Off Label Prescribing in Psychiatry

Off Label Prescribing in Psychiatry - Branch CPD Event

6:30pm Wednesday, 22 March 2017
8:30pm Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Branch CPD Event
Auditorium, Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Medical Education Centre, Hospital Road
Concord, New South Wales 2137

This presentation will provide an overview of current trends in off-label prescribing in psychiatry including antidepressants, anti-psychotics, anti-convulsants and anxiolytics. In addition, there will be discussion about managing patient safety and potential side-effects of psychotropic medicines and how to identify drug-drug interactions in the mental health patient.

Refreshments will be available from 6.30pm, lecture from 7.00pm, For directions please click on MAP

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current trends of off label prescribing in psychiatry – anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, anti-convulsants and anxiolytics
  • Identify significant drug-drug interactions in mental health patient
  • Manage patient safety and the potential side effects of psychotropic medications
  • Reflect on current prescribing practice and regulatory frameworks

Registration Rates:

In person

Members: Free - please register below, to ensure you are not charged please enter your email address and select lookup, the discount will then be applied.
Non-members - $50.00

Webinar: Free to members - Register here

$50.00 *
$50.00 *
* Price includes GST where applicable

Contact Information

Additional Information


Dr. Charles Chan, Consultant Psychiatrist at St John of God Burwood Hospital, MBBS, Master of Psychiatry, FRANZCP, Cert. Forensic Psych.

This CPD event has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD (or 1 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2017/11

The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including:

Standard 1.3 Deliver patient-centred care

Standard 1.5 Maintain and extend professional competence

Standard 4.1 Undertake initial prescription review

Standard 4.2 Consider the appropriateness of prescribed medicines

Standard 4.3 Dispense prescribed medicines

Standard 7.1 Contribute to therapeutic decision-making

Standard 7.2 Provide ongoing medication management

Standard 7.3 Influence patterns of medicine use

(National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2010)