Vic Branch - Neurology Symposium

8:00am Saturday, 15 September 2018
5:30pm Saturday, 15 September 2018
Branch CPD Event
Monash Univeristy - Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
381 Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria 3052

This symposium provides updates on multiple neurology specialties – including Stroke, Neuroimmunology, Epilepsy, Parkinsons and Migraine management. It is suitable for all clinical pharmacists, regardless of experience.

Topics or Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain recent developments in neurology, including stroke, Neuroimmunology and epilepsy
  • Identify appropriate pharmacological management in refractory conditions, such as migraines and autoimmune encephalitis
  • Evaluate available evidence in neurology and apply into practice

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  • Member: $120
  • Non-member: $200
  • Member Student or Technician: $100*

* Please contact or ring 03 9486 0177 to obtain member technician or student discount.

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$200.00 *
$200.00 *
* Price includes GST where applicable

Contact Information

Additional Information

Speakers or Tutors: 

  • Associate Professor Ernest Butler: Consultant Neurologist, Peninsula Health and Monash Health and head of MS clinics at both Monash Medical Centre and Frankston Hospital
  • Professor Sam Berkovic: Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Epilepsy Research Centre at Austin Health
  • Dr Trudy Cheng: Neurologist with subspecialty interest and training in Headache Medicine and Movement Disorders
  • Dr Geoffrey Cloud: Director of Stroke Services at Alfred Health and adjunct Professor of Stroke Medicine at the Central Clinical School of Monash University
  • Skye Coote: Nurse practitioner, Critical Care Registered Nurse, Advanced Neurovascular Practitioner – Board Certified  
  • Nicole Dirnbauer: Assistant Deputy Director of Pharmacy, Monash Children's Services, Monash Children's Hospital Pharmacy Department 
  • Amanda Goy, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist Parkinsons Victoria & St Vincent's Movement Disorder Clinic
  • Cristina Roman: Senior clinical pharmacist at the Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre
  • Dr Robb Wesselingh: Neuroimmunology Fellow at the Alfred Hospital

Competency Standards

The program addresses the following pharmacy competency standards:

  • Standard 1.3.1 Comply with statute law, guidelines, codes and standards
  • Standard 1.5.1 Apply expert knowledge and skills
  • 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 3.2.5 Provide counselling and information for safe and effective medication management
  • Standard 3.2.6 Facilitate continuity of care including during transitions of care
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 3.5.1 Review trends in medicine use
  • Standard 3.5.2 Promote evidence-based medicine use
  • Standard 4.3.2 Foster initiative and contribute to innovation, improvement and service development
  • 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)


This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of Group-1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2018/67.