PSA research pact
THE Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has announced a strategic partnership with the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) to promote pharmaceutical science research and implement it into pharmacy practice.
PSA National President Shane Jackson announced the deal at the APSA 2018 Conference in Adelaide, with the organisations also intending to work together on their annual conferences through to 2021 including collaboration on a research stream for PSA19 to take place at the Hyatt Regency Sydney from 26-28 Jul next year.
Jackson said PSA would also support workshops at APSA conferences, saying the agreement would “boost recognition amongst pharmacists of groundbreaking research in the pharmaceutical sciences as well as connecting pharmacy practice researchers to the wider profession.
“Translating this research into everyday pharmacy practice will lead to better health outcomes in the community,” he said.
PSA and APSA, alongside the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, will bring the pharmacy world to Australia after winning a bid to host the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) 81st Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brisbane in 2021 (PD 01 Sep 2018).