Masterclass in Surgery and Perioperative Medicine

10:30am Saturday, 23 October 2021
4:00pm Saturday, 23 October 2021

The Masterclass in Surgery and Perioperative Medicine provides pharmacists exposure to various perioperative clinical scenarios and challenges related to the management of surgical patients with complex medication needs, with a focus on evaluating and applying current evidence.  It is designed for clinical pharmacists with a strong working knowledge of surgery and perioperative medicine wishing to expand their skills into more complex and specialised areas, an interest in undertaking advanced training or wishing to take on a leadership position within this specialty stream. This Masterclass will be delivered by a combination of a self-paced staged released learning package followed by a one day live virtual seminar on Saturday 23rd October 2021. 

The seminar will cover the following key concepts: 

  • Jehovah’s Witnesses perioperative management 
  • Diabetes including bariatric surgery perioperative management 
  • Cardiovascular complications management  
  • Acute kidney injury management  
  • Overview in perioperative fluid therapy
  • Overview in perioperative respiratory considerations  

Attendees will explore key concepts in greater detail in live case study sessions.  There will be opportunity for attendees to engage in Q&A with expert presenters and the tutorial team during the live seminar day. 

The self-paced learning package comprises approximately 5 hours of staged released learning materials and will be available starting from Friday 24 September 2021.  The live virtual component of this seminar will take place on Saturday 23rd October 2021. The self-paced learning package materials must be completed prior to attending the live virtual seminar. 

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

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Registration ratesMember Non-Member
Standard rate$468$585

All registration rates include GST

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Contact Information

Additional Information

Seminar Leads

  • Thuy Bui, Lead Pharmacist - Analgesic Stewardship & Perioperative Services, Alfred Health, Vic & Chair, Surgery and Perioperative Medicine Leadership Committee - SHPA
  • Galahad Gu, Associate Program Director Pharmacy, Eastern Health, Vic


  • Dr Shaun Roberts, Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, Qld
  • Dr Jeremy William, Senior Cardiology Registrar, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic
  • Dr Stewart Brown, Anaesthetic Fellow (Perioperative Medicine), Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic
  • Dr Annabelle Karrasch, General Physician, Internal Medicine and Acute Medical Unit,Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Qld
  • Dr Shoshana Sztal-Mazer, Endocrinologist, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic
  • Dr Amanda Davis, Haematologist, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic


  • Caitlin Mulqueen
  • Brennan Fitzpatrick
  • Janelle Penno
  • Brett Anderson

Accreditation information

This activity has been accredited for 5.33 hours of Group-1 CPD and 3.5 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 12.33 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

The accreditation number is S2021/74.

Competency standards* addressed

  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.1.3 Collaborate to develop a medication management strategy or plan
  • Standard 3.2.2 Provide primary care and promote judicious use of medicines
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
  • Standard 3.2.4 Prescribe medicines
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 5.2.3 Undertake critical evaluation activities’

*National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016