SPECIAL CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ON GENDER ISSUES IN
MEDICINES ACCESS AND USE
ICIUM2011 (www.icium2011.org) focuses on the impact of interventions, programs,
and policies on use of medicines in low and middle-income countries. In each
of eight major topic areas (access; policy; economics; chronic care; child
health; HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis; malaria; and drug resistance), research on
medicines issues at the international, regional, national, institutional,
provider, and patient levels is of interest. The ICIUM2011 Call for Abstracts
(http://www.inrud.org/ICIUM/Call-for-Abstracts.cfm) describes topics of
interest in detail. Since the intent of ICIUM2011 is to help shape evidence
based policy recommendations and a future research agenda, both newly completed
and recently published work can be submitted.
In addition to the topics listed in the call for abstracts, ICIUM2011 seeks
submissions of work on gender issues in medicines access and use, a
cross-cutting theme which will be addressed throughout the conference.
Generous support from the UK Government and the Suzanne Mubarak Regional Centre
for Women's Health and Development makes this focus of the conference possible
and a limited number of scholarships will be available for researchers working
on gender-related issues to travel to Alexandria and participate in the
conference. Eligible individuals from low or middle income countries need to
have an accepted gender-related abstract and propose a strategy to disseminate
results from ICIUM2011 among colleagues in their countries or professional
Gender-focused work can span the wide range of ICIUM2011 topics. Examples of
topics of interest include, but are not limited to, assessments of gender
equity in: access to and use of medicines; participation in care programs;
adherence to therapy; financing and affordability of care and medicines; and
perceptions on medicines.
For abstract submission, please go to
http://www.inrud.org/ICIUM/Abstract-Submission.cfm. Besides submitting their
abstract, individuals interested in applying for a scholarship to present their
gender-related work should also upload on the website a brief (maximum 500
words) description of a dissemination strategy for sharing gender-focused
reports from the conference. Dissemination strategies may include presentation
of ICIUM2011 proceedings at relevant national conferences and at meetings with
national and institutional policy makers; messages to health care providers;
and outreach to the public via the media.
The ICIUM2011 Scientific Program Committee is looking forward to receiving your
work in this important, under-researched area, and to meeting you in Alexandria!
For the ICIUM2011 Scientific Program Committee
Center for Pharmaceutical Management
Management Sciences for Health