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Two leading pharmacy organisations will be collaborating to promote Australian research

The PSA and the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) have announced a strategic partnership to promote pharmaceutical science research in the pharmacy community, with the aim to implement it into practice.

APSA is a professional society for individuals with an interest in pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice.

PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson announced the partnership at the APSA’s 2018 conference held in Adelaide over the weekend.

Both organisations have signalled their intent to work together on their annual conferences from 2018 to 2021.

PSA says they will collaborate on a research stream for PSA19 conference, held at the Hyatt Regency Sydney on 26-28 July 2019.

The organisation will also support workshops at APSA’s annual conferences from 2018 to 2021.

“We are delighted to enter this partnership with APSA to increase recognition amongst pharmacists of groundbreaking research in the pharmaceutical sciences as well as connecting pharmacy practice researchers to the wider profession,” Dr Jackson said.

“Translating this research into everyday pharmacy practice will lead to better health outcomes in the community.”

“We look forward to working with APSA on these exciting additions to our events in the years ahead.”

Dr Stephanie Reuter Lange, APSA President, said the organisation is very excited by the partnership with PSA.

“The synergy of APSA’s established strengths in research and education, together with the professional application through PSA, provides an excellent forum to foster collaboration and ultimately strengthen the future of pharmacy within Australia,” said Dr Reuter Lange.

PSA and APSA, in collaboration with the SHPA, also won a consortium bid in September to host the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) 81st Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brisbane in 2021.

This major international event will bring together pharmacy and pharmaceutical science leaders from across the globe and highlight innovative healthcare models on the world stage.

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