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Wednesday 9th


Brasília - Brazil

Auditorium - San Marco Hotel

SHS Qd.5 Bl. C - Asa Sul, Brasília - DF, 70322-914



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All interested parties are invited to attend DITTA Workshop on 7 March and International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) Stakeholders Forum on 9 March. See Program Part for the details, including a brief description of the events. During these events, participants will be invited to discuss continuous improvements to device safety and performance, and emerging challenges in medical device regulation. Stakeholder input is important for global regulatory convergence, and the IMDRF Management Committee greatly appreciates your participation and contribution.


STAKEHOLDERS FORUM – Wednesday March 9th

Date and time
9 March 2016, 9:00 – 17:00
Auditorium San Marco Hotel SHS Qd.5 Bl. C - Asa Sul, Brasília - DF, 70322-914
IMDRF MC members will present on the updates of each jurisdiction and current working group progress as well as provide some sessions for recent activities. All stakeholders will be invited to provide feedback and discuss ideas for continuous improvements to medical device safety and performance.
  1. LUNCH - Complimentary lunch for all participants, provided by GMTA.
  2. RECEPTION - Complimentary reception for all participants, provided by DITTA.

DITTA WORKSHOP – Monday March 7th

Date and time
7 March, 2016, 9:00 – 12:00
Auditorium San Marco Hotel SHS Qd.5 Bl. C - Asa Sul, Brasília - DF, 70322-914
The goal of the DITTA workshop on medical software will be to provide a brief update on the progress made at IMDRF level, how medical software is considered in some jurisdictions and provide latest developments on international developments and how those are interlinked to IMDRF work. Latest update on international standards will be provided as well. Also, there will be opportunities to learn more on upcoming challenges such as cybersecurity.
  1. Agenda managed by DITTA, the Global Organization for the Medical Imaging, IT and Radiation Therapy Industry
  2. Event organized on the margins of the IMDRF Meeting.


A block of rooms in San Marco Hotel has been reserved at a special conference rate  for the period of 6 - 10 March. If you wish to stay at San Marco Hotel, please refer to “IMDRF MEETING” when you book the room.

For reservation information, please visit the hotel website: , for English version, please click on the (American Flag Icon)  located at the upright corner of the hotel website.

You can also contact the hotel booking staff by email on

UPDATE 02/17/2016:

A discount rate in Meliá Brasil 21 Hotel was also negociated by ABIMED for the participants of IMDRF from 6 - 10 March. Please reffer to ABIMED DISCOUNT when you book the hotel. You can contact the hotel on .

Additionally, we suggest other hotels located nearby San Marco:

Meliá Brasil 21 | Windsor Plaza Brasilia | St. Paul Plaza | Naoum | Carlton Hotel


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Brazil, the largest country of South America, is located in the eastern part of the continent, facing the Atlantic Ocean and bordering all South American countries but Chile and Ecuador. Our capital city is Brasília, a modern city designed and built in the 1960´s, when President Juscelino Kubitschek decided to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a place situated in the central part of Brazil (the central-west region).






Brasília, the capital of Brazil and the seat of government of the Distrito Federal, is a planned city. Inaugurated in 1960 in the Central Highlands of Brazil, it is a masterpiece of modernist architecture listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The basic structure of Brasília was completed in just four years, from 1956 to 1960, under the leadership of President Juscelino Kubitschek, with the slogan "fifty years of progress in five", and the city is in a sense a memorial to him. The cathedral has six columns representing two hands reaching up to almighty heaven. The city is designed in the shape of a giant bird or airplane, with various separated zones assigned for specific functions such as housing, commerce, hospitals and banking. Running down the center of the "airplane" is the thoroughfare called the Eixo Monumental ("Monumental Axis") and at one end lay the government buildings. The arched "wings" are residential zones, with several rows of medium-rise apartment blocks with small commercial districts. The intersection is the commercial and cultural hub, with stores, hotels, and the cathedral.

A huge artificial lake serves the city as both a leisure area and to diminish the effects of low humidity in drier months. Uniform buildings, wide tree lined roads, parks and sectors developed with the wellbeing of the population and visitors in mind carry the signatures of master urbanist Lucio Costa and modern architect Oscar Niemeyer. Brasilia’s monuments are unique and are ordered in such a way that they turn the city into an open air museum.


By taxi:

Taxis are plentiful and may be the preferred transportation. At the airport you will find cabs right ahead the arrival area. In Brasília, it is not common to call for cabs while they are in movement. The best way to take a cab is to find their parking stands. You will easily find taxis parked close to any commercial center or hotels area. If you don’t find one, it is recommend to ask the assistance of hotel/restaurant staff to call a cab for you by telephone.

By bicycle:

In Brasília, you can rent a bike on a sharing basis. All you need to do is to download the mobile application “Bike Brasilia” (available for Android and Iphone) and to pay a small fee. There are many bike stands around the central area of Brasília. You just need to find the closest to you, verify the availability, unlock the bike using the app and return it to any of the stands.

Brasília has a tropical climate, with distinct wet and dry seasons, but it is warm or hot all year round. The dry season runs from March to September, and humidity can be as low as 12% during these months, with average temperatures of around 28°C in the day time.

The wet season, from October to February, sees rain on as many as 20 days a month, with humidity of up to 80%. There's not that much difference in temperatures, however, with night time lows still not falling much below 16 or 17°C.


Brasília has an excellent telecommunication system, linking the city to the rest of Brazil and to the world. The International Direct Dial (IDD) code for Brazil is 55 and the city code for Brasília is 61. Cell phone coverage in the city is excellent. Check with your provider, as you may be able to use your own phone with the international roaming services while in Brasília. However, be aware of roaming fees, as they may be very expensive. It might be cheaper to purchase a prepaid SIM card once you are in the city to use it in your own cell phone. To buy a prepaid SIM look for one of the many telecommunication kiosks throughout the city.
Internet services are offered throughout the city. Some hotels may offer free Internet access with Wi-Fi computers in the lobbies. There will be wi-fi availability in the IMDRF meeting area.
Emergency / Police - 190

Aedes aegypti

Brazil is doing its part to fight Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that can spread dengue, chikungunya and zika. The Federal Government , States and Municipalities are involved in a task force that working for the eradication fo the mosquito.

The hotel is located at an urban area, which is monitored by local health survailance.

As a precaution, we recommend the use of repellent while visiting Brazil.


Electricity / Voltage

The electric current in Brasilia is 220/240 volts, 60 Hz, alternating current.


International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) Secretariat

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