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Professor Lisa Nissen, Head of School for Clinical Sciences QUT joins APP2022 speaking line up

Lisa Nissen

APP2022 Convenor Kos Sclavos AM has today announced Professor Lisa Nissen will be joining the speaking line up at the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference & Trade Exhibition (APP) held 24-27 March 2022 on the Gold Coast. Professor Nissen will be addressing attendees at 12:15pm on Saturday 26 March. 

Mr. Sclavos said he was thrilled Professor Nissen would be addressing attendees. 

“Professor Lisa Nissen is an experienced pharmacy practitioner, researcher and educator who has worked in hospital and community pharmacy in metropolitan and rural areas,” said Mr. Sclavos. “She has also been a key expert advisor in the development and implementation of vaccination for pharmacists with both national and international experience.” 

“Professor Nissen has been front and centre throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, said Mr. Sclavos, “she was the research and project lead for the Queensland Pharmacists Immunisation Pilot and is currently working as an advisor with the Queensland Health Covid-19 Vaccination Taskforce.” 

“Professor Nissen and her co-presenter, pharmacist, educator, and researcher Dr Lynda Cardiff, will discuss the fundamental principles of prescribing and demystify what prescribing is within community pharmacy setting.” 

“What lessons and strategies can be drawn upon to allow pharmacists to prescribe – from competencies through to patient views and scope of practice – will also be discussed.” 

Mr. Sclavos said that Professor Nissen and Dr Cardiff joins other fantastic speakers like Hon, Greg Hunt, Hon Mark Butler MP, Olly Bridge, Ross Tsuyuki and Mark McCrindle “APP2022’s program is shaping up to be incredlble. We are spoiled for choice in the selection of interesting and practical sessions and speakers,” said Mr. Sclavos, “we have designed APP2022’s to be focussed on practical information as we move into the next stages in our battle against COVID-19,” said Mr. Sclavos. 

“Along with Professor Nissen’s presentation, other sessions not to be missed will be the recently announced keynote address by Minister for Health and Aged Care, Hon Greg Hunt, Olly Bridge’s session on how to avoid burnout and bounce forward out of COVID-19 as well as Professor Ross Tsuyuki’s presentation on the topic of realising community pharmacy’s full scope of practice and a panel session on the future of community pharmacy in a post COVID world.” 


Mr. Sclavos also said the 100% COVID Refund Guarantee, introduced for APP2021, would also continue to be offered at the 2022 event, providing peace of mind to delegates. 

“If attendees can’t travel to APP2022 due to COVID-19 restrictions they will be entitled to a full refund,” said Mr. Sclavos. Book with confidence – register for APP2022 at

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