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PSA16 leading pharmacy innovation happens this month.
An important part of PSA16 is the
New roles and emerging opportunities
stream which will provide a snapshot
and insight into what is out there for
pharmacists now and into the future.
Pharmacists have a skill set, knowledge
and experience that more and more
are being recognised as highly valuable
in a range of settings and contexts.
This is increasingly opening up new
career pathways, enhanced scope of
practice and business development
One of the most important forums at
PSA16 is the Improving pharmacists’
remuneration: the plan to get there forum.
It features a panel including: Michael
Dooley, Geoff March, George Tambassis,
Rachel Dienaar, and Matthew Scott
The pharmacy sector has been the
source of significant savings by
successive Governments as they have
sought to rein in health spending over
many years. The changes introduced by
various Governments have negatively
impacted on the viability, profitability
and attractiveness of pharmacy as a
long‐term career proposition.
Critical to building a better pharmacy
future is pharmacist remuneration.
Join the discussion on the current state
of pharmacists’ remuneration, factors
influencing it, and how we can improve
wages over the medium/longer term.
The PSA16 Therapeutics masterclass
stream delivers enhanced clinical
learning and practice to meet the needs
of pharmacists working in hospital,
general practice or clinical settings,
as well as accredited and advanced
practice pharmacists seeking more
specialised development opportunities.
The stream includes:
Diabetes Masterclass: Contemporary
treatment and therapeutics for
complicated cases discussing the
place in therapy of newish classes,
triple therapy, emerging ADRs
and decision‐making for next line
Reaction and Interaction
Masterclass: Review of the latest
drug interactions and adverse drug
reactions focussing on complex
drug interactions; emerging ADRs;
current controversies; and factors
Pharmacist role for ageing Australia
including defining and considerations
as a course of action; consequences
of inappropriate polypharmacy; and
current evidence‐based research.
Health service delivery
Developing, implementing and
delivering professional health services, is
overwhelmingly agreed as the future for
pharmacy and pharmacists. Professional
health services provide opportunities for
business growth, income diversification,
new opportunities pathways and greater
PSA16 offers a vast array of practical,
income generating workshops; clinical
and therapeutic updates; career
pathways; as well as some provocative
and thought provoking plenary and
panel sessions. A focus on innovation,
diversity, new models of practice
and career pathways underpins the
comprehensive three day program.
In addition, this year PSA16 incorporates
new and enhanced features such as
an expanded practice innovation
and research stream, the new Patient
Support Theatre and Special Interest
Groups (SIGs) sessions.
Naturally, PSA16 also offers a range
of social functions and networking
events over the course of the three day
program. There are events for everyone
and to suit every budget. The Welcome
reception is on Friday 29 July in the
Grand Ballroom, at Four Points by
This informal function provides a great
opportunity to catch up with friends,
peers, colleagues and industry partners
for relaxed and casual networking over
canapés and drinks.
Other social events include a Networking
dinner, the PSA member’s breakfast and of
course the PSA16 Gala dinner.
The Early Career Pharmacists meet and
greet is a chance for pharmacists in the
early years of the profession to meet,
mix and mingle with friends, peers
New roles and emerging
PSA16 is on from 29–31 July in Sydney
at the Four Points by Sheraton,
Darling Harbour. Register online at:
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