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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:

      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. Sep
    2
    Tue

    1. Mental Health First Aid Course – 2 day course commencing Mon 1 September @ PSA WA Seminar Room
      8:45 am – 4:00 pm
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      Categories: WA
      Tags: dementia

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

      This 12-hour (two day) Mental Health First Aid course tailored for Pharmacist’s will teach how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants will learn about the symptoms, functional impacts and recommended interventions for the common mental health conditions of Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis and Substance misuse and how to assist a person in crisis such as:

      • Panic attack, acute stress reaction
      • Suicide risk
      • Acute psychosis
      • Substance overdose

      This course meets the QCPP requirements of Element 17; at least one member of staff in the pharmacy must hold a Mental Health First
      Aid (MHFA) training certificate. This can be either the pharmacist and/or front line pharmacy staff.

      Registration:

      Click here to register for this event.

      Register before Friday 25 August 2014 to confirm your spot for this event!

      Australian Pharmacy Council logoInstructor:

      Tasha Broomhall – Blooming Minds

      Accreditation Code:

      CWP140021

      CPD Points:

      This activity has been accredited for 24 CPD credits of Group 2 activity suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

       

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      8:45 am
      Mental Health First Aid Course – 2 day course commencing Mon 1 September @ PSA WA Seminar Room
    2. Brisbane Evening Lecture & Webinar- Raised Liver Enzymes & Liver Function Tests for Pharmacists @ PACE, Level 5
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3Many medicines pass through the liver on their journey around the body.  Discover how different types and degrees of liver dysfunction can affect the body’s ability to handle these medicines.

       

      Topics Covered:

      Liver function and anatomy, liver function tests and markers, liver disease classification, common causes of liver disease, impact on drug choice and dosage

      Learning Objectives:

        • Describe the basic anatomy and function of the liver
        • Identify tests and markers used to assess liver function
        • Discuss the classification and types of liver disease
        • Identify some of the common conditions that cause liver disease and their impact on the liver function
        • Identify when a patient’s liver function may impact on drug choice and dosage
        • Discuss drugs most likely to be affected by liver disease

      Speaker:

      Associate Professor Graeme MacDonald – Senior Staff Gastroenterologist (Princess Alexandra Hospital)

      Accreditation:

      3 Group 2 CPD credits

      Competency Standards: 1.3, 1.4, 4.2, 7.1, 7.3,8.1

      Webinar Option:

      Please register as normal. 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
      Brisbane Evening Lecture & Webinar- Raised Liver Enzymes & Liver Function Tests for Pharmacists @ PACE, Level 5
    3. Monthly Lecture: Management of Rheumatoid Conditions @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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      Location details

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

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

      Overview

      Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions affect 28% of the Australian population, and are the fourth most expensive group of diseases. The health care spend on these diseases in 2008-09 totalled $5.7 billion, with rheumatoid arthritis costing $355 million. Rheumatoid conditions comprise of over 150 diseases and syndromes which are usually progressive and painful, and can severely impact a person’s quality of life.

      This lecture, presented by Professor Littlejohn from Monash Health, will educate pharmacists on the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, also known as inflammatory joint conditions.

      Learning objectives:

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

      • Define common rheumatoid conditions presented in a primary health care setting, including prevalence, physiology, signs and symptoms
      • Describe treatment options available, including the use of biologicals and biosimilars
      • Discuss pain management for rheumatoid patients, including dosing considerations and management of addiction
      • Counsel patients and carers on non-pharmacological measures for the management of rheumatoid conditions
      • Describe the role of the pharmacist in the management of patients with rheumatoid conditions

      Competency Standards:

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

      CPD credits:

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      Accreditation number: CVP140901 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:

      Prof Geoffrey Littlejohn

      Professor, Department of Medicine, Monash University

      Emeritus Director, Monash Health Rheumatology

      Sponsor/s:

      PDL Logo

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      7:00 pm
      Monthly Lecture: Management of Rheumatoid Conditions @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
  5. Sep
    3
    Wed

    1. Darwin.Engaging people living with mental health issues: increasing pharmacist confidence @ Charles Darwin University
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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      Categories: SA/NT
      Tags: dementia

      Overview

      Mental health stigma is a negative attitude based on prejudice and misinformation. Health stigma is often described as the main barrier to receiving health care. Stigma comes not just from the public, but from health care professionals. Some studies have found that pharmacists are uncomfortable in dealing with people with a mental illness.

      This complimentary member only event provides an introduction to Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and the opportunity to hear some stories from people living with mental illness.

      Learning Objectives

      • Be aware of local services available for people living with or at risk of mental illness
      • Understand what is meant by ‘Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)’
      • Have an overview of the MHFA program and the MHFA Action plan
      • Gain an understanding of the barriers and difficulties faced by people with mental illness or mental health problems.
      • Understand the prevalence and disease burden of mental health issues in Australia
      • Update counselling and communication skills for supporting those with a mental illness

      Competency Standards

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2

      CPD Credits

      Accreditation Number:  CDP140003

      This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 3 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

      Facilitators

      Leigh Moore and Hana Morrissey are accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructors and pharmacists.

      Sponsored by

      Flyer

      click here

      Registration

      members only, click here

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      6:30 pm
      Darwin.Engaging people living with mental health issues: increasing pharmacist confidence @ Charles Darwin University
    2. Short Course – Mental Health – Recognising and managing anxiety @ Pharmacy House
      6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: NSW

      Recognising and managing anxiety

      Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders, affecting 14% of Australians in a one year period. Women are more likely to develop anxiety than men. There are many forms of anxiety disorders, but the one thing they have in common is their impact on day-to-day activities. Anxiety can affect your ability to concentrate, sleep and carry out ordinary tasks at work, home or school. People with anxiety disorders often feel compelled to avoid stressful situations and in extreme cases avoid going out altogether.

      Anxiety can be caused by one, or a combination of factors. These include genetic factors, ongoing stress, family background, physical health issues, or a traumatic event.

      Maximise the service you provide for people with mental health issues

      Members $80       Non members  $140

      Accredited for up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits

      Presented by:  Dr Claire O’Reilly and guest speaker from Beyondblue

      Claire is currently a lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney.  Her PhD research was in improving mental health services provided through community pharmacy. Claire has been a long-standing member of the PSA NSW Branch Committee holding positions of Vice President, Treasurer of PSA NSW, PSA NSW Councillor and was previously the Chairperson for the PSA NSW Young Pharmacists Group.

      Learning objectives

      •  Describe how anxiety differs from typical reactions to stress
      • Look at predisposing factors for anxiety
      • Improve your knowledge of pharmacotherapeutic and non pharmacotherapeutic treatments for anxiety
      • Demonstrate how pharmacists can provide effective intervention and support for people with anxiety

      Competencies addressed

      1.3 Deliver patient-centred care

      2.1 Communicate effectively

      2.2 Work to resolve problems

      2.3 Collaborate with members of the health care team

      3.4 Manage quality service delivery

      4.2 Consider the appropriateness of prescribed medicines

      6.1 Assess primary health care needs

      6.2 Deliver primary health care

      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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      6:45 pm
      Short Course – Mental Health – Recognising and managing anxiety @ Pharmacy House
    3. Workshop: Medication Management Reviews – Peer Support and Quality Improvement Evening #2 @ PSA SA Branch Office
      7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
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      Categories: SA/NT

      Overview

      This Peer Support and Quality Improvement evening has been specifically developed to support you in your career as an accredited pharmacist.  Our expert facilitators will impart to you their expertise and knowledge to enable you to conduct high-quality MMRs and ultimately optimize the health outcomes and make a difference for your patients.
      We encourage you to bring in your real-life Residential Medication Management Review (RMMR) cases to this workshop so that your queries can be discussed with and answered by our facilitators.

      Learning Objectives

      • Apply quality indicators to medication management reviews.
      • Discuss and share knowledge about medication management reviews.
      • Source and apply current evidence-based resources when conducting medication management reviews.
      • Peer Review and support of Home Medicines Reviews (HMR) and Residential Medication Management Reviews (RMMR)

      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:  CSP140029

      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

      Ms Sue Edwards
      Branch President Pharmaceutical Society of Australia SA/NT & Accredited Pharmacist

      Supported by


      Flyer and Registration Form
      :

      Click Here

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      7:00 pm
      Workshop: Medication Management Reviews – Peer Support and Quality Improvement Evening #2 @ PSA SA Branch Office
  6. Sep
    6
    Sat

    1. Warrnambool: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program @ Great South Coast Medicare Local
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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      Register online

      Overview

      The objective of the Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program is to provide the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required for pharmacists and support staff to deliver a safe and consumer focused Opioid Replacement Therapy service.  The training will help to ensure the consistency and quality of services offered throughout Victoria. The program, delivered in 2 parts for all Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff, is free of charge.

      Part I covers all technical, professional and legal requirements of harm minimisation and ORT.  Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate I.

      Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator. Following attendance at a Part 2 workshop, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate II.

      Learning objectives:

      • Understand the nature of dependence, background of opioid replacement programs and objectives of opioid replacement programs
      • Identify key aspects of methadone and buprenorphine therapy (including available formulations, dosage, safety & tolerability, drug interactions and use in pregnancy & breastfeeding)
      • Recognise the legal responsibilities and roles of the pharmacist in relation to opioid replacement programs.
      • Dispense and administer medicines for opioid replacement legally, ethically and accurately
      • Know when to refuse dosing and identify the signs and symptoms of intoxication
      • Know how to manage missed doses and take-away doses
      • Describe labelling requirements for take-away doses

      Competency Standards:

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.3,7.2,7.3.

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      Accreditation number: CVP140906

      This activity has been accredited for 3.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 7 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

      Sponsor

      Vic_health_department

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      10:00 am
      Warrnambool: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program @ Great South Coast Medicare Local
  7. Sep
    14
    Sun

    1. Gippsland ( MOE )- Medicines Update 2014 @ Yallourn Golf Club
      9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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      Online Registration

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      Overview

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

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

      Learning Objectives:

      Neurology Update

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

      Cardiovascular Update

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

      Respiratory/Rheumatology Update

      •     Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in respiratory medicine and rheumatology medicines.
      •     Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
      •     Recognise current practice and controversies.
      •     Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.
      •     Be aware of new drugs on the horizon.
      •     Apply recent changes in Asthma Guidelines to practice.

      Psychotropic Update

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

      Endocrinology Update

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

      Miscellaneous Medicines Update

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

      Competencies addressed (2010)

      This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.5, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

      CPD Credits

      PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-12

      Accreditation number: CVP140003B

      This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan. up to 6 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 12 CPD creditis) with successful MCQ assessment.

      Speakers:

      • Mr Cameron Livingston
      • A/Prof Shane Hamblin
      • Ms Lyn Billington
      • Dr Jenny Gowan
      • A/Prof Louis Roller

      Sponsor/s:

      PDL Logo

       

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      9:00 am
      Gippsland ( MOE )- Medicines Update 2014 @ Yallourn Golf Club
  8. Sep
    16
    Tue

    1. Evening Lecture & Live Webinar – Breast Cancer, Breast Care @ PSA WA Seminar Room
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: WA

      National Face to Face CPD Program 2014

      Presented by Breast Cancer Care WA

      In Australia, 1 in 8 women are predicted to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.  With early detection through breast awareness education, the health outcomPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3es for those diagnosed are dramatically improved through more effective treatment outcomes.  Given that more than half of breast cancer is found by women themselves, there is an ongoing and growing need for improved community education.

      Pharmacists have the opportunity to introduce breast awareness as a part of everyday preventative health and to discuss concerns, particularly with young women whose concerns are often not taken seriously. By utilising Breast Cancer Care WA resources and Point of Sale (POS) education materials we can work together to educate about breast cancer awareness.

       Speaker:

      Vanessa Bradshaw Project Coordinator, Breast Cancer Care WA

      Registration:

      Register here to attend the online webinar.
      Register here to attend the face to face lecture.

      Or call the WA Branch on 9388 2886.

      Please register by Friday 12 September 2014.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Understand the prevalence and morbidity of the different types of breast 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 and their side effects
      • Be able to discuss solutions to side effects and encourage compliance to therapy.
      • Be able to provide accurate information to the community about how to conduct breast checks.
      • Be able to encourage regular breast checking behaviours know to recommend health professional check-ups with clients expressing concerns of breast health.
      • Be able to dispel myths about breast cancer in the community.
      • Be able to provide further information and be aware of referral pathways for patient support.

       

      Competency Standards:

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

      Accreditation Number:Australian Pharmacy Council logo

      CWP140022

      CPD Points:

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

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      7:30 pm
      Evening Lecture & Live Webinar – Breast Cancer, Breast Care @ PSA WA Seminar Room
  9. 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:

      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.

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      7:00 pm
      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


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      7:30 pm
      Atrial fibrillation – management and stroke risk reduction (Drugs & Diseases) @ PSA SA Office
  10. 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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      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
      Tags: dementia

      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.

      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.

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      9:00 am
      Senior First Aid Course Self Paced @ PSA WA Seminar Room
  11. 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
  12. 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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  13. 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.


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      The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

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      9:30 am
      Darwin: Pharmacist Immunisation Services – Creating an impact in public health in the Territory @ Darwin Trailer Boat Club
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