Extension Seminar in Clinical Trials

Extension Seminar in Clinical Trials

The Extension Seminar in Clinical Trials will be delivered using a combination of a self-paced learning package followed by a live virtual seminar day.  The seminar is designed to extend knowledge in clinical trials and discuss key factors in progressing clinical trials practice.  It is targeted at experienced pharmacy staff currently working in clinical trials with a sound knowledge of the foundations of this specialty area.  Topics covered in this seminar include:

  • Growing a clinical trial unit
  • Budgeting and Invoicing of Clinical Trials
  • HREC membership:  how to review a submitted Protocol and IB.
  • Clinical trials manufacturing – Regulations and considerations for TGA GMP licenced facilities vs non-licenced facilities
  • Clinical trials manufacturing – GMP considerations from an international perspective
  • Electronic Pharmacy Files and Online Accountability
  • The National Clinical Trials Framework and Preparing for Accreditation

The self-paced learning package will be available from Friday 22 March 2024.  The live virtual component of this seminar will take place on Saturday 04 May 2024.  The self-paced learning package materials must be completed prior to attending the live virtual seminar.

Please note: all attendees will have 18 weeks of access to the seminar self-paced learning package and resources from your date of enrolment into this page.  Enrolment details will be sent to registered attendees when available.

Target audience
The target audience for this Seminar is for pharmacy staff who are currently working in clinical trials, and have a sound knowledge of the foundations of this specialty area. It is catered towards pharmacy staff who are ready to extend their knowledge in clinical trials. 

Unsure if this is the right level for you? View the seminar level descriptors.

Please note: presentation recordings from the live virtual seminar will not be available.



Intern or Technician members

Intern or Technician non-members

Early bird*   










All registration rates include GST.

*Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Friday 19 April 2024.

Seminar Lead

Liam King, National Research Lead and Cancer Care Educator – Pharmacy, Ramsay Health, Brisbane, Qld

Presenters & Tutors

Dr Bernadette Aliprandi-Costa, Director, Clinical Trials Policy Sector, Health Economics and Research Division, Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care Katrina Orr, Senior Teletrial Pharmacist, Australian Teletrial Program - Western Australia, WA Country Health Service, Department of Research and Innovation, WA

Kerry Watts, Senior Project and Policy Officer, Advanced Therapeutics, Office for Health and Medical Research, NSW Ministry of Health, NSW

June Challen, Specialist Pharmacist Investigational Drugs, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, SA Health, Adelaide, SA

Romana Cecchele, Senior Pharmacist – Investigational Drug Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW

Eugenia Hong, Clinical Trials Pharmacy Manager, Pharmacy Department, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Vic

Janet Gaon, Senior Clinical Trials and Application Specialist Pharmacist, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Sydney, NSW

Anastasia Makshakova, Senior Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Inspector - Risk Management Section, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, Canberra, ACT

View the Program

All times listed are in AEST

 This activity has been accredited for 2.75 hours of Group-1 CPD and 4.5 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 11.75 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

The accreditation number is S2024/21.

The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including:

  • Standard 1.2.1 Support ethical professional practice
  • Standard 1.2.2 Manage ethical issues arising in practice
  • Standard 1.2.3 Promote ethical professional practice
  • Standard 1.3.1 Comply with statute law, guidelines, codes and standards
  • Standard 1.6.2 Monitor and respond to sources of risk
  • Standard 3.4.2 Confirm the availability of suitable resources
  • Standard 4.4.1 Undertake strategic and/or operational planning
  • Standard 4.4.3 Establish suitable premises and infrastructure
  • Standard 4.5.1 Plan and manage finances
  • Standard 4.5.2 Maintain the physical environment and acquire required resources
  • Standard 4.5.3 Contribute to the efficient and effective use of resources
  • Standard 4.7.1 Understand and contribute to organisational/corporate and clinical governance
  • Standard 4.7.2 Support and assist implementation of healthcare priorities
  • Standard 4.7.4 Contribute to professional activities planning with consideration of strategic context
  • Standard 4.7.5 Apply and monitor standards of practice

(National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016)

All registration rates include GST

Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEDT Friday 19 May 2024.

Cancellation policy

  • Membership rate is only applicable if you are a member at the time of the seminar. Should your membership lapse, or if you resign you will be invoiced for the difference in registration.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing.
  • Cancellations received before 6 weeks prior to the event will receive a full refund. Non-members will be charged a $50 handling fee.
  • Cancellations received between 6 weeks and 1 week prior to the event will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee.
  • Cancellations received less than a week prior to the event will NOT be refunded.
  • SHPA reserve the right to cancel a seminar or make changes to the program
  • If SHPA cancels or defers the event you will receive 100% of the registration fee but SHPA bears no responsibility for any costs incurred  (such as flights, accommodation, travel or expenses) or loss of income.
  • It is recommended that participants obtain adequate insurance cover for travel and accommodation.
  • Transfer of registration – as an alternative to cancellation your registration may be transferred to another member of your organisation or another event (if the chosen seminar is a higher cost you will be subject to further charges). A request MUST be made in writing to the Federal Secretariat prior to the event.
  • If you are unable to attend SHPA policy is that handouts can not be made available as ‘stand alone’ materials

Venue/Accessibility requirements

  • For special accessibility requirements for in-person events please complete the relevant section when registering online and this information will be forwarded to third parties.
  • SHPA are in no way responsible for any connectivity issues as a result of the participants internet connection or hardware issues or other external factors impacting the internet, that are out of SHPA’s control.

Catering/Dietary requirements

  • Please complete the necessary section when registering online. SHPA will notify third parties such as caterers/suppliers of any dietary requirements.
  • Whilst every care is taken to notify venues of dietary requirements, SHPA cannot guarantee completely allergy free meals, nor be held responsible for any adverse reaction. Any registrant who has notified SHPA of a dietary requirement should make themselves known to the seminar coordinator and/or venue staff upon their arrival.
  • Some dietary requirements such as Kosher meals may incur an additional cost which is the responsibility of the delegate. SHPA will notify you in advance.


  • Recording and/or filming is not permitted by registrants. Please note this event may be recorded for the SHPA website and/or photos may be taken for use in SHPA resources and publications.
  • Registrants are not permitted to record or film any part of SHPA events in any format including audio recording or video recording or through use of mobile devices for filming


  • Numbers are capped so book early to avoid disappointment. Please note the only way to guarantee a space is to register online. Please ensure you register prior to booking your flights and accommodation.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email then you are not registered for the event and will not be able to be accommodated on the day of the event. If you are following up on registration please ensure you contact the Federal Secretariat at least a week prior to the event.

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