The Spanish-language WPSD webinar for Latin America was held on September 9 at 12:00 CDMX time, Mexico. The webinar was
organized by Helen Haskell and hosted and moderated by WPA board member Karla Ruiz de Castilla and the Peruvian NGO Esperantra. Technical support was ably provided by Haris Khalid of WPA and Alessandra Tarrillo of Esperantra. More than 100 patient advocates and organizations from throughout Latin America registered for the webinar.
Speakers covered a wide range of topics in patient safety. Patient advocate Evangelina Vazquez Curiel of Mexico spoke movingly about the 2021 theme of World Patient Safety Day, Maternal and Child Safety. Attorney Randall Madrigal Madrigal of Costa Rica provided much important information on patient safety as a human right. Dr. Edita Falco de Torres of Uruguay, a surgeon and improvement expert, addressed human factors and quality improvement in medicine. Professor of Pharmacy Angela Caro Rojas from Colombia, a noted leader in pharmacovigilance, spoke about medication safety and leadership in patient advocacy.
The 2021 Latin American WPSD webinar is available for viewing on the WPA YouTube channel: