Federal Health Minister to open PSA22
7 June 2022
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) is excited to confirm that Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon. Mark Butler MP, will officially open PSA22 later this month.
PSA22 is Australia’s leading education conference for pharmacists and will be hosted by PSA from the 29th to 31st of July 2022 at the Hyatt Regency in Sydney.
PSA National President Dr Fei Sim thanked the Minister for giving Australia’s pharmacists the opportunity to learn more about the Albanese Government’s health priorities.
“Pharmacists played a significant role in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, having delivered more than 7.5 million doses over the last twelve months.
“This will be a great opportunity to hear directly from the Minister about the incoming government’s agenda, and how we can continue to support the health and well-being of Australians.
“We are very excited to have the Minister joining us at PSA22, where hundreds of pharmacists from different backgrounds and clinical settings will come together to discuss the latest in pharmacy.
PSA22 will also feature a keynote address from former Australian Olympian turned Doctor, Jana Pittman, and MasterChef favourite, pharmacist Depinder Chhibber MPS will host this year’s Breakfast Mixer: 11 secret ingredients to the evolving role of pharmacists.
“Dr Pittman has a very inspiring story to tell of triumph, defeat, failure and success throughout her Olympic journey, and on her path to becoming a healthcare professional. She has demonstrated remarkable passion and resilience throughout her career. I know many PSA members were excited to follow Ms Chibber’s MasterChef journey, and to see a pharmacist in the public spotlight on national TV. I am thrilled to have both of these phenomenal women join us for PSA22.
“Of course, PSA22 is also an important platform for PSA’s policy and advocacy work. We will be launching PSA’s fifth medicine safety report, Medicine Safety: Disability Care, at this conference, as well as PSA’s Guidelines for pharmacists supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with medicine management.
“I would like to recognise our hardworking staff and members who have put their time and energy into these invaluable pieces of work, and I look forward to continuing profession-wide discussions on how pharmacists can better meet the needs of people living with disabilities, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
“This is an opportunity not to be missed. Get your tickets to PSA22 today and join us in Sydney later this month.”
Register for PSA22 here: www.psa22.com.au
Media contact: Georgia Clarke 0487 922 176