Pharmacy Connect 2021 – attendees guaranteed against COVID travel disruptions


The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has moved to guarantee that Pharmacy Connect attendees will not be out of pocket for registration fees due to travel restrictions caused by COVID-19.

Pharmacy Connect, a COVID-Safe event, is taking place from 2-4 September at the Hilton in Sydney’s CBD. The conference brings together pharmacy owners, pharmacy managers and manufacturers for an industry conference in the second half of the year. The theme of this year’s conference is building better relationships with patients.

Kos Sclavos AM, former Guild National President, said the organisers had decided to introduce the guarantee following the success of APP2021 in May.

“One of the outstanding pieces of feedback from APP2021 attendees was how much they appreciated the assurance that regardless of what happened with COVID-19 travel restrictions, they were being looked after,” said Mr Sclavos.

“If people can’t travel to Pharmacy Connect due to COVID-19 restrictions, they’re either able to get a full refund or transfer their registration to another delegate,” Mr. Sclavos said, “Attendees can make arrangements with the certainty that they will not be out of pocket.”

Mr Sclavos said that planning for Pharmacy Connect is going “full steam ahead” and that he is looking forward to connecting with pharmacy colleagues in Sydney in September.

“All of those who had the opportunity to join us at APP2021 on the Gold Coast know the benefit of getting the chance to meet face-to-face as an industry. We’re very excited for what Sydney will have to offer with Pharmacy Connect.”

Mr Sclavos also reminded potential attendees that savings can be made by registering at the Early Bird rate, which closes on July 30.