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Course on Medication and Pharmaceutical Management in Hospitals 
IIHMR University, Jaipur, India, 
February 26 to March 2, 2018

Dear All,

We would like to extend a very warm invitation for the 6th Course on Medication 
and Pharmaceutical Management in Hospitals to be held at IIHMR University, 
Jaipur, India, from February 26 to March 2, 2018.The IIHMR University, Jaipur 
is an institution dedicated to improvement in standards of health through 
better management of health care and related programs. It seeks to accomplish 
this through management education, training, research, consultation and 
institutional networking in a national and global perspective. The institute 
has been designated as WHO collaborating Center for District Health Systems 
based on Primary Health Care. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 
Government of India has identified the institute as an Institute of Excellence 
for training and capacity building. For more information please vis it our 
website www.iihmr.edu.in.

This institute has been contributing towards this very topical issue of 
international importance through its flagship WHO sponsored International 
Courses in Promoting Rational Drug Use in Communities (PRDUC).; Since 2003, 13 
PRDUC programs, 3 international courses on Anti-retroviral and Related Drug 
Supply Chain Management in Low Resource Settings, 5 international training 
courses in Medication and Pharmaceutical Management in Hospitals, 3 programs on 
“ Rational Use of Medicines with focus on HIV, TB & Malaria” 
and one program on “ International Procurement of Medicines & Health 
Supplies” have already been organized by the IIHMR. In view of the 
current global focus on Rational Use of Medicines in hospitals through 
Pharmaceutical / Drugs & Therapeutics Committees (PTC/DTC) a one-week 
Course on Medication and Pharmaceutical Management in Hospitals to be held at 
IIHMR University, Jaipur, India, from February 26 to March 2, 2018.

Objectives of The Program.
The program will provide the participants with the tools and techniques for 
medication and pharmaceutical management in hospitals. The specific objectives 
of the program are:
* To enable participants, understand and comprehend the concepts and principles 
of access to medicines with tools and interventions to promote rational use of 
medicines in hospitals
* To facilitate appreciation and significance of Drug and Therapeutics 
Committees (DTCs) towards pharmaceutical management in hospitals with its 
goals, role, structure, and functions.
* To enable participants, understand issues related to quality & safety of 
medicines and supply chain management
* To understand antimicrobial resistance, approaches for containment and 
antibiotic policy
* To expose the participants to practical approaches in developing effective 
strategies for change.

Course Content
The course consists of discussion on following areas:
* Problem of irrational use of medicines
* Evidence based medicine
* Tools, interventions, and strategies to improve medicines use
* Concepts of Formulary and Standard Treatment Guidelines, and Drugs & 
Therapeutics Committees, its structure, and functions
* Formulary management
* Quality assurance of medicines
* Basic cost-effectiveness evaluation
* Patient Medicines safety and Pharmacovigilance
* Medication errors
* Prescription audit
* Monitoring medicines use
* Antimicrobial resistance, approaches for containment and antibiotic policy
* Pharmaceutical supply system including procurement and distribution
* Patient education

Course brochure and details about who could attend the course, training 
approach, etc. and Course application form, nominations / CV Template can be 
obtained from the Course Coordinator by sending a request email to 
nirmal@iihmr.edu.in or found and downloaded from the link: 
https://www.iihmr.edu.in/executive-education

The Program Fee of US$ 780 + GST 18 % per international participant covers 
twin-shared air-conditioned accommodation at the Institute’s Guest House, 
tuition, course materials, field visit, and airport transfers, with breakfast, 
lunch, dinner, and tea/coffee during the program. For accommodation on single 
occupancy basis USD 20 per day/night will be charged extra. Applications / 
Nominations received with payments on or before 4-weeks from the commencement 
of the program, i.e. January 29, 2018 will be entitled to an early bird 
discount of 10% and any organization sponsoring four or more participants to 
the program will be entitled to a group discount of 20 % on total fee payable, 
if at least four participants actually attend the program. However, the maximum 
discount an organization can avail (early bird and group discounts) is to a 
ceiling of 20 %.APPLICATION/NOMINATIONS

Interested candidates may apply on Course Application For/ CV Template which 
can be either downloaded from the 
linkhttps://www.iihmr.edu.in/files/training/form_pdf/68/pmh-mdp-form.pdfor 
obtained from the Course Coordinator by sending a request email at 
nirmal@iihmr.edu.in or training@iihmr.edu.in or by post to 
The IIHMR University, 
1, Prabhu Dayal Marg, 
Sanganer Airport, 
JAIPUR - 302029 (India), 
or by Fax at +91 141 3924738. 

Completed “CV Template” should reach to the Course Coordinator 
latest by January 29, 2018 from foreign participants requiring visa supporting 
letters and by 12th February 2018 from other participants not requiring visa 
supporting letters.

Kindly do not hesitate to contact for any clarification. Please feel free to 
share this communication with your networks.

With warm regards,

COURSE COORDINATOR
Nirmal Gurbani, Ph.D, FIPA
Professor (Pharmaceutical Management)
IIHMR UNIVERSITY,
1, Prabhu Dayal Marg, 
Sanganer Airport, 
JAIPUR 302 029 (India)
Tele: +91 141 3924700 / 2791431 Extn 715, 
Resi: +91 141 2634225
Fax: +91 141 3924738; 
Cell: +91 94145 22696
mailto:nirmal@iihmr.edu.in
Web: www.iihmr.edu.in
Alternate email: mailto:nirmalgurbani@rediffmail.com
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