Programme for 5th November Symposium

International Symposium on Medicines and Patient Safety

Wednesday 5th November 2014

Main Auditorium at the College of Health and Medical Sciences (formerly KHI), Kigali
(close to the Hotel Serena and to CHUK).

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International Symposium on Medicines and Patient Safety
Wednesday 5th November 2014

Main Auditorium – University of Rwanda – CMHS

7.30 am Registration and Coffee

8.30 am Welcome and aims of the day
Professor Donald Singer, Yale School of Medicine,
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Rwanda CMHS
HRH Program for Rwanda

8.35 am Official opening of the Symposium
Dr Pierre Claver Kayuumba, Vice-Dean, UR-CMHS

8.40 am Pharmacology for Africa
Professor Douglas Oliver, NW University, South Africa.
President, Pharmacology for Africa, South Africa

High risk drugs and settings – 1

9.05 am
Pharmacovigilance and the risks of expanded access to essential medicines for non-communicable diseases
Pacifique Remy, Head of Pharmacy, Partners in Health, Rwanda

9.35 am Round Table: Regulating Medicines

Health professional regulation and regulation of medicines in Rwanda
Anicet Nyawakira: Ministry of Health, Rwanda

Pharmacovigilance in practice
Professor Donald Singer, Yale School of Medicine,
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Rwanda CMHS
HRH Program for Rwanda

Regulation of medicines in South Africa

Professor Douglas Oliver, South Africa

Panel: Speakers and chairs

10.35 am Coffee, posters and stands

11.05 am Round Table: Pharmacovigilance

Systems and patterns of reporting in Rwanda
Anicet Nyawakira: Ministry of Health, Rwanda

Systems for reporting in Europe and North America
Professor Donald Singer

12.05pm Lunch, posters and stands

1.05 pm Round Table: Education in Clinical Pharmacology:

Strategy in Rwanda
Dr Pierre Claver Kayumba, UR-CHMS, Rwanda

Perspectives from South Africa
Dr Christiaan Brink, NW University, South Africa; Pharmacology for Africa

2.05 pm
High risk drugs and settings – 2

Managing risk from medicines for oncology
Dr Pacifique Mugenzi, RMH, Kigali

Regulating Traditional Medicines
Florence Mubano, Ministry of Health, Rwanda

Risks from traditional medicines
Fiona Padua, Pharmacist, KFH, Kigali

2.50 pm Tea, posters and stands

3.20 pm High risk drugs and settings – 3

Paediatrics
Dr Lisine Tuyisenge, Paediatrician, CHUK, Kigali

Using High Risk Drugs In Maternity
Washington Hill, Obstetrician, Duke University School of Medicine
HRH Program for Rwanda

Using High Risk Drugs in Renal Medicine
Dr Jules Kabahizi, King Faisal Hospital and Rwanda Military Hospital, Kigali

4.05 pm Round Table: High risk drugs and diseases

Discussants: Dr Jules Kabahizi, KFH and RMH; Dr Washington Hill, HRH; Dr Ribakare Muhayimpundu, Fiona Padua, KFH; Dr Rahel Ghebre, HRH; Dr Pacifique Mugenzi, RMH

4.25 pm
The importance of basic pharmacology principles for clinical pharmacology
Prof Christiaan Brink, South Africa; Pharmacology for Africa

4.55 pm Outcomes and legacy of the Symposium
Dr Pierre Claver Kayumba and Professor Donald Singer

5.00 pm Close of symposium
Professor Phil Cotton, Principal
University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Thursday 6th November

Videoconference
School of Public Health, Kigali

10 am
WHO and pharmacovigilance
Professor Rita Benabdalleh, WHO Centre, Rabat, Morocco

11 am
Prescribing Skills and their Assessment
Professor Simon Maxwell, Edinburgh, UK

12 md               Close

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Symposium Steering Group and Advisory Board

International Symposium on Medicines and Patient Safety
5 November, 2014: Kigali, Rwanda

Symposium Steering Group
Dr Emile Bienvenu, Pharmacologist and Senior Lecturer, University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences;
Dr Pierre Claver Kayumba, Vice-Dean, Pharmacist and Senior Lecturer, University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences;
Dr Emmanuel Musabeyezu, Physician and Head of Medicine, King Faisal Hospital, Physician, Kigali;
Professor Douglas Oliver, President, Pharmacology for Africa and Pharmacologist, School of Pharmacy, NW University, South Africa;
Fiona Padua, Pharmacist, King Faisal Hospital, Kigali;
Professor Donald Singer, Clinical Pharmacologist, Yale School of Medicine and HRH Programme for Rwanda.

National and International Advisory Board
Rita Benabdallah, Director, WHO Regional Pharmacovigilance Centre, Rabat, Morocco
Professor Chistiaan Brink, President, South African Society of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacologist, School of Pharmacy, NW University, South Africa;
Dr Gene Bukhman, Cardiologist, Program in Global Non-Communicable Diseases and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA;
Professor Phil Cotton, Principal, University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Kigali;
Gasherebuka J. Damascene, Chair, Rwanda Health Allied Professions Council;
Dr Vincent Dusabejambo, Physician, CHUK, Secretary of the Rwanda College of Physicians and Senior Lecturer, University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Kigali;
Dr Ibra Muhumuza, Head of Dentistry, University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences;
Dr Pacifique Mugenzi, Consultant Oncologist and Director of Research, Rwanda Military Hospital, Kigali;
Dr. Evariste Ntaganda, Non-Communicable Diseases Division, Rwanda Biomedical Centre;
Anicet Nyawakira, Pharmacist, Pharmacovigilance and Medicine Information Unit, Ministry of Health, Rwanda and Executive Secretary, Rwanda Pharmacy Council;
John Nyiligira, Pharmacist, CHUK and University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences;
Josbert Nyirimigabo, Pharmacist, HIV division, Rwanda Biomedical Centre;
Dr Onyema Ogbuagu, Infectious Diseases, Yale School of Medicine, USA;
Pacifique Remy, Head of Pharmacy, Partners in Health, Rwanda
Leo Ruvugabigwi, Head Pharmacist, Rwanda Military Hospital, Kigali;
Professor Emile Rwamasirabo, President, Rwanda Medical Council and CEO, King Faisal Hospital;
Professor Musime Stephenson, Paediatrician, King Faisal Hospital, Kigali;
Dr Lisine Tuyisenge, Physician and President, Rwanda Paediatrics Association;
Dr Tim Walker, Gastro-enterologist, CHUB, Butare and Head of Internal Medicine, University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences;
Agnes Uwayezu, President, Rwanda Nursing Council