Welcome to ICIUM 2004
In April 2004, 472 leading multi-disciplinary researchers, national and international policy makers, patient advocates and clinicians representing 70 countries gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for the Second International Conference on Improving Use of Medicines (ICIUM 2004).
The objectives of ICIUM 2004 were to reach consensus among participants on the values of past and ongoing programs to improve use of medicines; to identify immediately applicable and long-term strategies for improving the use of medicines worldwide; and to define a research agenda to fill gaps in knowledge.
ICIUM 2004 is part of a global effort to improve the use of medicines, particularly in non-industrialized countries. The ICIUM 2004 Conference was collaboratively organized by the following organizations: