Seminar in Laboratory Tests

Seminar in Laboratory Tests

8:30am Saturday, 19 August 2017
5:00pm Sunday, 20 August 2017
Novotel Sydney Central
169-179 Thomas Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

This 2 day interactive course is designed to provide pharmacists with an understanding of the use of common laboratory tests in clinical pharmacy practice. The seminar will combine didactic sessions focusing on interpretation of laboratory tests including their use in drug selection and the monitoring of therapeutic outcomes, together with case study sessions. The course has been designed to meet the needs of pharmacists working both in hospital and community pharmacy practice.

By the end of the seminar participants will be able to:

  • Use laboratory data in combination with clinical  findings in assessing the most appropriate drug  therapy for individual patients taking into  consideration markers of disease severity,  precautions/contraindications for particular drug use and the need for dosage modification.
  • Use laboratory data in assessing the outcomes of   drug therapy. 
  • Use laboratory data to assess drug toxicity.

Registration rates:

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

The early bird rate will end on Friday 7th July after this date the below prices apply.

Member: $780
Non member: $975

Please contact SHPA on or 03 9486 0177 if you wish to register for this event.

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* Please note when you have completed your registration you will receive a tax invoice and a separate confirmation email. If you do not receive these within 4 hours, you have not completed your registration. Your space is not guaranteed until registration is complete. Please contact the secretariat by emailing


Additional Information


Professor Jeff Hughes BPharm, PGDipPharm, MPharm, PhD, AACPA, , Head, School of Pharmacy, Curtin University

Ms Bhavini Patel, MRPharmS, BSc (Pharm) (Portsmouth), MSc (Derby), Director of Pharmacy, Royal Darwin Hospital

Mr Karl Winckel, BPharm, CertClinPharm, DipClinPharm, CertPsychTherap, Education and Training Pharmacist, Princess Alexandra Hospital

This CPD event has been accredited for 12.75 hours of Group-2 (or 25.5 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2015/86.

The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including:

2.2 Work to resolve problems
2.3 Collaborate with members of the health care team
4.2 Consider the appropriateness of prescribed medicines 
7.1 Contribute to therapeutic decision-making
7.2 Provide ongoing medication management
7.3 Influence patterns of medicine use
8.1 Retrieve, analyse and synthesise information

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2010