TAS Branch Symposium

8:30am Saturday, 18 May 2019
2:00pm Sunday, 19 May 2019
Branch CPD Event
UTAS Medical Science Precinct, Menzies Building
Cnr Campbell and Liverpool Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000

The 2019 Tasmanian branch symposium is now open for registration. We are very lucky to have Dr Karen Whitfield as our keynote speaker. Karen will present her resilience workshop Saturday morning. This was a hit at MM2018! Karen will also be presenting on quality improvement on the Sunday.

Technicians are invited to attend Saturday until 2pm (inc. lunch). This combined session will include a mixture of workshops and presentations relevant to both technicians and pharmacists.

Saturday afternoon and Sunday will include presentations on a mixture of clinical topics.

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Come to our dinner at Customs House Hotel (Vue Function Room). Customs is located right in Salamanca. It is a cocktail style event with plenty of food platters and one drink included on arrival.

Cost: $50 per head
Location: Customs House Hotel (Vue Function Room)
1 Murray Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Time: 7.00pm


Registration ratesEarly bird - closing 4 May 2019Standard
Member pharmacist$180$210
Non member pharmacist$300$350
Member intern or student$100$130
Non member intern or student$210$240
Member technician - half day Saturday$30
Non member technician - half day Saturday$50
Saturday only30 % discount
Sunday only50 % discount


Contact Information

Additional Information


Dr Karen Whitfield, Team Leader Women's and Newborn Pharmacy, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital,  QLD, School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland, QLD 

Competency Standards

  • Standard 1.6.1 Collaborate to improve quality and safety across the continuum of care
  • Standard 1.6.2 Monitor and respond to sources of risk
  • Standard 1.6.3 Follow up incidents or lapses in care
  • Standard 2.2.2 Engage in teamwork and consultation
  • Standard 2.3.1 Use appropriate communication skills
  • Standard 3.1.1 Obtain relevant health and medicines information
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.1.3 Collaborate to develop a medication management strategy or plan
  • 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 3.4.1 Determine the required formulation
  • Standard 3.4.2 Confirm the availability of suitable resources
  • Standard 3.4.3 Apply risk management strategies
  • Standard 3.5.1 Review trends in medicine use
  • Standard 4.1.1 Apply reflective skills for self-assessment
  • Standard 4.2.2 Plan and prioritise work
  • Standard 4.2.3 Maintain productivity
  • Standard 4.2.4 Monitor progress and priorities
  • Standard 4.3.3 Encourage, influence and facilitate change
  • Standard 4.4.1 Undertake strategic and/or operational planning
  • Standard 4.4.5 Develop and maintain supporting systems and strategies
  • Standard 4.5.3 Contribute to the efficient and effective use of resources
  • Standard 4.6.3 Supervise personnel
  • Standard 4.6.4 Develop personnel and improve performance
  • Standard 4.7.1 Undertake project management

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016


This activity has been accredited for 2.83 hours of Group-1 CPD, and 6.25 hours of Group-2 CPD (a total of 15.33 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number for your reference is S2019/29.