Inaugural PSA15 conference a big hit

Notables in the audience of PSA15

The recent PSA15 conference held in Sydney has emerged as the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s most successful onshore conference to date, PSA says.

Around 900 registrations were recorded for the event, a record for a PSA conference.

CEO of PSA Dr Lance Emerson says the success of the event will help shape planning for PSA16 which today he announced will again be held in Sydney.

“We are in the process of finalising dates and venue and we hope to announce these shortly,” Dr Emerson says.

“PSA15 was a new concept in pharmacy conferences in Australia and evolved as a result of feedback from PSA members which saw PSA develop a unique formula which combined concepts from PAC and CPExpo into the one offering.”

Dr Emerson says the success of the event has led to some areas being “a bit cramped” and PSA is addressing this for PSA16.

“We will ensure the venue for PSA 16 is better able to accommodate the numbers that we saw at PSA15,” he says.

“We will also maintain the high standard of the program which saw sessions such as the Pharmacy Leaders Panel and the Collaborative Care Panel being very well attended.

“The keynote speaker, Dr Chris Baggoley, and the opening by the Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley, were highlights on the opening morning and set the standard for the sessions to follow.

“Our clinical and business streams were also very well received and delegates commented on the quality of presentations and the value they took away from these sessions.”

Dr Emerson says social media also played a big part in reflecting the success of PSA15.

“The strong positive reaction to the conference was reflected in the more than 2800 tweets about the event,” Dr Emerson says.

“We are building on all these positives to ensure that PSA16 is even better. Stay tuned for more details of PSA16 in Sydney.”

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