Advancing Self-Care and Responsible Self-Medication for a Healthier Future Conference


small-conference-logoSelf-Care is now widely recognized as the first step in healthcare. Governments around the world are promoting it as a means to reduce the economic burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) as well as supporting the sustainability of healthcare systems and shifting current bio-medical models to a preventative one.

APPs are redefining healthcare by helping consumers become aware of, and monitor, their health

WSMI industry associations have developed programs to promote Self-Care and inform consumers about how to manage common health problems and symptoms with the use of nonprescription medicines. In addition, these associations have promoted the development of programs aiming to establish better regulatory frameworks as well as initiatives to improve the accessibility of nonprescription medicines.

Objective of the Conference

The Advancing Self-Care and Responsible Self-Medication for a Healthier Future Conference organised by AFAMELA, the Mexican nonprescription association, and the World Self-Medication Industry (WSMI), aims to deepen the understanding and acceptance of self-care and responsible self-medication as well as open an dialogue about the best regulatory practices for nonprescription products. Speakers will present an update of the benefits that these practices are bringing to individuals and the healthcare sector in different countries. A section of the Conference will be devoted to discussing the roles that advertising and switching play as key drivers for the development of responsible self-medication.

Conference speakers

Speakers will include high level officials of the Mexican Ministry of Health and COFEPRIS, representatives of consulting companies and associations affiliated to WSMI and executives responsible for the operation of international companies at regional and local levels. All of the speakers are recognized as opinion leaders and experts in their respective fields.

Who should attend?

General Directors and professionals working in the commercial, regulatory affairs, business development, public affairs areas and all other parties involved and/or interested in self-care and responsible self-medication.

Event dates and program

October 5-6, 2015

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Simultaneous translation

The official languages of the Conference are Spanish and English. Simultaneous translation will be available throughout the Conference.

Conference Information

Host City: Mexico City

One of the biggest metropolitan areas in the world, Mexico City is a truly cosmopolitan city, where you will find colonial buildings and modern skyscrapers, pre-Columbian and modern art museums, handcrafts markets, high-street shops and a great variety of traditional Mexican cuisine and top class international restaurants.

Outside Mexico City you are able to explore the mystery and richness of pre-Columbian civilizations, colonial-style towns and attractive beaches, as well as enjoy Mexican food while meeting warm, friendly people.

Venue and accommodation

The venue of the Conference is the Camino Real Hotel, a five-star hotel located in one of the nicest areas of Mexico City (Polanco). The hotel is close to the Anthropology Museum, one of the most famous museums in the world.

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Conference fee: US$525 or MX$7,500

The registration fee includes participation in all sessions, copies of presentations delivered at the Conference, lunch and coffee breaks.

Hotel Reservations

“Superior Deluxe” and “Camino Real Club” rooms have been blocked for participants (October 4 -7, 2015) at discounted rates of US$226.10 and $273.70, respectively, per night (single or double occupancy).

We strongly recommend that you make your room reservations before September 21st, since reservations at discounted rates are not guaranteed after this date. Please note that king-size and double beds are subject to availability.

Room reservations must be made with Alejandra Ruíz, Sales Manager, by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or or by phone (+52) 55 5263 8838 and (+52) 55 5263 8888


If you have any questions about the Conference, please contact:
AFAMELA - Direccion Ejecutiva
Yautepec #12, México, DF, CP 06140
Tel: (+52) 55 5286 5297
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Event Information

Start date: 05 October, 2015 - 17:00
Finish date: 06 October, 2015 - 17:00
Cut off registration date 01 October, 2015
Conference fee US$525.00
Venue Hotel Camino Real
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