Global TB Conference 2015

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CONFERENCE OBJECTIVE

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Attendees of this year’s Global TB Conference in Bangkok, March 2015

The US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded  Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program, in collaboration with the Stop TB Partnership Global Drug Facility, hosted a technical conference titled, “Building the Post-2015 Agenda: Novel Approaches to Improving Access to TB Medicines and Pharmaceutical Services” from March 2-6, 2015 at the Conrad Bangkok Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

The conference featured country experiences using tested approaches to prevent TB medicine stock-outs, increase TB case detection through private sector engagement, and ensure patient safety during TB treatment.

CONFERENCE AGENDA AND PRESENTATIONS

Sunday, March 1
Registration open
Welcome reception, cash bar, intro to World Cafe
World Cafe
Monday, March 2
Formal opening of the conference
Overview of the SIAPS project
Introductions
Conference purpose and objective
Overview of conference themes
Partner panel

Challenges and potential bottlenecks for the introduction of new TB pediatric formulations
Theme session: Diffusion of innovation in complex environments: Early Warning Systems to prevent stock-outs (part 1)

Close of day reflection and announcements
Tuesday, March 3
Morning reflection
Theme session: Diffusion of innovation in complex environments: Early Warning Systems to prevent stock-outs  (part 2)
Theme session: Ensure availability of high quality and validated data to improve decision making
Theme session: Pharmacovigilance: active monitoring of medicine use and risk management strategies to promote patient safety and adherence
Close of day reflection and announcements
Wednesday, March 4
Morning reflection
Theme session: Harnessing the power of private sector pharmacies to accelerate the detection and referral of the missing 3 million cases

Theme session: Financing aspects of improving access to TB medicines and pharmaceutical services

Close of day reflection and announcements
Thursday, March 5
Morning reflection
Implementing action plans: What will it take?
Open Space
Finalizing country action plans
Gallery walk for country plans
Talent show
Friday,March 6
Morning reflection
Commitments
Wrap up and evaluation
Final reflection
Formal closing and farewell

 

Where can I learn about previous conferences?
1st Conference on Pharmaceutical Management for TB and M/XDR-TB for WHO European Region
Fighting Drug-Resistant TB in the 21st Century: Novel Approaches to Improving Access to anti-TB Medicines and Pharmaceutical Services
Antalya, Turkey
December 2013

Africa TB Conference 2012
2nd Africa TB Regional Conference on Management of TB Medicines
Zanzibar, Tanzania
December 2012

Africa TB Conference 2011
Fighting Drug Resistant TB in the 21st Century: Novel Approaches to Pharmaceutical Management
Johannesburg, South Africa
July 2011

Who should I contact if I have other questions?
For additional information, please email the Conference Planning Committee at GlobalTB2015@msh.org.