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  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:

      Click Here

      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
    22
    Tue

    1. COPD: Treatment, Management and the Role of the Pharmacist Recorded Live Webinar (all-day) @ Online Recorded Webinar
      Jul 22 – Oct 31
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      Categories: WA

      This is the recorded webinar from the Evening Lecture held on Tuesday 22 July 2014. If you missed this lecture you can now view the recorded online webinar today.

      This online recording is only available until October 31 2014!

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a condition estimated to affect approximately one in seven Australians over the age of 40. Join pharmacist Grant McGill for an update in COPD and to hear how you can help make a difference in the lives of your customers with their chronic disease management.

      Speaker: Grant McGill

      Grant is presenting on behalf of the Lung Foundation. Grant is a member of the COPD Pharmacy Committee for the COPD National Program at the Lung Foundation.

      Learning Objectives:

      •          Outline the importance of early detection and management of people with COPDPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-2
      •          Recognise how COPD is diagnosed
      •          Describe the elements of a COPD Service in Pharmacy
      •          Identify resources and training to assist in implementing a COPD Service

      Competency Standards:

      1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

      Accreditation Number:Australian Pharmacy Council logo

      CWP140017

      CPD Points:

      This activity has been accredited for one hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 Group 2 CPD) credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan

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      COPD: Treatment, Management and the Role of the Pharmacist Recorded Live Webinar @ Online Recorded Webinar (all-day)
  5. Oct
    6
    Mon

    1. Managing Challenging Behaviours @ Chemistry Tea Room (room 208)
      6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

      Overview

      In your pharmacy practice, you will experience situations where people display challenging or even threatening and aggressive behaviour. Sometimes staff, clients, their family members, friends or community members have a range of issues that they carry with them which can cause them to become emotionally fragile or volatile; particularly when under distress. As health care workers you need to recognise and be sensitive to situations that can trigger or exacerbate challenging behaviour or escalate conflict such as: irritation, frustration, anger or fear. This workshop will give you the knowledge, skills and tools to assess, monitor and manage pharmacy situations. Mark Kirschbaum, a community and education pharmacist, will present this engaging and interactive workshop.

      Register for this event

      Download flyer

      Learning Objectives

      • Increased confidence in managing challenging behaviours.
      • An understanding of how one’s own behaviour can affect others.
      • Gained skills to defuse challenging situations with the aim of negating the need for physical interventions
      • Gained an understanding of the causes of challenging behaviour.
      • Developed an awareness of the importance to work within the law and to follow organisational policies and procedures.
      • An understanding of the importance of debriefing and self-care following incidents involving challenging behaviour

      Competency Standards

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010) :1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 2.2, 2.4, 3.5.

      CPD Credits

      PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3apc-logo-plain

      Accreditation

      This activity has been accredited for up to 3  Group 2 CPD credits.  Suitable for inclusion in an individuals pharmacists CPD plan.

      Facilitator(s)

      Mark Kirschbaum, BPharm, MPharmSc, GradDipClinPharm, MPS is a pharmacist working with the Centre for Rural Health. With a background in community pharmacy and the military, Mark has been involved with the development and delivery of this workshop to many different health professionals.

      Sponsored by

      RPSN logo

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      6:45 pm
      Managing Challenging Behaviours @ Chemistry Tea Room (room 208)
  6. Oct
    7
    Tue

    1. Managing Challenging Behaviours @ Room 205, Launceston Clinical School
      6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

      Overview

      In your pharmacy practice, you will experience situations where people display challenging or even threatening and aggressive behaviour. Sometimes staff, clients, their family members, friends or community members have a range of issues that they carry with them which can cause them to become emotionally fragile or volatile; particularly when under distress. As health care workers you need to recognise and be sensitive to situations that can trigger or exacerbate challenging behaviour or escalate conflict such as: irritation, frustration, anger or fear. This workshop will give you the knowledge, skills and tools to assess, monitor and manage pharmacy situations. Mark Kirschbaum, a community and education pharmacist, will present this engaging and interactive workshop.

      Register for this event

      Download flyer

      Learning Objectives

      • Increased confidence in managing challenging behaviours.
      • An understanding of how one’s own behaviour can affect others.
      • Gained skills to defuse challenging situations with the aim of negating the need for physical interventions
      • Gained an understanding of the causes of challenging behaviour.
      • Developed an awareness of the importance to work within the law and to follow organisational policies and procedures.
      • An understanding of the importance of debriefing and self-care following incidents involving challenging behaviour

      Competency Standards

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010) :1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 2.2, 2.4, 3.5.

      CPD Credits

      PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3apc-logo-plain

      Accreditation

      This activity has been accredited for up to 3  Group 2 CPD credits.  Suitable for inclusion in an individuals pharmacists CPD plan.

      Facilitator(s)

      Mark Kirschbaum, BPharm, MPharmSc, GradDipClinPharm, MPS is a pharmacist working with the Centre for Rural Health. With a background in community pharmacy and the military, Mark has been involved with the development and delivery of this workshop to many different health professionals.

      Sponsored by

      RPSN logo

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      6:45 pm
      Managing Challenging Behaviours @ Room 205, Launceston Clinical School
    2. Monthly Lecture: Cancer in the Community @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Victoria
      Tags: dementia

      Download Flyer

      Location details

      Parkville- Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1, Monash University, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052
      Regional Satellite Centres- Please download flyer for venue locations

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

      Overview

      The prevalence of cancer is rising. It is predicted that by the age of 85, 1 in 2 men, and 1 in 3 women will have been diagnosed with some form of cancer. At the same time, the survival rate for common cancers has increased by 30% in the last 20 years. This trend has resulted in cancer treatment for many patients being managed in the community, which highlights an important role for pharmacists.

      This lecture, presented by Brett Janson, Senior Clinical Pharmacist at Peter MacCallum, will provide pharmacists with an improved awareness of common cancer treatments, management options for common side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and appropriate referral pathways.

      Learning objectives:

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

      • Understand the prevalence and morbidity of cancer treated in the community in Australia
      • Appreciate the treatments used for common cancers in the community such as radiotherapy, outpatients chemotherapy, prescription medications and emerging treatments
      • Recognise the side effects of common cancer treatments and their management options including referral pathways
      • Understand how to provide therapeutic and patient centric support for patients with cancer and their carers via an update of counselling and communication skills

      Competency Standards:

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

      CPD credits:

          PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3

      Accreditation number: CVP141001 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:

      Mr Brett Janson

      Senior Clinical Pharmacist

      Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

      Sponsor/s:

      PDL Logo

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    3. Travelling Well : The Pharmacists Guide – Webinar Only
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      With world travel becoming more accessible to the general public, pharmacists are seeing an increasing demand for travel health advice.  This lecture will update your knowledge of travel health and medicine and the recommended resources for the travel health
      consultation.

      Topics Covered:

      Common infections, treatments, prevention, vaccinations, pre travel checkups, travel medical kit, useful travel resources

      Learning Objectives:

      • Discuss the common diseases encountered while travelling and how to prevent and treat them
      • Recognise the range of conditions that travellers may encounter and provide advice on self-treatment strategies
      • Discuss the pre travel checkup and what to put in a medical kit
      • Identify appropriate travel resources and referral of consumers seeking travel medicine advice

      Speaker:

      Dr Deborah Mills

      Accreditation:

      2 Group 2 CPD credits

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

      Webinar :

      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:

      PDL Logo

       

       

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      7:00 pm
      Travelling Well : The Pharmacists Guide – Webinar Only
  7. Oct
    15
    Wed

    1. Evening seminar – Sexual Health: Getting Down to Business @ Building 4, Main Auditorium, ANU Medical School
      7:10 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Categories: ACT

      Register or view the flyer for this event.

      Overview

      This is a one hour evening seminar that will focus on sexual health. This seminar will improve pharmacists ability to identify current notifiable sexual transmitted infections (STIs) in Australia and the impact of untreated chlamydia in women. Pharmacist’s will also learn the role they can play in promoting sexual health.

      Learning Objectives

      • Identify current notifiable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Australia
      • Describe the impact of untreated chlamydia infections in women
      • Evaluate the current treatment options for STIs
      • Discuss the pharmacist’s role in promoting sexual health including preventative education and counselling

      Competency Standards

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):    1.3, 4.2, 6.3, 7.1.

      Facilitator

      Dr Alexandra Tyson, Canberra Sexual Health Centre Specialist

      CPD Credits

      PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-2

      This activity is accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 acitivity (or 1 Group 1 CPD Credit) or 1 hour of Group 2 acitivity (2 Group 2 Credits) upon successful completion of assessment, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

      Accreditation number

      CPA140010

      Proudly sponsored by

      PDL Logo

       

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      Evening seminar – Sexual Health: Getting Down to Business @ Building 4, Main Auditorium, ANU Medical School
  8. Oct
    18
    Sat

    1. Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop (all-day) @ PSA WA Office
      Oct 18 – Oct 19
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      Categories: WA

      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.

      Speaker:

      Marcus Weidinger BPharm AACPA

      Marcus Weidinger is an experienced Accredited Pharmacist with a passion for Quality Use of Medicines.  Marcus has been delivering successful Medication Management Review Stage 1 courses for a number of years and  has extensive knowledge in all facets of conducting and reporting of medication reviews.

      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:

      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.

      PSA-Credit-icons_group-1-4CPD credits:PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-16

      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.

      Accreditation number:

      APC_Accred_RGB

      CWP140027

      Refund and cancellation policy for events:

      • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
      • 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.
      • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

      Registration:

      Register online or fill in the flyer below now to avoid disappointment.

      Registration closes on Monday 13 October 2014

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      Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop @ PSA WA Office (all-day)
  9. Oct
    20
    Mon

    1. You and all things financial @ Chemistry Tea Room (Room 208)
      6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

      Overview

      Come and talk to Andrew Pearce, an accountant specialising in tax and business.  Andrew is one of Australia’s 2013 top business leader according to INTHE BLACK magazine. Come and listen to him and ask your questions. Topics include:

      • Tax – How can I minimise tax?

      • Setting Up a Company – is it worth it?

      • How to get the most from having an ABN number

      • I am an employee – what should I be asking for in my employment contract and package?

      • Super – Pros and Cons

      • Buying into a business – how do I do this?

      Bring your own questions for this question and answer session.

      Proudly supported by the Early Career Pharmacist Group Tasmania

      Register for this event

      Download flyer

      Learning Objectives

      Learn how to manage your work finances including superannuation, tax and employment contracts

      Understand about setting up a business, buying into a business and setting up a company

      Know where to get assistance with financial considerations

      Competency Standards

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010) : 1.5, 2.1, 2.5, 3.2

      CPD Credits

      PSA-Credit-icons_group-1-1.5

      This activity has been accredited for up to 1.5  Group 1 CPD credits.  Suitable for inclusion in an individuals pharmacists CPD plan.

      Accreditation

      apc-logo-plain

       

      Facilitator(s)

      Andrew Pearce, Principle, Business and Taxation Consulting Services, Collins SBA

      Sponsored by

      PDL Logo

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    2. PSA SA/NT Annual President’s Reception and Dinner @ Lenzerheide Restaurant
      7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
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      Categories: SA/NT

      Adelaide:  PSA SA/NT Annual President’s Reception and Dinner

      The SA/NT Annual President’s Reception and Dinner is an exclusive evening for PSA members to join Branch President, Ms Susan Edwards and Committee Members of the SA/NT Branch to network with colleagues, welcome life members and recognise award recipients for their commitment and contribution to the practice of pharmacy.

      Includes presentation of

      • SA/NT Pharmacist of the Year 2014
      • SA/NT Early Career Pharmacist Development Award 2014
      • 2013 PSA Gold Medal

      Date:           Monday 20 October 2014

      Time:          7.00pm for 7.30pm dinner

      Venue
      :         Lenzerheide Restaurant, 146 Belair Road, Hawthorn

      Flyer:             Annual President’s Reception and Dinner Invitation

      Online RegistrationClick here – members only

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      7:00 pm
      PSA SA/NT Annual President’s Reception and Dinner @ Lenzerheide Restaurant
  10. Oct
    22
    Wed

    1. Diabetes and NDSS Information Night @ PSA WA Branch
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: WA

      Proudly presented by Diabetes WA

      An information evening designed to up skill pharmacists in their knowledge of insulin needles, insulin pens, sharps disposal and hypoglycaemia treatment and discussing hyperglycaemia with patients. Followed by a 30minute hands on workshop with glucose meters, insulin pens etc.

      Suitable for all pharmacists working in NDSS Access Point Pharmacies.

      Registration:PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

      Click here to register for this event.

      Registration closes Monday 20 October 2014

      Learning Objectives:

      • Be aware of new evidence regarding pen needle length
      • Demonstrate correct use of insulin pen devices
      • Be aware of consumable requirements for patients on insulin pumps
      • Be aware of correct treatment for hypoglycaemia
      • Be able to discuss hyperglycaemia with patients and carers
      • Be aware of correct sharps disposal procedures
      • Be aware of resources available to help you support people with diabetes
      • Understand NDSS Access Point FAQ
      • Differentiate between and recommend current Blood Glucose Meters

      Competency Standards:

      1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

      Accreditation Number:APC-small-logo

      CWP140034

      CPD Points:

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

      Refund and cancellation policy for events:

      • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
      • Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
      • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
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      Diabetes and NDSS Information Night @ PSA WA Branch
    2. Diabetes and NDSS Information Webinar @ PSA WA Branch
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Categories: WA
      Tags: dementia

      Proudly presented by Diabetes WA

      An information evening designed to up skill pharmacists in their knowledge of insulin needles, insulin pens, sharps disposal and hypoglycaemia treatment and discussing hyperglycaemia with patients.

      Suitable for all pharmacists working in NDSS Access Point Pharmacies.

      Registration:PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3

      Click here to register for this event.

      Registration closes Monday 20 October 2014

      Learning Objectives:

      • Be aware of new evidence regarding pen needle length
      • Demonstrate correct use of insulin pen devices
      • Be aware of consumable requirements for patients on insulin pumps
      • Be aware of correct treatment for hypoglycaemia
      • Be able to discuss hyperglycaemia with patients and carers
      • Be aware of correct sharps disposal procedures
      • Be aware of resources available to help you support people with diabetes
      • Understand NDSS Access Point FAQ
      • Differentiate between and recommend current Blood Glucose Meters

      Competency Standards:

      1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

      Accreditation Number:APC-small-logo

      CWP140034W

      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.

      Refund and cancellation policy for events:

      • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
      • Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
      • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
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      7:00 pm
      Diabetes and NDSS Information Webinar @ PSA WA Branch
  11. Oct
    23
    Thu

    1. Adelaide: Early Career Pharmacists – Social Media in Pharmacy @ PSA SA Office
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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      Categories: SA/NT

      Overview

      With guest speaker: Mal Chia

      Mal is an award-winning digital marketer with over 15 years of experience.
      His entrepreneurial nature and understanding of the digital disruption has seen him setup and lead innovation teams that have paved the way in the use of social media and digital marketing.
      Learn about the #opportunities and #challenges for pharmacists’ use of social media to #build your image so you can #enhance your career, #engage with customers, and #develop your pharmacy brand.

      Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for networking and light refreshments.


      Learning Objectives

      • Recognise role of social media in pharmacy including: how it can be utilised to build your personal brand, engage customers, grow a pharmacy on social media.


      Competency Standards

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):    3.1


      CPD Credits

      Accreditation Number:  CSP140021

      This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hour of Group 1 CPD (or 1.5 CPD Credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

       

      Presented by:

      The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Early Career Pharmacist Group (SA/NT)


      Flyer and Registration Form
      :

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      Adelaide: Early Career Pharmacists – Social Media in Pharmacy @ PSA SA Office
  12. Oct
    25
    Sat

    1. WA Annual Trivia Challenge @ St Catherine’s College Function Venue
      6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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      Categories: WA
      Tags: dementia

      Well, it’s nearing that time of year again, and we know you have all been eagerly awaiting. So here it is… The WA Early Career Pharmacist Working Group (ECPWG) Annual Trivia Challenge! This year is set to be bigger and better than previous years and the ECPWG invite you all to come along and enjoy the fun for the chance to win some great prizes. This year we will be having a Halloween Theme and there will be a prize awarded to the table with the best costumes!

      Now, I can hear some of those voices saying “I’m no good at trivia”. Nonsense! This evening is about getting together and having fun. So rally up your friends, colleagues, family, choose a table name and get ready for an evening of some healthy competition. Tables are available from 5 – 10 people, please note if you register online you need to notify us your table name you are wanting to join. Contact details are available in the flyer

      Refund and cancellation policy for events:

      • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be WA-trivia-istockadvised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
      • Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the event are refundable. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
      • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

       

      View the flyer below and register now to secure your place!

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      6:00 pm
      WA Annual Trivia Challenge @ St Catherine’s College Function Venue
  13. Oct
    26
    Sun

    1. Townsville Cancer Care Workshop – Managing the side effects of chemotherapy and cancer treatments in the community @ JCU Pharmacy Practice Rooms ,Building DB47, Room 003, James Cook University, Townsville
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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      Managing the side effects of chemotherapy and cancer treatments in the community

      Community pharmacists are often consulted by people undergoing cancer treatment for assistance with management of side-effects. An understanding of the pathophysiology of side effects along with current best practice in management will enable pharmacists to provide the appropriate advice, or refer back to the treating doctor as necessary.

      This workshop is aimed at pharmacists in community pharmacies principally, but will be suitable also for health professionals in other disciplines with an interest in improving their knowledge about cancer

      Learning Objectives:

      • Describe the treatments used for common cancers in the community such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy
      • Discuss the cause of cancer treatment side effects
      • Identify the common treatment side effects, the signs and symptoms to look for and how the community pharmacist can manage these
      • Discuss cytotoxic safe handling and the myths around this
      • Recognise when to refer patients
      • Discuss the role of community support groups and organisations

      Accreditation:

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      6 Group 2 CPD Credits

      Register Now (PSA Members)

      Download Flyer to Register (for other allied health professionals) Townsville Flyer

       

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      1:30 pm
      Townsville Cancer Care Workshop – Managing the side effects of chemotherapy and cancer treatments in the community @ JCU Pharmacy Practice Rooms ,Building DB47, Room 003, James Cook University, Townsville
  14. Oct
    27
    Mon

    1. Parkville: APSIG clinical meeting October 2014 @ Lecture Theatre 5, Monash University
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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      Categories: Victoria
      Tags: dementia

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      Overview:

      This information-packed clinical meeting addresses two important topics. Dr Jenny Gowan will provide an update on the recent changes to the Asthma Guidelines, new agents for the mangement of asthma and COPD and counselling points for new devices. The second part of the lecture will be an interactive discussion of new job opportunities for Accredited Consultant Pharmacists.

      Learning objectives:

      Respiratory Update
      • Apply recent changes in the 2014 Australian Asthma  Handbook Guidelines to Practice
      • Discuss the place in therapy of new PBS agents for the management of asthma and COPD [ new  corticosteroids (ICS) , antimuscarinic ( LAMAs) and  long acting beta-agonists ( LABAs)]
      • Counsel patients on the correct use of  new devices
      • Be able to make  recommendations  to  patient’s medication regimen  to improve respiratory  outcomes

      Interactive discussion of new job opportunities for Accredited Consultant Pharmacists
      • Discuss  current job opportunities and career directions available for Accredited Consultant Pharmacists
      • Be aware of changes to the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA) and the potential for new job opportunities that it may hold
      • Discuss how to look for or create job opportunities

      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: CVP141006

      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

      Facilitator/s:

      Dr Jenny Gowan, PhD, Grad Dip Comm Pharm, PhC, FACPP, FPS, AACPA, MSHPA

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      7:30 pm
      Parkville: APSIG clinical meeting October 2014 @ Lecture Theatre 5, Monash University
  15. Oct
    28
    Tue

    1. Warrnambool – Expanding role of pharmacists: triage, treat and refer @ Great South Coast Medicare Local
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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      Overview

      Pharmacists are often the first point of contact for patients with minor ailments and other health concerns, and pharmacists need to decide whether to treat, monitor or refer.
      Join our experienced facilitator, Professor Colin Chapman, for this important lecture which will examine the triage role

      Learning objectives:

      • Identify consumers’ expectation when they seek help pharmacists in the primary care environment
      • Compare a normal community pharmacist-patient interaction with other health professional consultations
      • Identify pharmacist’s role in follow through triage in the refer, record and return model
      • Implement strategies to expand pharmacists’ clinical role in primary care and increase customer loyalty

      Competency Standards:

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1

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      Accreditation number: CVP140310B

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

      Sponsor

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      6:30 pm
      Warrnambool – Expanding role of pharmacists: triage, treat and refer @ Great South Coast Medicare Local
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