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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:

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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:

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      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:

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      Expiry: 

      This activity will be available until 5th May 2015

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      Webinar Recording: Hepatic Function – Selecting Safe & Effective Drug Regimens @ Online
  4. May
    27
    Tue

    1. Recorded Online Webinar – Illicit Drugs: Emerging Trends in the Community (all-day) @ Online Recorded Webianr
      May 27 – Sep 30
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      Categories: WA
      Tags: dementia

      This is the recorded webinar from the Evening Lecture held on Tuesday 27 May 2014. If you missed this lecture you can now view the recorded online webinar today.

      This online recoding is only available until 30 September 2014!

      Speaker: Paul Dessauer, Outreach Coordinator at Western Australian Substance Users Association (WASUA)

      Paul has many years of experience working in this field and has a vast and practical knowledge of what is happening out in the community right now.  This is an area that has changed significantly over the last decade and impacts all areas of our community and society.  As the trend is heading towards synthetically produced drugs, it is all the more important for pharmacists to be aware of the current trends of drug use, how they are manufactured and how they are administered.

      Registration:PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-2

      Register here to attend the online recorded webinar.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Be aware of the current patterns of illicit drug use in the community and their street names and methods of administration.
      • Be aware of products found int the pharmacy that have the potential to be misused.
      • Know the pharmacology, common signs and symptoms of illicit drug use and the harms associated with their use.
      • Understand how to communicate with customers either under the influence of illicit drugs or seeking them in your pharmacy.
      • Understand referral pathways and resources for those seeking help.

      Competency Standards:

      1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1,6.2, 6.2, 7.3

      Accreditation Number:Australian Pharmacy Council logo

      CWP140013

      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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      Recorded Online Webinar – Illicit Drugs: Emerging Trends in the Community @ Online Recorded Webianr (all-day)
  5. Jun
    16
    Mon

    1. Recorded Live Webinar – Pain Management: The practical aspects (all-day) @ Online recorded webinar
      Jun 16 – Sep 30
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      Categories: WA
      Tags: dementia

      This is the recorded webinar from the Evening Lecture held on Monday 16 June 2014. If you missed this lecture you can now view the recorded online webinar today.

      This online recoding is only available until 30 September 2014!

      Speaker: Penelope Tuffin, 2014 PSWA Erik Kirk Award Recipient

      Penelope’s work over the last twenty years in pain management has contributed towards Pharmacists being a mandatory part of the palliative care team. She has major roles in Palliative Care Networks across Australia and is widely sourced to present to Pharmacists, Consultants, General Practitioners, Nurses and Allied health professionals. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Penny discuss the complexities of pain management for the different types of pain- acute, chronic and neuropathic.

      Registration:

      Register here to attend the online recorded webinar.

      Learning Objectives:PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-2

      • Understand the complexities of treating the different types of pain (acute, chronic and neuropathic).
      • Be aware of current best practice guidelines in prescribing medications for pain including opiates.
      • Understand other methods of treating pain including physical activity.
      • Be able to recognise medication misuse and abuse.
      • Be aware of the risk of addiction.

      Competency Standards:

      1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2

      Accreditation Number:Australian Pharmacy Council logo

      CWP140014

      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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      Recorded Live Webinar – Pain Management: The practical aspects @ Online recorded webinar (all-day)
  6. 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)
  7. Sep
    17
    Wed

    1. Right Drug for the Bug- An Antimicrobial Stewardship Workshop @ PSA WA Seminar Room
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: WA

      CPD for ECP

      An interactive face-to-face workshop that will highlight how pharmacists can promote and influence appropriate antimicrobial prescribing in community and hospital settings. The workshop will involve the participants working through a case-study with the presenter and they will be asked to participate in assessing patient symptoms, disease progression and laboratory results in order to determine the appropriateness of therapies selected by medical professionals.

      Speaker:

      Jason Seet, Intensive Care Unit and Healthy Antimicrobial Prescribing Initiative (HAPI) Pharmacist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA.

      Registration:PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

      Please click here to register for Wednesday 17 September

      Or call Charmaine on 9388 2886.

      Please register by Friday 12 September 2014.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Understand the process of antimicrobial selection
      • Be familiar with antimicrobial resistance patterns that currently exist within Western Australia
      • Identify appropriate evidence-based resources utilised for antimicrobial treatment guidance
      • Review an antimicrobial prescription for appropriateness and identify further information required
      • Obtain a thorough medical history from a patient in the context of infectious diseases
      • Recognise consumer needs when selecting an antimicrobial therapy
      • Understand how to act on inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing
      • Identify when to initiate monitoring or an intervention during antimicrobial therapy and understand how to facilitate such actions
      • Interpret laboratory test results and clinical progress, and understand how these affect treatment options
      • Understand how to communicate with other health professionals regarding optimal medicines use

      Competency Standards:

      1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 7.1

      Accreditation Number:Australian Pharmacy Council logo

      CWP140032A

      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 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.
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      Right Drug for the Bug- An Antimicrobial Stewardship Workshop @ PSA WA Seminar Room
    2. Atrial fibrillation – management and stroke risk reduction (Drugs & Diseases) @ PSA SA Office
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: SA/NT

      Overview

      Around 1% to 2% of the population are affected by Atrial fibrillation (AF), although this may be an underestimation as AF is often asymptomatic.
      Covering AF management options for rate and rhythm control, evidence-based anticoagulants for stroke risk reduction for non-valvular AF and patient-centred advices to reduce risk for an acute AF episode, this workshop will equip you with the knowledge to better educate and support your consumers.

      Learning Objectives

      • Discuss the management choices for patients with AF, including medications and other interventions for rate and rhythm control
      • Discuss evidence based anticoagulant choices for stroke risk reduction in non-valvular AF and lessons learned from their use in the clinical setting
      • Recognise important patient centred advice for patients with AF to reduce their risk of an acute AF episode and to maximise safe use of AF-related medications.

      Competency Standards

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

      CPD Credits

      Accreditation Number:  CSP140012

      This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 3 CPD Credits) when MCQs are completed successfully, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.


      Presenter

      Dr Dennis Lau
      Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
      Royal Adelaide Hospital


      Supported by

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      7:30 pm
      Atrial fibrillation – management and stroke risk reduction (Drugs & Diseases) @ PSA SA Office
  8. Sep
    18
    Thu

    1. Parkville: Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop (all-day) @ PSA Board Room, Level 1
      Sep 18 – Sep 19

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      Register online

      Overview:

      Becoming accredited to conduct medication reviews is an exciting professional career pathway for pharmacists. Accredited pharmacists form an integral part of the healthcare team, taking a lead role in ensuring practical, quality medication management for consumers in their homes or aged care facilities. This workshop satisfies the Stage 1 training requirements for accreditation with AACP.

      All courses run over the last two years have been fully booked. Register now to avoid disappointment.

      Learning objectives:

      • Understand the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) accreditation and assessment process.
      • Understand the process for conducting medication management reviews.
      • Identify the knowledge and skills required to conduct medication management reviews.
      • Source and apply current evidence-based resources when conducting medication management reviews.
      • Complete Home Medicines Review (HMR) and Residential Medication Management Review (RMMR) case studies that meet AACP requirements.

      Competency Standards:

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1.

      CPD credits:

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      Accreditation number: CP1401VB

      This activity has been accredited for 4 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) and for 8 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 16 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

      Presenters:

      Dr Jenny Gowan
      Mrs Robyn Saunders

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      Parkville: Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop @ PSA Board Room, Level 1 (all-day)
    2. Senior First Aid Course Self Paced @ PSA WA Seminar Room
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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      Categories: WA

      On successful completion of the training, participants will obtain a nationally recognised SLSWA Senior First Aid certificate and Statement of Attainment that includes the unit of competence HLTAID003 Provide First Aid.

      Registration:

      Please click here to register.

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      CPD Points:

      12 Group 2 CPD points will be automatically recorded for attending the practical component. Pharmacists may self record 2 Group 2 points per hour of pre-reading with assessment.

      Cost:

      Early Bird: $185 members  & $220 non-members
      Normal: $210 members & $250 non-members

      Early bird prices are available until Monday 8 September 2014.

      Price includes: professional instruction, course materials, First Aid manual, certification and morning tea and lunch.

      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.
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      Senior First Aid Course Self Paced @ PSA WA Seminar Room
  9. Sep
    19
    Fri

    1. ACT Early Career Pharmacist Working Group Annual Trivia Challenge @ Aegean Room, Hellenic Club
      6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
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      Categories: ACT

      Well, it’s nearing that time of year again, and we know you have all been eagerly awaiting. So here it is… The ACT Early Career Pharmacist Working Group (ECPWG) Annual Trivia Challenge! This year is set to be bigger and better (if that’s even possible!) than previous years and the ECPWG invite you all to come along and enjoy the fun for the chance to win some great prizes.

      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 and family for an evening of some healthy competition.

      Fundraising games will be held on the evening, with proceeds going to Shake It Up Foundation. Shake It Up is a not-for-profit association that was established to promote and fund Parkinson’s Disease research in Australia.

      View the flyer or register now to secure your place!

       

       

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      ACT Early Career Pharmacist Working Group Annual Trivia Challenge @ Aegean Room, Hellenic Club
  10. Sep
    20
    Sat

    1. Pharmacy in Focus – Kiama (all-day) @ The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
      Sep 20 – Sep 21
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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 8 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 20 September: 1.00pm – 8.30pm
      Sunday 21 September: 8.30am-4.30pm

      Accredited for up to 24 Group 2 CPD credits

      Sebel Harbourside Kiama,  NSW

       

      General Overview

      Session 1: BTG – A case study workshop and interactive discussion forum that looks at how pharmacists can bridge the Gap in communication between health sectors to provide better, more patient-centred continuity of care.

      Session 2: Hands on devices workshop – Proper use and understanding of devices to screen for, prevent and monitor cardiovascular risk and associated comorbidities can play a significant role in the management of risk and the progression of disease. This workshop will provide practical demonstration and hands on instructions for the use of blood glucose meters, insulin pens and blood pressure monitors including nationally recognised guidelines for appropriate assessment and intervention.

      Session 3: BPFF – A forum to share methods and ideas which further the business success of community pharmacies, as well as assisting PSA in how to best meet the needs of members involved in community pharmacy business.

      Day 2: A clinical update on heart failure, and alternative and complementary medicines for heart health;  a chronic disease management workshop looking at cardiovascular risk reduction in chronic kidney disease and diabetes and an interactive session demonstrating how pharmacists can work collaboratively with other health care professionals to improve patient outcomes by raising awareness of specialist services and referral pathways.

      Learning objectives

      General

      • Understand issues relating to the continuity of care when patients transition between care settings
      • Acquire skills to improve pharmacists’ ability to demonstrate the correct use of medical devices for screening, monitoring and prevention
      • Raise awareness of pharmacists’ changing profession and the need for innovation and implementation of new models for  advancing and sustaining the profession.
      • Understand issues related to the care of patients at risk of or with cardiovascular disease

       

      Learning objectives

      Bridging the Gap

      The Bridging the Gap (BTG) workshop brings together pharmacists with hospital, accredited and community backgrounds, to discuss how we can work together to provide better and more patient centred continuity of care. The group will share information and experiences, to develop pathways and models of care for patients with special needs or transitioning between care settings.

      BTG – Hospital and community medication management

      • Update on a clinical condition and therapeutic treatments that are part of a medical profile for a patient referred for a medication review
      • Discuss treatment guidelines for medical conditions that present in a medication review case
      • Analyse the medication profile and factors that may impact on the optimal  health outcomes for the patient
      • Identify communication barriers between all involved in the medicines – management pathway and explore potential solutions

       

      Learning objectives

      Hands on devices – screening, prevention and monitoring

      Proper use and understanding of devices to screen for, prevent and monitor cardiovascular risk and associated co-morbidities can play a significant role in the management of risk and the progression of disease. This workshop will provide practical demonstration and hands on instructions for the use of blood glucose meters, insulin pens and blood pressure monitors including nationally recognised guidelines for appropriate assessment and intervention.

      • Discuss the use of devices to screen, monitor and prevent disease
      • Understand the purpose for monitoring blood glucose and the advantages and disadvantages
      • Analyse patient’s data to make a systematic assessment for daily and long term management of blood glucose
      • Trouble shoot issues associated with the use of blood glucose meters
      • Demonstrate the appropriate use of a variety of insulin injecting devices
      • Understand how screening for hypertension can impact on the risk of developing cardiovascular disease
      • Learn how to use blood pressure monitors and how to measure blood pressure according to Heart Foundation guidelines

       

      Learning Objectives

      Better Pharmacy Futures Forum

      •  Assist community pharmacists to better understand the environment in which they are working and offer practical solutions on how to thrive, not just survive
      • Work with Medicare Locals to identify priority health needs of their community and to develop practical strategies and programs which can be implemented locally to meet these needs
      • Have your say on how PSA can advance the following key issues for action: fee for service; bridging the gap and pharmacies as health care destinations
      • Nominate key issues to be proposed to local Members of Parliament in the lead up to the 2015 NSW election

       

      Learning objectives

      Atrial fibrillation

      People with atrial fibrillation are at increased risk of stroke. This session covers the physiology of atrial fibrillation, its treatment and how stroke risk is assessed to guide antithrombotic treatment. The differences in antithrombotic treatments and their modes of action will be explained and compared in terms of efficacy and safety

      • Explain atrial fibrillation, treatment and management in terms of stroke prevention
      • Compare the overall efficacy and safety of current treatment options in SPAF
      • Recognise the roles of warfarin and novel anticoagulants

       

      Learning objectives

      Advanced care planning for heart failure patients

      People with heart failure have a chronic debilitating disease which can have a major impact on quality of life. Management of heart failure not only involves managing medications and disease progression, but includes non-pharmacotherapeutic measures to provide symptomatic relief and palliative care.

      • Update on the causes, types and symptoms of heart failure
      • Review pharmacotherapeutic  treatment options  for patients with heart failure
      • Understand the importance on non- pharmacotherapeutic measures to provide symptomatic relief and manage the progression of heart failure.
      • Increase knowledge of treatment protocols for medicines used in the palliative care of people with heart failure
      • Describe the role of the pharmacist in advanced care planning for heart failure patients and support for their carers

       

      Learning objectives

      Acute coronary syndrome and secondary prevention

      Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) refers to any group of symptoms attributed to obstruction of the coronary arteries.  ACS  usually occurs as a result of one of three problems. Although signs and symptoms may be similar, acute treatment differs according to the source of the problem.  Pharmacists can provide pharmacological and non-pharmacological intervention and post event recommendations for secondary prevention.

      • Define acute coronary syndrome
      • Describe usual treatments for the 3 main types of acute events, variations and duration
      • Develop an understanding of the importance of non pharmacological interventions and the benefit of cardiac rehabilitation
      • Describe services that are available for cardiac rehabilitation and other resources for secondary prevention.

       

      Learning objectives

      Cardiovascular risk reduction in CKD

      Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent and highly significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease. By improving self-management of CKD we aim to prevent avoidable admissions to hospital and support patients to improve quality of life.

      Chronic disease management workshop – Cardiovascular risk reduction in CKD and diabetes.

      • Identify the risk factors associated with CKD and cardiovascular risk
      • Understand the relationship between kidney function and absolute cardiovascular risk
      • Highlight the differences a CKD diagnosis will make to the management strategies, treatment targets and therapy choices for patients
      • Describe self-management options for chronic conditions that can help people stay well and improve quality of life
      • Describe how pharmacists can play a role in chronic disease management in a multidisciplinary team

       

      Learning objectives

      Collaborative care – Managing lifestyle risk factors for cardiovascular disease

      Cardiovascular risk includes modifiable and non-modifiable factors. Most modifiable risk factors entail lifestyle changes that require motivation and perseverance. There are many approaches to smoking cessation, changing diet, reducing weight and increasing exercise, all with evidence of success. It is important that health professionals work as a team and puts the patient at the centre of care to support their attempts to manage CV risk.

      • Understand the impact of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors on the development and progression of cardiovascular disease
      • Describe motivational interviewing techniques to facilitate positive changes to reduce risk and improve health
      • Get an insight into the expertise provided by specialist health professionals to support people with cardiovascular risk factors such as, smoking, overweight and obesity, poor nutrition and lack of exercise.
      • Describe collaborative pathways with allied health professionals to help manage lifestyle risk factors for cardiovascular disease
      • Develop systems and protocols for referring patients for specialised treatment and advice.

      Lifestyle section:

      • Highlight the key lifestyle factors impacting on CV disease – nutrition, stress, exercise, smoking, alcohol
      • Highlight the main evidence based recommendations for managing CV disease
      • Discuss practical ‘take home points’ for pharmacists to use in any clinical encounter
      • Discuss referral options – a multidisciplinary approach

      Behaviour change section:

      • The problem of non adherence
      • Identifying our role as practitioners – is it more than just prescribing and educating??
      • Understanding readiness to change – practical strategies to increase readiness, importance and confidence

       

      Competency standards assigned

      1.1 Practice legally

      1.2 Practice to accepted standards

      1.3 Deliver ‘patient-centred’ care

      1.4 Manage quality and safety

      2.1 Communicate effectively

      2.3 collaborate with members of the health care team

      3.1 Provide leadership and organizational planning

      3.2 Manage and develop personnel

      4.2 Consider the appropriateness of prescribed medicines

      6.1 Assess primary health care needs

      6.2 Deliver primary healthcare

      6.3 Contribute to public and preventive health

      7.1 Contribute to therapeutic decision-making

      7.2 Provide ongoing medication management

      7.3 Influence patterns of medicine use

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      Pharmacy in Focus – Kiama @ The Sebel Harbourside Kiama (all-day)
  11. Sep
    21
    Sun

    1. Darwin: Pharmacist Immunisation Services – Creating an impact in public health in the Territory @ Darwin Trailer Boat Club
      9:30 am – 12:30 pm
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      Categories: SA/NT

      Overview

      The NT Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act and Regulations commenced on 1 May 2014. The changes include the authority for health practitioners, including pharmacists with prescribed qualifications to supply or administer a Schedule 4 medicine such as vaccines.   Immunisation services delivered through pharmacies can increase accessibility to vaccination and information.   This seminar will provide you with an update on immunisation, and the PSA practice guidelines to deliver a pharmacy immunisation service.  The Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot research program for the 2014 influenza season is currently 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 Northern Territory 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:  CDP140004

      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

      Supported by

      Flyer and Registration Form:

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      Darwin: Pharmacist Immunisation Services – Creating an impact in public health in the Territory @ Darwin Trailer Boat Club
    2. Early Career Pharmacists’ NT Forum. Pharmacy Degree:Toilet Paper or Ticket to Success? @ Darwin Trailer Boat Club
      12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
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      Categories: SA/NT

      Overview

      What are new pharmacists’ hopes and concerns? Where will you be in ten years time? How do you get there? Was all that study worth it? Should you get further qualifications?

      The Northern Territory, Early Career Pharmacists’ (ECP) coordinators encourage all ECPs and interested others to come along to this open forum to share how they feel and to ask panel members the difficult questions about the future. Meet with PSA National President Grant Kardachi and other pharmacists who have forged careers in different areas of this profession or others.

      Lucky door prizes include movie tickets and the book, “Wound care in practice. An everyday guide to wound management for healthcare professionals”.

      Soft drinks and finger food provided.

      (Early career pharmacists include interns and registered pharmacists, of any age, with up to 10 years of experience).

      Facilitator

      Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

      Early Career Pharmacists (NT)

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      Early Career Pharmacists’ NT Forum. Pharmacy Degree:Toilet Paper or Ticket to Success? @ Darwin Trailer Boat Club
  12. Sep
    22
    Mon

    1. **SPECIAL EVENT**Pharmacy Practice Forum: Legal and Ethical Dilemmas @ Cossar Hall Mural Section
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Click here to register

      Learning objectives:

      By the end of this forum, pharmacist will be able to:

      • Understand the PBS versus legal implications of emergency supply of medicines in a pharmacy setting.
      • Appreciate the consequences of breaching customer privacy in a pharmacy setting.
      • Consider the legal responsibilities surrounding the provision of narcotics.
      • Consider the legal and ethical implications for delivering and claiming professional pharmacy services.
      • Discuss the benefits and challenges of legalising medical cannabis
      • Consider the legal and ethical responsibilities of pharmacists and pharmacy interns outside the pharmacy setting.

      Competency Standards:

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 1.5

      CPD credits:

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      Accreditation number: CVP140907

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

      Panelists:

      Mr John Guy BPharm MPS – PDL professional officer

      Mr David Newgreen BPharm FPS – Victorian Pharmacy Authority

      Facilitator:

      Mr Bill Suen B Pharm BHA MBA CERT IV TAE MPS GAICD – Branch Director of the Victorian Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

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      **SPECIAL EVENT**Pharmacy Practice Forum: Legal and Ethical Dilemmas @ Cossar Hall Mural Section
  13. Sep
    23
    Tue

    1. Complementary Medicine Masterclass: Recommend with confidence @ PSA WA Branch
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: WA

      This is an ideal course for pharmacists and pharmacy assistants who would like an update on evidence based recommendations for complementary medicines particularly those used for Cardiovascular Disease, Arthritis, Dementia and Hormonal issues.

      Speaker: Liesl Blott BPharm, BHSc (Western Herbal Medicine), AdvDip Naturopathy, Cert IV Assessment and Workplace Training, PostGradDip (Marketing Management)

      Liesl currently works as an academic with Curtin School of Pharmacy and was responsible for the development of all educational materials, implementation and ongoing teaching of a unit on Evidence Based Complementary Medicines to students in the 3rd year Undergraduate Pharmacy degree and 2nd year Graduate Entry Masters in Pharmacy degree.

      Registration:

      Please click here to register

      Learning Objectives:

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      • Understand the role of complementary medicines in the maintenance of health
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate evidence-based use of selected complementary medicines in various disease states
      • Be able to make recommendations and counsel customers on safe and reliable use of complementary medicines.
      • Know important interactions and side effects (common and/or severe) associated with complementary medicines.
      • Know how to access quality sources of information on complementary medicine.

      Competency Standards:APC-small-logo

      1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 6.1, 6.2

      Accreditation Code:

      CWP140024

      CPD:

      This activity has been accredited for up to 2 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 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.
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      Complementary Medicine Masterclass: Recommend with confidence @ PSA WA Branch
  14. Sep
    24
    Wed

    1. Parkville Daytime: Drug Interactions that Matter @ Tutorial Room 2 - Monash University,
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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      Categories: Victoria
      Tags: dementia

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      Overview:

      It is known that hospitalisations caused by drug interactions (drug-drug, drug-food, drug-CAM or drug-disease) generally could have been avoided with appropriate management and early intervention. What can pharmacists do to avoid this unnecessary cost to society?  To have a positive impact on the quality use of medicine, you need to keep up to date with your  knowledge of interactions and be able to identify which interactions are likely to be clinically important in particular settings.  Associate Professor Louis Roller is here to help you!  His lecture will cover a review of the mechanisms of drug interactions, the types of drug interactions that can lead to hospitalisation, who are the most vulnerable patient groups and which drugs are associated with the greatest risks. While exhaustive tables of interactions are now available, he will also help you with the process of risk-benefit evaluation of interactions.

      Learning objectives:

      At the end of this seminar pharmacists should be able to:

      •         Review the mechanisms of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug interactions
      •         Discuss the process of performing a risk-benefit evaluation of the interaction
      •         Identify how to manage clinically relevant drug interactions
      •         Recognise drug interactions commonly leading to hospital admissions
      •         Develop an awareness of the most vulnerable patients and the drugs associated with the greatest risk
      •         Summarise the potential role of pharmacogenomics in reducing adverse drug interactions

      Competency Standards:

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

      CPD credits:

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      Accreditation number: CVP140905

      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.

      Facilitator/s:

      A/Prof Louis Roller

      Sponsor

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      Parkville Daytime: Drug Interactions that Matter @ Tutorial Room 2 - Monash University,
  15. Sep
    25
    Thu

    1. Right Drug for the Bug- An Antimicrobial Stewardship Workshop @ PSA WA Seminar Room
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: WA
      Tags: dementia

      CPD for ECP

      An interactive face-to-face workshop that will highlight how pharmacists can promote and influence appropriate antimicrobial prescribing in community and hospital settings. The workshop will involve the participants working through a case-study with the presenter and they will be asked to participate in assessing patient symptoms, disease progression and laboratory results in order to determine the appropriateness of therapies selected by medical professionals.

      Speaker:

      Jason Seet, Intensive Care Unit and Healthy Antimicrobial Prescribing Initiative (HAPI) Pharmacist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA.

      Registration:

      Please click here to register for Thursday 25 September

      Or call Charmaine on 9388 2886.

      Please register by Monday 22 September 2014.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Understand the process of antimicrobial selection
      • Be familiar with antimicrobial resistance patterns that currently exist within Western Australia
      • Identify appropriate evidence-based resources utilised for antimicrobial treatment guidance
      • Review an antimicrobial prescription for appropriateness and identify further information required
      • Obtain a thorough medical history from a patient in the context of infectious diseases
      • Recognise consumer needs when selecting an antimicrobial therapy
      • Understand how to act on inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing
      • Identify when to initiate monitoring or an intervention during antimicrobial therapy and understand how to facilitate such actions
      • Interpret laboratory test results and clinical progress, and understand how these affect treatment options
      • Understand how to communicate with other health professionals regarding optimal medicines use

      Competency Standards:

      1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 7.1

      Accreditation Number:Australian Pharmacy Council logo

      CWP140032B

      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 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.
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      Right Drug for the Bug- An Antimicrobial Stewardship Workshop @ PSA WA Seminar Room
  16. Sep
    29
    Mon

    1. Parkville – First Aid Workshop @ PSA Boardroom
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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      Categories: Victoria
      Tags: dementia

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      Overview

      By attending this course, you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge you require to provide a first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years.

      This course consists of 6 hours of face-to-face training with some pre-course reading and a compulsory assessment task required to be completed prior to attending the workshop. Students will also be assessed at the end of the course to demonstrate to their instructor that they have an appropriate understanding of the procedures necessary to manage a life-threatening situation.

      CPD Credits:

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      Accreditation number: CVP140002D

      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.

       

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      Parkville – First Aid Workshop @ PSA Boardroom
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