Pharmaceutical Society of Australia President Recognised for Excellence

By Petrina Smith
Wednesday, 02 October, 2013

[caption id="attachment_5092" align="alignright" width="133"]PSA National President Grant Kardachi PSA National President Grant Kardachi[/caption]
The National President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Grant Kardachi, has been awarded the South Australian Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s highest honour for his work in pharmacy.Mr Karachi was last night presented the Barry Schultz Medal for Excellence in Pharmacy by the Pharmacy Guild’s National President, Kos Sclavos.
Chief Executive Office of the PSA, Liesel Wett, said the honour was well deserved and reflected Mr Kardachi’s long-serving commitment to community pharmacy in South Australia, and indeed across Australia.
“Grant has led the way and his model is one which is looked up to by many pharmacists as the way to do business, and the way to uphold the highest standards and principles of the profession,” Ms Wett said.
“The award also reflects Grant’s untiring work in helping to develop and implement the Home Medicines Review program, a program which today is acknowledged as one of the most successful health programs in the country.
“On behalf of the PSA, our Board, the PSA and our 18,000 members, I congratulate the South Australia Pharmacy Guild for presenting this award and Grant on this outstanding recognition of an outstanding contribution to our profession and all those who are involved in it.”
Ms Wett said Mr Kardachi’s commitment continued to grow in his current position as PSA National President.
“Grant continues to be untiring in his devotion to the profession and he is committed to helping the profession evolve to meet the challenges and opportunities that our changing business and health environment present,” Ms Wett said.
The award honours the late Barry Schultz, a former Guild leader, and marks the tremendous influence he had on all of those people with whom he had dealings with.
The Schultz medal is awarded annually to a SA-trained pharmacist who epitomises Mr Schultz’s love for the profession, his mentoring of young pharmacists and devotion to personal development and community service outside of the profession.

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