Pharmacy Connect 2021 postponed due to COVID-19

Media Release
28 July 2021

Pharmacy Connect 2021 postponed due to COVID-19

Due to the on-going COVID-19 outbreak and extended lockdown in New South Wales, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia today announced that Pharmacy Connect 2021 is being postponed until 1-3 September 2022. However, because of the COVID 100% refund guarantee in place, registrations can be transferred to the 2022 conference or refunded in full.

Pharmacy Connect, which was due to take place in Sydney on 2-4 September 2021, is an annual national conference featuring a two-day education program, a 50-plus stand trade exhibition, and a networking and social program.

Mr. David Heffernan, New South Wales Guild Branch President, said that while challenging, the decision was the correct one as it puts the health and welfare of the participants and exhibitors front and centre.

“New South Wales community pharmacies are currently fighting hard on the frontline of a COVID-19 outbreak that is unfortunately very close to home. They are focusing on what matters most – the health and safety of their patients.”

“Postponing Pharmacy Connect was a tough decision to make,” said Mr. Heffernan, “this is the second year in a row that COVID-19 has prevented us from being able to meet safely as an industry at this event.”

“However, because of the learnings from last year, we had put in place a COVID 100% refund guarantee to ensure that no attendees would be out-of-pocket,” Mr. Heffernan said.

Pharmacy Connect attendees, who can now receive a full refund or transfer their registration to next year’s event, will be contacted by Guild events. For any queries email events@qldguild.org.au or phone 07 3831 3788.

Media Enquiries: Kristy Ellery, Marketing and Communications Manager. P: 0447 722 225