EMM Essentials

EMM Essentials

The EMM Essentials program is designed for Pharmacists, Technicians and Students that may have no to limited experience with Electronic Medication Management systems, or are working in a 'digital hospital' as a user of an EMM system that want to know more of what's happening behind-the-scenes. Starting with a self-paced learning package that includes: 

  • walking through different EMM systems and how they each approach common needs like ordering, administering and history taking of medications; 
  • how EMM data looks in the 'backend' compared to what users can see in the system itself; 
  • approaches to governing digital health solutions; clinical incidents in digital hospitals; 
  • benefits and barriers to closed loop medications management; and 
  • clinical decision support in EMM. 

The live day will be interactive, providing opportunities to follow-up and explore questions arising from the learning package and your experiences, including sessions on: 

  • the breadth of skills and day-to-day tasks an 'EMM pharmacist' can face across Australia; 
  • snapshot panel on EMM around the country; 
  • how pharmacy documentation has been reviewed and renewed to support effectiveness in a digital hospital; 
  • presentation by the Commission on how the standardisation of the national inpatient medication chart (NIMC) is being reapplied for EMM; and
  • workshop on clinical incidents in EMM systems 

Seminar leads James Grant and Jillian Campbell from the SHPA eMM Leadership Committee look forward to seeing you on the day and sharing our passion for EMM and digital health!

This seminar will be delivered by a combination of a staged release self-paced learning package (from mid-July) followed by a one day live virtual seminar on Saturday 27 August 2022.  

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.

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*    $440 $550
Standard $560 $700

All registration rates include GST.

*Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Friday19 August 2022.

Seminar Lead

Jillian Campbell

Lead Subject Matter Expert Outpatient & Community Medication Management Project, eHealth NSW, Sydney, NSW

Seminar Lead

James Grant

Clinical Informatics Consultant (Pharmacist), Clinical Excellence, Queensland, Brisbane, Qld

Mitchell Arthur

Specialist Pharmacist: Information Management, Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tas

Michael Bakker

Digital Health Portfolio Lead, SA Pharmacy, SA Health, Adelaide, SA

Professor Melissa Baysari

 Professor of Human Factors, The University of Sydney, NSW

Sophie Boland

Pharmacist Subject Matter Expert, Central Australia Health Services, NT

Rosemary Burke

District Director of Pharmacy and Chief Pharmacy Information Officer, Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, NSW

David Luo

Clinical Applications Support Pharmacist, Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW

James Sallis

Senior Vascular Pharmacist, SA Pharmacy, SA

Aimee Solomon

Chief Pharmacy Information Officer, Medication Systems Hub, Technology Operations, Digital Solutions Division, ACT Health Directorate, Canberra, ACT

Nadine Tey

Medication Analyst, Parkville Precinct, Melbourne, Vic

Erica Tong

Chief Pharmacy Information Officer, Deputy Director of Pharmacy. Pharmacy Lead – Emergency & Intensive Care and Home, Acute & Community, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic

Rachael Worthington

Patient Safety and Clinical Benefits Lead, Clinical Engagement and Patient Safety, eHealth NSW, Sydney, NSW


Please note all times are in AEST and are subject to change.

Competency Standards

The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including:

  • Standard 1.4.1 Adopt a scope of practice consistent with competence
  • Standard 1.5.1 Apply expert knowledge and skills
  • Standard 1.5.2 Use reasoning and judgement
  • Standard 1.6.1 Collaborate to improve quality and safety across the continuum of care
  • Standard 1.6.2 Monitor and respond to sources of risk
  • Standard 3.3.3 Document clinical review findings and changes in medication management
  • Standard 4.2.1 Work with established systems
  • Standard 4.2.3 Maintain productivity
  • Standard 4.3.2 Foster initiative and contribute to innovation, improvement and service development
  • Standard 4.4.5 Develop and maintain supporting systems and strategies
  • 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 4.7.6 Work across service delivery boundaries
  • Standard 4.7.7 Contribute to effective management of risk, including threats to service continuity

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


This activity has been accredited for 12.5 hours of Group-1 CPD and 3 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 18.5 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

The accreditation number for your reference is S2022/63.

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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