Specialty Practice

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Specialty Practice supports members to enhance their expertise and advance their careers at every stage. 

Specialty Practice provides three levels of engagement for members; many fields of practice in this model have an Interest Group, Practice Group and Leadership Committee, each being a subset of the former, and is termed a Specialty Practice Stream.

With access to a nationwide network of professionals and peer learning opportunities across 30 Specialty Practice Interest Groups, and a wide range of resources including CPD, research, advocacy and policy, as well as discussion forums, Specialty Practice helps members:

  • Improve patient care and clinical decisions
  • Develop pharmacy services, protocols and procedures
  • Educate and train staff
  • Identify drug use trends
  • Apply new research to practice
  • And much more!

Lead and influence your field by assisting with the development of Standards of Practice, education offerings and through advocacy, while fulfilling your CPD requirements and accruing Group 1, 2 and 3 CPD points.

 

Find out more about Specialty Practice in our 2018 evaluation report: 'A new approach to Specialty Practice'.

 

 

Interest Groups 

Start your Specialty Practice journey by sharing your expertise, developing your knowledge, and supporting the growth of fellow members.

 

 

 
Key benefits and information
  • Open to all members: students, interns, technicians, those working in or interested in a specialty
  • Ability to join multiple streams
  • Targeted information about events and education opportunities
  • Networking to support expertise development
  • Resources including online discussion forums
  • Eligbility to vote for Leadership Committees


Start your journey by joining Interest Groups

*Please enter the username and password for your Online CPD (Moodle) account to self enrol, or contact specialtypractice@shpa.org.au for assistance with your account details. 


Practice Groups

Develop and share your expertise and show your commitment to leading specialty pharmacy practice by joining Practice Groups.

 

Please note, to be eligible to join a Practice Group your current SHPA membership must be at least 12 months.

 

 
Key benefits and information
  • Contribute to publications, CPD, policy and submissions, and more
  • Network to support expertise development and guide early-career pharmacists
  • Dedicated portal for the Leadership Committee to liaise with the Practice Group
  • Ability to join up to 5 streams
  • Eligibility to nominate for election to Leadership Committees


Apply now and upload information about your specialty experience.  


Leadership Committees

A dynamic group of elected members with deeper involvement and expertise in their specialty who drive activities for the benefit of all members

 

 

 
Key benefits and information
  • Inform policy and education initiatives
  • Advocate for change at a senior level
  • Influence pharmacy practice through SHPA Standards of Practice
  • Contribute to publications and other key resources
  • Receive recognition as a leader in your specialty
  • Network with other experts, influencers and key stakeholders
  • Resources including online discussion forums
  • Support from Practice Groups and SHPA Secretariat
  • Only Practice Group members can nominate to be elected to Leadership Committees

 

Leadership Committees are listed below by stream. 

 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Aleena Williams - Chair
Melissa Antonel
Alice Gilbert
Chastina Heck
Nicola Maddern
Susan Welch
Bing Yong

 
Cardiology

Joanna Pizzi - Chair
Cia Connell
Adam Hort
Adam Livori
Adaire Prosser
Catherine Zhang
Kate Ziser

 
Clinical Trials

Peter Slobodian - Chair
June Challen
Eugenia Hong
Paula Lee
Jasminka Nikolajevic-Sarunac
Brenda Shum
Claire Vosk

 
Compounding Services

Branko Radojkovic - Chair
Melvyn Davis
Shalini Kassam
Grant Partridge
Priti Prasad
Ellisha Vas
Kerry Watts

 
Critical Care

Melissa Ankravs - Chair
Belinda Badman
Lynn Choo
Michele Cree
Rachel Fyfe
Jason Roberts
Jessica Hui-Ching Xu 

 
Dispensing and Distribution

Patrick Lam - Chair
Melanie Anderson
Andrew Campbell
Ashley Crawford
Christopher Giles
Janice Chien Lin Kho
Anna Wood

 
Education and Educational Visiting

Diana Sandulache - Chair
Sean Alcorn
Michelle Hansen
Sally Marotti
Cathy Martin
Lisa Pulver
VACANCY

 
Electronic Medication Management

James Grant - Chair
Leonie Abbott
Rosemary Burke
Maryanne Molenaar
Anmol Sandhu
Aimee Solomon
Erica Tong

 
Emergency Medicine

Cristina Roman - Chair
Leonie Abbott
Andrew Harding
Christopher Hidayat
Simone Taylor
Alicia Thomas
Susan Welch

 
General Medicine

Erica Tong - Chair
Jennifer Collins
Alex Edwards
Paul Firman
Marianne Jovanovic
Suzanne Olding
James Polmear

 
Geriatric Medicine

Gauri Godbole - Co-Chair
Ivanka Hendrix - Co-Chair
Richard Bolitho
Rohan Elliott
David Nguyen
Lisa Pont
John Woodward

 
Infectious Diseases

Kelly Cairns - Chair
Minyon Avent
David Kong
Matt Rawlins
Jason Roberts
Sean Unwin
Kristin Xenos

 
Leadership and Management

Russell Hill - Chair
Margie Butnoris
Helen Dowling
Karen Macolino
Bhavini Patel
Tom Simpson
Susan Trevillian

 
Medication Safety

Toni Howell - Chair
Wendy Ewing
Kerry Fitzsimons
Chris Giles
Linda Graudins
Nam-Anh Nguyen
Bonnie Tai

 
Medicines Information

Felicity Prior - Chair
Elizabeth Anderson
Sally Brooks
Claire Keith
Catherine Leggett
Jeanie Misko
Helen Trenerry

 
Mental Health

Yvette Haselden - Chair
Cecilia Bjorksten
Timothy Chen
Alice Gilbert
Judy Longworth
Helen Lowy
Julia McKay

 
Nephrology

Carla Scuderi - Chair
Matthew Cervelli
Ceridwen Jones
Jess Lloyd
Sanja Mirkov
Michelle Nalder
Hanh Tran

 
Oncology and Haematology

John Coutsouvelis - Chair
Shaun O'Connor
Michael Powell
Gail Rowan
Jim Siderov
Amanda Tey
Hayley Vasileff

 
Paediatrics and Neonatology

Sonya Stacey - Chair
Alka Garg
Leith Lilley
Michael Petrovski
Sean Turner
Heidi Wong
Rachael Worthington

 
Pain Management

Benita Suckling - Chair
Tony Hall
Christine Onishko
Jonathan Penm
Penelope Tuffin
Kristin Tynan

 
Palliative Care

Penelope Tuffin - Chair
Lorna Chess-Williams
Pascale Dettwiller
Tony Hall
Maria Poulier
Josephine To
Robert Wojnar

 
Research

Jonathan Penm - Chair
Jeff Hughes
Jacinta Johnson
Sanja Mirkov
Amy Page
Lisa Pont
Greg Roberts 

 
Rural and Remote

Michelle Rothwell - Chair
Meeghan Clay
Nicole O'Shea
Bhavini Patel
Jennifer Pink
Susan Trevillian
Angela Young

 
Surgery and Perioperative Medicine

Thuy Bui - Chair
Brennan Fitzpatrick
Tori Forrester
Galahad Gu
Courtney Hill
Caitlin Mulqueen
Janelle Penno

 
Technicians and Assistants

Tara Clayson-Fisher - Chair
Amanda Bernhagen
Mark Clifford
Lorah Hickman
Vanessa Hollingsworth
Kylie Richardson
Trudy Teasdale
Bryan Walker

 
Transitions of Care and Primary Care

Deirdre Criddle - Chair
Manya Angley
Joy Gailer
Amy Page
Carly Pauw
Katie Phillips
Horst Thiele 

 
Women's and Newborn Health

Luke Grzeskowiak - Chair
James Dwyer
Tamara Lebedevs
Kate Luttrell
Treasure McGuire
Kate O'Hara

 

 

Specialty Practice Streams

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Cardiology
Clinical Trials
Compounding Services
Critical Care
Dispensing and Distribution
Education and Educational Visiting
Electronic Medication Management
Emergency Medicine
General Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Leadership and Management
Medical Specialties *Interest Group Only*
Medication Safety

Medicines Information
Mental Health
Nephrology
Neurology *Interest Group Only*
Oncology and Haematology
Paediatrics and Neonatology
Pain Management
Palliative Care
Research
Respiratory *Interest Group Only*
Rural and Remote
Surgery and Perioperative Medicine
Technicians and Assistants
Transitions of Care and Primary Care
Women's and Newborn Health

Useful resources

Enquiries about Specialty Practice can be sent to specialtypractice@shpa.org.au