Event Date/Time: Sep 29, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 30, 2011
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The Forum mission is to support healthcare leaders and decision makers operating in resource-constrained settings to improve health outcomes, by promoting cost-effective, evidence-informed healthcare policy-making.

The theme for the first year will be sustainability and effectiveness, specifically exploring how we can support the role of local institutions in turning evidence into policy and practice, while recognising our finite environmental and financial resources.

An impressive line up of keynote and session speakers promise to create an effective channel for advancing the debate.
Keynote speakers include:
• Prof. Recep Akdag, Minister of Health, Turkey
• Dr. Christian Baeza, Director, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank
• Mr David Brennan, CEO, AstraZeneca

Confirmed speakers include:
• Dr. Amanda Glassman, Director, Global Health Policy, Center for Global Development
• Dr. David Heymann, Chairman, Health Protection Agency
• Dr. Dezhi Yu, Director General, Centre for Project Supervision and Management, Ministry of Health, China
• Prof. Jeremy Farrar, Director, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (Vietnam)
• Dr. Laura Sampietro-Colom, President, Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi)
• Prof. Lloyd Samson, Chair, Pharmaceuticals Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), Australia
• Mrs Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt, Ministry of Health, Ghana
• Dr. Michael Borowitz, Senior Health Economist, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
• Lord Nigel Crisp, House of Lords, UK
• Prof. Parveen Kumar, President, Royal Society of Medicine, UK
• Dr. Patricio Marquez, Lead Health Specialist, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
• Dr. Richard Barker, Director General, The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Society (ABPI)
• Dr. Richard Smith, Director, UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative
• Dr. Rob Hecht, Managing Director, Results for Development
• Prof. Shah Ebrahim, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK; Director, South Asia Centre for Chronic Disease, New Delhi, India
• Dr Suzanne Hill, Scientist - Medicines, Access and Rational Use, World Health Organisation
• Prof. Tony Culyer, University of York, UK; University of Toronto, Canada

This is an opportunity for two-way learning experience between policy makers, and those who support them, in rich and poorer countries around the world.

Find out more or to register, please visit http://globalhealth.bmj.com/


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