Extension Seminar in Cardiology

Extension Seminar in Cardiology

Registration for this event has now closed.  If you would like to register or be added to the waitlist, please contact education@shpa.org.au.

The Extension Seminar in Cardiology will be delivered using a combination of self-paced virtual learning featuring leading clinicians within in Australia as well as one day virtual interactive seminar on Saturday 24 June 2023. The program is designed for those pharmacists wanted to extend and consolidate their practice within cardiology. This is ideal for those currently working within cardiology settings as well as pharmacists working outside of cardiology who wish to consolidate their practice and extend their clinical application of cardiology therapeutics. 

The self-paced package includes: 

  • Cardiology and diabetes – applying evidence into practice 
  • Chronic coronary artery disease – pathophysiology and management 
  • Pulmonary hypertension – Pathophysiology and introduction to therapeutics 

The one day live virtual seminar includes: 

  • The cardio-socratic forum
  • Interactive cases – diabetes, chronic CAD, valvular disease, pulmonary hypertension 

The self-paced learning package comprises approximately 6 hours of learning material and will be available from mid-May 2023. The live virtual component of this seminar will take place on Saturday 24 June 2023

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 members

Intern non-members

Early bird*   










All registration rates include GST.

*Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Friday 9 June 2023.

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All times listed are in AEST

Seminar Lead: 

  • Adam Livori, Team Leader - Medical Specialties and Ambulatory Care, Grampians Health; PhD Candidate Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University, Ballarat, Vic

Seminar team:

  • Garth Birdsey, Senior Clinician Pharmacist, Departments of Pharmacy and Cardiac Services, Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic

  • Cassie Potts, Senior Pharmacist – Cardiology, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA

  • Avril Derwent, Clinical Nurse, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA

  • Sarah Hitchen, Senior Pharmacist, Endocrinology and Respiratory - Fiona Stanley Hospital, South Metropolitan Health Service, Perth, WA

  • Dr Derk Pol, General Cardiologist and Interventional Fellow, MonashHeart & Latrobe Regional Hospital, Monash University Lecturer/Tutor

  • Karl McDermott, Senior Pharmacist - Better Cardiac Care, Cairns Hospital, Cairns, Qld

  • Karl Winckel, Education and Training Pharmacist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld

  • Hannah Doody, Pharmacist, Victorian Heart Hospital - Pharmacy Department, Melbourne, Vic

Competency Standards

The program addresses the following pharmacy competency standards:

  • 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
  • Standard 3.5.2 Promote evidence-based medicine use
  • Standard 4.7.6 Work across service delivery boundaries
  • Standard 5.2.3 Undertake critical evaluation activities
  • Standard 5.3.1 Identify information needs and resource requirements
  • Standard 5.3.3 Apply research evidence into practice
  • Standard 5.3.4 Provide advice and recommendations

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016

CPD Accreditation

This activity has been accredited for 6.15 hours of Group-1 CPD and 5.25 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 16.65 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

The accreditation number is S2021/46.

All registration rates include GST.

Early bird registration ends 1159pm AEST Friday 9 June 2023.

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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