SHPA announces PharmCare Conference 2023


Friday, 21 October, 2022

SHPA announces PharmCare Conference 2023

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) has announced a new conference for accredited, embedded and general practice pharmacists leading patient-centred care. The conference will take place over two days, 2–4 March 2023, in Hobart, Tasmania.

SHPA President Peter Fowler said the new PharmCare conference is shaped by the SHPA’s Specialty Practice networks, in response to growing demand for clinical pharmacist education focused on crucial primary aged care settings.

“PharmCare Conference 2023 is about improving communications, connections and care, and centralising the patient experience through the practice of accredited, embedded and GP pharmacists, in existing and emerging roles.”

The comprehensive two-day program will include key clinical updates, focused skills development, a sweeping state of the nation and plentiful moments to network, connect and enjoy the sights and tastes of harbourside Hobart; preliminary program details to come.

SHPA Chief Executive Kristin Michaels said SHPA reaffirms its commitment to supporting the expertise of accredited pharmacists.

“In December we plan to launch two education pathways to support the clinical expertise of this growing cohort — one for pharmacists moving into new embedded pharmacist roles in residential aged care and a second for practitioners becoming accredited pharmacists.

“Next year we will extend our national awards program, establishing new honours for established and emerging accredited pharmacists, plus a third honour for outstanding practice in residential aged care.

Michaels said that the SHPA will continue to advocate for the crucial role pharmacists play in upholding quality use of medicines and medication safety for patients who are at risk of medication-related harm and hospitalisation.

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