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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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