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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

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:

6 October – Cardiovascular MedsReview

Webinar recordings

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


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

Wednesday 30 September, Parkville – Register now
Thursday 12 November, 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:

28 September – Opportunities for clinically focused pharmacists – Register now
26 October – Minimising psychotropic use for behaviour disturbance in residential aged care – Register now

The 2015 Advanced Clinical Education Seminar will be held in November (TBC)


ForumsPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

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

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

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

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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

Download flyer or Click here to REGISTER

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

Sep
21
Mon
2015
Pharmacy Practice Forum September 2015: Legal and Ethical Dilemmas @ Cossar Hall
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Networking and refreshments from 6:30pm, lecture will commence at 7:00pm.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this forum, pharmacist will be able to:

  • Discuss the legal requirements surrounding the storage and supply of S8 medications
  • Consider the ethical implications of supplying homeopathic medications
  • Appreciate the legalities of off-label use of medications
  • Apply best practice when supplying OTC medication to difficult patients
  • Explain the legal requirements for pharmacists to provide continued dispensing and medical certificates

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

Panelists:

Panellists: Mr John Guy (PDL), Mr David Newgreen (VPA), Mr Chris Falcke (DHHS), Mr Irvine Newton (Pharmacist)

 

 

Sep
28
Mon
2015
Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting September 2015 @ Lecture Theatre 5
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Overview

If you are a clinically focused pharmacist and want to learn more about new career pathways beyond community pharmacy, don’t miss out on this exciting presentation which will explore new opportunities for pharmacists in GP clinics and the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework. Come along and learn how you can start preparing for your future.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the role of pharmacists in GP clinics
  • Explain the purpose of the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework
  • Understand the requirements to become credentialled
  • Prepare a professional portfolio
  • Discuss the impact of the 6CPA on funding for professional services, including medication reviews

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 8.2, 8.3

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

 

Speakers:

Mr Ben Marchant, Mr Andrew Matthews, Ms Rochelle Gallately, Ms Emma Wilson

 

Sponsor/s:

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Sep
30
Wed
2015
Parkville – First Aid Workshop / Perform CPR September 2015 @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Room 1
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Register on-line

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: CVP150002D

First Aid Workshop has been accredited for 10 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 20 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.

Oct
6
Tue
2015
Monthly Lecture October 2015: Cardiovascular MedsReview @ Level 1
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • PSA Members please present your PSA membership card at the event
  • Non-members please complete the registration form
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Location details

Parkville – Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052
Regional Satellite CentresClick here for venue details *New address for Echuca and new venue in Swan Hill

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

Overview

Despite improvements in care over the last few decades, cardiovascular disease is still the major cause of dealth in Australia. Mr Garth Birdsey, Senior Clinician Pharmacist at Barwon Health, will provide an important update on the newest medications and guidelines for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the benefits and risks of statins, and its place in therapy
  • Make evidence based recommendations to optimise treatment for patients with heart failure and post STEMI
  • Discuss the rationale for dual anti-platelet therapy
  • Conduct a comprehensive medication review for patients with cardiovascular disease

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 1.4, 4.1, 4.2, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

 

Speakers:

Mr Garth Birdsey

 

Sponsor/s:

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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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Register Online

 

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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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: 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

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

Download flyer or Click here to REGISTER

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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