Health Minister to open PSA15

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The Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, will officially open the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s annual conference, PSA15, in Sydney on July 31.

Under the theme of Leading Pharmacy Innovation, the conference will present a comprehensive and engaging program focusing on how pharmacists can develop their role as healthcare professionals.

PSA National President Joe Demarte says that having the Minister open the conference is a great honour and reflects the importance the Government places on the role of pharmacists in the healthcare sector.

To be held in Sydney from 31 July to 2 August, the conference will feature expert national and international speakers covering topical, if not controversial, subjects currently engaging the profession.

Demarte says that the development of PSA15 grew out of feedback from PSA members, and recognition that the pharmacy conference market was becoming crowded.

“As a result of feedback from our members, the profession and industry, we have taken the best of two of PSA’s most popular conferences – CPExpo and PAC – and added new features and ideas to create PSA15 – a fresh and innovative approach to pharmacy conferences moving into the future,” he said.

“At PSA we have taken on board the needs of industry, and the needs of our members, to arrive at a formula which we are confident will deliver results for everyone – sponsors, industry and delegates.

“PSA15 is as exciting as it is innovative. The theme of Leading Pharmacy Innovation will provide unrivalled diversity in clinical education with accredited sessions and interactive workshops delivered by key opinion leaders and clinical experts.”

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1 Comment

  1. K

    As long as the issue of most pharmacists being underpaid by huge pharmacy companies such as chemist warehouse, discount chemists and Terry White is not being paid attention to and solved, the presence of whoever minister at the PSA’s annual conference does not reflect the importance the Government places on the role of pharmacists in the healthcare sector. I would urge every pharmacists to refrain from attending the overpriced conference to ensure that the needs of all pharmacists are met.

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