Who’s speaking at Pharmacy Connect?

The Guild has released the preview program for this year’s Pharmacy Connect

The conference, to be held from 1-3 September at the Hilton Sydney, shows an impressive line up of international speakers from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa, the Guild says.

Conference Convenor Kos Sclavos says that the Guild is thrilled to bring to delegates such a large cohort of international speakers—all with extremely diverse knowledge and backgrounds in the pharmacy industry—in just the second year of the conference.

“This year’s program will provide insight into the experiences and knowledge of our pharmacy colleagues across the globe,” Mr Sclavos says.

President of the US National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), DeAn Mullins is one of the international speakers featured on the program. In addition to her role with NCPA, Ms Mullins is also a certified diabetes educator who has spent much of her career helping people with diabetes.

She has been recognised for her professional and patient care efforts with several awards including the Mylan Excellence in Pharmacy Award and Eli Lilly Award for Ethics, Scholarship and Leadership.

Other international speakers include President of the Irish Pharmacy Union Darragh Connolly, Chairman of the National Pharmacy Association (UK) Ian Strachan, President of the South African Association of Community Pharmacists Christine Venter, CEO of the Canadian Pharmacists Association Perry Eisenschmid and President of the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand Graeme Blanchard.

“All of these speakers will explore key issues currently facing pharmacy in Australia, and provide insight into how delegates can learn from their experiences overseas,” Mr Sclavos says.

Pharmacy Connect will feature over 30 speakers, a trade exhibition with 60+ exhibitors, Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. The Guild’s National Student Business Plan Competition will also be conducted at the event, and the winners announced at the Gala Dinner.
Online registration, accommodation bookings and preview program are now available online. Visit www.pharmacyconnect.com.au for more information and to register.


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