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Contact PSA Victorian branch

Phone: 03 9389 4000
Fax: 03 9389 4044
Email: vic.branch@psa.org.au

Downloadable CPD calendar

2015 January to June | 2015 July to December

The information on this page may be subject to change.

Annual Medicines Update 2015PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-12

This event will be presented as a series of lectures on new medicines, new indications for known medicines, safety updates and upcoming medicines across 6 therapeutic areas- Cardiovascular | Immunomodulators & antineoplastics  | Ophthalmology | Respiratory, pain & rheumatology  | Drugs & infection  | Miscellaneous

This year’s Medicines Update will be held at 3 venues:

Parkville– 9 August – Register now | More information
Echuca- 30 August – Register now | More information
Torquay– 13 September – Register now | More information


Victorian monthly evening lectures PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3

Monthly evening lectures covering a range of clinical and practice support topics will be delivered on the second Tuesday of every month (between February and October) at Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres across Victoria. Dates for the monthly lectures are as follows:

2 June – HIV Medicines in Community Pharmacy – More information *Doncaster venue unavailable, please attend Parkville
7 July – Clozapine in the Community
4 August – TBC
1 September – TBC
6 October – TBC

Webinar recordings

To access the webinar recording, handouts and multiple choice questions from the previous lecture, please click here.


First Aid (incl CPR) or Perform CPRPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-12

Friday 17 July, Parkville – Register now
Wednesday 30 September, Parkville
Thursday 12 October, Parkville


Mental Health First Aid – 2 day workshopPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-24

In this 12 hour course pharmacists will learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Sunday 25 and Monday 26 October, Parkville – Register now


Medication Management Review Stage 1PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-24

Becoming accredited to conduct medication reviews is an exciting professional career pathway for pharmacists. Accredited pharmacists form an integral part of the healthcare team, taking a lead role in ensuring practical, quality medication management for consumers in their homes and aged care facilities

Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 September, Parkville – Register now


APSIG events PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

APSIG monthly meetings will be held in Parkville on the last Monday of every month between February and October.  These events are tailed for accredited pharmacists and pharmacists who are keen to improve their clinical knowledge. Dates for the monthly lectures are as follows:

29 June
27 July
31 August
28 September
26 October

The 2015 Advanced Clinical Education Seminar will be held on Sunday 22 November.


Daytime LecturesPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3

Pharmacy Practice Update
Thursday 18 June 10:30-12pm, RMIT Bundoora
More information


Sunday Learning Workshops PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-12

Pain Management in Primary Care: Challenges of Analgesic Use
Sunday 21 June 9-4:30pm, Benalla
More information | Register now


ForumsPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

Chronic Pain Forum
Wednesday 15 July 7-9pm, Parkville

Pharmacy Practice Forum
Monday 21 September 7-9pm, Parkville


Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training ProgramPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-7

This training program will help to ensure the consistency and quality of Opioid Replacement Therapy services offered throughout Victoria. Sponsored by the Victorian State Government Department of Health, the program, delivered in 2 parts is FREE of charge for ALL Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff.

Part 1 covers all technical, professional and legal requirements of harm minimisation and ORT.
Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator.

Both parts will be available face to face or online, providing maximum flexibility to attendees. Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate.

Face to face events (Part 1 & 2)

  • Frankston Region – Sunday 31 May – FULL
  • Bendigo – Sunday 2 August – Register now
  • Sale – Sunday 18 October – Register now
  • Parkville (Part 1) – Tuesday 1 December – Register now
  • Parville (Part 2) – Tuesday 8 December – Register now

Part 1 Online course:

Part 2 Webinar:

*If you are not a PSA member you will need to register via the link to Part I below.  This will create a login and password to enable you to access the program.  Please note: you will require a unique email address for this.


Naloxone Training Program

Opioid overdose is a leading cause of death in Australia, claiming the lives of 374 Victorians in 2013 alone, yet it is preventable. Pharmacists are in a prime position to help prevent these deaths by identifying at risk patients and counselling them on both the importance of obtaining a Naloxone script and knowing how to administer it . Penington Institute, a non for profit organisation, have established a Community Overdose Prevention and Education program known as COPE. COPE provides training and support to primary health and community organisation staff who will then educate individuals who may be opioid users or potential overdose witnesses such as family members or friends.

Click here for further information regarding COPE.

Click here to view a brief self-directed training on Naloxone.

Calendar of Victorian and National events

May
31
Sun
2015
Frankston Region: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program May 2015 @ Frankston International
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Register online

Overview

The objective of the Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program is to provide the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required for pharmacists and support staff to deliver a safe and consumer focused Opioid Replacement Therapy service.  The training will help to ensure the consistency and quality of services offered throughout Victoria. The program, delivered in 2 parts for all Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff, is free of charge.

Part I covers all technical, professional and legal requirements of harm minimisation and ORT.  Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate I.

Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator. Following attendance at a Part 2 workshop, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate II.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the nature of dependence, background of opioid replacement programs and objectives of opioid replacement programs
  • Identify key aspects of methadone and buprenorphine therapy (including available formulations, dosage, safety & tolerability, drug interactions and use in pregnancy & breastfeeding)
  • Recognise the legal responsibilities and roles of the pharmacist in relation to opioid replacement programs.
  • Dispense and administer medicines for opioid replacement legally, ethically and accurately
  • Know when to refuse dosing and identify the signs and symptoms of intoxication
  • Know how to manage missed doses and take-away doses
  • Describe labelling requirements for take-away doses

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.3,7.2,7.3.

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Accreditation number: CVP150003B

This activity has been accredited for 3.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 7 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Sponsor

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Vic_health_department

Jun
2
Tue
2015
Monthly Lecture June 2015: HIV medicines in community pharmacy
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Register Here | Download Flyer

Location details

Parkville – Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052
Regional Satellite CentresClick here for venue details  *Please note: Doncaster venue unavailable in June, please attend Parkville venue*

Networking and refreshments from 7:00pm, lecture will commence at 7:30pm.

Overview

Practical look at what the change to community pharmacy supply of HIV medicines means to you and an exploration of best practice and the myths and misconceptions regarding the psycho-social interactions with patients with HIV.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this activity pharmacist should be able to:

  • Describe the barriers that people living with HIV may perceive towards the dispensing of HIV medicine from community pharmacy
  • Explain the PBS requirements for valid prescriptions of HIV medicines
  • Discuss the practical issues involved in the provision of HIV medicines including ordering, supply and counselling  to enhance access and adherence
  • Discuss the dynamics of patient engagement relating to psycho-social impact for both the patient and the pharmacist
  • Describe the current status of HIV prevalence, treatment and how HIV is now considered a chronic, manageable condition

Register here

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2.

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 1 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Up to 1.5 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 3 CPD credits), if self-assessment questions are completed.

Speakers:

Dr Mark O’Reilly
Clinical Advisor – Australasian Society for HIV Medicine

Joseph Tesorio
Pharmacist – Healthsmart Pharmacy, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne

Cath Smith
Speaker – Positive Speakers Bureau

Max Naggl
Positive Speakers Bureau  – Living Positive Victoria

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Australian Government Department of Health

Sponsor/s:

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Webinar: HIV medicines in community pharmacy @ Online Webinar
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Register now

Overview

Practical look at what the change to community pharmacy supply of HIV medicines means to you and an exploration of best practice and the myths and misconceptions regarding the psycho-social interactions with patients with HIV

Learning objectives

Upon complition of this activity pharmacist should be able to:

  • Describe the barriers that people living with HIV may perceive towards the dispensing of HIV medicine from community pharmacy
  • Explain the PBS requirements for valid prescriptions of HIV medicines
  • Discuss the practical issues involved in the provision of HIV medicines including ordering, supply and counselling  to enhance access and adherence
  • Discuss the dynamics of patient engagement relating to psycho-social impact for both the patient and the pharmacist
  • Describe the current status of HIV prevalence, treatment and how HIV is now considered a chronic, manageable condition

Competency standards

Competency standards (2010) addressed: 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2.

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CWEB1505

This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 1 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Up to 1.5 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 3 CPD credits), if self-assessment questions are completed.

Speakers

Dr Mark O’Reilly
Clinical Advisor – Australasian Society for HIV Medicine

Joseph Tesorio
Pharmacist – Healthsmart Pharmacy, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne

Cath Smith
Speaker – Positive Speakers Bureau

Max Niggl
Positive Speakers Bureau  – Living Positive Victoria

Funded, under contract, by the Australian Government Department of Health

 

Jun
14
Sun
2015
Snap Learning – Pain in Primary Care @ Cossar Hall
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview

Pharmacists play an essential role in all aspects of pain management. At this special Snap Learning event, you will have the opportunity to attend 4 x 40 min interactive workshops on the following topics; update on pain management, pharmacist role in pain management, overdose and withdrawal, and handling painful customers.

Learning Objectives:

Update on pain management

  • Explain the difference between the effectiveness of codeine combination products compared with other pain relievers
  • Appreciate the risks associated with codeine combination products based on recent coroners’ reports.
  • Review the current guidelines for the management of acute, chronic pain and neuropathic pain

Pharmacist’s role in pain management

  • Recognise the triage role of the pharmacist for patients presenting with pain
  • Appreciate the pharmacist’s role in the provision of schedule 3 medication
  • Recommend appropriate referral pathways for patients
  • Recognise the special considerations for children and elderly patients

Overdose and withdrawal

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of overdose
  • Appreciate the importance of naloxone for patients at risk of overdose
  • Provide counselling to patients and carers for naloxone
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of withdrawal
  • Provide appropriate advice to patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms

Handling painful customers

  • Explain and apply the concept of borrowed protection in difficult situations
  • Utilise scripted responses to deal with difficult patients
  • Provide appropriate advice and care to patients suffering from addiction to pain medication
  • Apply effective strategies when refusing supply to patients

 

Competencies addressed (2010)

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CVP150602

This activity has been accredited for 3 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers:

TBC

Jun
15
Mon
2015
Webinar: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 June 2015 @ Online
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Download Flyer

Register Online

 

Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Friday 12 June 2015.

Overview

The objective of the Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program is to provide the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required for pharmacists and support staff to deliver a safe and consumer focused Opioid Replacement Therapy service.  The training will help to ensure the consistency and quality of services offered throughout Victoria. The program, delivered in 2 parts for all Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff, is free of charge.

Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator. Following attendance at a Part 2 workshop, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate II.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the nature of dependence, background of opioid replacement programs and objectives of opioid replacement programs
  • Identify key aspects of methadone and buprenorphine therapy (including available formulations, dosage, safety & tolerability, drug interactions and use in pregnancy & breastfeeding)
  • Recognise the legal responsibilities and roles of the pharmacist in relation to opioid replacement programs.
  • Dispense and administer medicines for opioid replacement legally, ethically and accurately
  • Know when to refuse dosing and identify the signs and symptoms of intoxication
  • Know how to manage missed doses and take-away doses
  • Describe labelling requirements for take-away doses

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3.

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP150004B

This activity has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers:

Mr. Irvine Newton
B.Pharm., F.P.S., FAIPM.

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

Jun
18
Thu
2015
Bundoora Daytime June 2015: Pharmacy Practice Update @ Lecture Theatre 207.2.06
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview:

Mr Chris Falcke from the Department of Health will offer a valuable insight into recent changes and controversial issues relating to pharmacy legislation. He will present examples of cases where pharmacists failed to comply with the Act or Regulations plus examples of pharmacists who went above and beyond their legislative responsibilities to fulfil their professional responsibilities.

Learning objectives:

At the end of this seminar pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the requirements of the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Act and Regulations, which are sometimes (or commonly) contravened by community pharmacists
  • Describe the key differences between legislative requirements, guidelines and policies, and liability relating to litigation
  • Explain the different roles and responsibilities of DPR, AHPRA, VPA and Medicare Australia
  • Discuss the recent changes to the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Act and Regulations

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP150603

This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hourS of Group 1 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Up to 1.5 hourS of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 3 CPD credits), if self-assessment questions are completed.

Facilitator/s:

Mr Chris Falcke, Senior Drugs and Poisons Officer

Sponsor

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Jun
21
Sun
2015
Benalla Sunday Learning Seminar: Pain Management in Primary Care @ Benalla Health
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Overview

Pharmacists are often the first point of contact for patients with minor ailments and other health concerns, and pharmacists must decide whether to treat, monitor or refer. One of the most complex issues presented in pharmacy is pain management, especially with the increasing concern about codeine addiction.

Join our expert speakers for this thought provoking lecture which will examine the key issues around pain management, codeine misuse, the role of naloxone and how you can implement a pharmacy pain management service. Don’t miss out on this unique oppportunity to earn up to 12 Group 3 CPD points!

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the emerging role of pharmacists in primary care
  • Appreciate the importance of pharmacist involvement in the provision of S3 medication
  • Describe the treatment options for different types of pain
  • Discuss the implications of codeine misuse
  • Apply effective strategies to deal with difficult customers requesting codeine containing products
  • Appreciate the importance of naloxone in managing opioid overdose
  • Implement a pain management service in pharmacy

Competencies addressed (2010)

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CVP150604

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers:

Professor Colin Chapman

Jul
17
Fri
2015
Parkville – First Aid Workshop / Perform CPR July 2015
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Register online

Overview

First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)Download flyer

By attending this course, you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge you require to provide a first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or
other assistance. Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years.

This course consists of 6 hours of face-to-face training with pre-course reading and a compulsory assessment task required to be completed prior to attending the workshop. This workshop includes the following units: HLTAID001, HLTAID002, HLTAID003 and HLTFA311A.

Perform CPR – Download flyer

This annual CPR update course covers all of the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 1 year.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP150002C

First Aid Workshop has been accredited for 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  Pharmacists are encouraged to self-record CPD for  time spent on the pre-course reading and assessment task.

Perform CPR has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  Pharmacists are encouraged to self-record CPD for  time spent on the pre-course reading and assessment task.

Aug
2
Sun
2015
Bendigo: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program August 2015 @ Loddon Mallee Murray Medicare Local
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Register on-line

Overview

The objective of the Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program is to provide the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required for pharmacists and support staff to deliver a safe and consumer focused Opioid Replacement Therapy service.  The training will help to ensure the consistency and quality of services offered throughout Victoria. The program, delivered in 2 parts for all Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff, is free of charge.

Part I covers all technical, professional and legal requirements of harm minimisation and ORT.  Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate I.

Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator. Following attendance at a Part 2 workshop, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate II.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the nature of dependence, background of opioid replacement programs and objectives of opioid replacement programs
  • Identify key aspects of methadone and buprenorphine therapy (including available formulations, dosage, safety & tolerability, drug interactions and use in pregnancy & breastfeeding)
  • Recognise the legal responsibilities and roles of the pharmacist in relation to opioid replacement programs.
  • Dispense and administer medicines for opioid replacement legally, ethically and accurately
  • Know when to refuse dosing and identify the signs and symptoms of intoxication
  • Know how to manage missed doses and take-away doses
  • Describe labelling requirements for take-away doses

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.3,7.2,7.3.

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Accreditation number: CVP150003C

This activity has been accredited for 3.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 7 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Sponsor

medicare_local_LoddonMalleeMurray

 

Vic_health_department

Aug
9
Sun
2015
Parkville – Medicines Update 2015 @ Lecture Theatre 1
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Download Flyer or Click here to REGISTER

 

Overview

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this year’s Medicines Update and learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across six relevant fields:

Ophthalmology | Immunomodulators & antineoplastics | Cardiovascular | Drugs & infection | Respiratory | Miscellaneous

Learning Objectives:

Ophthalmology Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in ophthalmic medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Immunomodulators & Antineolastics Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in immunomodulators & antineoplastic medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Cardiovascular Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in cardiovascular medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Drugs & Infection Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in anti-infective medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Respiratory, Pain & Rheumatology Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in respiratory, pain & rheumatology medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Miscellaneous Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in miscellaneous medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Competencies addressed (2010)

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.5, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CVP150005A

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan. up to 6 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 12 CPD creditis) with successful MCQ assessment.

Speakers:

Dr Peter Van Wijngaarden

Ms Gail Rowan

Dr Jennifer Coller

Ms Alison Duncan & Ms Karen Urbancic

Dr Jenny Gowan

Ms Lyn Billington

 

Aug
13
Thu
2015
Webinar: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 August 2015 @ Online via webinar
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Download Flyer

Register Online

 

Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Wednesday 12 August 2015.

Overview

The objective of the Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program is to provide the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required for pharmacists and support staff to deliver a safe and consumer focused Opioid Replacement Therapy service.  The training will help to ensure the consistency and quality of services offered throughout Victoria. The program, delivered in 2 parts for all Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff, is free of charge.

Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator. Following attendance at a Part 2 workshop, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate II.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the nature of dependence, background of opioid replacement programs and objectives of opioid replacement programs
  • Identify key aspects of methadone and buprenorphine therapy (including available formulations, dosage, safety & tolerability, drug interactions and use in pregnancy & breastfeeding)
  • Recognise the legal responsibilities and roles of the pharmacist in relation to opioid replacement programs.
  • Dispense and administer medicines for opioid replacement legally, ethically and accurately
  • Know when to refuse dosing and identify the signs and symptoms of intoxication
  • Know how to manage missed doses and take-away doses
  • Describe labelling requirements for take-away doses

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3.

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP150004C

This activity has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers:

To be confirmed

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

Aug
30
Sun
2015
Echuca – Medicines Update 2015 @ MERCURE PORT OF ECHUCA
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Download Flyer or Click here to REGISTER

 

Overview

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this year’s Medicines Update and learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across six relevant fields:

Ophthalmology | Immunomodulators & antineoplastics | Cardiovascular | Drugs & infection | Respiratory | Miscellaneous

Learning Objectives:

Ophthalmology Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in ophthalmic medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Immunomodulators & Antineolastics Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in immunomodulators & antineoplastic medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Cardiovascular Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in cardiovascular medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Drugs & Infection Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in anti-infective medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Respiratory, Pain & Rheumatology Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in respiratory, pain & rheumatology medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Miscellaneous Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in miscellaneous medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Competencies addressed (2010)

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.5, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CVP150005B

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan. up to 6 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 12 CPD creditis) with successful MCQ assessment.

Speakers:

Presented by a range of subject matter experts (details TBC)

 

 

Sep
13
Sun
2015
Torquay – Medicines Update 2015 @ Wyndham Resort Torquay
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Download Flyer or Click here to REGISTER

 

Overview

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this year’s Medicines Update and learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across six relevant fields:

Ophthalmology | Immunomodulators & antineoplastics | Cardiovascular | Drugs & infection | Respiratory | Miscellaneous

Learning Objectives:

Ophthalmology Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in ophthalmic medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Immunomodulators & Antineolastics Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in immunomodulators & antineoplastic medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Cardiovascular Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in cardiovascular medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Drugs & Infection Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in anti-infective medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Respiratory, Pain & Rheumatology Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in respiratory, pain & rheumatology medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Miscellaneous Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in miscellaneous medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Competencies addressed (2010)

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.5, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CVP150005C

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan. up to 6 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 12 CPD creditis) with successful MCQ assessment.

Speakers:

Presented by a range of subject matter experts (details TBC)

 

Sep
16
Wed
2015
Parkville: Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop @ PSA Boardroom
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm

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Overview:

Becoming accredited to conduct medication reviews is an exciting professional career pathway for pharmacists. Accredited pharmacists form an integral part of the healthcare team, taking a lead role in ensuring practical, quality medication management for consumers in their homes or aged care facilities. This workshop satisfies the Stage 1 training requirements for accreditation with AACP.

All courses run over the last two years have been fully booked. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) accreditation and assessment process.
  • Understand the process for conducting medication management reviews.
  • Identify the knowledge and skills required to conduct medication management reviews.
  • Source and apply current evidence-based resources when conducting medication management reviews.
  • Complete Home Medicines Review (HMR) and Residential Medication Management Review (RMMR) case studies that meet AACP requirements.

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1.

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CP1401VE

This activity has been accredited for 4 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) and for 8 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 16 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Presenters:

Dr Jenny Gowan
Mrs Robyn Saunders

Oct
13
Tue
2015
Webinar: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 October 2015 @ Online via webinar
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Monday 12 October 2015.

Overview

The objective of the Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program is to provide the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required for pharmacists and support staff to deliver a safe and consumer focused Opioid Replacement Therapy service.  The training will help to ensure the consistency and quality of services offered throughout Victoria. The program, delivered in 2 parts for all Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff, is free of charge.

Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator. Following attendance at a Part 2 workshop, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate II.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the nature of dependence, background of opioid replacement programs and objectives of opioid replacement programs
  • Identify key aspects of methadone and buprenorphine therapy (including available formulations, dosage, safety & tolerability, drug interactions and use in pregnancy & breastfeeding)
  • Recognise the legal responsibilities and roles of the pharmacist in relation to opioid replacement programs.
  • Dispense and administer medicines for opioid replacement legally, ethically and accurately
  • Know when to refuse dosing and identify the signs and symptoms of intoxication
  • Know how to manage missed doses and take-away doses
  • Describe labelling requirements for take-away doses

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3.

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP150004D

This activity has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers:

To be confirmed

Sponsor

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Oct
18
Sun
2015
Sale: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program October 2015 @ Econolodge Hacienda International
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Overview

The objective of the Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program is to provide the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required for pharmacists and support staff to deliver a safe and consumer focused Opioid Replacement Therapy service.  The training will help to ensure the consistency and quality of services offered throughout Victoria. The program, delivered in 2 parts for all Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff, is free of charge.

Part I covers all technical, professional and legal requirements of harm minimisation and ORT.  Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate I.

Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator. Following attendance at a Part 2 workshop, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate II.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the nature of dependence, background of opioid replacement programs and objectives of opioid replacement programs
  • Identify key aspects of methadone and buprenorphine therapy (including available formulations, dosage, safety & tolerability, drug interactions and use in pregnancy & breastfeeding)
  • Recognise the legal responsibilities and roles of the pharmacist in relation to opioid replacement programs.
  • Dispense and administer medicines for opioid replacement legally, ethically and accurately
  • Know when to refuse dosing and identify the signs and symptoms of intoxication
  • Know how to manage missed doses and take-away doses
  • Describe labelling requirements for take-away doses

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.3,7.2,7.3.

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Accreditation number: CVP150003D

This activity has been accredited for 3.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 7 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

Oct
25
Sun
2015
Parkville – Mental Health First Aid @ PSA Boardroom
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm

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Overview

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training programs authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited MHFA Instructors across Australia.

Our 12-hour Mental Health First Aid workshop teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems
  • Outline the sort of help that has been shown by research to be effective
  • Outline to clients and colleagues where and how to get professional help for mental health problems
  • Provide initial help to adults who have signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • Provide first aid in a mental health crisis situation

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP150001C

This activity has been accredited for 12 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 24 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers:

Louise Edward, B.Pharm (Hons), B.Arts, MPS

Sponsors

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