Grant provided for ISIUM Conference, Bangkok 2020 – October 2019

The Therapeutic Guidelines Foundation is proud to announce we are providing a grant to support the inaugural ISIUM Conference, Bangkok 2020.

The International Society to Improve the Use of Medicines (ISIUM) is an Australian registered charity which was established to raise awareness and promote the best use of medicines throughout the world to improve health and the management of disease in human beings, including all situations that involve or affect health and the use of medicines in the wider environment.

The conference theme is: ‘People Improving the Use of Medicines: What We Know & Don’t Know’ and will be held in partnership with the Drug System Monitoring and Development Centre (DMDC), Chulalongkorn University, and the Thai RDU Subcommittee of the Thai Food and Drugs Administration (FDA).

With a focus on sharing knowledge and experience on improving the use of medicines, the main objectives of the conference are:

  • To understand rational use of medicines and therapeutic practices in terms of new knowledge and perspectives.
  • To share experiences in peoples’ education and empowerment in improving the use of medicines and therapeutic practices.
  • To explore what governments and other stakeholders should and could do to ensure the safe and effective use of medicines, and how they may be held to account.
  • To define priority areas for future ISIUM work on improving the use of medicines and its promotion, with a focus on people’s empowerment.

The ISIUM conference will held in Bangkok, Thailand from 26 to 28 January 2020. For more information, see