"After September 11, the disaster response in all countries - especially in the US - shifted from the traditional response to the modern disaster response and this shift resulted from a new experience in dealing with disaster," said DMEP Middle East chairman Dr Khaled Al Ahmadi.
Bahrain will become only the second country in the GCC to have its own certified DMEP team, after Saudi Arabia.
DMEP was first developed in 2006 by a group of physicians at the American College of Surgeons (ACS), based on their own experience as trauma and emergency surgeons.
DMEP does not plan to re-instate the ANCHOR SPA agreement and the information submitted by Amarin supports testing the hypothesis that Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) four grams/day versus placebo reduces major adverse cardiovascular events in statin-treated subjects with high triglyceride levels studied in the Vascepa REDUCE-IT cardiovascular outcomes study.
At the October 2013 Vascepa advisory committee meeting, DMEP expressed that the currently available data from studies of other therapies do not support use of drug-induced reductions in serum triglycerides as a basis for approval of an indication that DMEP views as ostensibly and impliedly an indication to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
In conjunction, Amarin plans to appeal the DMEP decision to the FDA Director of the Office of Drug Evaluation II (ODE-II), the next level under FDA dispute resolution guidance.
GMI's DMEP project may be viewed as an experiment in helping users, especially those in the Two-Thirds World, overcome local and systemic restrictions and equipping them with resources for leadership development and theological education as well as mission planning and management research activities.(18) It has the capacity to advance missiological research by effecting more immediate forms of cross-fertilization - ecumenical, cultural, and institutional - between information providers; by conducting new levels of integration between different types of data (statistical, cartographic, textual, bibliographic, book-review, and curricular); and by making heterogeneous, comparative data accessible to users in all sorts of geographic locales.
GMI decided to focus its DMEP project on a small number of strategically positioned institutions in Africa and Asia that are most ready to take advantage of computer information systems.
Initial steps in the DMEP project involved (1) taking cross-cultural soundings of local agendas, research needs, computer use (and absence thereof), and learning styles; (2) designing the software and configuration of the CD systems with input from users, allowing technical adjustments to be made en route; and (3) testing the training materials for the DMEP software.(19)
DMEP proceeded on the assumption that an integrative, cooperative team approach works best, especially when the technological applications are introduced via networks of trusted people.