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Supply Chain Management

The objective of this five-day course is to provide participants with the practical knowledge and skills to effectively manage the antituberculosis medicines and laboratory commodities needed in today’s TB programmes.

There is increasing collaboration and coordination with TB programmes and many of the topics covered in this course can also be applied to the management of antiretroviral drugs and HIV diagnostics.

The techniques presented in lectures will be applied during realistic case exercises and simulations related to pharmaceutical supply management (PSM).

Supply Chain Management

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Nov 7 - 11, 2016
    Faculty : Ron Wehrens and Miranda Brouwer
    Level : Middle- to Senior- level professionals
    Fee : USD 1,650 Residential package fee available at USD 2,250 (course fee + USD 600 for accommodation and breakfast).
    Language : English
    Registration deadline : Friday, 14 October 2016
  •  Benefit of training
  •  Who should attend
  •  Programme
  •  Accreditation
  •  Union membership
  1. Discover the key global factors in the production, financing and distribution of TB drugs and supplies
  2. Gather technical knowledge about first- and second-line TB medicines
  3. Become familiar with laboratory requirements, including those needed for latest diagnostic techniques such as GenXpert
  4. Write better PSM plans for grants
  5. Strengthen procurement skills
  6. Achieve better prices and supply management
  7. One-year complimentary Union membership

This course is designed for middle- to senior- level procurement specialists, doctors, pharmacists, warehouse managers and consultants managing drugs and/or laboratory supplies. Participants involved in HIV/AIDS programmes or the forecasting, procurement, storage and distribution of TB-related commodities will all benefit from this training.

  • Day 1

    • Welcome and introduction
    • Introduction to the pharmaceutical industry
    • Overview of TB products
    • Standard treatment regimen
  • Day 2

    • Quantification exercises 
    • Costing and financing
    • Pareto analysis
  • Day 3

    • Procurement 
    • Quality
    • Storage
    • Distribution
  • Day 4

    • Possible HIV co-infection
    • MDR-TB treatment
    • TB order and reporting forms
    • Sputum sampling
    • Microscopy
  • Day 5

    • Planning and budgeting tools
    • Handling obsolete products
    • Preparation of a work plan

IMDP participants are eligible to earn continuing medical education (CMEs) and/or continuing education units (CEUs).  The IMDP core courses are accredited both by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP).  The IMDP Tobacco Control courses are accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Course participants are offered complimentary, one-year membership. Benefits include online edition of the monthly publication of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD), as well as access to member resources and Members’ Directory. Members also join a scientific section and region of their choice in order to vote and exchange ideas with colleagues within your field of interest. For more information and to access these membership benefits, update personal details and more, visit