Foundation Seminar in Geriatric Medicine

9:20am Saturday, 7 August 2021
4:00pm Saturday, 7 August 2021

The Foundation Seminar in Geriatric Medicine is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in Geriatric Medicine. The seminar will be delivered by a combination of a six week self-paced learning package that will introduce you to the principles of geriatric medicine and the prevention and management of geriatric syndromes including dementia and delirium, falls, urinary incontinence and constipation, followed by a one day live virtual seminar that will build on these concepts. The seminar is targeted at pharmacists with one or two years of clinical experience in any practice setting or clinical area where they care for older people.

The self-paced learning package comprises approximately 12 hours of learning material and will be available from Friday 25 June 2021. The live virtual component of this seminar will take place on Saturday 7 August 2021. The self-paced learning package materials must be completed prior to attending the live virtual seminar.

Unsure if this is the right level for you? View the seminar level descriptors.

View the preliminary program

Please note: presentation recordings from the live virtual seminar will not be available.

This seminar is now sold out. Please contact to be added to the waitlist, check the SHPA events calendar for upcoming seminars.

Registration ratesMember Non-Member
Standard rate$560$700

*COB is 5:00pm AEST

All registration rates include GST

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Contact Information

Additional Information

Seminar Leads

  • Richard Bolitho, Senior Pharmacist – Team Leader Sub Acute Services – The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, QLD


  • Dr Debbie Lee, Geriatrician, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Qld
  • Shir Mei Goh, GEM/Rehab Pharmacist, Monash Health, Melbourne, Vic
  • Prue Brian, Senior Pharmacist, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Qld
  • David Nguyen, Senior Pharmacist, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic
  • Dr Sean Hui, Geriatric Advanced Trainee, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic
  • Jacqueline ParkinsonGeneral Medicine Team Leader, Monash Medical Centre, Monash Health, Vic


This activity has been accredited for 7.3 hours of Group-1 CPD and 4.25 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 15.8 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan

The accreditation number is S2021/47

The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including:

  • Standard 3.1.1 Obtain relevant health and medicines information
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.1.3 Collaborate to develop a medication management strategy or plan
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultations with the patient and/or prescriber
  • Standard 3.2.4 Prescribe medicines
  • Standard 3.2.5 Provide counselling and information for safe and effective medication management
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 3.5.2 Promote evidence-based medicine use

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