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The cocktail party will be held on
Friday, 7 October from 7.30pm–9pm
at the Tonic Bar at Crown Promenade
and is another opportunity for you to
exchange views and ideas, catch up
on developments in the profession
and generally rekindle or make new
friendships while having a great time.
The Friday Networking Dinner is
another social opportunity which
makes the most of Melbourne’s famous
reputation for being a city of great and
Black-and-white Roaring ‘20s Gala dinner
It’s time to don your glad rags and meet
members of the mob at the drum to
spend the night hoofing, grubbing and
dipping the bill.
Well that’s how it would have been put
in the 1920s, which is the theme for the
black-and-white gala dinner being held
on Saturday night, 8 October from 7pm
till late at the Convention Centre.
In today’s language, that invitation would
read: It’s time to dress up and meet your
friends at the hall (speakeasy) to dance,
eat and drink the night away.
This is your opportunity to let your
imagination run wild and dress in a
1920s gangster era theme outfit and
enjoy a night of partying.
The PAC Gala Dinner is the highlight
of the range of social events at PAC11
which are designed to add enjoyable
social and networking opportunities
which complement the educational
sessions of the Congress.
And what better counterpoint for the
serious business of the Congress than a
fun black-and-white Roaring ‘20s dinner.
Entertainment, fine food and wine, and
the opportunity to dance, talk to or just
relax with friends and colleagues are all
attractions of this evening.
Organisers have paid substantial bribes
to the elephant ears (police) to keep
the place clean (not raided) during the
night and unless someone drops a dime
(informs), you are assured a fun night
that will long be remembered.
In addition to avoiding police raids,
drinking sly grog and avoiding the
Al Capone and Ma Baker lookalikes
among your pharmacy colleagues, the
Gala Dinner promises to be a night not
to be missed.
Amid the fun of the dress-up night
will be the very serious business
of announcing the recipients of
the Pharmacy Student of the Year
So start planning now. Learn some of
the slang. Find your outfit. Get your
bodyguard. But most of all, get ready
This interactive breakfast session will focus
on the health status of the indigenous
population and the need for action to be
taken to address health inequities and the
role a pharmacist can play in this social
and physical environment.
Be part of this breakfast session and
hear about the challenges Robbo faces
in working with remote communities and
learn about the valuable roles pharmacists
can potentially play in improving health
outcomes for indigenous Australians.
To register for any of these social
activities visit the PAC11 website:
Enjoy this dinner with friends and
colleagues who have similar interests
whether it be an interest in rural
pharmacy, a desire to learn more about
becoming an accredited pharmacist
or just an interest in a relaxing dinner
with colleagues. The networking dinner
provides you the opportunity to talk freely
and in a relaxed environment about the
professional and other issues that are of
interest or concern to you.
The dinner is being held a stone’s throw
from the Convention Centre at MESH at
Crown Promenade, beginning at 7.30pm.
So book now to secure your spot at the
dinner where you will enjoy premium food
and wine, along with great company, at
this unique opportunity to network with
your peers in the profession.
For something completely different, the
Bush Breakfast with Robbo on Saturday
morning at the Convention Centre from
7am–8.30am promises to be one of those
events that PAC11 delegates will be
talking about for a long time to come, and
you can be one of the lucky ones to be
there in person.
Andrew (Robbo) Roberts is a pharmacist
living and working in some of the most
remote parts of Australia. He lives and
works in a remote indigenous community
in an area that spans a quarter of a million
kilometres in Central Australia.
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