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E-DRUG: Development Program Pharmaceutical Management in Hospitals, Nov 2013, 
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Title: Management Development Program on Pharmaceutical Management in 
Hospitals, IIHMR, Jaipur,
India, November 18 to 22, 2013 

Under the UN initiative for Universal Healthcare Coverage, a healthcare system
can serve at its best only with access to medicines. Pharmaceuticals constitute
second highest item of expenditure after the manpower in any given health
facility/hospital. Irrational use of medicines is prevalent at all levels of
health care leading to wastage of scarce resources as well as reduced
medication safety in patients. Emergence of antimicrobial resistance continues
to pose a global problem in handling the management of infections. Counterfeit 
and substandard medicines also create an impediment in access to quality 

Pharmaceutical management in hospitals can be one
of the most cost effective measures for appropriate use of scarce health care

Medication safety in patients can be best ensured if rational and
appropriate uses of medicines are practiced. Medication management through a
functional Drug and Therapeutics Committee (DTC) which is also referred to as
Pharmacy Therapeutics Committee (PTC) can provide an effective structure
and tool to bring together all the relevant people to work jointly for
promoting more efficient and rational use of medicines. 

For accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Hospitals, Healthcare 
(NABH) and by many
accreditation boards in other countries, requirement of a DTC/PTC is mandatory.

The Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Jaipur (www.iihmr.org) has 
contributing towards this very topical issue of international importance
through its flagship yearly WHO sponsored International Courses in Promoting
Rational Drug Use in Communities (PRDUC) for last 10 years.  In addition, 
two international courses on Anti-retroviral and Related Drug Supply Chain 
Management in Low Resource
Settings and one International Course on Rational Use of Medicines - A Focus on
HIV and AIDS, TB and Malaria have already been organized. To address medicines
related issues in hospitals, a Management Development Program on
Pharmaceutical Management in Hospitals  is being organized at IIHMR from
November 18-22, 2013.

Course objectives: The specific objectives of the program are
To enable participants to 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
To enable participants understand the goals, role, structure and functions of 
Expose the participants to practical approaches in developing effective 
strategies for change. 

Course Content: The course consists of the following contents:

Problem of irrational use of medicines
Evidence based medicine
Tools, interventions and strategies to improve medicines use 
Concepts of Formulary and Standard Treatment Guidelines,
Drugs and Therapeutics Committees,;its structure and functions
Formulary management 
Quality assurance of medicines
Basic cost-effectiveness evaluation
Medicines safety 
Medication errors
Prescription audit
Monitoring medicines use
Antimicrobial resistance, approaches for containment and
antibiotic policy
Medicine supply system including procurement and distribution
Patient education

Target Group: The programme is meant for hospital managers,
doctors, clinical pharmacologists, pharmacists and other public health 
professionals/officials from federal/central and state Ministries / Departments 
of Medical Health, government hospitals, corporate and other private hospitals 
interested in promoting rational use of medicines in the hospital through Drug 
Therapeutics Committees (DTCs). 

Accredited hospitals having DTCs/PTCs may empower members to expand their 
knowledge and hospitals in process of constituting DTCs/PTCs can also nominate 
their professionals.

approach: The program will use a mix of lecture by resource persons to
introduce the lead concept and encourage active interaction by the participants
through classroom discussions, group work and presentations. The course will be
conducted in English.

Coordinator and Faculty: Dr Nirmal Gurbani, PhD, Professor (Pharmaceutical
Management), IIHMR, Jaipur will be the Course Coordinator. Faculty will
comprise of both national and international experts. 

Program Fee: USD 600* per participant + 12.36% service tax.
The fee covers tuition fee, training material, stay in air-conditioning room
(twin-sharing basis), 3-meals a day and tea/coffee during the program.
For accommodation on single occupancy basis Rs. USD 20 per night will be charged

Application: Interested participants may obtain specified CV Template
by sending an email at mrum.iihmr@gmail.com; and completed CV Template must
reach by October 18, 2013 from foreign participants and by November 1, 2013

From Indian participants to the Coordinator by an email  to 
mrum.iihmr@gmail.com   or by post to Institute of Health Management Research 
(IIHMR), 1, Prabhu Dayal Marg, Sanganer Airport,
JAIPUR - 302 029 (India), or by Fax at +91 141 3924738. 

An earlier date for foreign participants is being kept to facilitate timely 
issue of visa
supporting letters.

Certification: A certificate of  participation on completion of the program 
will be issued by Institute of
Health Management Research, Jaipur.

Course Coordinator:Nirmal K Gurbani, Ph.D
Professor (Pharmaceutical Management) 
Indian Institute of Health Management & Research (IIHMR)
A WHO Collaborating Center
1, Prabhu Dayal Marg, Sanganer Airport, JAIPUR 302 011 (India)
Tel: +91 141 3924700 / 2791431 Extn 715, Resi: +91 141 2634225
Fax: +91 141 3924738; Cell: +91 94145 22696
Email: mrum.iihmr@gmail.com or nirmal@iihmr.org
Alternative email: nirmalgurbani@rediffmail.com

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