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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)

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Parkville – Sunday 27 July 2014Online Registration

Echuca – Sunday 10 August 2014Online Registration

Torquay – Saturday 23 August 2014Online Registration

Gippsland – Sunday 14 September 2014Online Registration

Stay current. Attend this year’s Medicines Update to learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across six relevant fields:

Cardiovascular | Endocrinology | Neurology | Psychotropic | Respiratory | Miscellaneous


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

  • Warrnambool – Saturday 6 September: more information
  • Wangaratta – Sunday 16 November

Part 2 Webinar:

Update from the Department of Health

Policy for Maintenance Pharmacotherapy for Opioid Dependence


Apply First Aid

Monday, 29 September 2014 – email tina.liu@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 2013 – register now to reserve your place.


Mental Health First Aid

Parkville – Wednesday 20 & 27 August 2014

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training programs authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited MHFA Instructors across Australia.

Our 12-hour Mental Health First Aid workshop teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

More information and register online


Focused Education

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

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

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


Access member benefit webinar recordings

Click here to access member benefit webinar recordings (you must first be logged in as a member). This will enable you to view any Victorian metropolitan presentation notes and webinar recordings 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. Dec
    18
    Wed

    1. Webinar Recording: Anxiety Disorders – Supporting your consumers to take control @ Online Webinar (Instructions provided after registration)
      12:00 am – 12:00 am
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      Categories: SA/NT

      Overview

      In Australia, around 1 in 5 people are likely to experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their life.  With symptoms ranging from somatic symptoms (including restlessness, poor concentration, irritability or sleep disturbances) to excessive worrying, apprehension or fear, anxiety disorders have a disabling impact on a person’s life.
      As pharmacists, you are uniquely placed to help identify and offer initial support to these sufferers.
      With the upcoming rescheduling of Alprazolam to a Schedule 8 drug on 1st February 2014,  now is the time to refresh your knowledge base regarding anxiety and panic disorders.

      Register now to gain access to the recording of this webinar and be informed on the latest.

      Learning Objectives

      • Discuss key features of anxiety and panic disorders, and their pharmacological management, including alprazolam.
      • Describe alternative evidence-based treatments available for sufferers of anxiety and panic disorders, in light of re-scheduling of alprazolam to Schedule 8
      • Recognise pharmacists’ legal requirements once Alprazolam becomes a Schedule 8 drug.

      Competency Standards

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):   1.3, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2

       CPD Credits

      Accreditation Number:  CSP130024

      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.

      Presenter

      Dr Chris Alderman
      Director of Pharmacy
      Repatriation General Hospital

      Supported by

      Flyer and Registration Form:

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      Expiry: 

      This activity will be available until 18th December 2014.

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      12:00 am
      Webinar Recording: Anxiety Disorders – Supporting your consumers to take control @ Online Webinar (Instructions provided after registration)
  2. 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:

      Click Here

      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
  3. May
    5
    Mon

    1. Webinar Recording: Hepatic Function – Selecting Safe & Effective Drug Regimens @ Online
      8:00 am – 12:00 am
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      Categories: SA/NT

      Overview

      Ensuring quality use of medicines is the cornerstone of the pharmacy profession.  On a daily basis, pharmacists must collect and evaluate a variety of information, review the safety and effectiveness of drug therapy and identify any actual or potential drug related problems.

      A crucial skill is the interpretation of Liver Function Tests.  As the liver can be responsible for both drug metabolism and elimination, confidence in interpreting these tests are vital to safe and effective dosage calculations, as well as drug selection.

      Register now and strengthen your skills in Liver Function Tests interpretation.

      Learning Objectives

      • Describe the uses of Liver Function Tests (LFTs), particularly in drug selection and drug dosing
      • Recognise important theoretical considerations of drug dosing in hepatic impairment and liver diseases
      • Demonstrate confidence in interpreting LFTs to assess and select drug therapy as well as calculate doses, recognising that sometimes other lab test data and clinical findings need to be taken into account as well.
      • Recognise ‘red-flag’ medications whereby interpretation of liver function tests are imperative to safe and effective drug therapy

      Competency Standards

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):   1.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2

      CPD Credits

      Accreditation Number:  CSP140027

      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.

      Presenter

      Dr Sepehr Shakib
      Director of Clinical Pharmacology
      Royal Adelaide Hospital

      Supported by:

      Flyer and Registration Form:

      Click Here

      Expiry: 

      This activity will be available until 5th May 2015

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      8:00 am
      Webinar Recording: Hepatic Function – Selecting Safe & Effective Drug Regimens @ Online
  4. Jul
    27
    Sun

    1. Parkville – Medicines Update 2014 @ Lecture Theatre 1
      9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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      Overview

      Stay current. Attend this year’s Medicines Update to learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across six relevant fields:

      Cardiovascular | Endocrinology | Neurology | Psychotropic | Respiratory | Rheumatology | Miscellaneous

      Learning Objectives:

      Neurology Update

      • Ÿ    Discuss the role of the newer neurology medicines.
      • Ÿ    Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
      • Ÿ    Recognise current practice and controversies.
      • Ÿ    Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.
      • Ÿ    Be aware of the new drugs on the horizon.

      Cardiovascular Update

      • Ÿ    Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in cardiovascular medicine.
      • Ÿ    Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
      • Ÿ    Recognise current practice and controversies.
      • Ÿ    Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.
      •     Be aware of the new drugs on the horizon.

      Respiratory/Rheumatology Update

      •     Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in respiratory medicine and 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.
      •     Be aware of new drugs on the horizon.
      •     Apply recent changes in Asthma Guidelines to practice.

      Psychotropic Update

      • Ÿ    Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in psychotropic medicines.
      • Ÿ    Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
      • Ÿ    Recognise current practice and controversies.
      • Ÿ    Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.
      • Ÿ    Be aware of the new drugs on the horizon.

      Endocrinology Update

      • Ÿ    Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in endocrine medicines.
      • Ÿ    Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
      • Ÿ    Recognise current practice and controversies.
      • Ÿ    Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.
      • Ÿ    Be aware of the new drugs on the horizon.

      Miscellaneous Medicines Update

      •     Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications.
      •     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.
      •     Be aware of new drugs on the horizon.

      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

      PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-12

      Accreditation number: CVP140003A

      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:

      A/Prof Shane Hamblin

      Prof Nicholas Keks

      Dr Rochelle Gellatly

      Dr Jenny Gowan

      A/Prof Louis Roller

      Sponsor/s:

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      9:00 am
      Parkville – Medicines Update 2014 @ Lecture Theatre 1
    2. Cairns Mental Health Workshop- Anxiety & Depression @ Cairns Sheridan Hotel
      1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      Opening Our Minds to Mental Health in the Pharmacy  Cairns Mental Health Workshop-Anxiety & Depression Flyer

      Mental Health is a national health priority area and 1 in 5 Australians will have a common mental illness in any 12 month period.  Pharmacists have an important role in recognising the signs and symptoms of a mental illness and referring people to the appropriate health professional.

      This workshop is designed to help pharmacists identify the range of signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety commonly encountered in daily practice and their treatments. The focus will be specifically on clarifying terms and concepts used by mental health professionals and Allied workers in dealing with depression and anxiety and appropriate services that can be accessed in the community.

      Learning Objectives:

      Non Pharmacological Management

      •  Identify signs and symptoms suggestive of depression, anxiety or sleep disturbances
      • Develop an understanding of when and whom to refer when dealing with consumers with mental illness
      • Discuss the different types of treatments available
      • Identify mental health related support groups and services in the community
      • Describe how consumers can recover and stay well

      Pharmacological Management

      •  Identifying first line treatments for depression and anxiety
      • Discussing the efficacy of drug treatments for depression and anxiety, including duration of therapy
      • Describing what to do in the event of a client’s failure to respond
      • Identifying common side effects and safety in overdose
      • Discussing the risks of prescribing antidepressants in patients with other co-morbidities

      Topics Covered:

      Signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety,  family and relationship issues, treatments, mental health first aid, referral pathways, community support and services, staff communication strategies

      Presenter:

      Mrs Yvette Haselden

      Accreditation:

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      6 Group 2 CPD Credits

      Competency Standards: 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3,4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

      Sponsor:

      PDL Logo do not use

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      1:30 pm
      Cairns Mental Health Workshop- Anxiety & Depression @ Cairns Sheridan Hotel
    3. Darling Downs Mental Health Workshop- Anxiety & Depression @ Gip's Restaurant
      1:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Opening Our Minds to Mental Health in the Pharmacy 

      Mental Health is a national health priority area and 1 in 5 Australians will have a common mental illness in any 12 month period.  Pharmacists have an important role in recognising the signs and symptoms of a mental illness and referring people to the appropriate health professional.

      This workshop is designed to help pharmacists identify the range of signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety commonly encountered in daily practice and their treatments. The focus will be specifically on clarifying terms and concepts used by mental health professionals and Allied workers in dealing with depression and anxiety and appropriate services that can be accessed in the community.

      Learning Objectives:

      Non Pharmacological Management

      •  Identify signs and symptoms suggestive of depression, anxiety or sleep disturbances
      • Develop an understanding of when and whom to refer when dealing with consumers with mental illness
      • Discuss the different types of treatments available
      • Identify mental health related support groups and services in the community
      • Describe how consumers can recover and stay well

      Pharmacological Management

      •  Identifying first line treatments for depression and anxiety
      • Discussing the efficacy of drug treatments for depression and anxiety, including duration of therapy
      • Describing what to do in the event of a client’s failure to respond
      • Identifying common side effects and safety in overdose
      • Discussing the risks of prescribing antidepressants in patients with other co-morbidities

      Topics Covered:

      Signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety,  family and relationship issues, treatments, mental health first aid, referral pathways, community support and services, staff communication strategies

      Presenter:

      Ms Kathy McDonald, Mr Logan Harvey & Dr David Pache

      Accreditation:

      PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-6

      6 Group 2 CPD Credits

      Competency Standards: 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3,4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

      Sponsor:

      PDL Logo do not use

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      1:30 pm
      Darling Downs Mental Health Workshop- Anxiety & Depression @ Gip's Restaurant
  5. Jul
    28
    Mon

    1. Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting July 2014 @ Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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      Categories: Victoria
      Tags: dementia

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      Overview

      Skin aging is affected by many factors such as excess sun exposure, smoking and genetic make-up.  Changes in both skin as well as underlying structures result in progressively thinner and more fragile skin, making it more vulnerable to injury, disease, poor healing and other problems.

      Attend this lecture to refresh your knowledge of causes, contributing factors and differential diagnosis of common skin conditions seen the elderly. Learn about current drug and non-drug management of these conditions.

      This session also includes a literature update and case studies for discussion

      Learning objectives

      On completion of this session, participants will be able to:

      • Recognise the clinical features of common skin conditions seen in the elderly in both ambulatory and institutional settings
      • Understand the causes, contributing factors and differential diagnosis of various skin conditions
      • Review the current treatments and management of these skin conditions
      • Highlight the role of the accredited pharmacist in optimising patient outcomes with respect to the various skin conditions

      Competency Standards

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 2.3, 4.2, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

      CPD credits

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      Accreditation number: CVP140706

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

      Speaker

      Dr Boon Tan
      Dermatologist

      Sponsors

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      7:30 pm
      Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting July 2014 @ Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1
  6. Jul
    29
    Tue

    1. Accredited Pharmacist Evening @ PSA WA Seminar Room
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Categories: WA

      Case Study Discussions

      This will be an opportunity to discuss some interesting case studies with your peers.  All pharmacists are welcome to attend and participate in the discussion.

      Speakers:

      The evening will be facilitated by Mona Kiani and Jila Misaghian, both experienced Accredited Pharmacists who own JMK Medication Consultants and specialize in geriatric medicine and poly-pharmacy.

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      Registration and light refreshments from 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

      Registration:

      Please register by Friday 25 July to confirm your seat for this event!

      Click here to register

      Learning Objectives:

      • Identify the relevant clinical issues from a patients medication list and assess the appropriateness of prescribed medications
      • Be aware of other information that may be needed to assess the appropriateness of prescribed medications
      • Provide relevant feedback for the referring GP

      Competency standards: Australian Pharmacy Council logo

      1.1, 1.2,1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

      Accreditation Number:

      CWP140015

      CPD Points:

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

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      7:00 pm
      Accredited Pharmacist Evening @ PSA WA Seminar Room
  7. Jul
    30
    Wed

    1. Advanced Clinical Education – Cardiovascular Seminar @ Kirribilli Club
      9:00 am – 4:30 pm
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      Categories: NSW

      The 2014 Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Cardiovascular Seminar will deliver specialist clinical information to give pharmacists confidence when collaborating with other health professionals to provide better health outcomes for cardiovascular patients.

      Presentations by experts in their field will provide pharmacists with information on the latest therapeutic treatments and disease state management protocols.

      This year’s program includes:
      Heart Failure: Professor Geoffrey Tofler
      Managing resistant hypertension: Associate Professor George Mangos
      Reading ECGs: Ross Proctor
      Interpreting biochemistry tests related to cardiovascular conditions: Dr Amanda Caswell
      Acute Coronary Syndrome: Marian Kow
      Heart transplant pre and post care: Fay Burrows
      Patient education on acute treatment, secondary prevention and rehabilitation: Julia Lee
      Pharmacist – led public health program for cardiovascular care: Dr Daniel Sabater Hernandez

      Kirribilli Club, 11 Harbour Crescent, Lavender Bay NSW

      Member                 $275
      Non-Member        $420

      CPD credits: 12 Group 2

      Learning objectives:
      -  Gain in-depth understanding of cardiovascular disease states and clinical management
      -  Interact with clinical specialists to further cooperation and communication in cardiovascular management

      Competencies addressed: 1.3, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3,

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      9:00 am
      Advanced Clinical Education – Cardiovascular Seminar @ Kirribilli Club
    2. Seminar: Pharmacy Immunisation Services – Creating an impact in South Australian public health @ The Lion Hotel
      6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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      Categories: SA/NT

      Overview

      Are you currently providing a hosted  immunisation service in your pharmacy?
      What will a pharmacist delivered immunisation program look like?
      Are you looking to create an impact in public health and improve the wellbeing of your local community?

      Immunisation is a vital public health initiative that has reduced the burden of previously common bacterial and viral diseases. Immunisation services delivered through pharmacies can increase accessibility to vaccination and information. This seminar will provide you with an update on immunisation, SA legislative requirements and PSA guidelines to deliver a hosted pharmacy immunisation service.
      The Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot research program for the 2014 influenza season is evaluating the role of pharmacist immunisation services – what are the current lessons that can be learned?

      Learning Objectives

      • Discuss immunisation, public health benefits and role of the pharmacist in immunisation promotion and education
      • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
      • Describe classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing, timing and onset and duration of immunity
      • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases
      • Recognise the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia and where they can be contacted or accessed, including: Immunise Australia Program, National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule, The Australian Immunisation Handbook; and recognise what information they provide and how they can be utilised.
      • Discuss pharmacist immunisation services and the current legislative requirements from a South Australian perspective.
      • Discuss Queensland’s experience of Pharmacist-Delivered Immunisation gained from the Queensland Pharmacists Immunisation Pilot

      Competency Standards

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):   1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 6.3

      CPD Credits

      Accreditation Number:  CSP140030

      This activity has been accredited for 3 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 3 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  These 3 Group 1 CPD credits can be converted into 6 Group 2 CPD credits, if optional MCQ’s are successfully completed after the event.

      Presented by:

      The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the SA Department of Health and Ageing

       

      Supported by:

      Flyer and Registration Form:

      Click Here

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      6:30 pm
      Seminar: Pharmacy Immunisation Services – Creating an impact in South Australian public health @ The Lion Hotel
  8. Aug
    3
    Sun

    1. Benalla – Asthma + Deprescribing + Professional Services @ Benalla Community Care, Ray Sweeney Building
      9:00 am – 4:30 pm
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      Categories: Victoria
      Tags: dementia

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      Overview:

      Don’t miss out on this exciting 3 in 1 Sunday event.
      Asthma update- OTC salbutamol continues to achieve high volume sales in pharmacy, but are patients using it effectively? John Ware will provide you with an important update on the latest approaches to asthma treatment, including new guidelines from the National Asthma Council.
      Safety and prescribing for the aging population- With a longer life expectancy, many older Australians have greater dependency on medicines. Pharmacists must understand the implications of polypharmacy and megapolypharmacy to help reduce the incidence of medication related problems.
      Professional services- Have you differentiated your pharmacy offering by providing valuable professional services to your local community? Jarrod McMaugh from Echuca Amcal has successfully implemented professional services in his pharmacy, and will provide you with practical information and support to help you get started.

      Learning objectives:

      • Adopt new asthma management guidelines when reviewing asthmatic patients
      • Outline the new national asthma plan
      • Explain the concept of polypharmacy, megapolypharmacy and deprescribing
      • Apply the mechanisms of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic on potential drug interactions
      • Recognise the value of professional services in a community pharmacy setting
      • Evaluate health needs of the local community to determine which services should be provided
      • Devise strategies to implement professional services in the pharmacy

      Competency Standards:

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 1.4, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

      CPD credits:

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      Accreditation number: CVP140801

      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.

      Facilitator/s:

      John Ware & Jarrod McMaugh

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      9:00 am
      Benalla – Asthma + Deprescribing + Professional Services @ Benalla Community Care, Ray Sweeney Building
  9. Aug
    5
    Tue

    1. Brisbane Evening Lecture – Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – Recognising the Signs @ PACE, Level 5
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Approximately 25% of Australian men and 9% of women have clinically significant obstructive sleep apnoea. However, if treated, this can have a significant impact on your customers health and overall quality of life. Find out how your pharmacy can raise awareness and provide a broad range
      of quality healthcare solutions for customers suffering from sleep apnoea

      Topics Covered:

      Obstructive Sleep Apnoea risk factors, impact on health and quality of life, screening, conducting sleep studies, treatment and follow up care.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Discuss Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and its key predisposing factors
      • Identify the impact that OSA can have on a customer’s health and quality of life (both key signs/symptoms and specific health consequences)
      • Describe the screening of potential customers in the pharmacy
      • Discuss the treatment options for OSA
      • Identify the three types of CPAP mask and two types of CPAP machine and the key differences between them

      Speaker:

      Mr Mark Wardman- Director, Australian Pharmacy Sleep Services

      Accreditation:

      3 Group 2 CPD credits

      Competency Standards: 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 3.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

      Webinar Option:

      To join the Webinar please go to http://psa.rbweb.com.au and click on the participant button.

      Your passcode is: 15137702

      When prompted, please enter your PSA ID number, with a SPACE in between the first three and the last three digits.

       

      Sponsor:

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      Brisbane Evening Lecture – Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – Recognising the Signs @ PACE, Level 5
    2. Buying and Selling a Pharmacy @ PSA WA Seminar Room
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: WA

      Join Paul Rowe from The Business Squad as he discusses all the considerations of buying or selling a Pharmacy, or entering into partnerships. Topics included in this workshop discussion are legal requirements, valuing a pharmacy, legal entities and due diligence.  This is a perfect event for any pharmacist interested in pursuing ownership, or for those working towards partnerships as well as those contemplating selling their pharmacy.

      Speaker:

      Paul Rowe - Qualified and Accountant and CPAPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

      The Managing Director of The Business Squad, Paul Rowe boasts a career spanning over 28 years during which time he has perfected the art of business. As a qualified accountant, CPA, licensed business broker and finance broker, Paul is uniquely placed to understand every facet of your business. He has also started, run, expanded and sold his own national financial consulting company – experience doesn’t get much more first-hand!

      Cost:

      Early Bird Prices: (Early bird pricing available until 28 July 2014).
      PSA Member: $65
      Non Member: $90

      Normal Prices:
      PSA Member: $75
      Non Members: $100

      Registration:

      CLICK HERE to register for this event

      Please register by Tuesday 29 July 2014 if you would like to attend this event.

      Learning Objectives:

      Session 4: Buying and selling Pharmacy

      • Understand the legal requirements of purchasing a Pharmacy or becoming a partner.
      • Assess the value of a Pharmacy
      • Understand the legal entities within which a pharmacy can be purchased.
      • Determine the key issues that should form part of any due diligence process

      Competency Standards: Australian Pharmacy Council logo

      1.1, 2.1 ,2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

      Accreditation Code:

      CWP140031

      CPD Points:

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

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    3. Monthly Lecture: Evidence-based CMs for Common Conditions @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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      Location details

      Parkville- Lecture Theatre 5, Monash University, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052
      Regional Satellite Centres- Please download flyer for venue locations

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

      Overview

      Did you know patients spend more money on complementary medicines than pharmaceuticals? At least 2 out of 3 Australians use complementary medicines, with the population spending over $2billion on these therapies in 2010-2011, which was 25% more than the out of pocket patient contributions for pharmaceuticals! Dr Kotsirilos will offer an important insight into the complementary medicines available for common conditions. Differentiate yourselves from the big chain supermarkets by offering your patients valuable information about the safe and effective use of complementary medicines.

      Learning objectives:

      On completion of this session, participants will be able to:

      • Discuss the role of complementary medicines in the management and prevention of disease
      • Evaluate the various complementary medicines which can be used to treat the common conditions presented in the case studies
      • Promote the safe and effective use of complementary medicines in a primary healthcare setting based on the individual needs of patients

      Competency Standards:

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 1.4, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3.

      CPD credits:

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      Accreditation number: CVP140803 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 Vicki Kotsirilos

      Medical Practitioner (GP) MBBS, FRACGP, FACNEM

      Sponsor/s:

      PDL Logo

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  10. Aug
    6
    Wed

    1. Short Course – Mental Health @ Pharmacy House
      2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
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      Categories: NSW

      A series of 3 workshops designed to build your knowledge and confidence in the area of mental health. The sessions cover depression in the adolescent and young adults, depression in the older adult and anxiety.

      Experts in the area of mental health will be joined by ambassadors who live with mental health issues to give you firsthand experience of what it is like to live with a mental health condition.

      You may select one, several or all 3 workshops in the series for up to 12 Group 2 CPD credits.

      Maximise the service you provide for people with mental health issues

      Presented by:  Barry Taylor, Dr Claire O’Reilly and guest speakers from Beyondblue

      Wednesday 6 August – Depression in the young adult
      Wednesday 20 August – Depression in the older adult
      Wednesday 3 September – Recognising and managing anxiety

      Member                          $80 / session                                     $220 / course
      Non-Member                 $140 / session                                   $350 / course

       

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      Short Course – Mental Health @ Pharmacy House
    2. Short Course – Mental Health – Depression in the young adult @ Pharmacy House
      6:45 pm – 9:15 pm
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      Categories: NSW

      Depression in young adults is on the increase and it is estimated that 7% of young adults will experience depression before the age of 25. Understanding the prevalence and how depression affects young people is  important for pharmacists. As front line health care professionals they are well placed to recognise when to have the difficult conversations and how they can provide effective intervention and support for young people with depression.

      Maximise the service you provide for people with mental health issues

      Presented by Barry Taylor with guest speaker from Beyondblue

      Members $80  Non members  $140

      Accredited for up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits

      Learning objectives:
      -  Describe predisposers to depression in young adults
      -  Look at how depression differs in young people than in adults.
      -  Get an understanding of bi polar in young people
      -  Get an understanding of mood and anxiety disorders in young people
      -  Demonstrate how pharmacists can provide effective intervention and support for young people with depression.

      Competencies addressed: 1.3,2.1, 2.2, , 2.3, 3.4, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

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      Short Course – Mental Health – Depression in the young adult @ Pharmacy House
  11. Aug
    9
    Sat

    1. Pharmacy in Focus – Hunter Valley (all-day) @ Mercure Hunter Valley Gardens
      Aug 9 – Aug 10
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      Categories: NSW

      The NSW Branch has designed a major event to bring CPD closer to pharmacists living and working in regional NSW. The NSW Pharmacy in Focus program provides education that is current and relevant to pharmacists wherever they work. Local and guest speakers will share their knowledge and expertise and there will plenty of opportunities to meet and catch up with pharmacists near and far.

      In the second half of this year the NSW Pharmacy in Focus program will have a focus on cardiovascular disease. A range of topics including heart failure, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, ischaemic heart disease and managing risk factors such as diabetes, smoking and obesity. (Not all topics will be covered at each event)

      The program includes two member benefit programs that can earn you up to 9 Group 2 CPD credits.

      Bridging the Gap: A workshop designed to put the patient at the centre of care and helps identify and address factors that are barriers to maintaining continuity of care in the transition between care settings. The workshop is FREE for PSA and SHPA members.

      Better Pharmacy Futures Forum:  A member only forum aiming to assist community pharmacists better understand the environment in which they are working and offer practical ideas on how to thrive, not just survive.

      Saturday 9 August: 1.00pm – 8.30pm
      Sunday 10 August: 8.30am – 4.00pm

      Accredited for up to 25 Group 2 CPD credits

      Mercure Hunter Valley Gardens
      2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley NSW

      Accommodation

      August is a peak period for weekends in the Hunter Valley, so please book your accommodation as soon as possible
      To book accommodation go to: reservations@mercurehuntervalley.com.au

      Special rates for conference delegates: Friday – Sunday 8-10 August
      1 night (9 Aug): $309 including breakfast
      2 nights: $389 including breakfast

      (Single night accommodation is by special arrangement and very limited- please quote that you are a Pharmacy in Focus delegate)

       

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    2. PSA ITP 2014 First Intake Workshop Two – Brisbane @ PACE Building, Level 5
      8:30 am – 3:30 pm

      Where: PACE Building, Level 5, 20 Cornwall Street, Dutton Park

      Date: 09 & 10August 2014

      Time (Saturday): 8:30am – 5:30pm

      Time (Sunday): 8:30am – 3:30pm

      Cost: Free to PSA Interns

      Click here for directions

      As part of the core components of the PSA Intern Training Program you must attend mandatory PSA Intern Training Program workshop one and PSA Intern Training Program workshop two. Both these workshops span over two consecutive days. These interactive small group workshops have been designed to provide you with the ability to develop and apply your skills by working through real pharmacy case based scenarios, role plays and case studies on a number of various topic areas, which will aid and enhance your learning capabilities in the workplace.

       

       

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      PSA ITP 2014 First Intake Workshop Two – Brisbane @ PACE Building, Level 5
  12. Aug
    10
    Sun

    1. Echuca – Medicines Update 2014 @ Mercure Port of Echuca
      9:00 am – 4:30 pm
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      Categories: Victoria
      Tags: dementia

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      Overview

      Stay current. Attend this year’s Medicines Update to learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across six relevant fields:

      Cardiovascular | Endocrinology | Neurology | Psychotropic | Respiratory | Rheumatology | Miscellaneous

      Learning Objectives:

      Neurology Update

      • Ÿ    Discuss the role of the newer neurology medicines.
      • Ÿ    Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
      • Ÿ    Recognise current practice and controversies.
      • Ÿ    Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.
      • Ÿ    Be aware of the new drugs on the horizon.

      Cardiovascular Update

      • Ÿ    Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in cardiovascular medicine.
      • Ÿ    Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
      • Ÿ    Recognise current practice and controversies.
      • Ÿ    Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.
      •     Be aware of the new drugs on the horizon.

      Respiratory/Rheumatology Update

      •     Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in respiratory medicine and 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.
      •     Be aware of new drugs on the horizon.
      •     Apply recent changes in Asthma Guidelines to practice.

      Psychotropic Update

      • Ÿ    Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in psychotropic medicines.
      • Ÿ    Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
      • Ÿ    Recognise current practice and controversies.
      • Ÿ    Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.
      • Ÿ    Be aware of the new drugs on the horizon.

      Endocrinology Update

      • Ÿ    Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in endocrine medicines.
      • Ÿ    Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
      • Ÿ    Recognise current practice and controversies.
      • Ÿ    Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.
      • Ÿ    Be aware of the new drugs on the horizon.

      Miscellaneous Medicines Update

      •     Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications.
      •     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.
      •     Be aware of new drugs on the horizon.

      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: CVP140003B

      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:

      Mr Cameron Livingston

      A/Prof Shane Hamblin

      Ms Lyn Billington

      Dr Jenny Gowan

      A/Prof Louis Roller

      Sponsor/s:

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      Echuca – Medicines Update 2014 @ Mercure Port of Echuca

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