agyepong
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=529.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=276.5 kb
4. High Adherence to Isoniazid for TB Preventive Therapy among HIV-Infected Persons in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Jintana Ngamvithayapong-Yanai
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=38 kb
Abstract
Poster size=2648 kb

Methods 5: Methods for Evaluating Training and Policy Interventions in Non-Experimental Settings
Moderator: Anthony Smith, David Ofori-Adjei
Rapporteur: Nick Freemantle
1. Introduction to the Session and Overview of the Problem
Anthony Smith
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=13.5 kb
2. Vaccine Storage and Administration among Primary Health Care Workers in South-East Nigeria: Effect of Educational Intervention
Benjamin Uzochukwu
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=617 kb
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Poster size=673.5 kb
3. Evaluating International Drug and Therapeutics Committees Courses in the Developing World
John Chalker
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1003.5 kb
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Poster size=540.5 kb
4. An Evaluation of the WHO Rational Pharmacotherapy Teaching Program
Suzanne Hill
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1014 kb
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Poster size=673 kb
5. Methods for evaluating a Prescribing Curriculum for Australian Medical Students
Anthony Smith
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=612.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=1079 kb
6. A Multifaceted Continuing Medical Education Intervention Improves Primary Care Physicians’ Performance in Mexico
Hortensia Reyes
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=712 kb
Abstract
Poster size=129.5 kb

Methods 6: Measuring Effectiveness and Appropriate Use of Complementary/Alternative Medicines
Moderator: Torkel Falkenberg, Ranjit Roy Chaudhury
Rapporteur: Sallie Anne Pearson
1. Introduction to the Expansive Area of TCAM from an International Health Systems Research and Development Perspective
Torkel Falkenberg
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1436.5 kb
2. Prescription Patterns for Treatment of Haemorrhoids Before and After Implementation of the Universal Coverage Policy: A Study in a Community Hospital, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Orapin Chaipayom
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1593 kb
Abstract
Poster size=127 kb
3. Our Experiences with Natural Products as Potential Therapeutic Agents: Towards Safer and Cost-Effective Therapy
Chanda Kulkarni
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=48453.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=73 kb
4. Pharmacists’ Perceptions of the Development of the Herbal Medicines Market in Iran
Gholamreza Asghari
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=421.5 kb
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Poster size=572 kb
5. Pharmacoepidemiology of Herbal Drugs in Addis Ababa and Butajira, Centeral Ethiopia
Teferi Gedif Fenta
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1210.5 kb
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Poster size=1210.5 kb
6. Adverse Events Associated with Turmeric Preparations: Consumer Reporting Experience
Wimon Suwankesawong
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1204.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=618.5 kb

Methods 7: Methods for Selecting Medicines on Essential Medicines Lists
Moderator: Richard Laing, Brenda Waning
Rapporteur: Klara Tisocki
1. Evaluation of Type C Hospital Formularies in Yogyakarta (Abstract AC002)
Yusi Anggriani
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1012.5 kb
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Poster size=117.5 kb
2. A Pilot Study Examining Criteria Used to Select Drugs for Hospital, Provincial and National Formularies
Jane Robertson
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1189 kb
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Poster size=265 kb
3. Discrepancies between International and National Lists of Essential Reproductive Health Medicines
Shalini Jayasekar
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=716 kb
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Poster size=302.5 kb
4. Developing National Formularies Based on the WHO Model Formulary (Abstract AC084)
Klara Tisocki
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=771 kb
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Poster size=89 kb
5. Comparative Analysis of Essential Drugs Lists in Four Central Asian Republics (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan)
Aziz Jafarov
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=174.5 kb
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Poster size=80.5 kb
6. Scoring System for the Development of the National List of Essential Drugs (NLED) in Thailand
Pisonthi Chongtrakul
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1211 kb
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Poster size=622 kb
7. Assessment of the Selection Process for the 2003 National List of Essential Drugs (NLED) of Thailand
Worasuda Yoongthong
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=107 kb
Abstract
Poster size=122 kb

Methodological Issues: Session 2
11:10AM-12:40PM

Methods 1: Methods for AMR Surveillance in Communities (Continuation)
Moderator: Kathleen Holloway, Kurien Thomas
Rapporteur: Thomas Lund Sorensen
1. WHO Pilot Projects to Contain Antimicrobial Resistance
Kathleen Holloway
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2. Challenges in Setting up a District-Based Antimicrobial Use Surveillance Program
Andries GS Gous
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3. Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Surveillance Pilot Project: Lessons from the Durban Site
Andy Gray
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4. Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance and Use in the Community: A Time-Series Study.
Urmila Thatte
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5. Antimicrobial Use and Resistance of E. Coli in Pregnant Women in India
Sujith Chandy
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Methods 2: Methods and Issues in Measuring Drug Prices to Improve Pricing Policies (Continuation)
Moderator: Margaret Ewen
Rapporteur: Kirsten Myhr
1. Cost as a Barrier to Access: Identifying the Component Costs of Essential Medicines
Libby Levison
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2. The Influence of Value Added Tax (VAT) Elimination on Drug Access
Saliya Karymbaeva
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3. Comparing Medicine Prices among Countries: Methods and Issues
Jeanne Madden
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4. WHO-HAI Pricing Project Website: An International Resource for Pharmaceutical Price Measurement
Margaret Ewen

Methods 3: Using Longitudinal Data for Evaluating Policy Changes and Other Interventions (Continuation)
Moderator: Stephen Soumerai, Sauwakon Ratanawijitrasin
Rapporteur: Anita Wagner
1. Analyzing the Effect of Cost Sharing on Availability of Drugs and Utilization of Services in Public Health Facilities in Uganda
Winifred Adrine Tumwikirize
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2. A Generalized Linear Model for Estimation of Drug Expenditures
Supon Limwattananon
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3. Segmented Regression Analyses of Longitudinal Data
Anita Wagner
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4. Challenging Methodological Issues and Recommendations for Improving the State of the Art in Longitudinal Policy Evaluation
General Discussion

Methods 4: Methods for Assessing Adherence: Acute, Long-Term, and Chronic Illnesses (Continuation)
Moderator: Susan Zimicki
Rapporteur: Dennis Ross-Degnan
1. Overview of Issues in Measuring Adherence to Therapy for Chronic Illness Using Claims Databases and Other Methods
Dennis Ross-Degnan
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2. Do Fixed-Dose Pills or Unit-of-Use Packaging Improve Adherence? A Systematic Review
Jennie Connor
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3. Baseline Data and Predictors of Adherence in Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Maun General Hospital [MGH], Maun, Botswana.
Jude Nwokike
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4. Recommendations for Improving Measurement of Adherence and Future Research Issues
General Discussion

Methods 5: Methods for Evaluating Training and Policy Interventions in Non-Experimental Settings (Continuation)
Moderator: Anthony Smith, David Ofori-Adjei
Rapporteur: Nick Freemantle
1. An Intervention to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing Habits of Doctors in a Teaching Hospital
Francis Ofei
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2. Cambodia Experience: Monitoring-Training-Planning (MTP) to Reduce Inappropriate Medicine Use in Hospitals
Chroeng Sokhan
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3. Educational Intervention to Improve Prescribing Habits of Pediatricians in Treatment of Uncomplicated Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
Lilia Ziganshina
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4. Methodological Issues in Quality Improvement Studies
Marissa Alejandria
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5. Quasi-Experimental Study Designs in Evaluating Medicine Use Interventions
Lloyd Matowe
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6. Summary of Best Practices and Recommendations for Future Research
General Discussion

Methods 6: Measuring Effectiveness and Appropriate Use of Complementary/Alternative Medicines (Continuation)
Moderator: Torkel Falkenberg, Jasper Ogwal-Okeng
Rapporteur: Sallie Anne Pearson
1. Increasing Herbal Product Consumption in Thailand During the Period 2001-2003
Arthorn Riewpaiboon
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2. Problems in Clinical Trials with Alternative Medicine
Urmilla Thatte, Ranjit Roy Chaudhury
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3. Highlighting Challenging Methodological Issues
General Discussion
4. Future Research Agenda, Summary, and Recommendations
General Discussion

Methods 7: Methods for Selecting Medicines on Essential Medicines Lists (Continuation)
Moderator: Richard Laing, Brenda Waning
Rapporteur: Klara Tisocki
1. Best Practice in Selecting Medicines and Areas of Future Research
General Discussion

Presentation and Revision of Topic Track Summaries
1:50PM-3:05PM

Access: Review of Summary Points from Access Track
Moderator: Richard Laing, Sauwakon Ratanawijitrasin
1. Presentation and Revision of Track Summary Findings and Recommendations
Track rapporteur
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Adult: Review of Summary Points from Adult Health Track
Moderator: Ricardo Perez-Cuevas
1. Presentation and Revision of Track Summary Findings and Recommendations
Track rapporteur
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AMR: Review of Summary Points from AMR Track
Moderator: Kathleen Holloway, Visanu Thamlikitkul
1. Presentation and Revision of Track Summary Findings and Recommendations
Track rapporteur
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Child: Review of Summary Points from Child Health Track
Moderator: Jonathon Simon
1. Presentation and Revision of Track Summary Findings and Recommendations
Track rapporteur
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HIV: Review of Summary Points from HIV Track
Moderator: Davidson Hamer
1. Presentation and Revision of Track Summary Findings and Recommendations
Track rapporteur
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Malaria: Review of Summary Points from Malaria Track
Moderator: Susan Zimicki
1. Presentation and Revision of Track Summary Findings and Recommendations
Track rapporteur
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TB: Review of Summary Points from TB Track
Moderator: Akihiro Seita
1. Presentation and Revision of Track Summary Findings and Recommendations
Track rapporteur
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Presentation of Conference Summaries and Closing
3:30PM-5:30PM
2. Summary
Track coordinators
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Presentation of Topic Track and Conference Summaries
1. Summary of Key Conference Findings and Recommendations
Hans V Hogerzeil, Acting Director WHO Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy
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2. Increasing Global Access to Medicines and Encouraging Appropriate Use: What Lies Ahead?
Suwit Wibulpolprasert, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Thailand Ministry of Public Health and Board of Directors, The Global Fund
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