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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.

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:

*Monthly lectures will resume in 2016*

Webinar recordings

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

APSIG eventsPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3

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:

30 November – Diabetes Devices Update – Register now

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)

Part 1 Online course:

*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

Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting November 2015 @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Rooms 1 & 2
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Diabetes is the silent pandemic affecting a staggering 1 million Australians and if diabetes continues to rise at the current rates, up to 3 million Australians will have diabetes by 2025. This represents significant opportunities for pharmacists to play a key role in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes in the community. Join us on this exciting learning journey where you will learn about the key issues faced by elderly patients when using diabetes devices, strategies to improve compliance and assist  patients in managing their diabetes, and participate in a devices workshop and demonstration conducted by Pharmaceutical Representatives

Lecture on Diabetic Devices and Aged Care presented by Ms Kirstie-Jane Grenfell (Pharmacist/ Diabetes Educator)

Learning objectives:

On completion of this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe key issues faced by elderly patients when using diabetic devices
  • Outline practical strategies to improve compliance and assist elderly patients in managing their diabetes and using their devices appropriately
  • Demonstrate how to use the latest devices in diabetes management

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.5, 6.1, 6.2, 7.3

CPD credits:


Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation



Ms Kirstie-Jane Grenfell (Pharmacist/ Diabetes Educator)




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