NSW Branch 2019 Symposium: InfecteD

8:30am Saturday, 17 August 2019
4:45pm Saturday, 17 August 2019
Branch CPD Event
Law Building, University of Sydney
Eastern Avenue
Camperdown, New South Wales 2006

The SHPA NSW Branch invites all pharmacists, intern pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and students to attend our popular annual symposium, held at the new Law Building at the University of Sydney on Saturday 17th of August, 2019. The theme is InfecteD. 

It will an action-packed day full of information on the current hot topics and challenges associated with infectious diseases. Therapeutic drug monitoring, phage therapy, and the public health response to antimicrobial resistance are some of the topics that you will be exposed to during the morning lectures, with the afternoon dedicated to abstract presentations by our members as well accredited workshops. 

Please refer to the program for a full outline of topics and speakers. Please note upon registration you will be asked to select ONE workshop to attend in the afternoon.

Early bird registration closes August 10 2019. 


The NSW Branch will be running the Poke-biotic Go! AMS Initiative throughout the symposium. More information can be found here:


Registration ratesMemberNon-member
Early  bird (until COB 10 August)$105$150
Standard rate$175$250
Student (must be a SHPA member*)$40 

Please register HERE

*Student membership is free.

Contact Information

Additional Information

Speakers include:

  • Professor Jan-Willem Alffenaar, Joint Chair of Clinical Pharmacy, Westmead Hospital/University of Sydney
  • Dr Genevieve McKew, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician with Pathology ,Concord Repatriation General Hospital, NSW
  • Dr Jonathan Iredell, Professor of Medicine & Microbiology, Sydney Medical School / Director, Centre for Infectious Diseases / Senior Staff Specialist, Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, Westmead Hospital
  • Dr Jeremy McAnulty, Executive Director, Health Protection, NSW Health
  • Aimee Peterson, Medical Team Leader, Wyong Hospital
  • Anne McDade, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Infusion Management/TPN, Concord Repatriation General Hospital
  • Aryan Shahabi-Sirjani, Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist, Concord Repatriation General Hospital

Competency Standards

The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including: 

  • Standard 1.5.1 Apply expert knowledge and skills
  • Standard 3.1.1 Obtain relevant health and medicines information
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.2.1 Administer medicines
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • 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 3.6.3 Support evidence-based public health programs
  • Standard 4.7.6 Work across service delivery boundaries
  • Standard 5.2.3 Undertake critical evaluation activities
  • Standard 5.3.3 Apply research evidence into practice

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016


This activity has been accredited for 3 hours of Group-1 CPD and 4 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 11 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2019/53.