Foundation Seminar in Kidney Disease and Transplantation

Foundation Seminar in Kidney Disease and Transplantation

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The Foundation Seminar in Kidney Disease and Transplantation will be delivered by combination of a self-paced learning package covering key nephrology topics followed by a one day live virtual seminar.  

Both the self-paced package and live virtual seminar aim to improve pharmacists' knowledge and skills in providing care for patients with kidney disease. The seminar will provide opportunities to learn about pharmacy practice at a foundation level, covering topics including, Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), the management of complications of CKD, drug dosing in kidney impairment and renal replacement therapies.  
Knowledge-check questions will be utilised in the self-paced learning package to assist in cementing attendees learning ahead of the live seminar day.  Attendees will explore key concepts in greater detail in live case study sessions during the live virtual seminar. There will be opportunity for attendees to engage in Q&A with expert presenters during the live seminar day.  

This seminar is targeted at pharmacists with either less than 5 years clinical experience, general medical experience who would like more exposure to foundational components of nephrology or those who may be transitioning into a specialist nephrology rotation. 
The self-paced learning package comprises approximately 8 hours of learning materials and will be available from Friday 8 March 2024. The live virtual component of this seminar will take place on Saturday 20 April 2024

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 with either less than 5 years clinical experience, general medical experience who would like more exposure to foundational components of nephrology or those who may be transitioning into a specialist nephrology rotation. 

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

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Early bird*   










All registration rates include GST.

*Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Tuesday 9 April 2024.

Seminar Lead:

Jess Lloyd, Pharmacist Team Leader - Kidney and Transplant, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld 

Presenters & Tutors:

Carla Scuderi, Assistant Director of Pharmacy Clinical, Pharmacy Department, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Qld

Hanh Tran, Renal Pharmacist - Team Leader, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA

Bec Livori, Dialysis Pharmacist, Grampians Health, Ballarat, Vic

Teana Brewster-O’Brien, Senior Pharmacist – Teletrials, Australian Teletrial Program – NT, Clinical Innovation and Research, NT Health, Darwin, NT

Sally Webb, Clinical Nurse Consultant Kidney Rover, Department of Kidney Services, Division of Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health, Brisbane, Qld

Dr Pratish George, Consultant, Alice Springs Hospital, Alice Springs, NT 

Stephanie Giles, A/Director of Pharmacy, Alice Springs Hospital, Alice Springs, NT

Xanthe Cross, Senior Renal and Transplant Pharmacist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld

Competency Standards

The program addresses the following pharmacy competency standards:

  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.2.1 Administer medicines
  • 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 3.6.2 Support health promotion activities and health services intended to maintain and improve health
  • Standard 4.5.2 Maintain the physical environment and acquire required resources

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016

CPD Accreditation

This activity has been accredited for 8.25 hours of Group-1 CPD and 3.5 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 15.25 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

The accreditation number is S2022/22.

All registration rates include GST.

Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Tuesday 9 April 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/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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