AACP Forum @ APP 2019

AACP Accredited Pharmacists’ Forum returns to APP conference in 2019

The AACP Forum will be held on Wednesday 6 March 2019 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and the focus for the day will be New Horizons in Pain Management.  

The program is structured to provide accredited pharmacists, those undergoing accreditation and other interested pharmacists with relevant high-quality education covering therapeutics, practice pointers and clinical controversies.

The program will, in addition, appeal to those pharmacists who are providing in-pharmacy consultations with consumers as part of the 6CPA Chronic Pain Medscheck Trial. The trial is designed to support those  people who suffer from on-going chronic pain.

The Chronic Pain MedsCheck Trial is funded by the Australian Department of Health as part of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA) Pharmacy Trial Program (PTP) and will be focused on improving the lives of the thousands of Australians who face the daily battle of chronic pain.

Pain is the most common reason that people seek medical help—yet it remains one of the most neglected and misunderstood areas of healthcare. It is estimated that one in five Australians live with chronic pain, and for people over 65 that rises to one in three.

Presentations will be delivered by a broad range of experienced consultant pharmacists. The AACP is delighted to welcome back Dr Anthony French, Dr Paul Kubler and Joyce McSwan. They will be joined by other clinicians and consultant pharmacists with expertise in this area of practice.

Join your colleagues for this important day designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to contribute to shared therapeutic decision making and to improve the management of chronic pain in the community.