6CPA PTP innovations to be PSA16 focus

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Pharmacy practice innovations from the 6CPA Pharmacy Trial Program will be a major focus of discussions at the flagship conference for PSA.

Embracing the theme Leading Pharmacy Innovation, the PSA16 conference will be held from July 29 to 31 at the Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour hotel in Sydney with new state-of-the-art facilities.

A major highlight of PSA’s premier professional development event will be a panel session ‘Implementing innovation: The 6CPA Pharmacy Trial Program and what if means for you?’ on Friday 29 July at 4pm.

This high-level panel session will focus on progress of the 6CPA PTPs and the relevance to the future role of pharmacists.  The panellists include:

  • Leanne Wells:  CEO Consumer Health Forum of Australia;
  • Dr Shane Jackson: Technical Advisory Group member for 6CPA Pharmacy Trial Program;
  • George Tambassis:  National President Pharmacy Guild of Australia;
  • Penny Shakespeare: First Assistant Secretary, Pharmaceutical Benefits Division, Department of Health; and
  • Dr Claire O’Reilly:  Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) member.


The session will be chaired by Dr Alison Roberts, PSA’s Executive Director of Policy, Advocacy and Innovation. 

Another PSA16 highlight will be the PSA ‘Member Only’ breakfast on July 30 at 7.30am, which will include a presentation by Bill Scott and Jo Watson from the Panel for the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation.

PSA National President Joe Demarte says PSA16 offers something for all pharmacists and will be a not-to-be-missed event.

“Come and learn how PSA is leading the profession and taking pharmacists to the next level through a number of exciting innovations as well as exploring what we can do to improve remuneration opportunities for the profession,” Demarte says.

PSA16 offers an array of practical, income-generating workshops, clinical and therapeutic updates, career pathways as well as thought-provoking plenary and panel sessions.

“PSA16 has been specifically designed to maximise delegate networking and engagement with industry partners – register now to avoid missing out,” Demarte says.

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