Pharmacy building

Upcoming events

Fiat Mist seminar - The nuts and bolts of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS): How sustainable is the PBS?

Proudly supported by Nexia Australia, the Fiat Mist seminar series covers the key issues for pharmacy professionals.

The third seminar for 2017 will outline the role of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) within the National Medicines Policy, the mechanics of the decision making process, including levers for driving efficiencies, and the pressures of policy and advocacy. Find out more from our expert panel.

Expert panel

Professor Jo-anne Brien
Professor Brien has been the inaugural chair in Clinical Pharmacy (St Vincent’s Hospital) at the University of Sydney since 2000. She is also a Conjoint Professor of Medicine at the St Vincent’s Hospital Clinical School, UNSW. After working in Oncology Pharmacy in Sydney, Professor Brien undertook postgraduate clinical research training in the United States,
working in academic research units with a focus on pharmacokinetics in cancer and returned to an academic appointment at Monash University.

Dr Alice Fabbri
Dr Fabbri is a Medical Doctor and a postdoctoral research fellow in the Faculty of Pharmacy. Her work focuses on pharmaceutical policy and on corporate influence on research and professional practice.

Professor Andrew McLachlan
Professor McLachlan is the Program Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Medicines and Ageing, and at Concord Hospital’s Centre for Education and Research on Ageing. He has served on expert panels advising the Therapeutic Goods Administration on medicines and the Australian Government on anti-doping, and was appointed the inaugural Chair of the National Medicines Policy Committee (2009-2013) by the Minister for Health and Ageing.

Dr Barbara Mintzes

Dr Mintzes is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmacy and a research scientist specialising in the study of pharmaceutical policy. Her research focuses on the effects of direct-to- consumer advertising of prescription drugs and other forms of pharmaceutical promotion on the prescribing and use of medicines.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 15 November 2017
Time: 6.00-7.00pm seminar followed by refreshments from 7:00-8:00pm
Venue: Pharmacy Building (A15), Science Road, Camperdown Campus, The University of Sydney
RSVP: Please register online by Wednesday 8 November.
Enquiries: or telephone 02 8627 1905 / 02 9351 0467

Class of 1967: 50 Year Reunion

In 2017, the Pharmacy class of 1967 will be celebrating 50 years since graduation from the University. You are invited to attend a celebration to come together and reminisce.

Event Details

Date: Saturday 18 November 2017
Time: 5 - 10pm
Venue: Courtyard Restaurant and Bar, The Holme Building, Science Road, The University of Sydney
Cost: $120 per person.
Ticket includes canapés on arrival, followed by a two-course meal with a selection of wines, beer, soft drinks, juice and mineral water served throughout. Tea and coffee will be served after dessert. Any dietary requirements will be catered for and can be noted upon booking.
Dress code: Smart casual
RSVP: Please register online by Friday 3rd November.
Partners and spouses are very welcome to attend.
Enquiries: or telephone 02 8627 1905 / 02 9351 0467

Please contact your friends and acquaintances from our graduation class and encourage them to join us. We look forward to catching up and celebrating this occasion.

The organising committee: Phillip Wade and Ian Howle