AACP’s ConPharm returns as face-to-face event in 2021
The Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) is pleased to announce that it will be holding its annual Consultant Pharmacy Seminar ‘ConPharm 2021’ as a face-to-face event.
ConPharm 2021 will be held at the Hilton Adelaide from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 June 2021.
The ConPharm program will provide attendees with up to date and relevant information on key issues relating to the safe and appropriate management of medicines for older people living both in the community and in aged care and the role of pharmacists in ensuring positive health outcomes for their patients.
Keynote speakers include Associate Professor Craig Whitehead, geriatrician, regional clinical director of rehabilitation, aged and palliative care in the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. He is also part of the research group that established the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) which produced multiple publications and provided key advice to the Royal Commission into Aged Care.
He will be joined by Professor Lorimer Moseley, a clinical scientist investigating pain in humans, now based at the University of South Australia. Prof Moseley is leading a ‘revolution’ in how we think and talk about pain, with the aim of providing individuals and clinicians with the knowledge, skills, and resources to overcome persistent pain.
Also presenting will be a number of our popular speakers including Dr Andrew Stafford, Debbie Rigby, Joy Gailer and Adjunct Associate Professor Geraldine Moses AM.
The program also includes clinical updates on the current management of COPD and heart failure.
The recent changes to the blood glucose management algorithm for type 2 diabetes will be discussed, providing an outline of the risks and benefits of therapies for those with multi morbidities and the role of the older and newer agents.
Dr Janet Sluggett, Senior Research Fellow at UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance, University of South Australia, will discuss important issues relating to aged care and the impact of accredited pharmacists in identifying and resolving medicine-related problems in aged care.
The AACP will be seeking CPD accreditation of this activity.
The AACP would like to advise at this stage ConPharm will go ahead as planned at the Hilton Adelaide from 18-20 June 2021.
We are currently monitoring both the situation in Melbourne/Victoria (7 day lockdown from 28 May 2021 announced by the Victorian government) and Covid-19 travel restrictions in all states.
We will advise as and when we have any more updates.
Interstate attendees should carefully consider this when making travel and accommodation reservations.
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