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Prof. Dr. Sri Suryawati (Surya) is a happy grandma. Born in 1955, national of Indonesia. WHO Expert Advisory Panel for Medicine Policy and Management, Executive Board of International Network for Rational Use of Drugs (INRUD), serving the United Nations - International Narcotics Control Board (2007-2012) as  Second Vice President and Chair of the Standing Committee on Estimates (2010), Rapporteur (2011), and contributed significantly to various Board publications. At Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, she is currently Head of Division of Medicines Policy and Management, Department of Pharmacology & Therapy, Faculty of Medicine. Has supervised >150 master and doctoral theses on clinical pharmacokinetics, medicine policy and management, and improving medicine use in health facilities and the community.

Recipient of doctoral degree in clinical pharmacokinetics (1994) and specialist in pharmacology (1985). Areas of work include medicines policy and promoting the quality use of medicines (since 1990), drug evaluation and new drug application (since 1987), and clinical pharmacokinetics and bioequivalence testing (since 1984). WHO Expert Committee member for the Medicines Causing Dependency (2002, 2006), WHO Expert Committee member for the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines (2002, 2003, 2005, 2007), Expert adviser to the Director of Indonesia National Agency for Drug and Food Control (2005), and a member of the UN Millennium Project: Millennium Development Goal Task Force 5 on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and Access to Essential Medicines (2001-2005).

International consultant in essential medicine programs and promoting rational use of medicines in Fiji (2009), Mongolia (2006-2007), Philippines (2006-2007), Bangladesh (2006-2007), China (2006-2007), Cambodia (2001-2005), Lao PDR (2001-2003). International consultant in medicine policy and drug evaluation in Cambodia (2003, 2005, 2007), Indonesia (2005-2006), China (2003), Vietnam (2003). Facilitators in various international training courses in medicine policy and promoting rational use of medicines, WHO/INRUD Courses in Promoting Rational Use of Medicines (Yogyakarta 1994, Manila 1996, Dhaka 1997, New Delhi 1999, Padang 2000, Teheran 2002, Teheran 2003, Islamabad/Bhurban 2004, Brunei 2007), Training Courses on Hospital Drugs and Therapeutics Committee (Penang 2001, Yogyakarta 2001, Mumbai 2002, Jinan/China 2007), WHO/Boston University International Courses on Medicine Policy in Developing Countries (Yogyakarta 2002, Tashken/Samarkand 2003). Hosting international scientific training courses, workshops, conference since 1990.

Speaker in the following events (title of lectures in italic, presentation slides are available):

  • Workshop on Improving Access of Opioid Analgesics in Palliative Care in Latin American Countries, Lima, March 2010
  • 4th Asian Conference in Pharmacoepidemiology (ACPE): Use of pharmaco-epidemiology data in policy decision making: Indonesia experience. Tainan Taiwan, October 2009
  • FAPA/Association of Asian Pharmacy Schools, Workshop on Pharmacy Practice and Education: The Role of Pharmacist in Health Care System – Asia Pacific Perspective. Penang, 2009.International Conference on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Vancouver 2008: Clinical Pharmacology vs. Clinical Pharmacy, Competing or Collaborating Disciplines?
  • Clinical Research and Trials Excellence Conference, Plenary Speaker, Selangor 2008: Improving access to essential medicines: How can we contribute?
  • Clinical Research and Trials Excellence Conference, Symposium Speaker, Selangor 2008: Measuring price of essential medicines
  • EURO Conference: Mastering Anti-Infective Therapies, Paris 2005: Strategies to improve the use of medicines: what makes them effective and sustainable?
  • Technical Briefing at the 58th World Health Assembly, Geneva 2005: Irrational use of medicines damages health and wastes resources: what can we do about it?
  • Asia Social Health Forum, Penang 2005: Problems of Medicine Use in the Region
  • International Conference on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Brisbane 2004: The Role of Clinical Pharmacology in Promoting Rational Drug Use in Developing Countries
  • Australian National Medicine Symposium, Brisbane 2004: Strategies to promote quality use of medicines: Best mix of strategies for improving medicine use, case studies from developing countries
  • International Conference on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Brisbane 2004: Decentralization as a challenge to improve the quality use of medicine: Indonesia experience
  • International Conference in Improving the Use of Medicines, Chiang Mai 2004: Innovative strategies to improve prescribing: The pleasant journey from field-test to institutional programs
  • Symposium on Rational Drug Use, International Conference on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Florence 2000: Indicator-based monitoring strategies to improve drug use in health facilities

Contact: Prof. Dr. Sri Suryawati, Division of Medicine Policy and Management, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, IKM Building 2nd Floor, Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia. Phone & fax: +62-274-563596. E-mail: suryawati.farklin@gmail.com. Drop a message in Guest Comment box for immediate response.