Special interest Groups
PSA offers a range of opportunities to connect and engage with other pharmacists with whom you share a particular interest these are called special interest groups (SIG’s)
On this page you will find information about the currently PSA special interest groups:
If you would like to receive information on a special interest group please visit the ‘update your details’ section on the PSA website and tick the box of special interest groups that your wish to join under the Special Interest Group heading.
The Early Career Pharmacists
The Early Career Pharmacists Working Group (ECPWG) was established both nationally and in each state branch early in 2009 to support pharmacists in the early stages of their career. It represents students, interns and registered pharmacists with up to 10 years of experience.
The purpose of the Early Career Pharmacists Working Group (ECPWG) is to provide strong representation to early career pharmacists to ensure that ECPs are recognised as crucial stakeholders in the Australian pharmacy sector and that PSA remains connected to ECPs at both a Branch and National level.
In particular, the ECPWG will:
- Provide an early career pharmacist perspective to the PSA National Board and senior management on a variety of issues.
- Facilitate succession planning via opportunities for ECP participation on the PSA National Board, National Board sub-committees, Branch Committees and Working Groups.
- Identify the needs of ECPs in relation to professional development, practice support and advocacy, and advise PSA on how to address these needs.
- Facilitate programs and activities that aim to improve professional satisfaction for early career pharmacists.
- Provide strong representation and leadership on issues of importance to early career pharmacists
Each Branch has an ECPWG which organises educational and social networking events. If you would like to find out about activities or get involved in your local group please contact your local branch.
PSA also moderates a Closed Group on facebook – its main and foremost goal is to create a safe environment for Early Career Pharmacists to discuss relevant topics and seek guidance when needed.
Accredited pharmacists, those currently undertaking accreditation, and those interested in becoming accredited are welcome to join the Accredited Pharmacist Special Interest Group (APSIG).
APSIG provides specifically targeted support for accredited pharmacists to raise their questions, issues, concerns or success stories on practice or remuneration issues, clinical news, communication and case discussion. Visit the Accredited Pharmacist Resource Centre, remember though you need to be logged in as a member. https://www.psa.org.au/accredited
Australian accredited pharmacists can use the PSA Accredited Pharmacists Facebook page to connect with colleagues, share ideas and discuss the latest issues currently facing Australian Pharmacy
To find events in your area visit Face to Face.
PSA members working in rural or remote areas and those interested in rural pharmacy are invited to participate in PSA’s Rural Pharmacists SIG as a free member benefit. Membership of this group will be facilitated by joining the Facebook page and all that is required will be your AHPRA registration number or student number to show you are a pharmacist or student. If you do not use Facebook or wish to contact us privately you are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Facebook page where Rural SIG members can interact with their peers on rural, regional and remote issues will become our primary method of communicating with members and can be found by searching for “PSA Rural Pharmacists (SIG)” on Facebook.
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