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[e-drug] Management Development Program Pharmaceutical Management Hospitals, IIHMR, Jaipur, India, November 18 - 22, 2013

E-DRUG: Management Development Program Pharmaceutical Management Hospitals,
 IIHMR, Jaipur, India, November 18 - 22, 2013 
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[NOTE: Correct email included below for response to this announcement]

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

Background: 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 medicines.  Pharmaceutical management in hospitals can be one 
of the most cost effective measures for appropriate use of scarce health care 
resources. 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 
been 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/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 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 DTCs
    To   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, and Drugs & 
Therapeutics Committees, its structure and functions
    Formulary management
    Quality assurance of medicines
    Basic cost-effectiveness evaluation
    Medicines safety & Pharmacovigilence
    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 and 
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.

Training 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.

Course 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 extra.

Application: Interested participants may obtain specified “CV Template” by 
sending an email at <atmrum.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 at 
<atmrum.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: ATMRUM <atmrum.iihmr@gmail.com> or <nirmal@iihmr.org>   
 Web:  www.iihmr.org
Alternative email: nirmalgurbani@rediffmail.com
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