Foundation Seminar in Emergency Medicine

Foundation Seminar in Emergency Medicine

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The Foundation Seminar in Emergency Medicine is designed to cater for pharmacists interested in emergency medicine, who are setting up a service or are early-career emergency pharmacists.  It will be delivered by a combination of self-paced learning package focusing on core emergency medicine topics, followed by a one day live virtual seminar.

A range of key emergency medicine topics will be covered, including resuscitation and advanced life support, toxicology, acute pain control and quality use of medicines and information resources in emergency departments.  Case based discussions and small group activities will be used to explore a range of commonly encountered emergency medicine scenarios, such as anaphylaxis, arrhythmias, behavioural disturbances, sepsis, seizures and trauma

The self-paced learning package comprises approximately 10 hours of learning materials and will be available from Tuesday 9 January 2024.  The live virtual component of this seminar will take place on Saturday 17 February 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 pharmacists who are interested in emergency medicine, who are setting up a service or are early-career emergency pharmacists.

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.

Members  Non-members Intern Members Intern Non-members
Early bird*    $460 $570 $285 $365
Standard $580 $720 $360 $455

All registration rates include GST.

*Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEDT 2 February 2024.

Seminar Leads:

Jonathon Beck, Senior Clinical Pharmacist (Emergency Services), Logan and Beaudesert Hospitals Pharmacy Services, Metro South Health; Conjoint Associate Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld


Stephen Louey, Pharmacy Team Leader, Emergency Medicine, Casey Hospital, Monash Health, Melbourne, Vic


Diana Goubrial, Senior Clinical Pharmacist - Emergency Medicine, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic

Krishna Shah, Pharmacy Team Leader, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health, Brisbane, Qld

Michelle Bonnette, Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney, NSW

Nathan Kwong, Senior Clinical Pharmacist - Emergency Medicine, Alfred Health, Vic

Kate Bennett, Advanced Critical Care and Surgical Services Pharmacist, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Sunshine Coast, Qld

Calista Bui, Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic

Jill Upton

Sally Taylor

View the Program

All times listed are in AEDT

 This activity has been accredited for 9.25 hours of Group-1 CPD and 10 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 29.25 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

The accreditation number is S2023/95.

The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including:

  • Standard 3.1.1 Obtain relevant health and medicines information
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.1.3 Collaborate to develop a medication management strategy or plan
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 3.5.1 Review trends in medicine use
  • Standard 3.5.2 Promote evidence-based medicine use
  • Standard 4.2.1 Work with established systems
  • Standard 4.2.2 Plan and prioritise work
  • Standard 4.2.3 Maintain productivity
  • Standard 4.2.4 Monitor progress and priorities
  • Standard 4.3.2 Foster initiative and contribute to innovation, improvement and service development
  • Standard 4.3.3 Encourage, influence and facilitate change
  • Standard 5.2.3 Undertake critical evaluation activities
  • Standard 5.3.1 Identify information needs and resource requirements

*National competency standards framework for pharmacists in Australia, 2016

All registration rates include GST

*Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEDT Friday 2 February 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/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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