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'The students and interns really enjoyed
it. The diversity of speakers was great
and the students got a really good idea
of what is possible in pharmacy.
'Later in the evening people were really
engrossed in discussions started in the
formal part,' she said
The networkers heard from a range
of pharmacists from difference
pharmacy sectors including community,
government, defence and hospital
pharmacy. A feature was the 'nothing off
limits' table where students could ask
anything they wanted to.
There were 6 x15 minute rotations with
about three or four students and two
speakers per table.
Harm minimisation forum
PSA and Pharmacy Guild members
joined forces at a harm minimisation
forum in March to hear the Victorian
Mental Health Minister talk her
Government's vision for the future.
The forum was held at Monash
University and attracted about Over 150
pharmacists, GPs and case managers.
The Victoria Minister for Mental
Health and Community Services,
Mary Wooldridge gave a wide
ranging address about the Victorian
Government's five year plan for alcohol
and drug misuse.
She was followed by Dr David Jacka, the
Medical Officer for HIV and Injecting
Drug Users at the World Health
Organization Country Office, Vietnam.
He has worked in the area of HIV since
1989 and Injecting Drug Use and Harm
Reduction since 1993.
Dr Jacka has contributed to guidelines
and training modules on methadone
treatment for Victoria and a number
of countries in the Asian Region and
developed bilingual training materials
for harm reduction, HIV testing
and counselling and methadone
maintenance treatment in the two WHO
The Forum also heard from Irvine
Newton who spoke about changes to
the Victorian Policy for maintenance
pharmacotherapy for opioid dependence.
Victorian Branch President, Michelle
Lynch has personally congratulated
Society members Ang and Richard Lim
MPS, of Lim's Pharmacy in Springvale on
winning the 2013 QCPP pharmacy of the
Michelle and Pharmacy Guild Victorian
Branch President George Tambassis
visited the pharmacy together and
congratulated Mr and Mrs Lim on their
The pharmacy offers a full range of
professional services and has supported
the local community through a wide
range of initiatives.
Mr Lim has won many local and national
business awards and is extremely well
connected with the local community and
politicians at all levels. (See page 13.)
CPExpo line-up announced
Today show nutritionist Dr Joanna
McMillan will speak at CPExpo at the end
of the month.
She is one of the
outstanding list of
announced by NSW
John Bronger OAM,
Mr Bronger said,
and experience of speakers secured
for CPExpo 2013 (31May--2 June) is
outstanding, and complements the
superior resources that our patient
support partners will provide delegates,
and the interactive exhibition we are
preparing with our industry sponsors.'
Mr Bronger named Dr McMillan, Beyond
Blue CEO Ms Kate Carnell AO, and expert
Endocrinologist Professor Cres Eastman
AM as some of the highlight speakers
over the three day conference.
'From the registrations to date it is
pretty clear that this is the sort of event
pharmacists from all around Australia
want. Pharmacists from all over the
country are coming to Sydney for
CPExpo to get increased personal and
professional satisfaction, increased
confidence in dealing with other health
professionals and patients to improve
health outcomes through to getting the
resources and insights that help grow
income,' he said.
Professor Charlie Benrimoj, Chair of the
CPExpo Committee, said CPExpo's Friday
workshop program was filling up fast.
'The Friday workshops give CPExpo the
practical patient focus that sets it apart as
a conference. What pharmacists will get
out of these workshops is relevant, up to
date information that they can apply to
their practice immediately to achieve
better patient outcomes.
'The critical aspect for CPExpo is the
variety of partners that we have for the
event. Our Patient Support Partners are
the key to providing pharmacists with
the resources they need to look at their
practice and provide the services their
patients need to improve outcomes for
their businesses and patients.
'In addition, our partners in the
pharmaceutical industry provide the up-
to-date information on products and the
support pharmacy needs to bring these
professional services to life. This is the
Mr Bronger said CPExpo was the new and
dynamic conference concept to respond
to the needs of our members and the
'This is one event I wouldn't miss,'
Mr Bronger said.
Michelle Lynch, Richard Lim and George Tambassis.
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