Top Reasons for Pharmacy Assistants to Attend the PA2024

Two female Pharmacy Assistants talking at a table

Attending the Pharmacy Assistant National Conference 2024 (PA2024) offers great benefits for Pharmacy Assistants, no matter what stage of your career you are at. If you have never attended and are wondering if it’s worth your while, here are our top reasons for you to consider:

It offers a comprehensive educational program

PA2024 offers an industry-leading educational program designed to enhance your pharmacy skills and knowledge. With a range of sessions covering the latest trends, product updates, and management topics, by attending the PA National Conference you will gain valuable insights that you can apply in your daily work as a Pharmacy Assistant. Plus, full registration includes the ever popular and three-hour Refresher Training Workshop, which is a great opportunity to update your skills.

There are countless networking opportunities

Meet and connect with like-minded Pharmacy Assistants from across the country. The conference provides numerous opportunities to engage with peers, industry leaders, and suppliers. Building a strong professional network can open doors to new ideas, collaborations, and career opportunities.

Pharmacy Assistants collaborating around a table

You can explore the 70-stand trade exhibition

Explore the 70-stand trade exhibition showcasing the latest products and services in the pharmacy industry. This is a unique chance to see the newest innovations first hand and bring back valuable information to your pharmacy. Understanding the latest market offerings can enhance customer service.

Renowned keynote speakers will inspire you

Learning from the best can help you set ambitious goals and develop a clear path to achieve them. By attending PA2024, you will be inspired by keynote speakers, including Olympian Peter Bol, motivational speaker Carolyn Butler-Madden, and so many more! Their insights and experiences will provide you with new perspectives and motivate you to reach new heights in your career.

It is a great opportunity for career development

Attending the PA National Conference can be a significant boost to your professional development. The knowledge and skills you gain will make you a more effective and efficient Pharmacy Assistant. Moreover, the conference experience can be a valuable addition to your resume, showcasing your commitment to ongoing education and professional growth.

You can join in on celebrating the top Pharmacy Assistants in Australia

Celebrate Pharmacy Assistant excellence by attending the Pharmacy Assistant of the Year (PATY) awards ceremony during the ever-popular Cocktail Party on Friday 6 September. PATY recognises the outstanding contributions and achievements made by Australian Pharmacy Assistants. Attending the award ceremony and meeting the finalists is not only a great way to boost morale but is also a great chance to network and discover new role models. You might even be inspired to nominate for the 2025 Pharmacy Assistant of the Year award!

2024 PATY winners posing with awards

It includes fun and engaging social events

The conference isn’t all work and no play! The PA National Conference offers fun and engaging social events, including the Welcome Reception (Thursday 5 September from 5:30pm) and the above-mentioned Cocktail Party (Friday 6 September from 7pm), both of which provide a relaxed atmosphere to network and build friendships. These events are great for unwinding and enjoying some downtime with fellow PA2024 delegates!

It is a great way to stay up to date with the latest industry changes

The pharmacy industry is constantly evolving, with recent pharmacy industry updates including the Eighth Community Pharmacy Agreement (8CPA), expansion of Full Scope of Practice, and more localised updates like Queensland’s Community Pharmacy Hormonal Contraception Pilot and Victoria’s prescribing pilot. Attending PA2024 ensures you stay informed about the latest industry changes which impact your role as a Pharmacy Assistant.

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