1st 2018 meeting: 30 April – 4 May, Maringá

WG6 met in Maringá, Brazil, at the Unicesumar Campus . A fantastic venue, where we have been hosted generously by our Brazilian colleagues.

WG6 had the opportunity to visit the hospital pharmacy at Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá. See the article written about our visit!

This is the letter we sent Dr Mauricio Chaves Junior after that visit:

Dear Sir

Last 2. Mai 2018, an international delegation of our working group visited your hospital pharmacy as well as other departments pharmacies.

You, Mr. Cleverson Antonio Poças and Mr. José Gilberto Pereira were so kind to welcome us, offering some time in your dense schedules. You showed us the organisation and challenges of your organisation regarding medication, and that was strongly appreciated by the members of my working group.

As you know, our working group is developing international standards with a specific focus on medicines business. Thus this visit was helpful to understand how practical, on-the-ground, activities could or should be supported with the standards we are developing. We also were interested by the dialog which working group members developed with your colleagues.

It has been a unique opportunity for us, a honour, to come to your hospital and we will keep this visit present in our memories.

Accept my sincere best wishes