Category: Announcements

Drug Prices in Boston Soar Above WHO Benchmarks

April 19th, 2016 in Announcements, News, Postings, and Announcements

BUSPH and Pharm program alums Lindsey Rorden and Abhishek Sharma co-author a paper with Professor Richard Laing and Margaret Ewen of Health Action international entitled “Evaluating availability and price of essential medicines in Boston Area (Massachusetts, USA) using WHO/HAI methodology” arising from work began in Dr. Laing’s Analyzing Pharmaceutical Systems course, GH756. The paper has been picked up by a number of news outlets including Boston Magazine, Pharmalot, and SPH Today.

Research Activities at The Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program – Slides from Seminar

April 4th, 2016 in Announcements, News, Postings, and Announcements

Slides from the March 29, 2016 seminar with Dr. Susan Jick, Professor, Epidemiology at BUSPH, and Director of the Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program can be found here.

Role of the private sector in vaccination service delivery in India: evidence from private-sector vaccine sales data, 2009–12

March 28th, 2016 in Announcements, News, Postings, and Announcements

BUSPH and Pharm program alumnus Abhishek Sharma and Assistant Professor Warren Kaplan publish “Role of the private sector in vaccination service delivery in India: evidence from private-sector vaccine sales data, 2009–12” in Health Policy and Planning.

The 21st LRN Annual Conference and PhD Workshop 2016 Doing the Right Thing – Ethical Issues in Logistics and Supply Chain

March 28th, 2016 in Announcements, News, Postings, and Announcements

The 21st LRN Annual Conference and PhD Workshop 2016 Doing the Right Thing – Ethical Issues in Logistics and Supply Chain Wednesday 7th September – Friday 9th September 2016

Call for Abstracts Deadline: 1st April 2016 The 2016 conference theme will focus on work involving ethical issues in relation to supply chain management and logistics operations. It is hoped that this conference will demonstrate the current, promising research work within the theme in terms of its trends, challenges, and opportunities, so as to discover and explore new research directions for the research community and the practitioners. Authors wishing to prepare a paper for the conference are invited to submit a (strictly no more than) 500-word abstract for consideration by the organizing committee.

Abstracts must be submitted online and received by Friday 1 April 2016.

When you access the EasyChair site you will need to register, if you are not already registered, before you can access the submission page. Registration is free. Once logged on, please follow the on-screen prompts, and click on the ‘New Submission’ tab to start the process.

Make sure to read the Submission Instructions before continuing.

The full abstract criteria including the topics covered can be found at http://www.ciltuk.org.uk/AboutUs/ProfessionalSectorsForums/Forums/LogisticsResearchNetwork/LRN2016.aspx

*For further information on this year’s LRN Conference 2016, please contact Allison Glandfield: T: 01536 740125 | E: **allison.glandfield@ciltuk.org.uk

How Pharmaceutical Companies Work Slides from 3/22 Seminar Available

March 28th, 2016 in Announcements, News, Postings, and Announcements

Slides from Laurie Halloran’s presentation at the 3/22 seminar are now available here.

Finding a Practicum Presentation from BUSPH Career Services

March 28th, 2016 in Announcements, News, Postings, and Announcements

Slides from last week’s Pharmaceutical Program Practicum Workshop by Career Services are now available.

MSH/SIAPS Approach to Pharmaceutical Systems Strengthening

March 21st, 2016 in Announcements, News, Postings, and Announcements

The slides from Maura Soucy Brown’s presentation are available here.

Pharm Program Leadership Application (PPLC)

March 14th, 2016 in Announcements, News, Postings, and Announcements

The Pharm Program Leadership Council is seeking applicants for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants must be a member of the Pharmaceuticals Program and expect to remain as a student at BUSPH through Spring 2017. Six seats on PPLC will be open. The application period be open form March 25-April 11. However, interested applicants can begin completing the application here.

The mission of the council is to provide feedback and guidance to the Program as well as improve the Pharm Program’s connections among Pharm Program students, the BU community, & the greater Boston Pharma community and beyond.

Join Students of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (SISPE)!

February 29th, 2016 in Announcements, News, Postings, and Announcements

In the summer of 2015, a joint chapter of Students of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (SISPE) between students at BU and the University of Basel, Switzerland was formed.

SISPE is an international network for students interested in or studying pharmacoepidemiology. SISPE is organized by student members of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE).

The ISPE Student Council has set the following goals and objectives:

  1. To provide a forum for the discussion of issues of specific concern to pharmacoepidemiology students across the world.
  2. To facilitate the exchange of information concerning research, grants, job openings, and other information of interest.
  3. To improve ISPE students’ social and professional networks and create an engaged and lively student community in pharmacoepidemiology.
  4. To represent the interests and concerns of ISPE student members before the Board of Directors.
  5. To organize student activities at ISPE meetings and throughout the year, to optimize benefits for students, and to enhance student participation.

For more infomration please go to https://pharmacoepi.org/communities/students.cfm. Anyone interested in joining should contact Lade Ayodele at layodele@bu.edu. 

Conference – Global Infectious Diseases: New Challenges and Solutions

January 13th, 2016 in Announcements, Conferences/Seminars, Events, News, Postings, and Announcements

Infectious diseases were once relegated to the dustbin of history, but today emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases threaten health and health care systems in every country. Recent events, such as the measles outbreak in the United States, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and litigation over a compounding pharmacy’s liability in the spread of fungal meningitis, highlight the legal, medical, and bioethical challenges posed by infectious diseases. This symposium will explore the interdisciplinary considerations and obstacles raised by these and similar developments. Panels will discuss ways to encourage development of infectious disease treatments, lessons learned from the recent H1N1 and Ebola outbreaks, the legal and moral implications of mandatory vaccination, infectious disease control within the U.S. healthcare system, and the tension between individual freedom and state control during an outbreak. Learn more and RSVP (required).

Saturday January 30, 2016, 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM

Room 102
Sumner M. Redstone Building
Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215