Pharmacists promoted into management positions often find themselves challenged by tasks and responsibilities for which they lack specific training. This bootcamp will develop critical skills pharmacy staff must possess in order to be effective managers and leaders. It includes how to build and leverage key relationships within the organisation, build effective teams within their departments, lead and develop staff members, establish and implement new programs and services, track performance, and develop strategic plans for their departments.
The Medicines Information Specialty Practice pre-conference session will focus on the recently launched 2nd edition of the Australian Medicines Information Training Workbook, known as the EMIT. This session will cater to new and early-career pharmacists wishing to expand their skills and knowledge to answer medicines information enquiries. It will also cater to mid-career pharmacists looking to further extend their knowledge about retrieving medicines information. Anyone looking for a refresher on finding medicines information in the digital age will also find this session illuminating. In this session, common topics such as drug interactions, complementary and alternative medicine and adverse drug reactions will be discussed in group format using real life examples. Each group’s discussion will be facilitated by a medicines information pharmacist.