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2017 Green Pharmacy Conference
News  posted by aidan.long  on July 14, 2017  

The call for posters and registration is open for the 2017 Green Pharmacy Conference. The conference will take place on Friday 27th October at University Medical Centre (UMC), Utrecht. This year's conference theme is 'The environmental cycle of medicines - an incentive for innovation in the human and veterinary medicine chain'.

Chemicals can be found everywhere, and are present in our (drinking) water, the soil, food crops, and in the air. But where do they come from?

Discarded and discharged medicines used for humans and animals and multi-resistant bacteria are also widely dispersed in the environment, and a change is necessary to address the environmental cycle of pharmaceuticals and drug-resistant bacteria.

Medicines, unlike pesticides, cannot easily be banned or even replaced. The healthcare sector and universities are therefore looking for solutions to this challenge. During this one-day conference, solutions will be presented and discussed and Utrecht UMC will also demonstrate their work in this area.

Click here to read more about this year's conference.

HCWH Europe members should also note that they are eligible for a €100 discount on their conference fee, register here.

During the conference (student) researchers, institutes, and companies will also have the opporunity to present their work by means of a poster display. More information about this is available here.


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