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E-DRUG: International Society of Drug Bulletins

The International Society of Drug Bulletins (ISDB) will hold a 4-day
meeting in Granada (Spain) from September 28 to October 1, 1996. Two
days of General Assembly are aimed at revitalising the concept of
"independent drug bulletin" in context of recent changes in regulatory
matters and pharmaceutical market. Two days of workshops are
dedicated to basic and advanced training of editors.

Register now ! 

Fax Pierre Chirac, General Secretary, La revue Prescrire (France):
+ 33 1 48 07 87 32.


ISDB  4th General Assembly
September 28-29, 1996

ISDB Workshops
September 30 - October 1, 1996

Escuela Andaluza de Salud Publica
Campus Universitario de Cartuja
Apartado de Correos 2070
18080 GRANADA (Spain)

Tel :
Fax :


With the financial support from DAP-WHO Geneva, Drug and
Therapeutics Bulletin, Health Action International (HAI), la revue
Prescrire, PharmaKritik, The Informed Prescriber, WHO-Euro.


Welcome party at the Hotel from 18h30

Saturday, September 28, 1996

Plenary session - Oral Communications (Chairperson : Christophe Kopp)

o 9h00 - 9h30
 Opening of the Granada ISDB meeting

  A representative of the Escuela Andaluz de Salud Publica
  Andrew Herxheimer - President of ISDB
  Jose Maria Recalde - Boletin Terapeutico Andaluz

o 9h30 - 10h00
 Brief introduction of each participant

o 10h00 - 11h00
 Collaboration of bulletins with other networks and bodies. Part I.

  * ISDB bulletins and the World Health Organization (WHO)
   - in developing countries
    Daphne Fresle - WHO Geneva - Drug Action Programme
    Jonas Kintega - Centre d'Information sur le Medicament
     (CEDIM - Burkina Faso)
   - in Central and East European countries
    B. Vrhovac - Pharmaca (Croatia)
  * ISDB bulletins and implementation of rational use of drugs 
   David Lee - International Network for Rational Use of Drugs (INRUD)

o 11h00 - 11h30
 Coffee break - Visit of poster exhibition and press tables.

o 11h30 - 13h30
 Collaboration of bulletins with other networks and bodies. Part II

  * ISDB bulletins and drug utilization research
   Ulf Bergman - Drug Utilization Research Group (DURG - Euro)
  * ISDB bulletins and editors associations (EASE, WAME, etc.)
   Pierre Chirac - La revue Prescrire (France)
  * ISDB bulletins and evaluation agencies
   Alicia Granados - Catalan Evaluation Agency (Spain)
  * ISDB bulletins supported by public health authorities
   Molly Thomas - Christian Medical College & Hospital Vellore (India)
   Mohan Joshi - Drug Information Unit Kathmandu (Nepal)
  * ISDB bulletins and consumer organizations
   Ilze Aizsilniece - Health Action International
  * ISDB bulletins and misleading drug promotion
   Peter Mansfield - Medical lobby for appropriate marketing

o 13h30 - 16h00
 Lunch break 
Special arrangements for sponsored participants at the ISDB desk
(refunding of expenses) o 16h00 - 17h30
 Trends in regulatory matters and drug information

  * Obtaining information from regulatory agencies
   - the case of the European agency (EMEA)
     Wil Toenders - Geneesmiddelenbulletin (The Netherlands)
   - national situations
     Albano del Favero - Informazioni sui Farmaci (Italy)
     P.K. Sarkar - Bodhi (India)
   - the Dag Hammarskjoeld Foundation/HAI working group on
    Danielle Bardelay - La revue Prescrire (France)
  * International conference on harmonization (ICH) : impact on drug
    evaluation and the role of           ISDB
    Andrew Herxheimer - President of ISDB

o 17h30 - 18h30
 Preparation of the General Assembly

  * Distribution of preparatory documents
  * Voting procedures
  * Call for candidates

o 20h30 Welcome reception at Carmen de los Martires (near the

ISDB General Assembly

o 9h30 - 10h30 :
 * Reports of the ISDB Committee 1992-1996
  Andrew Herxheimer - President, Pierre Chirac - General Secretary, 
  Etzel Gysling - Treasurer
 * Approval of reports and accounts

o 10h30-11h00 :
 * Proposals for the future of ISDB
  Jose Recalde - Boletin Terapeutico Andaluz (Spain)
  Christophe Kopp - La revue Prescrire (France)
  Wil Toenders - Geneesmiddelenbulletin (The Netherlands)

o 11h00-11h30 :
 Coffee break - Visit of poster exhibition and press tables

o 11h30-12h30 :
 * Discussion of the proposals (including organizational points :
  newsletter, training of juniors, promotion of ISDB, etc.)
 * Presentation of candidates for the new Committee (coordinator

o 12h30-13h30 :
 * Election of the new Committee
  (President, General Secretary, Treasurer + 2 to 8 members)
 * Appointment of the new coordinator
 * Appointment of delegates in charge of regional activities
 * Adoption of the agenda for future meetings and workshops

o 13h30

Social Programme on Sunday Afternoon

Visit of the Alhambra

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