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Contact PSA Victorian branch

Phone: 03 9389 4000 Fax: 03 9389 4044 Email: vic.branch@psa.org.au Victorian Education Page: Click here

The information on this page may be subject to change.

Calendar of Victorian and National events

Jul
29
Fri
2016
PSA16
Jul 29 – Jul 31 all-day

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Aug
7
Sun
2016
Parkville – Medicines Update 2016 @ Lecture Theatre 1
Aug 7 @ 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 key therapeutic areas including:

Cardiovascular | Endocrinology | Antimicrobials | Central Nervous System |

Presented by a panel of experts from Medical and Pharmacy backgrounds, this event is one that cannot be missed

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in a variety of key therapeutic areas
  • 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

The above information is correct at the time of publication. Subject to change.

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

 

Speakers:

TBA

 

Aug
17
Wed
2016
Webinar: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 August 2016 @ Online via webinar
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Monday 15 August 2016.

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: CVP160004C

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
28
Sun
2016
Echuca – Medicines Update 2016 @ Mercure Port of Echuca
Aug 28 @ 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 key therapeutic areas including:

Cardiovascular | Endocrinology | Antimicrobials | Central Nervous System |

Presented by a panel of experts from Medical and Pharmacy backgrounds, this event is one that cannot be missed

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in a variety of key therapeutic areas
  • 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

The above information is correct at the time of publication. Subject to change.

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

 

Speakers:

TBA

 

Aug
30
Tue
2016
Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Toolkit: Pharmacist Workshop @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Room
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Location details

Parkville – Cossar Hall Tutorial Room, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052

Networking and refreshments from 5:30pm, workshop will commence at 6:00pm.

Overview

People living with dementia (PWD) and their family carers frequently identify the management of medicines as being a particularly challenging aspect of care. PWD often take multiple medicines in complex, frequently changing regimens, and inappropriate use of these medications can result in serious adverse outcomes. Community pharmacies are the most commonly visited healthcare destination by carers of PWD who still live at home. Community pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare professional, and they are perceived as an important member of the medication management team by PWD and their carers. This workshop will develop an understanding of the unique needs of PWD and their carers within community pharmacies, to improve medication management for these people.

Learning objectives:

After viewing this webinar, pharmacists should be able to :

  • Define the types of dementia, their pathophysiology and management principles
  • Describe the major medication management issues faced by family carers or people living with dementia
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of medications that may exacerbate cognitive impairment
  • Provide guidance for non-pharmacist staff in the use of the WA DTSC Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Toolkit

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 3.1, 3.2, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.2

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

Speakers:

Dr Andrew Stafford

**The above information was correct at the time of publication and is subject to change

Sponsor/s:

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Sep
6
Tue
2016
Monthly Lecture September 2016: CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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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 *Bundoora– campus map

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

**This lecture will be presented in Parkville.

Overview

Pharmacists are required to develop a CPD plan to determine their professional development requirements relevant to their scope of practice. This is in accordance with the revised Registration Standard: Continuing professional development published by the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA).

Not sure where to begin and how to approach it? Come along to this interactive workshop where our facilitator will walk you through the process of developing your personal CPD plan using PSA’s new online CPD planning tool.

Learning objectives:

After viewing this webinar, pharmacists should be able to :

  • Recognise the importance of lifelong learning in the context of career development and your professional role in delivering health services
  • Identify which competency standards are relevant to your scope of practice
  • Compare your professional capabilities and work practices with existing standards
  • Develop a CPD plan that complies with the Pharmacy Board of Australia registration requirements and addresses your professional development and practice needs.

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.5

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: This event is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speakers:

TBC

 

Sponsor/s:

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Sep
10
Sat
2016
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – 10 September 2016 @ Pharmacy House
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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Overview

Get ready for Immunisation Training and ensure that your CPR Certificate is current; although the First Aid Certificate is valid for 3 years, the CPR component requires an annual refresher.

The CPR course delivers the essential principals, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council and is valid for one (1) year from date of course. It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council that you update your CPR skills every 12 months.

Course Content

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Legal Issues and infection control
  • Assessing the casualty and recognising the need for CPR
  • Emergency action principals – DRSABCD
  • Plan an appropriate first aid response
  • External cardiac compressions (CPR)
  • Adult, Infant and child CPR rates and techniques
  • One and two person CPR techniques
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment HLTAID001-Perform CPR valid for 1 year.

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

Accreditation number: CNP160055N

Perform CPR has been accredited for 2.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers

HLTAID001 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with either Allens Training (RTO #: 90909) or Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – 10 September 2016 @ Pharmacy House
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Overview

If you have not attended a first aid course within the last three years, this is an opportunity for you to renew your First Aid certificate. It is a requirement that all pharmacists who are providing immunisations services to have a valid HLTAID003 and HLTAID001 Certificates. HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid offered through the PSA has been specifically designed to meet the needs of pharmacists in a primary care setting in providing first aid during medical emergencies. More specifically, it provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support.

This is a one day face – to face course with pre-work (a question and answer workbook available to complete online). This course is assessed through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.

Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years. This course has been tailored to address the needs of pharmacists and pharmacy staff. It meets both Continuing Professional Development requirements as well as the nationally recognised standard HLTAID003-Provide First Aid. 

Program Overview: 

  • Legal Issues and Infection control
  • DRSABCD action plan
  • The principles of first aid and its applications
  • Recognition and management of emergency situations
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation
  • Treatment of shock, infection, fractures, bleeding and burns
  • Emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold
  • Recognition and management of medical conditions that may need emergency care, including heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Management of common medical emergencies
  • Treatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stings

Learning Objectives 

  • Learn and display skills required to gain first aid certification 
  • Learn and display resuscitation skills

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

 

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

20 Group 2 CPD credits

Accreditation number: CNP160051N

Provide First Aid HLTAID003 has been accredited for 10 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 20 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers

HLTAID003 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with either Allens Training (RTO #: 90909) or Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Sep
11
Sun
2016
Torquay – Medicines Update 2016 @ Wyndham Resort Torquay
Sep 11 @ 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 key therapeutic areas including:

Cardiovascular | Endocrinology | Antimicrobials | Central Nervous System |

Presented by a panel of experts from Medical and Pharmacy backgrounds, this event is one that cannot be missed

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in a variety of key therapeutic areas
  • 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

The above information is correct at the time of publication. Subject to change.

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

 

Speakers:

TBA

 

Sep
21
Wed
2016
Parkville: Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop September 2016 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – Sep 22 @ 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.

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: CP1401VH

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
11
Tue
2016
Webinar: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 October 2016 @ Online via webinar
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Register on-line

Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Monday 10 October 2016.

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: CVP160004D

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

Oct
23
Sun
2016
Parkville – Mental Health First Aid October 2016 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – Oct 24 @ 4:30 pm

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Online registration

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: CVP160005B

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:

Ms Louise Edwards

Sponsors

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Dec
6
Tue
2016
Parkville December 2016: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 1 @ Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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.

Learning objectives for Part 1 & Part 2:

  • 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 for Part 1 & Part 2:

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: CVP160003D

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

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

Dec
13
Tue
2016
Parkville December 2016: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 @ Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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 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 for Part 1 & Part 2:

  • 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 for Part 1 & Part 2:

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: CVP160003E

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

 


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 first Tuesday of every month (between February and October) at Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres across Victoria between 7-9pm.

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


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APSIG monthly meetings will be held in Parkville on the fourth Monday of every month between February and November between 7:30-9:30pm.  These events are aimed at accredited pharmacists and pharmacists who are keen to improve their clinical knowledge.


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 (ORT) 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 and Part 2)

  • Sunday  3 April (10am-3pm) – Dandenong
  • Sunday 10 April (10am-3pm) – Geelong
  • Sunday 5 June (10am-3pm) – Warrnambool
  • Tuesday 6 December Part 1 only (7-9pm) – Parkville
  • Tuesday 13 December Part 2 only (7-9pm) – Parkville

Part 2 Webinar course:

  • Wednesday 23 March (7-9pm) – Parkville
  • Monday 20 June (7-9pm) – Parkville
  • Wednesday 17 August (7-9pm) – Parkville
  • Monday 10 October (7-9pm) – Parkville

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.


Victorian Pharmacy Conference 2016

The largest annual Victorian pharmacy event, Victorian Pharmacy Conference (VPC), hosted by Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Vitoria, will be held on 16 and 17 April 2016 at Monash University, Parkville. The theme of the conference, KNOWLEDGE.PEOPLE.INNOVATION, reflects the three learning streams; Clinical Pharmacy, Primary Care and Business Development. Local, interstate and international experts will present on a wide range of topics, including vaccinations in pharmacy, managing people, innovative models of pharmacy, integrative medicine in primary care, orthopaedic services in pharmacy, cancer screening, healthy ageing with complementary medicines and much more. The program will be delivered as lectures and workshops, giving attendees the opportunity to earn Group 1, 2 and 3 CPD points. The program is tailored to a range of audiences, including

  • Community, hospital and accredited pharmacists,
  • Pharmacy owners,
  • Pharmacy Assistants
  • Pharmacy interns, and
  • Industry representatives.

In addition to the comprehensive educational program, there will be a trade exhibition across both days to provide attendees with excellent opportunities to meet with industry representatives and learn about a wide range of product and services, as well as a Cocktail Function and Members Only Breakfast. Click here to reserve your spot and avoid disappointment.


Provide First Aid/ CPR

First Aid Workshop- inc. CPR By attending this course, you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge required 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. 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. Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years. Perform CPR 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. Dates for 2016 courses are as follows:

  • Wednesday 17 February -Parkville. Register here
  • Sunday 3 April – Parkville
  • Friday 22 July – Parkville
  • Wednesday 28 September – Parkville
  • Wednesday 16 November – Parkville

Immunisation Training Victoria

Following the recent Victorian Government announcement for the introduction of a Victorian Pharmacist Vaccination Program in 2016, the PSA Victoria is pleased to announce 2016 training sessions. Pharmacists must be prepared, in a timely manner, to undertake this role (subject to legislative change). As such, the PSA Victoria Immunisation Training Course is now open for registration in time to prepare for the 2016 flu season. The course Manage the Delivery and Administration of Injections APPIMM806A is intended to provide registered pharmacists with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service including administration of injections. The course consists of two components; online modules and a face-to-face one day workshop delivered by public health professions experienced in managing large scale vaccination programs. To complete the certification and gain the credential, you must also provide certified evidence of:

  • A first aid course in the past three years.
  • A CPR refresher course in the past 12 months, if you completed your first aid course more than 12 months ago.
  • The ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists. This is an online course and is provided at no cost. (Must be completed prior to your attendance at the workshop)
  • Completion of a supplementary webinar (provided at no cost) should additional material need be supplied following legislation changes

If you are interested, please email Emma Abate (Professional Practice Pharmacist): emma.abate@psa.org.au


Sunday Learning Sessions

Pharmacists are important contributors to chronic disease management, no matter which pharmacy setting they work in. Diagnosis, referral, education, therapeutic drug monitoring and treatment recommendations are all activities that require up-to-date knowledge.. The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is pleased to offer pharmacists the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills on a variety of clinical topics, all in one day. Presentations will be delivered by specialist physicians, pharmacists and research leaders to ensure pharmacists are up to date with their knowledge.

  • Sunday 21 February (9am-4:30pm) Parkville – Infectious Diseases. Click here to register now
  • Sunday 20 March (9am-4:30pm) Horsham – Infectious Diseases. Click here to register now
  • Sunday 19 June (9am-4:30pm) Benalla – Topic to be confirmed

Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop

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 course attracts 4 Group 1 CPD credits and 16 Group 2 CPD credits. Dates for 2016 are as follows:

  • Thursday 11 and Friday 12 February Parkville – Click here to register now
  • Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 Parkville

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an essential skill set for all front line pharmacy staff. 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. Mental health conditions and associated crises covered include: Depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse.

  • Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May Parkville
  • Sunday 23 and Monday 24 October Parkville

Annual Therapeutics Update

PSA Victoria is pleased to offer pharmacists The Annual Therapeutics Update again in 2016. These sessions give pharmacists the opportunity to learn about the latest medicines, indications, safety updates and  medicines in the pipeline. Mark the date in the calendar. You don’t want to miss out.

  • Sunday 7 August – Parkville
  • Sunday 28 August – Echuca
  • Sunday 11 September – Torquay

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