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A successful Pharmacy Assistant National Conference wraps up in Brisbane

Terri Bakker

Over 300 attendees came together for the 2022 Pharmacy Assistant National Conference (PA Conference) held at the Sofitel Brisbane over 28-29 October.

Chris Owen, President of the Pharmacy Guild’s Queensland Branch, hosts of the conference, thanked pharmacy assistants, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors who contributed to an outstanding conference.

“It is a fantastic feeling to have successfully held the PA Conference after two years of postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic,” Mr. Owen said.

Pharmacy assistants had the opportunity to attend over 20 educational sessions across the two-days with the Pre-Conference QCPP Refresher Training Workshop well-attended and a highlight being the Last Man Standing presented by Olympian Steven Bradbury OAM.

The sold-out trade exhibition was a hive of activity with a range of exhibitors showcasing brand-new products in community pharmacy and engaging with pharmacy assistants about the latest innovations in pharmacy goods.

A key highlight of the PA Conference is the announcement of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia / Maxigesic 2022 Pharmacy Assistant of the Year (PATY) winner.

Congratulations to Terri Bakker as 2022 Pharmacy Assistant of the Year and Bianca Busby as the Glucojel Super Star.

The black and white themed Conference Dinner wrapped up the event with a three-course meal, drinks, and dancing to the live covers band.

“Thank you to everyone that attended and supported the 2022 PA Conference! We look forward to bringing pharmacy assistants an educational, networking, and social experience again in 2023,” Mr. Owen concluded.

Anyone that missed out on attending the PA Conference is encouraged to attend the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and Trade Exhibition (APP2023) on the Gold Coast on 23-26 March 2023. Early bird registration is now open:

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