Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) award winners

24 January 2014

University of Sydney was the big winner at the 2013 Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association Conference, recently held at the University of Otago, Dunedin (NZ).

Professor Andrew McLachlan, Faculty of Pharmacy, was awarded the prestigious 2013 Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) Medal. The medal is APSA's highest award and recognises an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice.

Arcelio Benetoli, Pharmacy PhD candidate, won the prize for Outstanding Poster Presentation in Pharmacy Practice for his paper Social Media and Pharmacy.

About Professor McLachlan:

Andrew is a pharmacist, academic, teacher and researcher with experience in clinical and experimental pharmacology and research into the quality use of medicines. He is Professor of Pharmacy (Aged Care) in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney based at Concord Hospital. His research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of variability in response to medicines and how this informs the quality use of medicines. Andrew is currently the Director of a NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Medicines and Ageing.

About Arcelio Benetoli:

Arcelio's PhD project is focused on exploring how social media is currently used in pharmacy, and how it could be used in future by pharmacists to provide health services to consumers. Arcelio is a Brazilian student supported by the Brazilian Government/CNPq through the program Science Without Borders and his project is supported by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).