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Call for abstracts:  Improving Use of Medicines, Alexandria, Egypt 10-14 April 2011

The website for the "Third International Conference for Improving Use of Medicines: Informed Strategies, Effective Policies, Lasting Solutions" is now open for accepting abstracts. Go to: www.icium2011.org
ICIUM 2011 will be held from April 10-14, 2011, at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt.

 

The focus of ICIUM 2011 is on the evaluation of impact of interventions and policies on use of medicines. All submissions should have use of medicines as their central issue. Attendance at ICIUM2011 will be limited to about 500 participants.  Preference will be given to those with accepted abstracts and key policy makers.  The highest rated abstracts will: (1) describe the effects of an intervention or a policy change on use of medicines in a low- or middle-income country; or (2) examine methods for studying patterns or determinants of drug use in low- or middle-income countries.

Priority will be given to the following key focus and topic areas:

1. Access: public and private sector, production, intellectual property, generics, price negotiation,  access to new and high-cost medicines, and civil society issues related to access to medicines.

2. Policy, regulation, governance: guidelines, essential medicines lists, health reform, drug quality, promotion, and transparency.

3. Economics, financing, insurance systems: cost, affordability, incentives, medicines coverage

4. Maternal and child health: IMCI and pediatric medicines.

5. Chronic care: diabetes, hypertension, mental health, and adherence.

6. HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis: global drug programs, adherence, retention, supply chain management, pharmacovigilance, and adverse event monitoring, as they relate to access and use of HIV and AIDS and tuberculosis therapies in resource-limited settings

7. Malaria: chemotherapy and chemoprevention of malaria

8. Drug resistance: surveillance, containment strategies, and drug development.

Descriptive studies will only be considered if they present useful new methodologies.  Research from high income countries may be submitted if the methods or findings are particularly relevant.

Guidelines for abstracts can be found on the website.

Thank you.

For the ICIUM 2011 International Organizing Committee

Keith Johnson
Center for Pharmaceutical Management
Management Sciences for Health
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