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ATOME legislation review workshop
Uploaded: 1st March 2013 .. Filesize: 126Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP8

The ATOME legislation review workshop took place at Utrecht University, Netherlands on January 31st and February 1st 2013. The following countries were represented at the workshop by regulatory and law enforcement authorities and opinion leaders or 'champions' among healthcare professionals: Slovakia; Estonia; Serbia; Latvia; Greece; Cyprus; Lithuania; Slovenia; and Hungary. The workshop was attended by approximately 30 delegates, including 11 from the ATOME Consortium.

ATOME Six-Country Workshop 1 - Executive Summary
Uploaded: 23rd November 2012 .. Filesize: 119Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP4

The first of two ATOME Six-Country Workshops took place in Bucharest, Romania (Thursday, 29th September - Saturday, 1st October 2011). The following countries were represented at this workshop by regulatory and law enforcement authorities and opinion leaders or 'champions' among healthcare professionals: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, and Slovenia. The workshop was attended by a total of 27 delegates and 12 representatives of the ATOME consortium.

ATOME Six-Country Workshop 2 - Executive Summary
Uploaded: 23rd November 2012 .. Filesize: 120Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP4

The second of two ATOME Six-Country Workshops took place in Bucharest, Romania (17th November - 19th November 2011). The following countries were represented at this workshop by regulatory and law enforcement authorities and opinion leaders or 'champions' among healthcare professionals: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary. In addition, representatives from Ukraine observed the workshop. The workshop was attended by a total of 34 delegates and 11 representatives of the ATOME consortium.

Report on the quick scan of national legislations (WP7)
Uploaded: 13th January 2012 .. Filesize: 174Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP7

This report describes the methodology and the results of the quick scan of legislations undertaken undertaken by our partner Utrecht University (Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Pharmacology) as part of the ATOME project in work package 7. The aim of this quick scan was to analyse the national legislation in the 12 ATOME target countries in order to detect aspects that are a potential barrier to the access and availability of opioids in the respective country. The quick scan is the basis for the selection of nine countries where a more detailed deep scan of legislations will be undertaken as the next step of the ATOME legislation review.

Report of the representation of ATOME at the EAPC Congress in Lisbon
Uploaded: 22nd July 2011 .. Filesize: 92Kb

This is a report on the representation of the ATOME project at the 12th EAPC Congress in Lisbon, Portugal, in May 2011.

ATOME Training of Lawyers and National Counterparts Workshop Report
Uploaded: 13th May 2011 .. Filesize: 179Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP6

This report gives an overview of the ATOME Lawyers and National Counterparts Training Workshop in Bucharest (Romania) in February 2011. It includes a summary of the presentations and discussions during the workshop as well as the results of the pre-post-workshop evaluation.

Publications

ATOME training of lawyers workshop report
Uploaded: 31st July 2013 .. Filesize: 162Kb

This paper gives an overview of the ATOME Lawyers and National Counterparts Training Workshop in Bucharest (Romania) in February 2011. It includes a summary of the presentations and discussions during the workshop as well as the results of the pre-post-workshop evaluation.

Guidelines

Armenian translation of the WHO Policy Guidelines Ensuring Balance in National Policies on Controlled Substances
Uploaded: 23rd April 2012 .. Filesize: 1290Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP1

French translation of the WHO Policy Guidelines Ensuring Balance in National Policies on Controlled Substances
Uploaded: 23rd April 2012 .. Filesize: 3170Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP1

Georgian translation of the WHO Policy Guidelines Ensuring Balance in National Policies on Controlled Substances
Uploaded: 23rd April 2012 .. Filesize: 1240Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP1

Russian translation of the WHO Policy Guidelines Ensuring Balance in National Policies on Controlled Substances
Uploaded: 23rd April 2012 .. Filesize: 813Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP1

Bulgarian translation of the WHO Policy Guidelines Ensuring Balance in National Policies on Controlled Substances
Uploaded: 21st June 2011 .. Filesize: 704Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP1

English version of the WHO Policy Guidelines Ensuring Balance in National Policies on Controlled Substances
Uploaded: 21st June 2011 .. Filesize: 547Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP1

Greek translation of the WHO Policy Guidelines Ensuring Balance in National Policies on Controlled Substances
Uploaded: 21st June 2011 .. Filesize: 855Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP1

Hungarian translation of the WHO Policy Guidelines Ensuring Balance in National Policies on Controlled Substances
Uploaded: 21st June 2011 .. Filesize: 860Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP1

Polish translation of the WHO Policy Guidelines Ensuring Balance in National Policies on Controlled Substances
Uploaded: 21st June 2011 .. Filesize: 876Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP1

Serbian translation of the WHO Policy Guidelines Ensuring Balance in National Policies on Controlled Substances
Uploaded: 21st June 2011 .. Filesize: 715Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP1

Slovak translation of the WHO Policy Guidelines Ensuring Balance in National Policies on Controlled Substances
Uploaded: 21st June 2011 .. Filesize: 851Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP1

Slovenian translation of the WHO Policy Guidelines Ensuring Balance in National Policies on Controlled Substances
Uploaded: 21st June 2011 .. Filesize: 791Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP1

Turkish translation of the WHO Policy Guidelines Ensuring Balance in National Policies on Controlled Substances
Uploaded: 21st June 2011 .. Filesize: 912Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP1

Statements

EAPC Press Release Morphine Manifesto
Uploaded: 6th February 2012 .. Filesize: 25Kb

This press release by the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) informs about the Morphine Manifesto that has been released in conjunction with World Cancer Day 2012 (4 February 2012), Pallium India, the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), and the Pain & Policy Studies Group / WHO Collaborating Center at the University of Wisconsin. Signed by leading organizations and foundations from around the world, including cancer, pain management, and hospice & palliative care organizations, this Manifesto calls for an end to the unethical practice of promoting access to expensive opioid analgesics without also making available low cost immediate release oral morphine.

ATOME Press Release
Uploaded: 20th April 2011 .. Filesize: 50Kb

Posters

Access to Opioid Medication in Europe (ATOME) country profile methodology
Uploaded: 27th June 2012 .. Filesize: 1500Kb

This poster provides a brief overview of the methodology that the International Observatory on End-of-Life-Care use to compile country profiles for each of the 12 ATOME target countries. It was presented by Tom Lynch at the 7th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care inTrondheim,Norway, June 2012. The country profiles incorporate mixed method designs to gather data that can be used as a resource for policy and service development through identifying barriers and opportunities in gaining access to controlled medicines within each country. 

An evaluation of the Access to Opioid Medication in Europe (ATOME) Six-Country Workshop
Uploaded: 27th June 2012 .. Filesize: 486Kb

This poster provides a brief overview of the first of two Six-Country Workshops that were held inBucharest,Romaniain September 2011. It was presented by Tom Lynch at the 7th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care inTrondheim,Norway, June 2012. This poster describes the impact of the workshop on the experiences, beliefs, and potential concerns of participants in relation to controlled medicines for pain and symptom management.

Legal and policy barriers to opioid availability - results from a WHO self-assessment checklist
Uploaded: 26th June 2012 .. Filesize: 51Kb

This poster provides a brief overview of a study on legal and policy barriers to opioid availability in the ATOME countries. It was presented at the 7th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care in Trondheim, Norway, June 2012. A country assessment checklist - based on the WHO Guidelines “Ensuring balance in national policies oncontrolled substances - Guidance for availability and accessibilityfor controlled medicines” - was used to explore legal and policy barriers in the respective countries. Selected results are highlighted and methodological challenges are discussed.

Legal and regulatory barriers in accessing opioid medicines: results from a "quick scan" of legislation
Uploaded: 26th June 2012 .. Filesize: 204Kb

This poster shows the results of a study in European countries using the "quick scan" method in order to identify legal and regulatory barriers in accessing opioid medicines. It was presented at the 7th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care in Trondheim, Norway, June 2012. The "quick scan" methodology is briefly outlined and key findings are displayed. Different types of barriers to opioid availability and accessibility are highlighted and examples for selected categories of barriers from the participating countries are provided.

WHO´s Efforts to Improve Availability and Accessibility of Controlled Medicines
Uploaded: 22nd July 2011 .. Filesize: 176Kb

This poster presents current and future activitiesby the World Health Organization´s Access toControlled Medications Programme, including the activities related to the ATOME project.

ATOME update of WHO national controlled substances policies: significant challenges that possess implications for the delivery of palliative care
Uploaded: 13th June 2011 .. Filesize: 1170Kb

This poster was presented at the 12th EAPC Congress in Lisbon, Portugal, between the 18th and 21st May 2011.

Consensus building on access to controlled medicines: A four-stage multi method consensus procedure
Uploaded: 13th June 2011 .. Filesize: 51Kb .. A product of Work Package: WP1

This poster was presented at the 12th EAPC Congress in Lisbon, Portugal, between the 18th and 21st May 2011.

Presentations

Measures for Improved Access to Opioid Medication in Europe
Uploaded: 22nd July 2011 .. Filesize: 559Kb

This presentation highlights differences in the availability and utilisation of opioid medicines across European countries, points out the major barriers to opioid availability and provides strategies and measures in order to assess and improve the national situation related to the availability of opioids.

Presentation of ATOME at the EAPC Congress in Lisbon
Uploaded: 22nd July 2011 .. Filesize: 481Kb

This presentation of the ATOME project gives an overview on the aims and goals of the project, the work plan, the strategic impact of the project and the partners in the ATOME consortium. The achievements in the different work packages are highlighted and the forthcoming activities in the project are presented.

Utrecht University Presentation: ATOME Legislation Analysis
Uploaded: 15th February 2011 .. Filesize: 1130Kb

Blog posts

2012.03.02._Access to Opioid Medications in Europe (ATOME) _ EAPC Blog
Uploaded: 3rd December 2013 .. Filesize: 59Kb

2012.03.21._Access to Opioid Medications_ ATOME National Conference in Slovenia _ EAPC Blog
Uploaded: 3rd December 2013 .. Filesize: 56Kb

2012.04.26._Budapest Commitments - an update from Greece_EAPC Blog
Uploaded: 3rd December 2013 .. Filesize: 78Kb

2012.05.02._Access to Opioid Medications_ ATOME National Conference in Turkey _ EAPC Blog
Uploaded: 3rd December 2013 .. Filesize: 66Kb

2012.05.29._ATOME research session in Trondheim _ EAPC Blog
Uploaded: 3rd December 2013 .. Filesize: 65Kb

2012.05.31._Strategic action plan for improving access to opioid medication in Cyprus – ATOME conference _ EAPC Blog
Uploaded: 3rd December 2013 .. Filesize: 80Kb

2012.08.07._The perils of opioid prescription _ EAPC Blog
Uploaded: 3rd December 2013 .. Filesize: 70Kb

2012.12.03._ATOME Greece_ National Symposium to Improve Access to Opioid Medication _ EAPC Blog
Uploaded: 3rd December 2013 .. Filesize: 83Kb

2013.02.27._Opioid legislation in European countries – expiry date exceeded_EAPC Blog
Uploaded: 3rd December 2013 .. Filesize: 90Kb

2013.03.28._Dynamic and proactive ­– Latvia ATOME national conference on improving access to opioid medication _ EAPC Blog
Uploaded: 3rd December 2013 .. Filesize: 71Kb

2013.05.18._Conversations in a ballroom – Hungary ATOME national conference on improving access to opioid medication _ EAPC Blog
Uploaded: 3rd December 2013 .. Filesize: 88Kb

2013.10.02._Breaking news in Tallinn_ Estonian opioid legislation changes announced at ATOME conference _ EAPC Blog
Uploaded: 3rd December 2013 .. Filesize: 88Kb

2013.10.09._Where would we like to go_ ATOME update from Serbia _ EAPC Blog
Uploaded: 3rd December 2013 .. Filesize: 90Kb

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