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Victorian calendar and events

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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

February Events

Date Event Location
31 Jan & 1 Feb Mental Health First Aid Parkville
3 February Monthly Lecture- The Crystal Ball Parkville & Regional Stellite Centres
12 & 13 February MMR Stage 1 Workshop Parkville
18 February First Aid Workshop (Includes Perform CPR Workshop) Parkville
18 February Perform CPR Workshop Parkville
22 February Diabetes Sunday Learning Parkville
23 February APSIG Monthly Lecture Parkville

Major events (CPD)

Victorian monthly lectures

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.

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


Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program

This training program provides pharmacists and pharmacy support staff with the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required 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. 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.

Both parts will be available face to face or online, providing maximum flexibility to attendees.

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.

Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate.

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.

Part 1 Online course:

Face to face events

  • Eastern Region – Sunday 24 May
  • Frankston Region – Sunday 31 May
  • Bendiogo – Sunday 2 August
  • Sale – Sunday 18 Oct

Part 2 Webinar:

  • Thursday 19 March
  • Monday 15 June
  • Thursday 13 August
  • Tuesday 13 October

Update from the Department of Health

Policy for Maintenance Pharmacotherapy for Opioid Dependence

Mental Health First Aid

Parkville – Satuday 31 January and Sunday 1 February

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.

More information and register online


Focused Education

Certificate of Attainment in Dermatology – 40 CPD credits over two years

Certificate of Attainment in Aged Care – 40 CPD credits over two years

Over the next 24 months, Vic Branch will have two focused education themes running through the face to face CPD program – Dermatology and Aged Care.  These topics will complement the same themes provided by the PSA’s on-line and paper-based publications. Any PSA member who obtains 40 CPD credits or more (from start 2013 to end 2014), from attending or completing PSA accredited events on either of these topics will be eligible to apply for a Certificate of Attainment from PSA Vic.

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