Upcoming Pharmacy Symposium on 12th May questions the role of the pharmacy profession

22 April 2009

Three of Australia's leaders in pharmacy will take part in the University of Sydney's first Public Pharmacy Symposium for its Pharmacy Alumni on Tuesday 12th May. Consultant Clinical Pharmacist Debbie Rigby joins the Faculty of Pharmacy's Pro-Dean, Professor Jo-anne Brien, and Alphapharm CEO John Montgomery to share their candid views on the future of the pharmacy profession. Representing the perspectives of pharmacists in the community, hospitals and industry the panel will discuss the role of pharmacists within the healthcare sector with Professor of Pharmacy, Aged Care, Andrew McLachlan acting as moderator. Click here for more information about the panelists.

Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Professor Iqbal Ramzan, says "the Faculty being a key player in pharmacy education and research should be leading the discussions on the role of the profession and involving our graduates in those discussions".Pharmacy Alumni Association President Ross Brown is looking forward to the event saying "this event is a great way to engage our pharmacy alumni community. We have three great pharmacy representatives on the panel and I am really looking forward to hearing their views on the future of the pharmacy profession". The Symposium and cocktail reception will take place in the University's MacLaurin Hall immediately following the Pharmacy Alumni Association's AGM.

Pharmacy alumni should click here to view the events calendar and RSVP by 1st May for the Symposium and AGM.

For more information contact the Faculty's Alumni and Development Officer, Jennifer Paquet, at

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