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Victorian calendar and events

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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

March Events

Date Event Location
3 March Monthly lecture- Oral Health Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
11 March Snap learning- Geriatrics Parkville
14 March ECP: Management and Leadership course Parkville
15 March Sunday Learning Bass Coast
18 March First Aid and CPR workshop Parkville
19 March VPPTP Part 2 Webinar Online
22 March Cultural Appreciation workshop Parkville
24 March Daytime lecture- Pharmacy update Parkville
30 March APSIG lecture Parkville

Major events (CPD)

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The largest annual Victorian pharmacy event, Victorian Pharmacy Conference (VPC), hosted by PSA’s Victorian Branch,will be held on 18 and 19 April 2015 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, international and interstate experts will present on a wide range of topics, including vaccinations in pharmacy, building customer loyalty, innovative models of pharmacy, integrative medicine in primary care, wound management services in pharmacy, oral health, eye health and much more.

Click here for more information on VPC15

Victorian monthly lectures & Podcasts

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.

To access the podcast, handouts and multiple choice questions from the previous lecture and special lectures, please click here.

Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-7This 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 is FREE of charge for ALL Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff.

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.
Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator.

Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate.

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

  • Eastern Region – Sunday 24 May
  • Frankston Region – Sunday 31 May
  • Bendiogo – Sunday 2 August
  • Sale – Sunday 18 Oct

Part 2 Webinar:

  • Thursday 19 March – More information
  • Monday 15 June
  • Thursday 13 August
  • Tuesday 13 October

Update from the Department of Health

Policy for Maintenance Pharmacotherapy for Opioid Dependence

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.


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