PSA welcomes new WA Branch President
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) WA Branch has elected a new president, following recent Branch elections.
Last week, the PSA WA Branch Committee elected Keegan Wong as the new Branch President, whilst outgoing President, Dr Fei Sim, has been appointed to the PSA National Board.
Since graduating from Curtin University in 2009, Mr Wong has become a successful practitioner and pharmacy owner. Mr Wong’s Priceline pharmacy in Kalamunda was awarded the WA Priceline Pharmacy of the Year 2019, and in that same year, he was named WA Priceline Pharmacist of the Year.
PSA Chief Executive Officer, Mark Kinsela, welcomed Mr Wong to the role and acknowledged the contribution of the outgoing Dr Fei Sim.
“Mr Wong’s service to the pharmacy profession to date is outstanding – and his experience and expertise will build on PSA’s existing momentum in WA.
“He has established health initiatives in his pharmacy, such as weight management clinics, sleep apnoea clinics, diabetes and sugar assessments and monthly blood pressure screenings.
“His community pharmacy management and proprietor skills have not only made him a leader in the industry, but have also allowed him to facilitate a contemporary, patient-centric practice environment,” Mr Kinsela said.
Mr Kinsela extended thanks to Dr Fei Sim for her exemplary contribution to the role and the profession as a whole.
“Over the past four years, PSA’s WA Branch has been led by one of the country’s most talented and well-respected pharmacists, Dr Fei Sim.
“Fei is a successful community pharmacy group owner and Fellow of the PSA. Fei is personable, accomplished and is the consummate professional.
“Dr Sim was the recipient of the JM O’Hara research grant from the Pharmaceutical Society of Australian (PSWA) in 2018. Through this grant, Dr Sim and her team conducted and published a feasibility study on Point-of-Care C-Reactive Protein Testing. It is hoped this project will contribute towards facilitating antimicrobial stewardship, and advancing evidence-based community pharmacy practice to improve recognition of pharmacists’ roles and remuneration.
“Fei has truly been an asset to WA pharmacists and we are delighted that she has been elevated to a Director on the PSA National Board – continuing to support the important work of the profession,” Mr Kinsela said.
PSA looks forward to Mr Wong’s leadership and welcomes him as the WA Branch President.
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