Extension Seminar in Surgery and Perioperative Medicine

8:30am Saturday, 1 February 2020
4:00pm Sunday, 2 February 2020
Rydges South Bank
Cnr Grey & Glenelg Street
South Bank, Queensland 4101

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As we face an unprecedented bushfire season, SHPA is committed to partnering wherever possible to support the volunteers and professionals providing support to impacted Australians and Australian wildlife.

In January and February, SHPA will donate 10% of all event registration fees to the Community Enterprise Foundation’s National Bushfire Disaster Appeal and WIRES.

This exciting two-day extension seminar is designed to expand your knowledge and skills in the area of surgery and perioperative medication management. Attendees will delve deeper into the patient’s surgical journey, exploring medication management pre-operatively, intraoperatively and post-operatively. The seminar will include didactic sessions from multidisciplinary specialists focusing on preadmission clinic pharmacy services, theatre pharmacy services, anaesthetics, VTE prophylaxis, antimicrobials, intraoperative anaphylaxis, pain management and bariatric surgery including changes to the gastrointestinal tract and the impact on medication administration. The skills learned during these sessions will then be put to the test with integrated cases.

This seminar is designed for pharmacists who have experience in surgery and/or perioperative medicine. Warning: it will be fun, educational, and inspire you to continue to develop your clinical knowledge in surgery and perioperative medicine.

Unsure if this is the right level for you? View the seminar level descriptors.


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Registration ratesMember Non-Member
Early bird (Until cob 24 January 2020 )$600$750
Standard rate$780$975
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$975.00 *
$975.00 *
* Price includes GST where applicable

Contact Information

Additional Information


  • Thuy Bui, BPharm and MClinPharm,  Lead Pharmacist – Analgesic Stewardship and Perioperative Services, Alfred Hospital, Vic
  • Dr Anthony Cheng, Bariatric, HPB and General Surgeon, Mater Private Hospital Brisbane, Qld
  • Tori Forrester, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), Bachelor of Business, Perioperative Pharmacist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Qld
  • Janelle Penno, BPharm, MClinPharm Perioperative Pharmacist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Vic
  • Tayla Robertson, Clinical Dietitian (APD) – Gastroenterology, Upper Gastrointestinal & Colorectal Surgery, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Qld
    Associate Professor David Sturgess, Specialist Anaesthetist and Intensive Care Physician; Deputy Director of Anaesthesia, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health, Qld
  • Nameer van Oosterom, Clinical Pharmacist, Princess Alexandra Hospital; PhD candidate, University of Queensland, Qld
  • Sean Unwin, Senior Pharmacist and Team Leader,Infection Management Metro South, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Qld
  • Dr Christian Van Nieuwenhuysen, Consultant Anaethetist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Qld
  • Dr Paul Gray, Director of the Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Qld
  • Patricia Gleeson, Senior Pharmacist, Queensland Health, Qld

The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including:

  •  Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 3.3.3 Document clinical review findings and changes in medication management
  • Standard 4.4.1 Undertake strategic and/or operational planning
  • Standard 4.4.2 Develop a business plan and monitor performance
  • Standard 4.7.6 Work across service delivery boundaries

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016


This activity has been accredited for 8.75 hours of Group-1 CPD (or 8.75 CPD credits) and 3.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 7 CPD credits) – a total of 15.75 CPD credits, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2019/115.