NSW Branch Symposium - Pain: Navigating the pain paradigm

8:30am Saturday, 15 September 2018
5:00pm Saturday, 15 September 2018
Branch CPD Event
Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney University
John Hopkins Drive
Camperdown, New South Wales 2050

The SHPA NSW Branch is delighted to present the 2018 Symposium ‘Navigating Pain Paradigms’. With a stimulating and informative program that includes patient perspectives, didactic sessions and practical workshops facilitated by engaging and experienced presenters, this event is not to be missed. Expect your knowledge on all things pain to be broadened and practical skills that can be applied to everyday practice acquired. Whether you are a student, intern, technician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional, the ‘Navigating Pain Paradigms’ will be an excellent inclusion to any continuing professional development learning plan and a wonderful opportunity to network with your colleagues from across the state and country. So check out the finer details below and complete your registration.


Pharmacists, interns, students and technicians are invited to submit abstracts for an oral presentation at the NSW Branch Annual Symposium. Abstracts can be in the form of case reports, drug usage evaluation (DUE) or clinical research projects. Accepted abstracts will take the form a lightning oral presentation (5 to 10 minutes).

For information about abstract preparation requirements including case reports, clinical research or DUE projects submissions please visit the link below:



Registration ratesMember Non-Member
Early bird (Until COB 7 September )$105$150
Standard rate$175$250
must be SHPA member to obtain discount


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* You will receive a tax invoice and separate confirmation email upon completion of your registration. If you do not receive these by the next business day, you have not completed your registration and your space is not guaranteed. Please contact the secretariat by emailing events@shpa.org.au.

$250.00 *
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Contact Information

Additional Information

  • Dr Stephen Gibson: Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist, Director of Pain Services. Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Associate Professor Ross Macpherson: Anaesthetist and Director of perioperative Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Dr Birdin Murnoin: Senior Staff Specialist Royal Prince Alfred and Concord Drug Health, and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney
  • Ms Margaret Jordan: Project Pharmacist – Opioid Stewardship SESLHD
  • Dr Jonathan Penm: The University of Sydney, School of Pharmacy. Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Dr Apo Demirkol: Medical Unit Manager & Senior Staff SESLHD Drug and Alcohol Services. Senior Staff Specialist, Prince of Wales Pain Management Centre. Conjoint Associate Profe4ssor, SPHCM UNSW
  • Associate Professor Manuela Ferreira: NHMRC Research Fellow, Principal Research Fellow, Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

Competency Standards addressed

  • Standard 3.1.1 Obtain relevant health and medicines information
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.2.2 Provide primary care and promote judicious use of medicines
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 3.5.1 Review trends in medicine use

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 0.5 hours of Group-2 CPD (or 1 CPD credits), for a total of 6 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2018/77.