16 August 2012
Nominations for the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Awards for Excellence close in two weeks’ time, August 30.
Widely regarded as the pharmacy profession’s most prestigious and sought-after awards the PSA’s Pharmacist of the Year, Young Pharmacist of the Year and Lifetime
Achievement Awards represent the profession’s pinnacles of achievement.
The PSA Excellence Awards acknowledge the achievers of the pharmacy profession, in particular those involved in innovative practice; those striving to raise practice standards; and those who, through their professionalism, provide a model of practice for others to emulate.
The award winners will be announced at PAC12 in Melbourne in October and nominations close on Thursday, 30 August 2012.
The awards are divided into three categories:
• Lifetime Achievement Award
• Pharmacist of the Year
• Young Pharmacist of the Year
The Pharmacist of the Year and Young Pharmacist of the Year each receive the PSA
Excellence Awards medal and the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient receives a commemorative glass plaque. Each winner also receives a Symbion Education Grant to the value of $9,000.
National President of the PSA, Grant Kardachi, said the awards were a recognition of those who achieved and maintained the highest standards of commitment and professionalism in pharmacy.
“The Excellence Awards recognise those exceptional individuals in pharmacy who contribute so much to the profession,” Mr Kardachi said. “The recognition of their expertise and achievements by their peers is what makes these awards so sought after and respected.”
Patrick Davies, CEO of Symbion, sponsors of the awards for the eighth consecutive year, said pharmacists at all levels of the profession were inspired and motivated by the Excellence Awards.
“With the awards as an inspiration for all sectors of the profession to continue to lift standards even higher the quality of health care provided through all pharmacies in Australia is second to none. These awards highlight what is great about our profession and how those in it never cease to strive for excellence,” Mr Davies said.
Nomination forms are available at www.psa.org.au or from ben.graham @psa.org.au
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