Federal Shadow Health Minister Catherine King MP will deliver a keynote address at PSA17
Ms King – who is also Shadow Minister for Medicare – will speak on Friday, July 28 and highlight Labor’s national health platform and the party’s “vision for the pharmacy sector” ahead of the next Federal election.
As Federal Member for Ballarat, Ms King was appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the portfolios of Health and Ageing and Infrastructure and Transport in the Gillard Government following the 2010 election.
Ms King was appointed Shadow Health Minister in 2013. She holds a Degree in Social Work and a Masters in Public Policy from the ANU.
PSA National Vice President Michelle Lynch said Ms King would provide a welcome update to pharmacists on current and future healthcare policies by Labor.
“PSA was recently delighted to hear Ms King’s strong support of pharmacists reflected in Labor’s National Platform recognising pharmacists stand alongside GPs, nurses and allied health professionals at the front line of Australia’s healthcare system,” Ms Lynch said.
“PSA also welcomed Labor’s commitment to honour the 6CPA and lead ‘early and inclusive’ negotiations towards the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement.”
Another guest speaker will be former Australian Comic of the Year and pharmacist Marty Wilson, who will outline how to embrace change and lead pharmacy innovation on Saturday, July 29.
Mr Wilson will outline how to introduce change programs to business in a healthier, more resilient way, with an emphasis on how pharmacists can lead teams to make changes that stick over time.
Mr Wilson will also host the PSA17 GALA dinner, ensuring his contagious energy and humour will set the scene for a fantastic night.
Early Bird Tickets are available from the PSA17 website until May 14, 2017.
The conference will be held at the newly refurbished Hyatt Regency Sydney at Darling Harbour from July 28–30, 2017.
Pharmacists can watch the PSA17 promo video here>>