Global Drug Safety Conference and Exposition registrations now open

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1 May 2013

Registrations have now opened for the Global Drug Safety (GDS) Conference and Exposition which will attract national and international delegates and speakers from across a wide spectrum of stakeholder groups to advance the global drug safety mission in all corners of the world.

With the theme of Revitalising Drug Safety – The Decade of the Patient, the conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 14-16 October 2013  and will feature leading international speakers including Professor Zubin Austin from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Professor Austin’s primary research focuses on the professional and personal development of health-care workers at all stages of their practices and he has published more than 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts and is primary author on three textbooks.

He is currently principal investigator on an $C18-million project funded by Health Canada to examine integration of healthcare professionals in diverse practice settings.

Queensland Branch President of PSA, Professor Lisa Nissen, said speakers of the calibre of Professor Austin would be a feature of the conference which would bring together government leaders, drug regulatory agencies, drug safety specialists, healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical industry, healthcare technology providers, health insurance providers, patient safety advocates, and consumer groups.

“This is a one-of-a-kind conference which will address major issues facing health-care professionals, as well as governments and consumers, across the world today,” Professor Nissen said.

“With the patient as the centre of our focus, the conference will look at three main areas: The Safe Drug: Discovery and Distribution; Medication Safety: Systems and Practice; and Safe Medicine – Safe Patient.

“With our wide range of expert speakers, these topics will be examined in robust detail which will look at current issues while also identifying emerging trends that we must be aware of. To round off the conference, presented papers will bring delegates up to date with all the latest research while affording an opportunity for broad contribution to the conference proceedings by industry, the profession and stakeholders.”