Home' Australian Pharmacist : June 2011 Contents Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
6–9 October 2011
Early bird registration closes 4 July – www.pac11.com.au
In the evening delegates are invited to attend
the PAC11 Welcome Reception which marks
the official opening of the Congress Exhibition.
These sessions are:
• AACP Accredited Pharmacists’ Forum
• Pharmacy Practice in Government
• Pharmacy in Health Forum
• Harm Minimisation
AACP Consultant Pharmacists’
A highlight of the annual Pharmacy Australia
Congress is the Australian Association of
Consultant Pharmacy Accredited Pharmacists’
(AACP) Forum which attracts accredited
and other interested pharmacists from
across Australia for a day of educational and
At PAC11 this year, the AACP Accredited
Pharmacists’ Forum is titled Clinical and
practical skills for MMRs and will be held on
Thursday 6 October from 9.00am – 5.00pm.
The program includes a wide range of
speakers with a mix of clinical presentations,
therapeutic updates, clinical controversies and
The AACP Forum at PAC11 will provide
pharmacists with yet another stimulating day
of clinical education in keeping with the high
standards set by previous forums.
The forum is part of the series of AACP clinical
programs which is structured to provide
accredited consultant pharmacists, those
undergoing accreditation and other interested
pharmacists with relevant high‐quality
education covering pathophysiology,
therapeutics and practice issues.
Presentations will be delivered by prominent
medical and pharmacy speakers and the topics
will include therapeutics updates, laboratory
tests, case scenarios, clinical controversies and
Pharmacy practice in government
The large volume of reviews, reforms and
new policy directions in primary health
care, preventive health, hospitals and the
5th Community Pharmacy Agreement
are having major and multiple impacts
on the work of pharmacists in State and
This unique forum provides the opportunity
for participants to meet and discuss issues
of common interest and establish support
networks to face the challenges ahead.
The forum agenda is being developed
by pharmacists from various government
departments and agencies at both State and
Pre‐Congress sessions a feature
PAC11 has made a special effort to ensure that
pharmacists from all sectors of the profession
will find sessions of interest and relevance to
To complement the wide‐ranging sessions
that make up the Congress proper, a day of
pre‐congress workshops provides specialist
and special interest topics to round off the
PAC11’s pre‐congress sessions, which
include the popular all‐day AACP Consultant
Pharmacists’ Forum, which has proved to be a
feature of previous congresses.
The pre‐congress sessions are tailored to suit
many of the diverse interests of the profession
and are an ideal lead‐in to the congress which
officially starts on Friday, 7 October.
This pre‐congress day will focusing on some of
the diverse specialist areas of particular interest
to pharmacists and delegates can purchase a
separate registration for these important events
if they are unable to attend the whole Congress.
organisation examining the prevalence
and types of client‐pharmacy issues and
mechanisms for resolution.
Recent changes in national legislative
procedures and state variations will be a focus
and registration will include a tool kit containing
Pharmacy in health forum
The Pharmacy in Health Forum at PAC11 is a
not‐to‐be‐missed opportunity for pharmacists to
keep up‐to‐date with current health initiatives.
This year’s Forum will present updates from
a range of speakers on key developments
relevant to pharmacy and in which PSA is
These include the development of Medicare
Locals, e‐health initiatives, the growing
importance of primary care and the Future
of Pharmacy Project together with the
campaign being undertaken by the Pharmacist
Coalition for Health Reform to highlight the role
The Harm Minimisation Workshop at PAC11 will
present, over half a day, a range of topics from
key presenters from the Drug and Alcohol field
and the Department of Health including:
• world and Australian emerging trends and
state of the nation in use and misuse of
legal and illegal drugs
• emerging health concerns such as
• state and national uptake and statistics of
The new Suboxone sub‐lingual dose form will
have been launched and a product review, its
mechanism of action, as well as management
strategies and tools on its introduction into
practice and the community will be presented.
Dispute resolution and relevant client facilities
and resources is also an inclusion with
the state based PAMS (Pharmacotherapy
Advocacy Medication and Support Services)
Online registrations open
Online registrations for PAC11 are now
open and by going to www.pac11.com.au
delegates can complete their full registration
online for all the Congress sessions,
workshops and social events.
The online registration allows delegates to take
advantage of the Early Bird Registration which
saves money while also securing a place at
this premier event.
In addition, it should be noted that attendance
at PAC11 can enable delegates to earn up to
30 CPD credits over the days of the Congress.
PAC11, with the theme of Discovery,
Development, Diversification, will provide a
topical and comprehensive program covering
a wide range of educational, business and
practice subjects which will increase delegates’
knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviours to
support their expanding roles as in the multi‐
disciplinary health‐care model.
The four days of the Congress and pre‐
congress are structured to provide delegates
with every opportunity to get the most out of
their PAC11 experience. To do this, each of
the three days of the Congress is devoted to
one of the elements of the theme of Discovery,
On Thursday, the pre‐congress sessions
are tailored to suit many of the wide range
of interests of the profession and are an
ideal lead‐in to the main Congress program.
Delegates can register separately for these
The first day of the Congress on Friday
is devoted to the theme’s element of
Discovery of knowledge through academic
and practice research, market inquiry and
experimentation to break new ground
professionally and in the area of running
On Saturday the focus is on the latest
research relevant to pharmacists that will
help pharmacists in the Development of
professional skills as well as providing
information about new tools to improve
practice, and in turn the health outcomes of
consumers. Among the highlights of the day
are the PSA National Forum and a Mental
Health plenary session.
The final day of the Congress on Sunday
explores the third element of the theme, that of
Diversification which is the key for the future of
our pharmacy profession.
PAC11 is being held at the Melbourne
Convention and Exhibition Centre from
6–9 October 2011.
this and other relevant practice material,
templates and information.
An open forum session will provide opportunities
to clarify practice points, ask questions, voice
concerns and participate in discussion on this
relevant community health issue.
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