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E-DRUG WHO - Advanced Technical Briefing Seminar (TBS) on Quality & Safety  
The Department of Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies(HSS/EMP) of 
the World Health Organization will organize an Advanced Technical Briefing 
Seminar (TBS) on Quality and Safety of Medicines, to be held from 25-29 June 
2012, at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

The general objective of this Seminar is to advance collaboration between WHO 
and other stakeholders from governmental and non-governmental organizations 
engaged in promoting the quality and safety of medicines in the global 
The programme has been developed to increase awareness and knowledge of quality 
assurance and safety of medicines, blood products and related biologicals with 
a special focus on WHO standard-setting processes. 
Presentations, briefing and discussion topics will include: 
*    WHO development of guidelines, pharmacopoeial monographs and information 
*    collaborative approaches underpinning medicine nomenclature(International 
Nonproprietary Names) and classification systems (Anatomical Therapeutic 
Chemical (ATC) Classification); 
*    quality assurance of medicines, blood products and related biologicals; 
*    WHO prequalification project activities; 
*    WHO global pharmacovigilance programme; 
*    WHO input to international control of narcotic and psychotropic substances
The technical briefing will be of interest to technical officers, WHO 
Representatives, regional advisers and country office staff of WHO and other UN 
agencies, national and regional drug regulators, and government and 
non-government officials working in related areas.
Attendance is limited to 25 places. Participation is free of charge. However, 
each participant is responsible for own travel and accommodation costs and WHO 
will not be able to cover any cost. 

The closing date for the submission of applications is 7 May 2012. Interested 
persons can apply using the electronic application form, which is available at:
Dr Raffaella G. Balocco Mattavelli
Manager of the International Nonproprietary Name (INN) Programme
Quality Assurance and Safety: Medicines
Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products (EMP)
World Health Organization
Tel. *41-22-791.3695/1249 Fax. *41-22-791.4730
innprogramme@who.int baloccor@who.int
INN Web site page

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