The event lowdown

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to play havoc with the pharmacy events calendar. Here’s a rundown of some of the latest news

2020 SHPA Virtual Congress

To be held on 21-22 November, the Congress “features a dynamic two-day program showcasing the latest in hospital pharmacy practice, clinical pearls from across the practice spectrum and focused sessions reflecting on 2020 and the hot topics of COVID-19 and Aged Care”.

Registration includes access to all live Congress sessions, along with online access to all contributed papers and posters, and the 2020 SHPA Virtual Congress Book of Abstracts in a fully integrated digital flipbook.

Featuring orations from the recipients of the prestigious SHPA Awards, including the 2020 Fred J Boyd Award, and celebrations for the popular-vote winners of the 2020 Members’ Awards, new SHPA Fellow inductees and 2020 SHPA Resident of the Year.

More information here


The Sydney Pharmeducation Clinical Update has been postponed till 6-7 March 2021.

The Pharmeducation event held in Brisbane earlier this year, which features the same presentations that will be provided in Sydney 2021, was professionally videoed and is available to purchase now here 

Pharmacy Ownership Ready Conference 2020

“Our 2020 conference was scheduled for May 2020, but due to COVID-19 was unable to be held in May. We have now decided to move this year’s conference to an online version with pre-recorded video sessions, so that we can get the content to pharmacists as soon as possible”.

The video sessions will be pre-recorded so you can watch at a time that suits you. You will have access to the videos for 2 months from purchase. The videos will include our most up to date data, as well as commentary regarding the current pharmacy market and the impact of COVID-19 and other market forces.

The videos will cover the relevant information everyone needs to know before making the biggest purchase of their life.  They will cover a range of topics that will prepare you for what’s to come and what can be expected from the buying process and ownership.

More information here 

Pharmacy Snow Business Conference 2020 – Cancelled

“Unfortunately we have had to cancel the 2020 Pharmacy Snow Business Conference due to COVID-19 and the lockdown in Victoria. We hope you are all keeping safe and well out there and thank you to all pharmacists for everything you are doing on the frontline of this pandemic!”

“We look forward to seeing you all on the slopes of Mt Buller for a bigger and better 2021 Pharmacy Snow Business Conference!”

2021 NAPSA Conference

The 2021 NAPSA Conference, scheduled for January, will now be a virtual event.

More information will be made available later in the year.


APP2021 is now scheduled for 20-23 May.

The organising committee is currently developing a COVIDSafe Plan in conjunction with the conference venues, suppliers and the Queensland Government to guarantee the safety of attendees and to ensure that the event can be run at its optimum in the new COVID environment.  

People can sign-up for exclusive updates, including first access to early bird tickets here 

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