PAC12 opportunity for rural pharmacists


20 June 2012

Pharmacists travelling from some rural and remote areas to attend PAC12 may be eligible to claim travel and accommodation expenses under the Rural and regional allowances scheme.

Pharmacists who work and reside in rural and remote areas classified as PhARIA 2-6 are eligible and the event must be accredited Group 2.

Applications for allowances must be accompanied by a completed record of expenditure within two calendar months of completion of the activity.

The PAC12 program will present more than 50 hours of CPD from which delegates will be able to select topics of their choice. More than 20 Group 2 points and in excess of 20 additional Group 1 points will be available.

PAC12 has a wide range of clinical, practice, and business and management sessions of interest to rural and regional pharmacists which are incorporated under the Congress umbrella theme of From Vision to Reality which will focus on the changing nature of the pharmacy profession.

The sessions will help all pharmacists, including those in rural and regional areas, to prepare to meet and make the most of the challenges and opportunities these changes present.

PAC12 will provide an unprecedented opportunity to broaden skills and learn from researchers, practitioners and consumers about   developments that will help shape the future of the profession and its part in the changing health-care environment.

From Vision to Reality will look to the future of pharmacy as this relies upon the profession’s ability to discover new practice knowledge, develop new skills and systems to improve practice, and to diversify into new practice areas to better the health and wellbeing of the population.

PAC 12 will continue the Congress’s tradition of providing a topical and comprehensive program covering a wide range of therapeutics, management and practice subjects which will increase delegates’ specific knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviours in support of their expanding roles as pivotal professionals in the multi-disciplinary health-care model towards which Australia is rapidly moving.

The PAC12 program now includes the annual AACP Consultant Pharmacist clinical program, the now hugely popular Great Debate and thePSANational Forum.

The Congress will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre from Friday 19 October 2012 to Sunday 21 October 2012.