CPA-PSA Conference 2017 – ‘Leading Pharmacy Innovation’- 28-30 July 2017, Sydney, Australia

CPA-PSA Conference 2017 – ‘Leading Pharmacy Innovation’- 28-30 July 2017, Sydney, Australia


  • Sydney, Australia, 28-30 July 2017

    PSA17 lead pharmacy innovation with a joint Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) – Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) conference to expand and discuss global pharmacy issues which impact practice in Australia and around the world. The three-day conference – which embraced the theme of Leading Pharmacy Innovation – was held at Darling Harbour in Sydney on Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July and included a range of engaging panel sessions as well as high-profile international guest speakers and experts.

Joint PSA-CPA Sydney Communiqué

Over 1,200 pharmacists from the Commonwealth and other countries met at the conference to discuss a range of professional issues relating to current and future roles of pharmacists. Following the theme of the conference, Leading Pharmacy Innovation, delegates heard local and international speakers share their experience and insights about evolving pharmacist practice and how the profession must plan strategically for the future.

Read the full Communiqué here

Highlights of the CPA’s contributions to the programme included…

Embracing innovative solutions to respond to increasing global pharmaceutical care needs

Dr Tim Hanlon is the Chief Pharmacist of one of the UK’s flagship hospital trusts. In this keynote talk, the CPA’s B Patel Lecture, Dr Hanlon used developments in the UK to illustrate responses to the current and future healthcare landscape. He described innovative new ways of working and related these to the wider global picture seen throughout the Commonwealth, including how we can help prepare the profession for new roles and challenges in the years ahead.

Anti-microbial Resistance

AMR continues to be a key area of focus for the CPA. We engaged two excellent international speakers to host two sessions across the conference:

1. A global overview of AMR, including your experiences from around the Commonwealth

2. An AMR stewardship workshop

Elephants, education and evidence – building effective collaborations in resource-poor settings

Our team of experts from our partners CASPPER discussed how to find out how to build a successful collaboration to support the development of the profession overseas.

Refugee Health

Globally this is a very hot topic of discussion for many reasons. We looked at the healthcare challenges for refugees and discuss the role of pharmacists in man made and natural disasters.

Symposium: Healthcare in Crisis - a focus on refugees

The recent natural disasters in the Commonwealth are reminders of how we need to be prepared should they strike in our own communities. We have made available for all CPA members a video of our recent congress presentation on refugee health and disaster management from the conference. All you have to do is sign in, or if you are not already a member register your CPA membership now to watch the symposium: Healthcare in Crisis – a focus on refugees.

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