Extension Seminar in Emergency Medicine

8:30am Saturday, 10 August 2019
3:45pm Sunday, 11 August 2019
Rydges Sydney Central
28 Albion Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

This interactive two-day seminar provides pharmacists with an update in therapeutics in a number of Emergency Medicine specialty areas as well as the latest in Emergency Medicine pharmacy hot topics. Attendees will experience workshopping QI projects and cases in a range of therapeutic areas together. The Extension Seminar in Emergency Medicine provides a combination of didactic and case study sessions with opportunity for attendees to present themselves.  Attendees are invited to present a short three minute slide presentation on a project, case or issue from their Emergency Department.  The course is designed to meet the needs of pharmacists who work in the Emergency Department environment.

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Registration ratesMember Non-Member
Early bird (Until COB 12 July 2019 )$600$750
Standard rate$780$975
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Contact Information

Additional Information

Speakers or Tutors: 

  • Leonie Abbott, Seniot Emergency Pharmacist, Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic
  • Dr Melinda Berry, Senior Staff Specialist, St Vincent's Hospital and Sydney Children's Hospital, NSW
  • Dr Jeff Post, Infectious Diseases Physician, Senior Staff Specialist Prince of Wales Private Hospital & Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW
  • Cristina Roman, Lead Clinical Pharmacist - Emergency and Trauma, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic
  • Dr Simone Taylor, Senior Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine and Research, Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic
  • Susan Welch, Senior Pharmacist (Research), St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW
  • Amy Thomson, Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Northern Beaches Hospital; Specialist in Poisons Information, NSW Poisons Information Centre, Sydney, NSW
  • Elizabeth Doran, Pharmacist Team Leader Emergency & Trauma Centre, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Qld
  • Christopher Hidayat, Specialist Pharmacist - Emergency Medicine, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW
  • Dr Jonathan Brett, Staff Specialist - Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Addiction Medicine, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, NSW
  • Ms Julie Gawthorne, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Emergency Department, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, NSW
  • Suzanne Olding, Senior Emergency Medicine Pharmacist and Team Leader, Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW
  • Dr Sue Ieraci, Emergency Medicine Physician
  • Dr Andrew Coggins, Emergency Physician, Simulation Educator & Trauma Specialist, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW

Competency Standards

  • Standard 1.4.1 Adopt a scope of practice consistent with competence
  • Standard 1.6.1 Collaborate to improve quality and safety across the continuum of care
  • Standard 2.2.1 Show a commitment to interprofessional practice
  • Standard 2.2.3 Promote effective interprofessional practice
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.1.3 Collaborate to develop a medication management strategy or plan
  • Standard 3.2.1 Administer medicines
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the prescriber and/or patient
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 4.1.1 Display emotional awareness and effective self-regulation of emotions
  • Standard 4.1.2 Apply reflective skills for self-assessment
  • Standard 4.3.2 Foster initiative and contribute to innovation, improvement and service development
  • Standard 4.6.1 Recruit and retain personnel
  • Standard 5.3.1 Apply research evidence into practice

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016


This activity has been accredited for 5 hours of Group-1 CPD (or 5 CPD credits), and 6.5 hours of Group-2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits), a total of 18 CPD credits, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2019/40.