Advanced Technical Briefing Seminar (TBS) on Quality and Safety
The general objective of this Seminar is to advance collaboration between WHO and other stakeholders from governmental and non-governmental organizations engaged in promoting the quality and safety of medicines in the global community.
The programme has been developed to increase awareness and knowledge of quality assurance and safety of medicines, blood products and related biologicals with a special focus on WHO standard-setting processes. Presentations, briefing and discussion topics will include :
- WHO development of guidelines, pharmacopoeial monographs and information resources;
- collaborative approaches underpinning classification systems (International nonproprietary names, Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) Classification;
- quality assurance of medicines, blood products and related biologicals;
- WHO prequalification project activities;
- WHO global pharmacovigilance programme;
- WHO input to international control of narcotic and psychotropic substances.
Programme of the Advanced TBS on Quality and Safety 2012
The technical briefing will be of interest to technical officers, WHO Representatives, regional advisers and country office staff of WHO and other UN agencies, national and regional drug regulators, and government and non-government officials working in related areas.
By attending this briefing, participants will understand:
- The methodologies, technical tools and algorithms used to develop WHO guidelines;
- The roles and functions of the Quality Assurance and Safety: Medicines (QSM), and Quality Assurance and Safety: Blood Products and Related Biologicals (QSD) teams and how they collaborate with other WHO departments and Member States in promoting global standards of quality and safety of human medicines;
- The activities of the WHO Regional Offices and WHO Collaborating Centers;
- How QSM activities help meet the goals and strategic objectives of the WHO Essential Medicines Programme.
Seminar design, presenters & facilitators
This will be an interactive seminar with presentations on individual topics followed by working group exercises on specific tools and techniques (e.g. databases, adverse drug reaction reporting forms, case studies etc). Technical officers from WHO and relevant Collaborating Centers, senior consultants and WHO experts will lead and facilitate the programme.
Attendance is limited to 25 places. Participation is free of charge. However, each participant is responsible for own travel and accommodation costs.
The closing date for the submission of applications is 7 May 2012. Please apply using the electronic application form in the right column of this page.