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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
Abstract
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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
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4. The Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Programme of Vietnam
Do Khang Chien
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=423.5 kb
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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
Abstract
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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
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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
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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
Abstract
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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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4. An Evaluation of the WHO Rational Pharmacotherapy Teaching Program
Suzanne Hill
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1014 kb
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5. Methods for evaluating a Prescribing Curriculum for Australian Medical Students
Anthony Smith
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=612.5 kb
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6. A Multifaceted Continuing Medical Education Intervention Improves Primary Care Physicians’ Performance in Mexico
Hortensia Reyes
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=712 kb
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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
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3. Our Experiences with Natural Products as Potential Therapeutic Agents: Towards Safer and Cost-Effective Therapy
Chanda Kulkarni
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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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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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6. Adverse Events Associated with Turmeric Preparations: Consumer Reporting Experience
Wimon Suwankesawong
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1204.5 kb
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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
Abstract
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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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3. Discrepancies between International and National Lists of Essential Reproductive Health Medicines
Shalini Jayasekar
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=716 kb
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4. Developing National Formularies Based on the WHO Model Formulary (Abstract AC084)
Klara Tisocki
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=771 kb
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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
Abstract
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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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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
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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
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=287.5 kb
Abstract
Poster size=287.5 kb
2. Challenges in Setting up a District-Based Antimicrobial Use Surveillance Program
Andries GS Gous
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=638.5 kb
Abstract
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3. Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Surveillance Pilot Project: Lessons from the Durban Site
Andy Gray
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=11349.5 kb
Abstract
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4. Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance and Use in the Community: A Time-Series Study.
Urmila Thatte
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1019 kb
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5. Antimicrobial Use and Resistance of E. Coli in Pregnant Women in India
Sujith Chandy
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=372 kb
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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
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1146.5 kb
Abstract
2. The Influence of Value Added Tax (VAT) Elimination on Drug Access
Saliya Karymbaeva
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=631.5 kb
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3. Comparing Medicine Prices among Countries: Methods and Issues
Jeanne Madden
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=925.5 kb
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
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=221 kb
Abstract
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2. A Generalized Linear Model for Estimation of Drug Expenditures
Supon Limwattananon
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=124.5 kb
3. Segmented Regression Analyses of Longitudinal Data
Anita Wagner
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=950.5 kb
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
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=755.5 kb
2. Do Fixed-Dose Pills or Unit-of-Use Packaging Improve Adherence? A Systematic Review
Jennie Connor
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=658 kb
Abstract
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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
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1367.5 kb
Abstract
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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
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=602 kb
Abstract
2. Cambodia Experience: Monitoring-Training-Planning (MTP) to Reduce Inappropriate Medicine Use in Hospitals
Chroeng Sokhan
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1469 kb
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3. Educational Intervention to Improve Prescribing Habits of Pediatricians in Treatment of Uncomplicated Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
Lilia Ziganshina
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=677.5 kb
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4. Methodological Issues in Quality Improvement Studies
Marissa Alejandria
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=795 kb
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5. Quasi-Experimental Study Designs in Evaluating Medicine Use Interventions
Lloyd Matowe
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=686 kb
Abstract
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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
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=403 kb
Abstract
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2. Problems in Clinical Trials with Alternative Medicine
Urmilla Thatte, Ranjit Roy Chaudhury
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=1336.5 kb
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
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=366.5 kb

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
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=86.5 kb

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
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=56 kb

Child: Review of Summary Points from Child Health Track
Moderator: Jonathon Simon
1. Presentation and Revision of Track Summary Findings and Recommendations
Track rapporteur
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=932 kb

HIV: Review of Summary Points from HIV Track
Moderator: Davidson Hamer
1. Presentation and Revision of Track Summary Findings and Recommendations
Track rapporteur
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=615 kb

Malaria: Review of Summary Points from Malaria Track
Moderator: Susan Zimicki
1. Presentation and Revision of Track Summary Findings and Recommendations
Track rapporteur
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=527 kb

TB: Review of Summary Points from TB Track
Moderator: Akihiro Seita
1. Presentation and Revision of Track Summary Findings and Recommendations
Track rapporteur
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=36.5 kb

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
Oral presentation Powerpoint size=160 kb
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