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[e-drug] Pharmaco-economics short course - Final announcement

E-drug: Pharmaco-economics short course - Final announcement


An international short course on the use of pharmacoeconomics in
drug selection, developed under the auspices of WHO/EDM, will be
held in South Africa, from March 27 - April 8, 2000. The aim of the
programme is to provide participants with an understanding of the
principles and techniques of pharmacoeconomics, and how these tools
can be used in making decisions about selecting and purchasing
pharmaceuticals for use in health care systems.

The course has been developed by an international consortium,
including departments of clinical pharmacology and public health at
the Universities of Newcastle and Sydney (Australia), and Dundee
(UK), in collaboration with Management Sciences for Health and
WHO/EDM. The programme in South Africa will be hosted jointly by
the University of Newcastle and the Medical University of Southern
Africa (MEDUNSA). The confirmed faculty includes Hans Hogerzeil,
David Henry, Sue Hill, Glenn Salkeld, Danielle Lang, Peter Davey, Rob
Summers. Other Faculty are to be confirmed.

The course will be problem-based, facilitated by international and
national experts. It will provide participants with the opportunity to
work in small groups, learning about and using pharmacoeconomic
techniques to address common problems in selecting drugs for
national and sub-national formularies. Participants should therefore be
working in some aspect of the academic or public health sector, and
have some responsibility, either at managerial level or "hands on"
level, for selection of pharmaceuticals for essential drugs lists or
hospital formularies. Participants should also have a basic
understanding of the principles of assessing and evaluating data for
drug selection.


Date:  March 26 - April 8, 2000
Venue:  Week 1 will be conducted in a venue in Pretoria, the second
at Greenway Woods Conference and Golf Hotel on the White River
Country Estate in Mpumalanga.
Fees: $US3000 (includes tuition and course materials, accommodation
and meals, and local travel between venues) [Participants must find
their own sponsorship. The course fee does not include travel costs,
insurances and incidental expenses] 
Language:  English
Closing date:  18 February 2000. The number of participants will be
restricted to 40. 

Application forms can be obtained from the secretariat. 

Pharmacoeconomics Course Secretariat
School of Pharmacy, 
MEDUNSA Pretoria, South Africa
+27-12-521 4080 (ph) 
+27-12-532 3992 (fax)

Further information about the course can be obtained from: 
Suzanne Hill or David Henry 
WHO Collaborating Centre for Training in Pharmacotherapy and
Rational Drug Use
Discipline of Clinical Pharmacology 
University of Newcastle, Australia
E-mail: hillsu@mail.newcastle.edu.au or

David Henry
Discipline of Clinical Pharmacology
School of Population Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
The University of Newcastle
New South Wales
Phone +61 249 211856
Fax: +61 249 602088

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