Masterclass in Laboratory Tests

Masterclass in Laboratory Tests

The Masterclass in Laboratory Tests will expose pharmacists to various clinical scenarios and challenges related to the interpretation of laboratory tests in patients with complex medical needs.  

It will cover the interpretation, application, and limitations of laboratory tests across speciality areas of infectious diseases, haematology, blood gas interpretation, and complex electrolyte management.  Attendees will be challenged to work through interactive case-based sessions which highlight clinical decision-making processes that can be optimised through interpretation of laboratory tests.

This Masterclass is delivered by a combination of pre-seminar materials of approximately 3.5hrs, available from mid-June 2022, followed by a live virtual seminar on Saturday 30 July 2022.

Please note: all attendees will have 18 weeks of access to the pre-seminar preparation materials and resources from your date of enrolment into this page.

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
Early bird*    $360 $470
Standard $470 $580

All registration rates include GST.

*Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Friday 1 July 2022.

Presenters & Tutors: 

  • Dr Lana Sundac, Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld
  • Elizabeth Currey, Acting Deputy Director of Pharmacy (Clinical Services), Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. Qld
  • Karl Winckel, Education and Training Pharmacist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld
  • Jess Lloyd, Team Leader Pharmacist, Renal and Transplantation, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld
  • Dr Justin Ng, Haematology Laboratory Registrar, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic
  • Zack Klyza, Pharmacist - Antimicrobial Stewardship, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld
  • Xanthe Cross, Clinical Pharmacist - Renal and Transplant, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld 
  • Shinade Crawford, AMS and ICU Pharmacist at Logan Hospital , Meadowbrook, Qld
  • Misha Devchand, Senor project officer, Safer Care Victoria | AMS/ID Pharmacist Austin Health, Vic
  • Sean Unwin, Senior Pharmacist - Infection Management Metro South, , Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld
  • Cindy Lau, Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW 
  • Gene Chai, Lead Critical Care Pharmacist, Eastern Health, Melbourne, Vic
  • Tara Watters, Senior Renal Pharmacist for Metro North HHS Kidney Health Service, Brisbane, Qld

Competency standards* addressed

  • 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 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes

*National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016

This activity has been accredited for 4 hours of Group-1 CPD and 3.5 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 11 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  The accreditation number is S2022/43.

Members  Non-members
Early bird*    $360 $450
Standard $468 $585

All registration rates include GST.

*Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Friday 1 July 2022.

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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