Lloyd Sansom AO to speak at PAC14

25 Sep, 2014


Emeritus Professor Lloyd Sansom AO will speak about where he believes pharmacist practice in Australia is heading at the opening of the 2014 Pharmacy Australia Congress (PAC14).

In 2014 Professor Sansom is celebrating his 40th year as editor of the Australian pharmaceutical formulary and handbook. He has been editor for 11 editions with his 12th, the Australian pharmaceutical formulary and handbook 23rd edition, due for release in early 2015.

Emeritus Professor Sansom has been a major influence on pharmacy education and research over many years. His contribution to research has been recognised by the establishment of the Sansom Research Institute for Health Research at the University of South Australia.

As Chair of the Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council from 1991 to 2001, Emeritus Professor Sansom was a driving force behind the Australian National Medicines Policy which underpins the Australian medicines system. His contribution and commitment to quality use of medicines continues in his current roles as Special Advisor, National Medicines Policy Framework, Department of Health, and as Chair of the South Australian Medicines Advisory Committee.

Another of his notable achievements was to be the first pharmacist and longest-serving chair of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).  In 2002 Emeritus Professor Sansom was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for his “service to pharmacy in the development and implementation of “best practice” principles for the profession, medication management and education, and as a contributor to the development of national pharmaceutical policy”.

PAC14 will be held at the National Convention Centre from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 October 2014. Professor Sansom will speak at 9.15 on Friday 10 October.

PAC14’s will offer a wide range of clinical, practice, business and management sessions under the congress theme: Solve the pharmacy puzzle which will focus on the changing nature of pharmacy.

The sessions will help pharmacists to prepare to meet and make the most of the challenges and opportunities these changes present.”

An individual can accomplish 28.5 CPD credits, including 24 group 2 credits, while attending PAC14.

Full program information and online registration is available at www.psa.org.au/pac