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His presentation -- Can pharmacy thrive
beyond the patent cli ? -- discussed
how pharmacy can possibly thrive in
this new environment by explaining the
impact of PBS reforms and drawing on
new research that identi es pathways
toward a successful professional future
He explained the complicated issues
a ecting the changes to PBS and price
disclosure by showing the audience an
easy-to-follow graph, speaking to the
di erent variables and projecting his
view on the future of pharmacy, which he
see as engaging more enthusiastically in
o ering services to the community.
According to PDL CEO Marie Ritchie, the
feedback was very encouraging. She was
pleased to note the presence of leaders
from throughout the pharmacy industry
The event concluded with a variety of
questions and ideas.
The next lecture in the series will be held
in Tasmania on 12 June (6.30pm drinks
and food with a 7.30pm start) at the
Stanley Burbury Theatre at the University
of Tasmania in Hobart. RSVP to: Lyndall.
Jonas@pdlappco.com.au by 6 June.
The Richard Langham
A Curtin University rst-year pharmacy
student has been awarded the inaugural
Richard Langham Scholarship.
Julie Ng, 18, from Atwell, who graduated
from Emmanuel Catholic College last year,
is the rst recipient of the scholarship,
valued at $5,000.
The scholarship, named in memory
of Richard Langham (1936--2011),
recognises the outstanding contribution
he made to the pharmacy profession in
Western Australia and internationally.
Ms Ng said that she had always dreamed
of becoming a pharmacist.
'I worked really hard in my nal year at
school to obtain the high score that you
need to get into pharmacy. My favourite
subjects were chemistry and human
biology, and I love interacting with
people, so a career as a pharmacist is the
perfect choice for me. Curtin also has
Bill Suen and Yijun Pan
a fantastic reputation for innovation in
science, which is a bonus.
'I feel very grateful and excited to have
received this scholarship. The funds from
the award will help to cover the costs of
my books and contribute to my fees.
'When I graduate I hope to work as a
pharmacist in a local pharmacy or a
hospital helping people to manage their
health and wellbeing.'
Ms Ng was awarded the scholarship
based on her ATAR score and the
supporting statement she wrote against
the eligibility criteria.
Professor Je Hughes, Head of Curtin's
School of Pharmacy, said Richard
Langham had a lifetime passion for
pharmacy, dedicating 40 years of his life
to research, teaching and mentoring
'He was well respected by everyone. His
expertise in behavioural and forensic
pharmacology led to his role as an
expert witness in close to 200 court
cases involving the behavioural e ects
of alcohol, cannabis and other chemicals,'
Professor Hughes said.
Richard Langham was a fellow of
the Pharmaceutical Society of WA,
and a member of the Australasian
Society for Clinical and Experimental
Pharmacoloigsts and Toxicologists, the
Australian Physiological Society, the
International Cannabinoid Research
Society and the International Association
for Cannabis as Medicine.
The scholarship, which will be awarded
each year to a student commencing the
rst year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy
degree, was presented to Ms Ng at a
Curtin awards ceremony on Wednesday
Monash Uni's top pharmacy
Victorian Branch Director Bill Suen was
delighted to present the 2012 Pharmacy
Gold Medal to Monash University's top
pharmacy student Yijun Pan last month.
Mr Pan is an international student from
China. He topped a number of subjects
throughout his four year B Pharm
studies. Arriving in Melbourne ve years
ago, he was most impressed with the
excellent study environment and is now
undertaking further study and research
for his PhD in Pharmaceutics.
The gold medal was presented at the
Monash University annual academic prize
presentation ceremony held at the Cossar
Hall, Parkville. During the ceremony the
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical
Sciences celebrated its highest achievers
in undergraduate, postgraduate studies
and research activities.
He hopes to work in the pharmaceutical
industry when he completes his studies.
Mr Suen congratulated Mr Pan on
his achievement, and wished him a
rewarding career as a pharmacist in the
PSA also provides a gold medal to the top
pharmacy student at La Trobe University
and RMIT University in Victoria.
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