In December 2012, a group of MUG pharmacy students wrote a petition to the Minister of Health in which they described the dificult future of their profession. Their petition was supported by pharmacy students from other medical universities in Poland. The goal of the students is to fight for a better future for Masters of Pharmacy as well as for the good of the patients. The next step was the conference “Pharmacist today and tomorrow” which was organized by MUG students involved in the Young Pharmacy (Młoda Farmacja) organization, under the honorary patronage of prof. Wiesław Sawicki, Dean of the MUG Faculty of Pharmacy with Subfaculty of Laboratory Medicine.
The purpose of the conference was to discuss the changes that should be made to improve the work of pharmacists, particularly in the pharmacies and to reverse some of the detrimental trends in the pharmacy business. The invited speakers pointed out the most significant problems and presented specific solutions. Among the speakers were prof. Wiesław Sawicki; dr n. farm., lawyer Agnieszka Zimmermann; dr n. farm. Weronika Żebrowska – Pharmacy Inspector in the Pomorskie Voivodeship; mgr farm. Elżbieta Kuriata – Pharmacy Inspector in the Warmia-Mazury Voivodeship; Anna Niżyńska – 5th year student of pharmacy at MUG; dr n. med. Paweł Chrzan – representative of the Gdańsk Chamber of Pharmacy and the National Chamber of Pharmacy and prof. Małgorzata Sznitowska.