Infectious Diseases

Seminar in Infectious Diseases — 2 day seminar

9:00am Saturday, 30 September 2017
5:00pm Sunday, 1 October 2017
Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000

2 day seminar: 30th September - 1st October 2017

Using both didactic sessions and small group interactive case studies, the foundation seminar in infectious diseases will provide participants with the basic skills required to manage patients with infectious diseases.

The choice of antimicrobial therapy for common gram positive, gram negative and fungal pathogens will be discussed along with the rationale behind antimicrobial selection. Participants will also gain an understanding of the pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of antimicrobials and the clinical application of PK/PD parameters to optimise the efficacy of antimicrobial agents.


Registration rates:

Member early bird: $600
Non member early bird: $750

The early bird rate has been extended until COB 8 September 2017after this date the below prices apply.

Member: $780
Non member: $975

Registration for this seminar is now closed. If you wish to register please contact SHPA on 03 9486 0177.

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Additional Information


Ed Anderson BPharm, AMS pharmacist Royal Hobart Hospital

Kelly Cairns BPharm, MClinPharm, Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist The Alfred Hospital

Dr Louise Cooley, Director of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Hobart Hospital / Clinical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician & Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania

Jackson Crawn BPharm (Hons), GradCertAppPharmPrac, DipLeadMgt, MPS, MSHP, Clinical Pharmacist, Launceston General Hospital

Associate Professor Katie Flanagan BA(Hons) MBBS MA(Oxon) DTM&H PhD CCST FRCP FRACP, Clinical Associate Professor Univeristy of Tasmania / Head of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Launceston Hospital

Sarah Herd BPharm, GradDipClinPharm, GradCertPharmMgt, Infectious Diseases Pharmacist Launceston General Hospital / Senior Lecturer in Pharmcotherapeutics Launceston Clinical School

Duncan McKenzie BPharm, Pharmacy Site Manager, Royal Hobart Hospital

Dr Nancy Merridew BA, BSc, MBBS, DTMH, Advanced Trainee Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Royal Hobart Hospital

Dr Alison Ratcliff MbChB, FRACP - Infectious Diseases Staff Specialist, Royal Hobart Hospital

Mel Stone, BPharm, Infectious Diseases, Pharmacist Launceston General Hospital

This activity has been accredited for 7 hours of Group-1 CPD (or 7 CPD credits) plus 4.5 hours of Group-2 (or 9 CPD credits) – a total of 16 credits, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number for your reference is S2017/56.

The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including:

2.3 Collaborate with members of the health care team
4.1 Undertake initial prescription assessment
4.2 Consider the appropriateness of prescribed medicines 
4.3 Dispense prescribed medicines
7.1 Contribute to therapeutic decision-making
7.2 Provide ongoing medication management
7.3 Influence patterns of medicine use

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


2.2.1 Show a commitment to interprofessional practice
2.2.2 Engage in teamwork and consultation
3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
3.1.3 Collaborate to develop a medication management strategy or plan
3.2.1 Administer medicines
3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes

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