ConPharm 2017 returns to Hobart

13th Annual Consultant Clinical Pharmacy Seminar

The Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) will hold its 13th Annual Consultant Pharmacy Seminar, ConPharm at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 June 2017.

ConPharm is one of the most popular events on the CPD calendar. For those actively involved in consultant pharmacy practice it is definitely one seminar that should not be missed.

The program is designed to appeal to accredited pharmacists and those undergoing accreditation. It’s an opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues and meet those accredited pharmacists using their knowledge and skills to practice at the highest level.

The AACP is always delighted to welcome back those who have attended and supported the event since its inception. Attending ConPharm is a great opportunity for newly-accredited pharmacists and those undergoing the accreditation process to meet and be inspired by their more experienced colleagues. In 2016 sixty pharmacists registered for the first time to attend ConPharm, enjoying the valuable CPD and networking. The AACP encourages its newer affiliates to register so they too can experience the friendly collegiate atmosphere of the event.

Speakers already confirmed for the event include Dr Bastian Seidel President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Andrew Ridge the consultant clinical pharmacist who works with him in the primary care setting at Huon Valley Health.

Joining them will be Jo Root from Consumers Health Forum of Australia, as well as the popular regular speakers Debbie Rigby, Andrew Stafford, Geraldine Moses and Jeff Hughes. They will be joined by a group of experienced local clinicians.

The main conference program concludes on Sunday 18 June with the afternoon devoted to a series of the very popular ‘Clinical Controversies and Practice Pointers’ sessions. These sessions are designed to provide attendees with relevant and up-to-date information to integrate into their day-to-day practice.

The Lung Foundation of Australia will host an optional workshop on Saturday 17 June prior to the commencement of the main conference program for the day. This will be a practical hands-on session with a focus on respiratory inhaler devices. For those arriving in Hobart early, an optional Pain Management Masterclass will be scheduled for Friday morning 16 June.

Hobart offers a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery and culture, with world class activities and attractions nearby.

ConPharm ’17 coincides with one of the city’s premier festivals, Dark Mofo, which runs from Thursday 8 to Wednesday 21 June 2017. This annual mid-winter festival celebrates the dark through large-scale public art, food, film, music, light and noise. Major exhibitions will be held at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, together with a host of events around the city.

Make the most of your time in Hobart and extend your stay in this picturesque city.

Join the AACP in Hobart for ConPharm’17. Don’t delay as places will fill fast.

For further enquiries email

*Program subject to change

Friday 16 June 2017

Registration from 8am (main seminar starts at 12:30pm with a light lunch at 12pm)

Pain Management Masterclass 9am – 12pm (FULL) – see below for further information.

Pre ConPharm lunch from 12pm

Afternoon session only: 12:30pm – 5:30pm

Welcome Drinks & Canapes: 5:30pm – 7pm

Saturday 17 June 2017

Lung Foundation Workshop 8am – 10am (FULL) – see below for further information.

Full day: 10am – 5:30pm

Evening at leisure – Please have a look at the Things to Do tab for ideas and dinner venue suggestions.

Sunday 18 June 2017

Full day: 9am – 4pm


Pain Management Masterclass – FULL

The Pain Management Master Class is a compact program aimed at providing consultant pharmacists with the latest knowledge in best practice management of chronic non-cancer pain. The program will provide an update on pharmacotherapies used in chronic pain and how the quality use of these medications fit within a multi-modal treatment approach.

Learning outcomes
  • Recognise the complexity of chronic pain and the benefits of a multidimensional approach to its assessment and management
  • Apply best practice principles when prescribing opioid analgesics in the management of moderate to severe chronic non-cancer pain
  • Assess the different pharmacotherapies used in chronic pain management in order to support the rationale for prescribing these medications in a multimodal pain management plan

Cost: $25.00

Lung Foundation Workshop – FULL

Lung Foundation

Device Matters: A practical workshop on inhaler devices for asthma and COPD

Are you familiar with the devices available for the management on asthma and COPD? Need a refresher on inhaler techniques?

If so, join consultant pharmacist Debbie Rigby and Judy Powell, Project Manager (Education and Training) Lung Foundation Australia in this hands-on interactive workshop.

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Outline how respiratory inhaler devices work, including mechanics
  • Identify variances in plume velocity between devices
  • Review inspiratory flow rates for different inhaler devices
  • Describe critical errors for each device

A limited number of places will be available for this workshop

Cost: $50.00

CPD at ConPharm

The Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) will apply for the activity to be accredited for CPD purposes.

For further information pharmacists should review the Pharmacy Board of Australia’s standards and guidelines on CPD requirements for Australian registered pharmacists.

The accreditation of CPD activities provides an assurance to pharmacists that an activity has been reviewed for its educational quality.

Pharmacists from rural and remote areas intending to claim the 6CPA Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Allowance should read the current requirements on the 6CPA website.

Any queries related to CPD should be sent to

The registration form is best filled out using Adobe Reader. If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, you can download it from Adobe. Please save the completed form and email direct to

You will receive an automatic response that your email has been received. If you do not receive the email please contact the organisers at

Registration Fees

ConPharm Fees

Payment Options

  1. Pay via electronic transfer to the AACP NAB acccount. BSB: 082 902 A/C: 641286571. Please use your MRN followed by ConPharm as the reference.*
  2. Pay now by credit card using our secure eWAY payment gateway (website login required). Please use ConPharm as the invoice number.*
  3. Cheque made payable to AACP PO Box 288 Fyshwick ACT 2609.*
  4. Invoice prior to payment – Please indicate this on the registration form.

If you have any further enquires please contact the ConPharm organisers Sarah or Nadia via email at or by phone on 02 6120 2800.

Seminar Venue

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart 1 Davey Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000 Phone: 03 6235 4563

Registration & Information Desk

The Registration and Information Desk will be located onsite at the Hotel Grand Chancellor for the duration of the seminar for collection of name badges and conference materials. Staff will be on hand to answer any queries and provide information.

Speaker Presentations

A ConPharm handbook will only be allocated at the seminar if you have indicated and paid for a handbook at time of registration (no extras will be printed). All other attending delegates will be emailed a link to download and save on a laptop or tablet device speaker presentations prior to ConPharm.

Dress Code

Smart casual

Dietary Requirements

All daily catering including lunch, morning and afternoon teas, will be served in the exhibition space.

If you have a special dietary requirement, please indicate this in your registration form prior to the Seminar.


Average daily winter temperatures in Hobart range from a minimum of 6°C to a maximum of 12°C. Nights can go below 3°C.

Hotel Grand Chancellor

1 Davey Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000, Phone: 03 6235 4563 Check in: 3pm Check out: 11am

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart


When it comes to staying in Hobart uncover the best waterfront place to stay at the Hotel Grand Chancellor. Perfectly positioned overlooking the River Derwent and Constitution Dock, just minutes away from popular attractions like, Salamanca Place, Battery Point and the Central Business District.

A special seminar accommodation rate per night has been negotiated with the Hotel Grand Chancellor. Rates are valid between the dates of 12 June to 21 June 2017 if you wish to come early or stay on.

To obtain the discounted rates offered, accommodation should be booked directly with the hotel, Phone: 03 6235 4563.

  • Mountain/City View $190 per night (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Harbour View $225 per night – only 10 per night left at this price
  • Twin rooms available but must be requested at time of booking
  • Full buffet breakfast is an additional $30

Important Note: All accommodation must be arranged and all accounts settled by the registering delegate. The ConPharm organisers are not managing accommodation for delegates for this event.

Other nearby accommodation options

RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel

A short stroll to the Grand Chancellor – Hotel-style rooms and Deluxe apartments with balconies overlooking Constitution Dock and the Derwent River.

Ph: 03 6270 8600 |

Best Western Hotel Hobart

1.2km from Grand Chancellor and 15 minutes’ walk to the Salamanca Place where you can find several restaurants, cafés, bars and the popular Saturday market.

Ph: 03 6232 6255 |

Woolstore Apartments and Hotel

A unique choice of 4-star hotel rooms with 4.5-star Studio, One and Two bedroom apartments featuring contemporary and stylish décor. 242 rooms directly behind the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

Ph.  03 6235 53 55 |

Zero Davey

A choice of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with a choice of luxury penthouses available. 45 Unique and modern apartments with stunning views over Hobart’s waterfront and directly across the road from the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

Ph. 03 6270 1444 |

Hotel Collins

Located in the heart of Hobart, just a block away from the Hotel Grand Chancellor. Hotel Collins offers contemporary accommodation minutes’ walk from the venue. Hotel Collins offers a variety of room types including queen, king and one bedroom apartments.

Ph. 03 6226 1111|

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Directly opposite the Hotel Grand Chancellor sits the award winning Henry Jones Art Hotel. This boutique property offers self-rated five-star accommodation with an art-house twist. A choice of 54 uniquely furnished rooms are available.

Ph. 03 6210 7700 |

Distance from Hobart Airport to the Hotel

Taxi cost: $45.00 approximately

Distance: 18 kilometres

Travel Time: 20 minutes


Car parking is available for hotel guests and is located under the hotel. An additional cost is payable if hotels guests wish to use the car park. Access to the car park is from the rear of the building on Macquarie Street. From the hotels main entrance drive along Davey Street which is one way and then turn right on Argyle Street and immediately right again onto Macquarie Street.

Valet parking is also available at the Hotel Grand Chancellor for $18.00 per day or overnight.

Public Transport

Metro Tasmania –


For those traveling to Hobart you are required to make your own travel arrangements. Click on the links below to view and book flights.

Virgin Australia



By Sea – The Spirit of Tasmania operates from Melbourne to Devonport and this is often a popular option for visitors seeking to explore more of Tasmania.


Hobart taxis are a convenient way to get from the airport to the Hotel Grand Chancellor. Taxi travel cost estimated at $45 each way.

Luggage storage

Delegates requiring storage of luggage after checkout should let the hotel concierges know on check out.

What you can do in Hobart?

Discover Tasmania

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Salamanca Markets

Salamanca markets is a place where you can meet the people that create, make and grow what they sell.

Saturday – 8.30am to 3pm

Salamanca Arts Centre  – Free admission

Dark Mofo Festival

8-21 June 2017 Hobart

Vineyards and Wineries

Tasmania offers an impressive range of wines all grown and produced locally.

Hobart Brewing Co

The Tasmanian independent Hobart Brewing Company is a beer, brewery and also a bar just a five-minute walk from the Hotel Grand Chancellor

Opening hours to Beer and Tap room

  • Thursday 4pm -10pm
  • Friday 4pm – 11pm
  • Saturday 2pm – 11pm

16 Evens Street Macquarie Point, Hobart

Ph: 03 6231 9779

Restaurants in Hobart

Rockwall Bar and Grill

Address: 89 Salamanca Pl, Hobart TAS 7000

Ph. 03 6224 2929 |

Cultura Espresso Bar & Restaurant

Address: 123 Liverpool St, Hobart TAS 7000

Ph. 03 6234 7111 |

Drunken Admiral

Address: 17/19 Hunter St, Hobart TAS 7000

Ph. 03 6234 1903 |

Ball & Chain Grill

Address: 87 Salamanca Pl, Hobart TAS 7004

Ph. 03 6223 2655 |


A confirmation of registration and tax invoice will be issued to the email address provided on submission of the registration form. Please allow three to four business days to receive this confirmation. If you have not received a confirmation email please contact the ConPharm organisers on 02 6120 2800 or via email


Full payment of registration fees must be received prior to the conference, so please ensure that your fees are paid prior to your arrival at ConPharm. Please ensure if you are making a payment after you have requested an invoice you do so within 14 days, unless other arrangements have been made with the ConPharm organisers.

Credit Card Protection Policy

Credit Card payments are made directly through the AACP website to ensure your personal details are kept safe. We do not store your credit card details.

Cancellation Policy & Refunds

All cancellations and requests for registration refunds must be made in writing to

Cancellations made before 15 May 2017 will receive a refund less a $100.00 per delegate administration fee.

Cancellations after 15 May 2017 will receive no refund.

No refunds will be issued until after the seminar.

Substitute names will be accepted. Substituting a delegate from the same organisation is welcome as long as notification of the change is received in writing by email before Friday 2 June 2017.

No refunds will be given for non-attendance at the seminar.

Accommodation and airline cancellations are at the discretion of the individual organisations concerned and not Conpharm organisers.

Registration Changes

Any changes to your registration will not be accepted by telephone. Please email your changes to


Only one room per delegate is available at the special rate organised with the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

Any changes to your accommodation must be made directly to the Hotel Grand Chancellor on 03 6235 4563. Please note reservations cancelled within 30 days prior to arrival will be subject to a cancellation fee of 100%.

The accommodation account must be settled directly with the hotel and not ConPharm organisers.

The Hotel Grand Chancellor will charge a deposit equal to one night’s accommodation when the booking is made.


Participation at ConPharm is at the sole discretion of the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) and is subject to conditions laid down by the AACP. The AACP reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone it sees fit. This can occur without notice. In the event this is required a refund of the registration fee will be facilitated.

Attendees at ConPharm must be over 18 years. Attendance at conference sessions, workshops and associated functions is not permitted for younger persons.

Condition of Entry

It is a condition of entry to the ConPharm Seminar and Trade Exhibition that you may be photographed or filmed at the event, and that your image may be used on promotional material for future conferences including the AACP web site.

Condition of Optional Workshop

If you are attending either the Lung Foundation Australia or the Pain Management Masterclass (Mundipharma) optional workshop at ConParm 2017, please be aware your Name and email address will be forwarded to that organisation for any communication relevant to that workshop.


Participation is acknowledgement that no blame, liability or responsibility can be attributed to the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy, its staff or agents for any loss, damage or injury resulting from failure to carry out any undertakings or provision, or from substitution of any undertaking or provision.

For all exhibition enquiries, please contact the ConPharm organisers at

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