Pre-Conference Workshops

Medicines Management 2017 | The 43rd SHPA National Conference will be offering pre-conference workshops on Thursday 16 November 2017. Full workshop information can be found outlined below.

Places at these workshops are strictly limited and bookings are essential through the official registration process.

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Pre-conference program
0800 – 1700 SHPA Leadership Boot camp
Facilitated by ASHP

Pharmacists promoted into management positions often find themselves challenged by tasks and responsibilities for which they lack specific training. While strong clinical acumen is an important competency for pharmacy managers, there are many other critical skills pharmacists must possess in order to be effective managers and leaders. Managers must understand how to build and leverage key relationships within the hospital and health services, build effective teams within their pharmacy service, lead and develop staff, establish and implement new services and quality improvement programmes, track performance, and develop strategic plans for their services. They must also be skilled at presenting ideas to senior leadership and understanding the factors that drive decisions of health system administrators in order to expand the services and contributions of the pharmacy service.

The SHPA Leadership Boot Camp is designed for managers, directors, and clinical leaders who are interested in developing the skills necessary to advance new services and programs within their organisations.

The Boot Camp will focus on the following core areas:
• Achieving service excellence – Defining success in today’s new healthcare paradigm.
• Accountability – How to manage and measure; promote the pharmacy service your stakeholders will recognize and your patients will appreciate.
• Action-oriented strategic planning – For managers to turn environmental changes into sustainable services and outcomes.
• Alignment of skills and strengths – Building your team to meet the demands of tomorrow.

This workshop is open to both SHPA members and SHPA non-members. However please note that there are only limited non-member places available.

Please note: If you attended the boot camp at MM2015 or MM2016 this is a very similar program and we advise that you do not attend. At MM2018 we will be offering an Advanced SHPA Leadership Bootcamp.

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0900 – 1700 SHPA Research Boot camp
While extremely rewarding, undertaking research in the busy practice environment can be a challenge. This boot camp will introduce participants to some of the key challenges in practice-based research, from the development of clinical observations and ideas into answerable research questions, through to publication and dissemination of research findings. The majority of this boot camp will be spent in workshop format, providing participants with the opportunity to work alongside experienced pharmacy researchers to apply their knowledge in the development of clinically relevant, robust, and feasible research protocols.

The research boot camp is aimed at pharmacists and technicians interested in learning about undertaking research in clinical practice.

This workshop is open to both SHPA members and SHPA non-members.

1500 – 1700 Developing a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Learning Plan Workshop
All pharmacist’s applying for general registration must plan their CPD prospectively by developing a learning plan for each CPD period. Writing a learning plan can appear at first glance to be a daunting task and many pharmacists are left wondering where they should start.

This workshop will introduce participants to the key steps involved in developing a CPD learning plan including defining scope of practice and working through the National Competency Standards Framework. Participant’s will also have the opportunity to work with experienced educators and their peers to begin developing their own learning plan for the 2017-2018 CPD year.

The CPD learning plan workshop is appropriate for pharmacists at any stage of their professional journey including interns ready to apply for general registration.

SHPA members only.