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APSA Conference 2010


19 January 2011

The 2010 Australian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) conference was held from the 6th - 9th December 2010 at the University of Queensland's Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence. The theme of the conference was 'Focus on the Future - Research and Education for a Healthier Community', encompassing the pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy practice and research and education within these two themes.

The Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney had a number of research students present on their research topics. "The APSA Conference has always been a forum where early career researchers gain exposure in a supportive environment" said Professor Andrew McLachlan, President of APSA and Professor of Aged Care at the University of Sydney.

One of the features of the conference was the student prizes for presentations and scientific posters, including an inaugural prize sponsored by the student chapter of the AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences). Three students from the University of Sydney were nominated for runner-up awards.

Mr Vidya Perera, for Runner Up - Oral Pharmaceutical Sciences for his presentation on 'CYP1A2 Activity in South Asians and Europeans', Ms Elin Lehnbom for Runner-up Oral Pharmacy Practice Award for her presentation on 'In their own words: healthcare providers' and consumers views on personally controlled electronic health records' and Mr Michael Dolton for Runner-up Poster for his poster on the "Incidence of potentially harmful drug interactions in residents of long term aged care facilities'.

"I would like to congratulate each of our students on their hard work and achievements." said Professor McLachlan, "The conference was a great success. We had a very stimulating program this year which demonstrates the wide range of pharmacy research being carried out in the Australasia region."

Papers and posters contributed at the Conference from the Faculty of Pharmacy included:

Oral Papers - Pharmaceutical Sciences

Authentication of Kudzuvine Root Based on Pharmacognostic Characteristics
Ka H Wong(1), George Q. Li(1), Kong M. Li(2), Valentina Razmovski-Naumovski(1,2), Kelvin Chan(1,2)

(1) University of Sydney, NSW, (2) University of Western Sydney, NSW.

Investigating Paracetamol Pharmacokinetics Using Venous and Capillary Blood and Saliva Sampling
Anneliese Rittau, Andrew J McLachlan, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney and Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital, Sydney, NSW.

Oral Papers - Pharmacy Practice

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI) with Benefits: Are They What Consumers Want?

Kim Hamrosi(1), Parisa Aslani(1), Ines Krass(1), D.K. Raynor(2)

(1)The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, (2) University of Leeds, UK.

Exploring Consumer Opinions on the Presentation of Side Effects Information in Australian CMI Leaflets

Vivien Tong, Parisa Aslani - The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

An Assessment of Patient Safety Culture Climate among Australian Community Pharmacies

Kym Huynh(1), Timothy Chen(1), Andrew McLachlan(1,2), Daniel Lalor(3), Parisa Aslani(1), Romano Fois(1)

(1)The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, (2) Concord Hospital, Sydney, NSW, (3) Clinical Excellence Commission of NSW, Sydney, NSW.

In Their Own Words: Healthcare Providers' and Consumers' Views on Personally-Controlled Electronic Health Records

Elin Lehnbom(1,2), Andrew McLachlan(1,3), Jo-anne Brien(1,2,4)

(1) The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, (2) St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW, (3) Concord RG Hospital, Sydney, NSW, (4) The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.

Can change management be applied to pharmacy? A pharmacy based asthma service case study

Eleonora Feletto, Grace Lui, Carol Armour, Bandana Saini,
The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Outcomes of a Pharmacy Asthma Management Service (PAMS) in Community Pharmacy

Carol Armour(1), Kate LeMay(1), Lorraine Smith(1), Bandana Saini(1), Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich(1), Ines Krass(1), Chehani Alles(1), Yun Song(1), Helen Reddel(1), Debbie Burton(2), Julie Cooke(2), Kay Stewart(3), Jaya Soma(3), Lynne Emmerton(4), Victoria Jarvis(4)
(1) The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, (2) Charles Sturt University, Orange NSW, (3) Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, (4) The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld.

The Inhaler Technique Maintenance (ITeM) Study in Patients with Asthma

Ludmila Ovchinikova, Lorraine Smith, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich,

The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Implementation of the Diabetes Medication Assistance Service (DMAS) Stage 1*

Bernadette Mitchell(1), Ines Krass(1), Carol Armour(1), Jeff Hughes(2), Yun Song(1), Gregory Peterson(3), Lorraine Smith(1), Kay Stewart(3), Lesley White(1)

(1) The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, (2) Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, (3) University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tas, (1) Monash University, Melbourne, Vic.

Diabetes Medication Assistance Service (DMAS) Stage 1: Impact and Sustainability of Glycaemic and Lipids Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Ines Krass(1), Carol Armour(1), Jeff Hughes(2), Bernadette Mitchell(1), Yun Song(1), Gregory

Peterson(3), Lorraine Smith(1), Kay Stewart(4), Lesley White(1)

(1) The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, (2) Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, (3)

University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tas, (4) Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA.

Patient perceptions of Home Medicines Reviews: a Quantitative Study

Stephen Carter, Timothy Chen, Lesley White

The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Oral papers: Clinical Sciences

CYP1A2 Activity in South Asians and Europeans

Vidya Perera (1,2), Annette S Gross (1,3), Andrew J McLahlan (1,2)

(1)The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, (2) Concord Hospital, Sydney, NSW, (3) GlaxoSmithKline, Sydney, NSW.

POSTERS: Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Anti-Diabetic Effects of Ginger (Zingiber offi cinale) Extract and Identification of its Active Components

Yiming Li, Van Hoan Tran, Colin Duke, Basil Roufogalis

Herbal Medicines Research and Education Centre, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006

Naringin and Tertiapin-q share a Binding Site on GIRK Channels

E Pera(1), TT Yow(1), N Absalom, GAR Johnston(1), JR Hanrahan(1), M Chebib(1)

(1) Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, NSW.

Posters: Pharmacy Practice

Goal Setting and Achievement in the Pharmacy Asthma Management Service (PAMS)

Chehani Alles(1), Carol Armour(1), Lorraine Smith(1), Bandana Saini(1), Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich(1), Ines Krass(1), Kate LeMay(1), Yun Song(1), Helen Reddel(1), Debbie Burton(2),Julie Cooke(2), Kay Stewart(3), Jaya Soma(3), Lynne Emmerton(4), Victoria Jarvis(4)

(1) The University of Sydney, NSW, (2) Charles Sturt University, NSW, (3) Monash University, Vic, (4)The University of Queensland, Qld.

Can Improved Asthma Outcomes be Sustained Following an Intensive Community Pharmacy Intervention (Pharmacy Asthma Management Service - PAMS)?

Kate LeMay(1), Carol Armour(1), Lorraine Smith(1), Bandana Saini(1), Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich(1), Ines Krass(1), Chehani Alles(1), Yun Song(1), Helen Reddel(1), Debbie Burton(2),Julie Cooke(2), Kay Stewart(3), Jaya Soma(3), Lynne Emmerton(4), Victoria Jarvis(4)

(1)The University of Sydney, NSW, (2) Charles Sturt University, Orange NSW, (3) Monash University Vic, (4) The University of Queensland, Qld.

The Role of Patients in Health Care Teams: a qualitative study

Lynn H M Cheong, Carol Armour, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich.

The University of Sydney, NSW.

Anti-infective Utilisation in Residents of Long-Term Aged Care Facilities

Michael Dolton(1), Gerard Stevens(2), Lisa Pont(1), Andrew J McLachlan(1,3)

(1)The University of Sydney, NSW, (2) Webstercare, Leichhardt, NSW (3) Centre For Education & Research on Ageing, Concord RG Hospital, NSW.

Incidence of Potentially Harmful Drug Interactions in Residents of Long-Term Aged-Care Facilities

Michael Dolton(1), Gerard Stevens(2), Lisa Pont(1), Andrew J McLachlan(1,3)

(1) The University of Sydney, NSW, (2) Webstercare, Leichhardt, NSW, (3) Centre For Education & Research on Ageing, Concord RG Hospital, NSW.

Posters: Education

Exploring the Effect of an Educational Intervention on the Attitudes of Health Care Professionals (HPs) Toward Working in Teams

Sofia Mavritsakis, Erica Sainsbury, Biljana Cvetkovski, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, NSW.

Major sponsorship for the conference came from The National Alliance for Pharmacy Education (NAPE) representing the University of Sydney, Monash University, University of Queensland and the University of South Australia.

Professor Iqbal Ramzan and Professor Thomas Rades attending the APSA conference
Professor Iqbal Ramzan and Professor Thomas Rades attending the APSA conference

Professor Andrew McLachlan, APSA president and Professor of Aged Care winner of the APSA Lecturer Award 2010, Professor Andy Gilbert
Professor Andrew McLachlan, APSA president and Professor of Aged Care winner of the APSA Lecturer Award 2010, Professor Andy Gilbert

Faculty staff at the APSA conference
Faculty staff at the APSA conference


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