The AIM CDM Development-at-Work Seminar Series

The AIM CDM Development-at-Work Seminar Series

 The AIM Center for Development Management (CDM)
In collaboration with

 AIM Dr. Stephen Zuellig Center for Asian Business Transformation (AIM ZCABT)
invites you to an AIM forum:

Improving access to and use of medicines:

Recommendations from the 2011 Third International
Conference on Improving Use of Medicines

 Dr. Dennis Ross-Degnan, ScD
Dr. Ross-Degnan, Sc.D., is Associate Professor at the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention (DACP) at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Director of Research at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  He holds a doctorate in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health.  Dr. Ross-Degnan’s career has focused primarily on improving health systems in the US and developing countries, including research on the effects of pharmaceutical policies, factors underlying appropriate use of medicines, interventions to improve quality of care, and applied research methodology in low resource settings. 

In 1990, he co-founded the International Network for Rational Use of Drugs (INRUD), a global network of academics, health managers, and policymakers involved in developing and testing interdisciplinary interventions to improve use of medicines.  In recognition of these efforts, he was awarded the 2005 HMS Klaus Peter International Teaching Award.  He has consulted extensively with the World Health Organization on issues related to access to and appropriate use of medicines, and pharmaceutical sector monitoring and evaluation.  Dr. Ross-Degnan also co-directs the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Pharmaceutical Policy which is based jointly at DACP and the Boston University Center for International Health and Development.  
UHC and Medicines: Key Issues Guiding Policy Development
Anita Katharina Wagner, PharmD, MPH, DrPH
Dr. Anita Katharina Wagner is Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Visiting Research Associate Professor in the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the National University of Singapore.

A clinical pharmacist, pharmacoepidemiologist, and pharmaceutical policy researcher, she conducts research on access to, affordability, and use of medicines among vulnerable populations, particularly in low and middle income countries. She founded and leads the global Medicines and Insurance Coverage Initiative (MedIC) of the Boston WHO Collaborating Center in Pharmaceutical Policy.  MedIC is a unique partnership between academics, health care delivery systems, health financing institutions, and international organizations which aims to improve population health through evidence-based medicines benefit policies. Dr. Wagner co-directs the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Policy Research and directs global MedIC Courses in Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis. 

Dr. Wagner received her Master of Public Health degree in international health and Doctor of Public Health degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She also holds a doctorate in clinical pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences and a German master-equivalent degree in pharmacy and is licensed to practice pharmacy in Germany and Massachusetts, USA.

Monday, September 3, 2012

5:00p.m. to 6:30p.m.

First Philippine Holdings Caseroom,
First floor, Asian Institute of Management
For further inquiries, please contact:
Center for Development Management                              Dr. Stephen Zuellig
Asian Institute of Management                                           Center for Asian Business Transformation
123 Paseo De Roxas, Makati City 1260, Philippines     Tel.: +632 892-4011 to 25 loc. 2073
Tel.: +632 892-4011 to 25 loc. 119                                    Email:
Fax: +632 867-2529                                            

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