Pharmacy Connect offers attendees education content on the latest industry developments, clinical updates, business growth, profitability and management topics.

The conference also features three half-day, in-depth pre-conference workshops.

WORKSHOP 1: Ownership, operations and oversight – getting the pharmacy acquisition, day to day and management right

The Australasian College of Pharmacy and CommBank Health are pleased to bring to pharmacy owners and potential owners an interactive workshop that will provide three key sessions to upskill attendees on:
1) Obtaining the right support to identify and purchase a pharmacy
2) Creating efficiency through technology in managing day to day operations and implementing workflow solutions
3) Utilising operational and financial data from your pharmacy, to set and manage KPIs, track trends and make better decisions to improve your pharmacy and bottom line

CommBank Health will be joined by partners RSM Australia and Scrypt to provide attendees with real-life examples, insights and analysis to assist with the purchasing and management of pharmacies, at all stages of the ownership lifecycle. Attendees will come away from this highly practical workshop with real-world solutions and strategies to implement in your pharmacy immediately.

When: Thursday, 31 August | 10.00am – 1.30pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Sydney | Wharf Rooms 1&2
Cost: $66 per person (include morning tea)
Proudly sponsored by:

Click here to register for Workshop 1.

WORKSHOP 2: How to protect your most valuable business asset – your registration

Regulatory activity within NSW is constant and unavoidable. This practical session will focus on the role of the Pharmacy Council of NSW and how it interacts with other regulators to protect the public. Find out what this means for your business and those who work within it – employed pharmacists, locums and you as a proprietor. Session highlights will include:

  • The complaints process – who is who in the zoo?
  • Which issues land business owners in the most trouble
  • Tips to minimise regulatory exposure
  • Real life experiences from the regulatory coalface.
  • Locums, silent partners, graduates, early career pharmacists – where does the risk lie?
  • Professional isolation versus mentoring – are you giving back to the profession?
  • The importance of professional autonomy
  • Support and closing the knowledge gaps

This not to be missed event is a must for all business owners and employed pharmacists.

When: Thursday, 31 August | 10.00am – 1.30pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Sydney | Wharf Rooms 3&4
Cost: FREE (includes morning tea)
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Click here to register for Workshop 2.

WORKSHOP 3: Full Scope of Practice

This workshop is aimed at pharmacists already signed up to full scope of practice trials around Australia, or those contemplating /interested in practicing at full scope.
2.00pm 2.20pm – Welcome
2.10pm – 2.30pm – International snapshot
2.30pm – 2.50pm – Update from states and territories excluding NSW and QLD
2.50pm – 3.10pm – NSW Scope of Practice trial update
3.10pm – 3.30pm – North QLD Community Pharmacy Scope of Practice Pilot update
3.30pm – 4.00pm – Afternoon Tea
4.00pm – 4.20pm – A practical guide: How will patients know about full scope services? How can this be made a viable service?
4.20pm – 4.40pm – How is patients’ engagement recoded?
4.40pm – 5.10pm – Panel Session featuring an example consultation with patients. How do I manage my time with scope of practice?
5.10pm – 5.30pm – Interactive Q&A

When: Thursday, 31 August | 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Sydney | Wharf Rooms 1-4
Cost: $33 per person (includes afternoon tea)
Proudly sponsored by: 

Click here to register for Workshop 3.



Interns and students, help shape your future at this free session on Friday 1 September.