Foundation Seminar in Cardiology

Foundation Seminar in Cardiology

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This exciting Foundation Seminar in Cardiology is designed to form a foundation for your knowledge and skills in the cardiology and cardiothoracic space. Attendees will develop an appreciation of not only the medication management involved in the care of patients but also the pathophysiology behind the common conditions related to the heart. The seminar will include pre-recorded sessions from multidisciplinary specialists focusing on acute coronary syndromes, cardiothoracic surgery, heart failure and arrhythmias.

The knowledge gained in these sessions will be challenged in multiple small group case discussions where participants will be encouraged to formulate a plan and share it with the larger group.

This Foundation Seminar in Cardiology will be delivered by a combination of self-paced learning and a full day live virtual seminar.

The self-paced learning package comprises approximately 7 hours of learning material and will be available from Friday 19 April 2024.  The live virtual component of this seminar will take place on Saturday 1 June 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 pharmacists looking to extend or consolidate their practice in a specialty cardiology pharmacy role.  This may include pharmacists who are more established practitioners in a specialist cardiology area, those in their second year of the SHPA General Residency Program or those considering or starting a specialist residency.

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.



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All registration rates include GST.

Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Friday 24 May 2024.

All registrations close 11:59pm AEST Tuesday 28 May 2024. 

Seminar Leads:

Judy Duong, Team Leader Pharmacist in Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Heart Failure, Victorian Heart Hospital, Monash Health, Melbourne, Vic

Adam Livori, PhD, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Mebourne, Vic

Presenters & Tutors:

Garth Birdsey, Senior Clinical Pharmacist - Cardiac Services, University Hospital Geelong, Geelong, Vic

Hannah Doody, Heart Failure Stewardship Pharmacist, Monash Health, Melbourne, Vic

Louisa Bennison, Focused Area Pharmacist - Cardiology, Victorian Heart Hospital, Monash Health, Melbourne, Vic

Bridget Kelly, Grade 2 Hospital Pharmacist, Grampians Health Services, Ballarat, Vic

Victoria Warner, Lead Cardiology Pharmacist, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic

Allie Yang, Cardiology Pharmacist, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic


All times listed are in AEST

This activity has been accredited for 8.75 hours of Group-1 CPD, and 5.25 hours of Group-2 CPD (a total of 19.25 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2022/53.

Competency standards* addressed

  • Standard 2.2.1 Show a commitment to interprofessional practice
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
  • Standard 3.2.4 Prescribe medicines
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 5.2.3 Undertake critical evaluation activities

 *National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016

Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Friday 24 May 2024.

All registrations close 11:59pm AEST Tuesday 28 May 2024. 

Payment can be made via credit card or an invoice can be requested at the end of the registration process.

All registration rates include GST

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/Accessbility 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 responsilbility 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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