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[e-drug] WHO Technical Briefing Seminar Essential Medicines & Health Products Policies 2016

E-DRUG: WHO Technical Briefing Seminar Essential Medicines & Health Products 
Policies 2016

Dear all,

WHO Technical Briefing Seminar on Essential Medicines and Health Products 2016  
Geneva, 17 - 21 October 2016

Please find below the announcement of a one-week Technical Briefing Seminar 
which will be organized by the Department of Essential Medicines and Health 
Products (EMP) of WHO in Geneva in October.
Similar briefing seminars have been held annually since 1998.

The web site for the announcement and links to previous seminars is at 

The application form is available on the web at 

The closing date for applications will be August 31st, 2016.
Early applications are encouraged for people from countries who need to apply 
for Schengen visas.

The programme, as previously, will include updates on among other topics, 
Access and rational use of Health Technologies, Health Technologies Assessment 
and Universal Health Coverage, National medicines policies and Health Systems, 
National supply chain, Building regulatory capacities and prequalification of 
medicines and health technologies, Global issues and emerging challenges 
related to access to medical products of quality, WHO Strategy for working with 
countries and partnership, and information resources.

A specific agenda will be made available via the web site.

The seminar is aimed at national government officials working in 
pharmaceuticals department, WHO and other UN staff working on Access to 
Medicines programmes, NGO and pharmaceutical company staff and academics.

Every year a mixture of participants are selected who ensure that there is 
active participation and discussion in all sessions.
The PowerPoint slides and the resource documents are made available to all 
participants and are posted on the web site.

This year's seminar will be facilitated by Dr Christophe Rérat and other senior 
staff members at WHO, with input from country programme officers and advisers.

Participation at the seminar is free of charge but participants will have to 
arrange for and finance their own travel, board and lodging.

Further information can be obtained from:

E-mail: reratc@who.int<mailto:reratc@who.int>

Christophe RERAT
Office of the Director
Essential Medicines and Health Products (EMP)
Health Systems and Innovation (HIS)
World Health Organization
Tel: + 41 22 791 48 26
"RERAT, Christophe Jacques" <reratc@who.int>

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