The events lowdown

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to play havoc with the pharmacy events calendar. Here’s a rundown of some of the latest news on how the 2021 calendar is shaping up.

Pharmacy Guild releases 2021 event calendar

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has released a packed 2021 event calendar.

Convenor of APP and Pharmacy Connect and former Guild National President, Kos Sclavos, said that events will play a major role in building strategies and solutions to help the pharmacy industry recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“With all our 2020 events either held in a virtual format or cancelled altogether, the Guild is looking forward to meeting face-to-face with our members, colleagues and industry,” Kos said.

“We need to come together as an industry to discuss the lessons learnt from the pandemic and how we can build greater resilience in the future.”

““While social distancing and other government restrictions will entail some changes to the traditional format of our events, our number one priority will be the safety and wellbeing of attendees.”

Guild event dates for 2021 are:

Pharmacy Groups Symposium 8-10 February, Sofitel Brisbane Central (invitation only event)

Tasmanian Pharmacy Conference 20-21 February, Crowne Plaza Hobart 

APP2021 20-23 May, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, 

Pharmacy Connect 2021 12-14 August, Hilton Sydney

Pharmacy WA Forum 26-27 August, Crown Perth Conference Centre

Pharmacy Assistant National Conference 22-23 October, Sofitel Brisbane Central, 

Visit and sign up for updates to stay informed about the Pharmacy Assistant National Conference.

Super early bird registrations open for APP2021 on Monday, 19 October 2020. Visit here and sign up for updates to stay informed about the conference.

2020 SHPA Virtual Congress

To be hold 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.

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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. 

Pharmacy Ownership Ready Conference 2020

The 2020 conference was scheduled for May 2020, but due to COVID-19 was unable to be held in May. This year’s conference is now an online version with pre-recorded video sessions, so the content can be shared with 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.

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