Annual course in the ATC/DDD methodology

 11-12 June 2015 Oslo, Norway

The course gives an introduction to the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification system and the technical unit of measurement, the Defined Daily Dose (DDD).  Applications of the ATC/DDD methodology will be presented and discussed.

Both lectures and working group sessions will be included. 

The lectures will cover the following topics:

  • Background, overview and development of the ATC/DDD methodology
  • The main principles for establishing new ATC codes and assigning DDDs
  • Procedures for applications (ATC codes, DDDs and changes

The second day will focus on the application of the ATC/DDD methodology in drug consumption statistics; practical examples included.  Other applications of the methodology will also be presented.

The working group sessions are important elements of the course.  Various ATC/DDD problems and points to consider related to the application of the methodology in drug consumption statistics will be discussed in the working group sessions.

Please note that the deadline for registration is 25 May 2015.

For more information and registration, please see the WHO Collaboration Centre website .