The Pharmacy Education Symposium Organising Committee greatly appreciates the contributions of the following organisations for their generous assistance in supporting a quality program and acclaimed speakers.

National Alliance for Pharmacy Education (NAPE)

Formed in 2010 by four leading pharmacy education providers - The University of Sydney, The University of Queensland, University of South Australia and Monash University - NAPE was formed to provide leadership in both undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy education. The Alliance views high quality, research-informed education as essential to supporting the advancement and future positioning of the profession in healthcare. It anticipates a future landscape for pharmacists which includes such areas as demonstration of competencies, credentialing, prescribing, and new advanced models of practice. The National Alliance for Pharmacy Education believes that ready access to cutting edge university postgraduate award courses, including intern training programs, is crucial for pharmacists if they are to contribute effectively to health care delivery in Australia.

Committed to ensuring quality patient care and public safety, the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) accredits pharmacy education programs in Australian and New Zealand universities and they assess the competency of Australian intern and overseas pharmacists.

APC’s evidence-based standards and processes ensure graduating and overseas pharmacists have the skills and knowledge to deliver effective healthcare that meets the changing needs of the community and that their skills and expertise meet public safety standards.


Advancing Practice - Designed for Australia’s fast-changing healthcare landscape, Advancing Practice is a catalyst for and milestone of career achievement, as part of broader efforts to build a more highly skilled, flexible and adaptable pharmacy workforce. Advancing Practice facilitates the independent, expert third party review of pharmacy practice portfolios against the advanced practice enabling competencies from the National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia 2016.

Delivered by Pharmacy Development Australia, and overseen by the Advancing Practice Advisory Board, the program credentials successful applicants as Stage I Advancing Practice AdvPP(I), Stage II Advancing Practice AdvPP(II) or Advanced Practice Pharmacist AdvPracPharm. The Advancing Practice program aligns with International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)’s 2016 Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goal 4: Advanced and Specialist Development.


Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (RSAP) – Advancing the science of social pharmacy, the practice of pharmacy, and the patients served by pharmacists.

RSAP is a widely recognized venue for publishing articles in pharmacy practice/social pharmacy that proffer new models to guide existing studies, make methodological arguments, or otherwise describe the results of rigorous theory-building research. It also publishes salient systematic reviews and provocative commentary that advance knowledge and shape policy. RSAP has been, and aims to remain within the top tier of pharmacy practice journals worldwide.

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Therapeutic Guidelines - for its donation of prizes over many years for the Contributed Paper and Poster sessions.

Therapeutic Guidelines Limited is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote the quality use of medicines through its range of guidelines. Characterised by their comprehensiveness, authority, convenience, currency and reputation, the guidelines are based on latest international literature, interpreted by some of Australia's most eminent and respected experts, and take input from an extensive network of general practitioners and other users.

Pharmacy Education journal - for its ongoing support in publishing abstracts of the Contributed Paper sessions.

Pharmacy Education is an international journal that provides a peer-reviewed platform for research, development and evaluation in professional and pharmacy education, with an emphasis on new and established teaching and learning methods, new curriculum and syllabus directions, educational outcomes, guidance on structuring courses and assessing achievement, and workforce development. The journal provides a global mechanism for communication between academic teachers, researchers and practitioners.

Additionally, the Journal also recognises the importance of policy issues and current trends in the context of education, professional development and workforce.

The Journal has a clear international perspective, and has a longstanding policy of facilitating publication, in particular for younger faculty, and those authors whose first language may not be English, and manuscripts from all regions seeking low cost engagement with the wider global community. It is published by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and is aligned to the global mission of advancing education, advancing practice and advancing science.

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) is the national, professional, for-purpose organisation for 5,300 leading pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working across Australia’s health system, advocating for their pivotal role improving the safety and quality of medicines use. Embedded in multidisciplinary medical teams and equipped with exceptional medicines management expertise, SHPA members are progressive advocates for clinical excellence, committed to evidence-based practice and passionate about patient care

A pioneer in scholarly open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Based in Basel, Switzerland, MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. Our 205 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals are supported by over 35,500 academic editors. We serve scholars from around the world to ensure the latest research is freely available and all content is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).