SHPA VIC Branch Cardiology Symposium

9:00am Saturday, 14 October 2017
4:30pm Saturday, 14 October 2017
Branch CPD Event
Monash University
381 Royal Parade Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Parkville, Victoria 3052

The SHPA VIC Branch Cardiology Symposium will bring together expert cardiologist pharmacists, physicians and nurses to provide an update on the latest in research-informed pharmacy practice in cardiology.


Learning objectives

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

  • Describe the difference between heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and reduced ejection fraction and the medication therapy for each. 
  • Discuss the role of PCSK9 inhibitors in Australia
  • Describe how “statin intolerance” is managed in practice
  • Provide recommendations for pharmacotherapy for post-operative AF including anticoagulation
  • Discuss the options for complex cases of acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, hyperlipidaemia and atrial fibrillation 
  • Discuss where triple therapy may be appropriate
  • Describe pharmacological considerations after coronary intervention

Registration rates:

Member: $150
Member student or technician: $100 - Please contact SHPA by email - or phone 03 9486 0177 to obtain a discount coupon.
Non-member: $250

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Contact Information

Additional Information


Hadley Bortz, BPharm (Hons), MClinPharm,  Senior Clinical Pharmacist – Anticoagulation Stewardship, Alfred Health

Ingrid Hopper, MBBS, BMedSc (Hons), PhD, FRACP, Physician and Pharmacologist

Shane Nanayakarra, MBBS FRACP,  Cardiologist, Alfred Health

Jo Pizzi, B.Pharm, Clinical pharmacy Fellow (Cardiology), Alfred Health

James Shaw, MBBS  PhD  FRACP, Cardiologist, Alfred Health

Emma Weksler, B.Pharm. (Hons), Paediatric Clinical Pharmacist, Royal Children's Hospital

This activity has been accredited for 5.5 hours of Group-1 CPD (or 5.5 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. S2017/62

Pharmacist Competency Standards addressed:

  • 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

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2010


  • 3.1 Develop a patient-centred, culturally responsive approach to medication management
  • 3.2 Implement the medication management strategy or plan
  • 3.3 Monitor and evaluate medication management
  • 3.5 Support Quality Use of Medicines
  • 5.3 Research, synthesise and integrate evidence into practice

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016