PSA17 to be a joint venture

PSA17 is set to be hosted by both the PSA and the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) next year.

Following the successful PSA16 event held in Sydney in July, which attracted around 900 delegates including many overseas pharmacists, PSA says it is delighted to partner with the CPA to jointly host the PSA17 conference in Sydney from July 28 to 30, 2017.

The CPA is an organisation of Commonwealth professional pharmaceutical bodies and individual members, dedicated to promoting and disseminating the pharmaceutical sciences throughout the Commonwealth and improving the quality and range of services offered by pharmacists.

The three-day conference – embracing the popular theme of Leading Pharmacy Innovation – will be held at Darling Harbour in Sydney and will include a range of engaging panel sessions as well as high-profile international guest speakers and experts.

PSA National President Joe Demarte says PSA is delighted to partner with the CPA, which has members from the Commonwealth of Nations throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Pacific.

“This joint conference will be a fantastic opportunity to highlight and discuss key issues affecting pharmacists in Australia and right across the Commonwealth giving it a truly global perspective,” Demarte says.

“We look forward to developing an exciting program with a range of world-class experts and speakers on pharmacist and pharmacy issues.”

CPA President Raymond Anderson says the organisation is looking forward to jointly presenting the conference with PSA.

“CPA has a very strong membership base in Australia and we believe this is an excellent opportunity to highlight and discuss key issues affecting pharmacists working in Australia and across the Commonwealth,” Anderson says.

“We will be working closely with PSA in the coming months to develop an exciting and comprehensive program of plenary sessions and workshops – I urge all pharmacists from across Australia and neighbouring Commonwealth countries to attend.”

Some of the many overseas delegates expected to attend PSA17 will be from the UK, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada and the Caribbean.

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