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Information about the continuing professional development program and additional PSA events in Victoria. For further details, please refer to the following flyers or contact the PSA Vic Branch office: (03) 9389 4000; vic.branch@psa.org.au

Major Events (CPD)

Victorian Pharmacy Conference

Parkville – Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 May 2014

Welcome to the Pharmaceutical Society’s inaugural Victorian pharmacy conference. Personalise your professional development to satisfy your career goals with our flexible and diverse program.

Michelle_LynchCombining the highly popular primary healthcare weekend and clinical weekend, the Victorian Pharmacy Conference is now an annual event in Victoria that pharmacists get together to update their professional skills and catch up with friends and colleagues. The excellent venue is conveniently located at the fringe of Melbourne CBD, and close to public transport with ample car parking spaces. The conference program covers a wide range of clinical and primary health care topics, as well as a comprehensive choice of practical workshops. Attendees will have the opportunity to upgrade their group 2 CPD credits into more group 3 credits if they apply the tools from the workshops. The choices and fl exibility have been extended with the inclusion of our accredited first aid or mental health first aid options for the weekend. I am sure you will find something useful and relevant to your practice from this program, and I look forward to seeing you here at Parkville for a rewarding and enjoyable weekend.

Michelle Lynch
Victorian Branch President

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Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop

Parkville – Thursday 19 & Friday 20 June 2014

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.

Pre-Register at vic.branch@psa.org.au


 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 for ALL Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff, is free of charge.  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. Upon successful completion, participants 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.  Drawing on their own considerable experience, the workshop facilitators will provide practical tips and guidance for participants to apply the knowledge in their own workplace. Following attendance at a Part 2 workshop, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate II.

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

Part 2 Webinar:

  • Tuesday 15 April
  • June – Date TBA
  • Tuesday 19 August
  • Tuesday 18 November

Update from the Department of Health

Policy for Maintenance Pharmacotherapy for Opioid Dependence


Apply First Aid

Sunday, 30 March 2014 – FULL
Saturday, 17 May 2014 – Pre-register via vic.branch@psa.org.au

This course covers all the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. It incorporates the content of units HLTCPR201B ‘Perform CPR’ and HLTFA201B ‘Provide Basic Emergency Life Support’ and fulfils the requirements of the PSA National Intern Training Program.

At the successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years (Please note that the CPR component of the training is only valid for 12 months and should be updated annually). All courses were fully booked in 2012 – register now to reserve your place.

 


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.


Access member benefit lecture notes

Register for access for metropolitan member benefit lecture notes (you must first be logged in as a member). This will enable you to view or download any Victorian metropolitan presentation notes if they have been made available by the author.  You can continue to access the notes via this link or subsequently you can log in to the members area, go to My PSA, click on My Enrolments and the notes will be accessible to you via this route as well.


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Agenda

  1. Mar
    12
    Wed

    1. Webinar Recording: eHealth Supporting Pharmacists to Deliver Better Health Care @ Webinar Recording - View Online
      12:00 am – 11:59 pm
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      Categories: SA/NT

      Overview

      Travelling long distances for treatment and services is a massive impedance on receiving quality health care.  eHealth and PCeHR provide the infrastructure for patients and health care providers living and working in rural locations to optimise health outcomes.

      Our live interactive online webinar aims to provide rural pharmacists with relevant information regarding eHealth and PCeHR, how it will affect the way they can deliver services and how it can help them maximise the benefits for their patients.  Importantly, it will provide a web based discussion forum for pharmacists to raise questions and receive sound advice from our speakers, as well as share thoughts and experiences with colleagues about eHealth.

      Although aimed at rural pharmacists, this webinar is relevant to all pharmacists.

      Learning Objectives

      • Describe eHealth & PCeHR, and the latest updates to the program
      • Discuss the opportunity PCeHR presents for rural pharmacists, in terms of access to patient health information, to make more appropriate pharmacist related clinical decisions

      Competency Standards

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

       CPD Credits

      Accreditation Number:  CSP140028

      This activity has been accredited for 2 Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD Credits) when self assessment questions are completed successfully, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

      Presenters

      Mr David Ng
      Branch Director
      PSA SA/NT Branch

      Ms Sarah Wiles
      eHealth Officer
      Country North SA Medicare Local

      In association with:

      Flyer and Registration Form:

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      Expiry: 

      This activity will be available until 12th March 2015.

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      12:00 am
      Webinar Recording: eHealth Supporting Pharmacists to Deliver Better Health Care @ Webinar Recording - View Online
    2. Webinar Recording: eHealth Supporting Pharmacists to Deliver Better Health Care
      9:00 am – 11:45 pm
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      Categories: SA/NT

      Overview

      Travelling long distances for treatment and services is a massive impedance on receiving quality health care.  eHealth and PCeHR provide the infrastructure for patients and health care providers living and working in rural locations to optimise health outcomes.

      Our live interactive online webinar aims to provide rural pharmacists with relevant information regarding eHealth and PCeHR, how it will affect the way they can deliver services and how it can help them maximise the benefits for their patients.  Importantly, it will provide a web based discussion forum for pharmacists to raise questions and receive sound advice from our speakers, as well as share thoughts and experiences with colleagues about eHealth.

      This webinar is relevant to all pharmacists.

      Learning Objectives

      • Describe eHealth & PCeHR, and the latest updates to the program
      • Discuss the opportunity PCeHR presents for rural pharmacists, in terms of access to patient health information, to make more appropriate pharmacist related clinical decisions

      Competency Standards

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

       CPD Credits

       

      Accreditation Number:  CSP140028

      This activity has been accredited for 2 Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD Credits) when self assessment questions are completed successfully, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

      Presenters

      Mr David Ng
      Branch Director
      PSA SA/NT Branch

      Ms Sarah Wiles
      eHealth Officer
      Country North SA Medicare Local

      In association with:

      Flyer and Registration Form:

      Click Here

      Expiry: 

      This activity will be available until 12th March 2015.

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      9:00 am
      Webinar Recording: eHealth Supporting Pharmacists to Deliver Better Health Care
  2. Mar
    26
    Wed

    1. Short Course – Cardiovascular @ Pharmacy House NSW
      6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: NSW

      Short Course – CardiovascularPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-16

      A series of four workshops that will update your knowledge in 4 key area  to ensure that you have the confidence to manage risk factors  medication and treatment for cardiovascular disease. You will also be given resources and tools to train you to develop a service that will suit your role, respond to the demographics of your pharmacy and improve outcomes for your customers and the pharmacy.

      CVD – Risk factors and primary and secondary prevention

      Wednesday, 26 March 2014
      6.45pm-9.00pm

      Dyslipidaemia and Ischemic Heart Disease

      Wednesday, 2 April 2014
      6.45pm-9.00pm

      Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

      Wednesday, 16 April 2014
      6.45pm-9.00pm

      Heart Failure

      Wednesday, 7 May 2014
      6.45pm-9.00pm

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      Short Course – Cardiovascular @ Pharmacy House NSW
  3. Apr
    29
    Tue

    1. Mildura: One minute counsellor 2014 @ Conference Room 3
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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      Overview

      Contemporary pharmacy practice is rapidly changing from primarily a supply function to one with a much greater focus on consumer education, emphasizing optimal use of medicines, preventative health strategies and appropriate self-care. Pharmacists and consumers are often time poor, resulting in less than ideal transfer and take-up of important health-related information.

      This presentation will provide you with effective strategies to maximise the impact of your counselling. Key counselling points for the newest PBS medicines and fast movers will be covered.  As the title of the presentation suggests, if you have a minute, you can effectively educate your patient!

      Learning objectives:

      •  Devise strategies to effectively engage patients in counselling
      •  Demonstrate relevant questioning to assist patients in the quality use of their medicines
      •  Apply ‘One Minute Counsellor’ techniques to offer relevant counselling for ‘fast movers’
      •  Recall key counselling points for the latest PBS medicines
      •  Develop strategies in the pharmacy to increase intervention rate and time effectiveness of patient counselling

      Competency Standards:

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.5, 2.1, 6.2, 7.1

      CPD credits:

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      Accreditation number: CVP140403

      This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (3 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

      Speakers:

      Dr Jenny Gowan, PhD, Consultant pharmacist, MediCom Medication Management Services

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      Mildura: One minute counsellor 2014 @ Conference Room 3
  4. Apr
    30
    Wed

    1. Workshop: Coronary Artery Disease – Supporting your Consumers to Love their Heart @ PSA SA Office
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: SA/NT

      Overview

      Almost 10,000 Australians die of a heart attack each year.  And more than 1 million Australians aged 30-65 are at high risk of having a heart attack or stroke — but they may not even know they’re at risk!
      As pharmacists, you are in the prime position to assist in not only the provision and management of the medications of cardiovascular patients, but also in advising and supporting them in terms of risk factor management.
      With Heart Week 2014 fast approaching, now is the time to refresh your clinical knowledge in coronary artery disease including heart attacks to better support your customers.

      Learning Objectives

      • Describe the prevalence and impact  of cardiovascular disease in Australia and recognise the goal of Heart Week 2014
      • Recognise role of pharmacists (community and accredited) in supporting heart health and how this can be achieved.
      • Briefly describe the pathophysiology of coronary artery diseases including myocardial infarction
      • Refresh knowledge on the current evidence based approach to therapeutic management of coronary artery diseases and preventing subsequent cardiovascular events (including myocardial infarction).
      • Demonstrate how pharmacists can utilise Motivational Interviewing techniques to further support their consumers in achieving cardiovascular health, in both management and prevention.

      Competency Standards

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):     4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2

      CPD Credits

      Accreditation Number:  CSP140020

      This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 3 CPD Credits) when MCQs are completed successfully, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.


      Presenters
      Dr Margaret Arstall
      Director of Cardiology
      Lyell McEwin Hospital

      Dr Andrew Ramsay
      GP, Emergency Department
      Noarlunga Hospital

      Supported by


      Flyer and Registration Form:

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      Workshop: Coronary Artery Disease – Supporting your Consumers to Love their Heart @ PSA SA Office
  5. May
    4
    Sun

    1. Half day workshop: Refresher course – health care in the ACT @ Gungaderra Room, ACT Medicare Local
      8:45 am – 12:00 pm
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      Categories: ACT

      Register or view the flyer for this event

      Overview

      This interactive condensed half day refresher workshop will focus on raising awareness of after-hours services available in the ACT, and develop skills for appropriate assessment, management and referral of common presentations in the after-hours period. Three new case studies have been introduced as part of the refresher program to maximise participants learning. Participants will also gain a deeper understanding of appropriate use of communication tools and techniques to support the triage process.

      Participants are encouraged to bring their iPhone, Smartphone, tablet or iPAD, along with a copy of APF22, as these will be used throughout the day.

      This workshop is part of an initiative proudly funded by the ACTML.

      Learning Objectives

      • Identify health services available after hours in the ACT
      • Describe appropriate triage of common after hours presentations
      • Discuss the options for management and / or referral of common after hours presentations

      Competency Standards (2010):

      1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 6.2.4, 6.3.3, 7.1.4, 8.1.1, 8.1.2

      Facilitators

      Rashmi Sharma – Chair, ACT Medicare Local
      Samantha Kourtis – Charnwood Capital Chemist
      Simon Carroll – Senior Professional Practice Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

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      Half day workshop: Refresher course – health care in the ACT @ Gungaderra Room, ACT Medicare Local
    2. Geelong: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 1 @ John Lindell Theatre
      10:00 am – 12:00 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.

      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.

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      Accreditation number: CVP140502P1

      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.

      Sponsor

      Vic_health_department

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      Geelong: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 1 @ John Lindell Theatre
    3. Geelong: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 @ John Lindell Theatre
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Download Flyer - available soon

      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 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: CVP140502P2

      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.

      Sponsor

      Vic_health_department

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      1:00 pm
      Geelong: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 @ John Lindell Theatre
  6. May
    5
    Mon

    1. Sale: Older and wiser: Safe use of medicines in Dementia patients @ Hacienda Motor Inn & Conference Centre
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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      Overview:

      Australians continue to live longer than ever before and  medicines are often an essential component of care.  The increasing morbidity and disability that accompanies ageing encourages a greater dependence on medicines to cure, slow the progression of, or reduce symptoms of disease.  Reducing medicine-related mobidity and mortality represents both a challenge and an opportunity to achieve quality use of medicines and improve quality of life in older people.  Optimise the safe use of medicines in older people, with a focus on the use of medications in patients with dementia.

      Learning objectives:

      • Recognise specific medicines-related problems in dementia patients and identify potential contributing medicines.
      • Document health decisions agreed with the patient/carers and update regularly.
      • Explore treatment goals with your dementia patients and their carers.
      • Encourage patients/carers to use an up to date medicines list.
      • Discuss the possibility of stopping medicines as a part of the patients ongoing management.

      Competency Standards:

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 8.1

      CPD credits:

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      Accreditation number: CVP140503

      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:

      Joanne Gross, BPharm(Hons) GradCertPharmPrac MSHP
      Roving Clinical Services Specialist
      NPS MedicineWise

      Sponsor:

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      Sale: Older and wiser: Safe use of medicines in Dementia patients @ Hacienda Motor Inn & Conference Centre
  7. May
    6
    Tue

    1. Brisbane Evening Lecture- No Puff- Smoking Cessation Solutions @ PACE , Level 5
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Tobacco use and harms, nicotine pharmacology and dependence, evidence based assessment tools, pharmacotherapy of nicotine replacement, smoking cessation effects on medication metabolism, myths and realities around smoking and its cessation.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Discuss tobacco use and its harm
      • Describe nicotine pharmacology and dependence
      • Identify the evidence based assessment tools
      • Discuss the Pharmacotherapy
      • Recognise the effects of smoking cessation on the metabolism of certain medications
      • Discuss the myths and realities around smoking and smoking cessation

      Topics Covered:

      Tobacco use and harms, nicotine pharmacology and dependence, evidence based assessment tools, pharmacotherapy of nicotine replacement, smoking cessation effects on
      medication metabolism, myths and realities around smoking and its cessation.

       

      Accreditation:

      PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3

      3 Group 2 CPD credits

      Competency Standards: 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2

       

      Sponsor:

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      Cost: PSA Members -Free

       

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      Brisbane Evening Lecture- No Puff- Smoking Cessation Solutions @ PACE , Level 5
    2. Parkville: Musculoskeletal Challenges for Pharmacists @ Lecture Theatre Five, Monash University
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Victoria
      Tags: dementia

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      Overview

      As the population ages over the next two decades, it is projected that 30% of the population will be affected by arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.  This session examines the range, factors, management and quality of life impact of musculoskeletal diseases, and the role pharmacists can play to address them.

      Learning objectives:

      On completion of this lecture, attendees are able to:

      • List key musculoskeletal conditions that are commonly presented in a primary health care setting
      • Outline long term quality of life impact of these conditions
      • Describe key treatment approaches
      • Counsel patients and carers on key management strategies and expectations
      • Identify referral pathways available
      • Describe the socioeconomic impact of chronic musculoskeletal conditions in Australia and globally, relative to other chronic health conditions
      • Describe the role of the pharmacist in best-practice management of musculoskeletal conditions

      Competency Standards:

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 2.3, 2.6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

      CPD credits:

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      Accreditation number: CVP140501

      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 Andrew Briggs, Manager; Research, Knowledge & Policy Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria

      Sponsor/s:

      PDL Logo

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      Parkville: Musculoskeletal Challenges for Pharmacists @ Lecture Theatre Five, Monash University
  8. May
    13
    Tue

    1. Shepparton: The food allergy epidemic @ Conference Room 2
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Victoria
      Tags: dementia

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      Overview

      We know that in the past 30 years or so we’ve gone from food allergies being quite rare to almost every class at school having at least one child who’s allergic to a food. Can we assume that the allergies have something to do with our modern lifestyle?  Assoc Prof Katie Allen will discuss identification of a food allergy, its treatment and management.  Also, investigate the research as to the cause of the rising incidence of food allergies and identification and treatment of anaphylaxis.

      Learning objectives:

      • Provide appropriate advice on the identification, management and treatment of food allergy
      • Appropriately identify and counsel anaphylaxis
      • Confidently administer EpiPen to treat an anaphylactic reaction
      • Understand the evidence base of food allergy and its prevalence

      Competency Standards:

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 2.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2.

      CPD credits:

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      Accreditation number: CVP140505

      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:

      Leone Thiele, BA, MNSc, Clinical Coordinator, Population Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children’s Hospital

      Sponsor

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      Shepparton: The food allergy epidemic @ Conference Room 2
  9. May
    14
    Wed

    1. Doncaster: Asthma: Take action to make a difference @ Maninngham City Council Function Centre, Function Room 2
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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      Overview

      The National Asthma Council has released the new national asthma management guidelines for primary healthcare professionals for diagnosing and managing asthma.
      Explore the highlights and revisions of the 2014 edition of the Australian Asthma Handbook 2014 (previously Asthma Management Handbook 2006) and optimise health outcomes for your patients with asthma with best-practice, evidence-based guidance with practical advice for all pharmacists.  Breathe easy!

      Learning objectives:

      • Outline key changes to the Asthma Guidelines 2014
      • Implement change of practice required to optimise health outcomes in patients with asthma

      Competency Standards:

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 4.2, 4.3, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

      CPD credits:

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      Accreditation number: CVP140506

      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 Christopher Worsnop, MBBS BSc PhD FRACP FCCP

      Sponsor

       

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      Doncaster: Asthma: Take action to make a difference @ Maninngham City Council Function Centre, Function Room 2
    2. Echuca: Asthma: Take action to make a difference @ Loddon Mallee Murray Medicare Local
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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      For those who are unable to attend this lecture you can listen and view this presentation via webinar

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      Overview

      The National Asthma Council has released the new national asthma management guidelines for primary healthcare professionals for diagnosing and managing asthma.
      Explore the highlights and revisions of the 2014 edition of the Australian Asthma Handbook 2014 (previously Asthma Management Handbook 2006) and optimise health outcomes for your patients with asthma with best-practice, evidence-based guidance with practical advice for all pharmacists.  Breathe easy!

      Learning objectives:

      • Outline key changes to the Asthma Guidelines 2014
      • Implement change of practice required to optimise health outcomes in patients with asthma

      Competency Standards:

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 4.2, 4.3, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

      CPD credits:

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      Accreditation number: CVP140506D

      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 Christopher Worsnop, MBBS BSc PhD FRACP FCCP

      Sponsor

       

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      7:30 pm
      Echuca: Asthma: Take action to make a difference @ Loddon Mallee Murray Medicare Local
    3. Wangaratta: Asthma: Take action to make a difference @ Rural Health Academic Centre
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Download Flyer

      For those who are unable to attend this lecture you can listen and view this presentation via webinar

      View Webinar Instructions

      Overview

      The National Asthma Council has released the new national asthma management guidelines for primary healthcare professionals for diagnosing and managing asthma.
      Explore the highlights and revisions of the 2014 edition of the Australian Asthma Handbook 2014 (previously Asthma Management Handbook 2006) and optimise health outcomes for your patients with asthma with best-practice, evidence-based guidance with practical advice for all pharmacists.  Breathe easy!

      Learning objectives:

      • Outline key changes to the Asthma Guidelines 2014
      • Implement change of practice required to optimise health outcomes in patients with asthma

      Competency Standards:

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 4.2, 4.3, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

      CPD credits:

          PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3

      Accreditation number: CVP140506B

      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 Christopher Worsnop, MBBS BSc PhD FRACP FCCP

      Sponsor

       

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      7:30 pm
      Wangaratta: Asthma: Take action to make a difference @ Rural Health Academic Centre
    4. Wodonga: Asthma: Take action to make a difference @ Room 3112, Building 3 (Teaching Building)
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Download Flyer

      For those who are unable to attend this lecture you can listen and view this presentation via webinar

      View Webinar Instructions

      Overview

      The National Asthma Council has released the new national asthma management guidelines for primary healthcare professionals for diagnosing and managing asthma.
      Explore the highlights and revisions of the 2014 edition of the Australian Asthma Handbook 2014 (previously Asthma Management Handbook 2006) and optimise health outcomes for your patients with asthma with best-practice, evidence-based guidance with practical advice for all pharmacists.  Breathe easy!

      Learning objectives:

      • Outline key changes to the Asthma Guidelines 2014
      • Implement change of practice required to optimise health outcomes in patients with asthma

      Competency Standards:

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 4.2, 4.3, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

      CPD credits:

          PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3

      Accreditation number: CVP140506C

      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 Christopher Worsnop, MBBS BSc PhD FRACP FCCP

      Sponsor

       

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      Wodonga: Asthma: Take action to make a difference @ Room 3112, Building 3 (Teaching Building)
  10. May
    17
    Sat

    1. First Aid Workshop (all-day)
      May 17
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      Categories: Victoria
      Tags: dementia

      Please click to view the conference/course you would like to attend:

      VICTORIAN PHARMACY CONFERENCE VICTORIAN PHARMACY STUDENT CONFERENCE
      MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID WORKSHOP PROVIDE FIRST AID WORKSHOP

      Overview First Aid Workshop

      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 some pre-course reading and a compulsory assessment task required to be completed prior to attending the workshop. Students will also be assessed at the end of the course to demonstrate to their instructor that they have an appropriate understanding of the procedures necessary to manage a life-threatening situation.

      CPD credits:

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      Accreditation number: CVP140002B

      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.  Pharmacists are encouraged to self-record CPD for  time spent on the pre-course reading and assessment task.

      Course registration

      PSA Members: $155.00
      Non-members: $270

      Please note that all prices include full conference catering and access to the trade exhibition.

      Please click here to register for the First Aid workshop

      Please click here to download the flyer and register via email or fax.

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      First Aid Workshop (all-day)
    2. Mental Health First Aid (all-day)
      May 17 – May 18
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      Categories: Victoria
      Tags: VPC VPSC

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      VICTORIAN PHARMACY CONFERENCE VICTORIAN PHARMACY STUDENT CONFERENCE
      MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID WORKSHOP PROVIDE FIRST AID WORKSHOP

      Overview Mental Health First Aid

      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: CVP140001B

      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.

      Course registration

      PSA Members: $330
      Non-members: $580

      Please note that all prices include full conference catering and access to the trade exhibition.

      Please click here to register for the First Aid workshop

      Please click here to download the flyer and register via email or fax.

      Speakers:

      Ms Gillian Harrison

      NEW mhfa logo

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      Mental Health First Aid (all-day)
    3. Victorian Pharmacy Conference (all-day)
      May 17 – May 18

      Please click to view the conference/course you would like to attend:

      VICTORIAN PHARMACY CONFERENCE VICTORIAN PHARMACY STUDENT CONFERENCE
      MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID WORKSHOP PROVIDE FIRST AID WORKSHOP

      VPC_strip

      Welcome to the Pharmaceutical Society’s inaugural Victorian pharmacy conference. Personalise your professional development to satisfy your career goals with our flexible and diverse program.

      Message from the President

      Michelle_LynchCombining the highly popular primary healthcare weekend and clinical weekend, the Victorian Pharmacy Conference is now an annual event in Victoria that pharmacists get together to update their professional skills and catch up with friends and colleagues. The excellent venue is conveniently located at the fringe of Melbourne CBD, and close to public transport with ample car parking spaces. The conference program covers a wide range of clinical and primary health care topics, as well as a comprehensive choice of practical workshops. Attendees will have the opportunity to upgrade their group 2 CPD credits into more group 3 credits if they apply the tools from the workshops. The choices and fl exibility have been extended with the inclusion of our accredited first aid or mental health first aid options for the weekend. I am sure you will find something useful and relevant to your practice from this program, and I look forward to seeing you here at Parkville for a rewarding and enjoyable weekend.

      Michelle Lynch
      Victorian Branch President

      Day 1: Saturday 17 May

      Conference Schedule

      PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-12Attend any 6 of the following 12 topics and obtain 6 Group 1 CPD credits for attendance or 12 Group 2 CPD credits for attendance and assessment.

       

      Time

      CONCURRENT SESSION A

      CONCURRENT SESSION B

      9.00am Welcome and Introduction Ms Michelle Lynch Welcome and Introduction Mr Benjamin Marchant
      9.10am Drugs and Sport
      Dr Peter Harcourt
      Neurological Therapies
      Dr Saul Mullen
      10.10am NEW 2014 Asthma Guidelines Update
      Ms Judy Wiking
      Non-Viral Liver Disorders
      Dr John Halliday
      11.10am – 11.30am: Morning Tea &  Trade Exhibition in Cossar Hall
      11.30am Food Allergies on the Rise
      A/Prof Katie Allen
      Antimicrobial Stewardship
      TBC
      12.30pm To Jab or not to Jab
      Dr Nigel Crawford
      Integrative medicine in cancer care and prevention
      Prof Avni Sali
      1.30pm – 2.30pm: Lunch & Trade Exhibition in Cossar Hall
      2.30pm The safety of medicines in pregnancy: decoding the mixed messages
      Mr Ron Batagol
      Renal transplantation: trends in immunosuppression
      Ms Michelle Naldar
      3.30pm Diagnosis in the community pharmacy setting
      A/Prof Kay Stewart
      Chronic psychological stress and CVD risk
      TBC

      More information on each session will be available shortly.

      Trade Exhibition

      Visit the trade exhibition to find out about the latest pharmaceutical products and services, catch up with peers and colleagues and expand your professional network!

      Day 2: Sunday 18 May

      PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-12Attend any four of the six interactive workshops below. Please indicate your preferences when you register and we will do our best to give you your top four, however due to the nature of workshops, each session has a limited capacity so register below to avoid disappointment.

       

      Please note: If your preferences are not submitted by the Monday 12 May 2014 you will randomly assigned to four workshops

      INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS*

       eHealth
      Medicare Local representatives
       Sleep apnoea
      Lucie Parokopova
       Dealing with difficult requests in the pharmacy
      TBA
       Diabetes
      Kathy Harrison
       Dermatitis
      TBA
       Sports injuries
      Ros Smith

      More information on each workshop will be available shortly.

      *Grow your Group 2 credits to Group 3 credits. Workshops can be converted to Group 3 credits pending proof of application in practice and evaluation to reflect on practice improvement and outcomes relating to activity. Group 3 credits will need to be self-recorded.

      Conference Registration

      PSA member

      PSA ITP Intern

      Non-member

      Saturday ONLY

      $175 $95 $305

      Sunday ONLY

      $175 $95 $305

      Full weekend

      $300 $180 $525

      Please note that all prices include full conference catering and access to the trade display.

      Please click here to register for the Victorian Pharmacy Conference.

      Please click here to download the Victorian Pharmacy Conference flyer and register via email or fax.

       

      Corporate partners

      PDL Logo             nabhealth logo         GMK_CMYK

      Medicare Local

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      Victorian Pharmacy Conference (all-day)
    4. Victorian Pharmacy Student Conference (all-day)
      May 17 – May 18

      Please click to view the conference/course you would like to attend:

      VICTORIAN PHARMACY CONFERENCE VICTORIAN PHARMACY STUDENT CONFERENCE
      MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID WORKSHOP PROVIDE FIRST AID WORKSHOP

      VPC_student_strip

      The annual Victorian Pharmacy Student Conference is brought to you by PSA in association with BAPS, RAPS and VPSA.

      Learn from the highly regarded Adam Casey about sexual health, biopharmaceuticals and price disclosure principles. Listen to experts from NAB and GMK Partners accounting firm discuss how building your future empire as a pharmacist starts now. Use your quick wit in the ‘One Minute Debate’ and run for title of the ‘Victorian Student Counsellor of the Year’ or simply come along and  support your peers.

      Visit the FREE trade exhibition to find out about the latest pharmaceutical products and services, catch up with peers and colleagues and expand your professional network!

      Join forces with over 200 community pharmacists, interns and students at Parkville’s state of the art educational facility for an informative and fun weekend. Registrants will have complementary access to the Victorian Pharmacy Conference held concurrently with this event.

      Wind down with the Early Career Pharmacists (ECP) after the conference, perhaps even meet your mentor over a few social drinks at a nearby pub. Details to be confirmed closer to the day.

      Conference Registration

      $20 NON-REFUNDABLE
      EXCLUSIVE to PSA student members who are also members of VPSA, RAPS or BAPS.

      Please click here to register for the Victorian Pharmacy Student Conference.

      Please click here to download the Victorian Pharmacy Student Conference flyer and register via email or fax

      Corporate partners

      BAPS RAPS VPSA       PDL Logo     GMK_CMYK     nabhealth logo

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      Victorian Pharmacy Student Conference (all-day)

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