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The latest events news: why you can’t afford to miss this year’s APP, plus FIP cancelled

There has never been a more important time for pharmacists to come together to reconnect, share information and plan for the exciting challenges which lie ahead for community pharmacy.

The timing of this year’s APP is not only perfect for these reasons, but for the inclusion of some not-to-be-missed sessions on vaccine implementation and other key topics.

According to APP Chairman, Kos Sclavos AM, pharmacists cannot afford to miss this year’s APP, despite the imminent commencement of COVID-19 vaccinations in pharmacy.

“Only at APP2021 will you hear how to best execute COVID-19 vaccine implementation and receive an assessment and review of the early weeks of operation across Australia in all sectors,” Mr Sclavos said.

“Only at APP will you be able to participate in a dedicated Q&A session on the vaccine rollout, where pharmacists can ask questions of a panel of experts”.

“Only at APP will you see live demonstrations of one of the biggest impacts to pharmacy practice for pharmacists – the Active Script List and how this impacts Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions.”

Mr Sclavos also advised that attendees will hear from the Pharmacy Guild’s new National President, who will unveil the Guild’s vision for community pharmacy and the process to achieve it.

APP2021 will take place from 20-23 May at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre and will be run as a COVID Safe Event.

Go here for full program details and to register

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FIP postponed

The 80th world congress of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) will not be taking place this year.

FIP and its congress co-hosts the General Pharmaceutical Council of Spain have “regularly reviewed the congress plans alongside the evolving impact of COVID-19 around the world, the progress of national vaccination programmes and the emergence of variant strains,” FIP said in a release.

“As a result of the latest review, they have concluded that holding a congress this September would not be the right thing to do. They have stated that as many pharmacists as possible must continue to be available to patients and health systems under stress, and that they would not wish to provide any means for the virus to spread”.

“I trust that you will understand this decision and hope that global circumstances allow us to meet again in FIP’s 2022 Seville Press Room”.

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