Extension Seminar in Surgery and Perioperative Medicine

Extension Seminar in Surgery and Perioperative Medicine

Registration for this event has now closed. For any enquiries, please contact education@shpa.org.au

This exciting Extension Seminar in Surgery and Periopervative Medicine is designed to expand your knowledge and skills in the area of surgery and perioperative medication management. Attendees will delve deeper into the patient’s surgical journey, exploring medication management pre-operatively, intraoperatively and post-operatively.

The seminar will include didactic sessions from multidisciplinary specialists focusing on preadmission clinic pharmacy services, theatre pharmacy services, anaesthetics, VTE prophylaxis, antimicrobials, intraoperative anaphylaxis, pain management and bariatric surgery including changes to the gastrointestinal tract and the impact on medication administration. The skills learned during these sessions will then be put to the test with integrated cases.

This seminar is designed for pharmacists who have experience in surgery and/or perioperative medicine. Warning: it will be fun, educational, and inspire you to continue to develop your clinical knowledge in surgery and perioperative medicine.

The self-paced learning package will be available 12 April 2024. The live virtual component of this seminar will take place on Saturday 25 May

Please note: presentation recordings from the live virtual seminar will not be available.

Target audience
The target audience for this seminar is pharmacists who work in the specialty areas of pre- and perioperative medicine or are involved in the care of patients at a surgical ward level, looking to extend or consolidate their practice in these specialty practice areas.  This may include pharmacists who are more established practitioners in these specialist areas, those in their second year of the SHPA General Residency Program or those considering or starting a specialist residency.

Unsure if this is the right level for you? View the seminar level descriptors.

Please note: all attendees will have 18 weeks of access to the seminar self-paced learning package and resources from your date of enrolment into this page.  Enrolment details will be sent to registered attendees when available.



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All registration rates include GST.

*Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Friday 10 May 2024.

Seminar Co-Leads: 

Jesseca Eglington, Pharmacist Team Leader - Surgical and Procedural Services, Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation Service, Brisbane, Qld

Lauren Hunt, Lead Pharmacist - Surgical Services, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic

Live day tutors:

Abby Yu, Pharmacist Team Leader - Surgery & Perioperative Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD 

Vincent Ng, Senior pharmacist, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic

Nicholas Anning, Senior Surgical Pharmacist/Advance Training Resident Pharmacist - Surgery, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital; PhD Student, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld

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All times are in AEST

Pharmacy competency standards addressed*

  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.1.3 Collaborate to develop a medication management strategy or plan
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 3.3.3 Document clinical review findings and changes in medication management
  • Standard 4.4.1 Undertake strategic and/or operational planning
  • Standard 4.4.2 Develop a business plan and monitor performance
  • Standard 4.7.6 Contribute to the effective management of risk, including threats to service continuity

*(National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016)


This activity has been accredited for 8.75 hours of Group-1 CPD and 5 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 18.75 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

The accreditation number is S2022/25.

All registration rates include GST.

Early bird registration ends 1159pm AEST Friday 10 May 2024.

Cancellation policy

  • Membership rate is only applicable if you are a member at the time of the seminar. Should your membership lapse, or if you resign you will be invoiced for the difference in registration.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing.
  • Cancellations received before 6 weeks prior to the event will receive a full refund. Non-members will be charged a $50 handling fee.
  • Cancellations received between 6 weeks and 1 week prior to the event will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee.
  • Cancellations received less than a week prior to the event will NOT be refunded.
  • SHPA reserve the right to cancel a seminar or make changes to the program
  • If SHPA cancels or defers the event you will receive 100% of the registration fee but SHPA bears no responsibility for any costs incurred  (such as flights, accommodation, travel or expenses) or loss of income.
  • It is recommended that participants obtain adequate insurance cover for travel and accommodation.
  • Transfer of registration – as an alternative to cancellation your registration may be transferred to another member of your organisation or another event (if the chosen seminar is a higher cost you will be subject to further charges). A request MUST be made in writing to the Federal Secretariat prior to the event.
  • If you are unable to attend SHPA policy is that handouts can not be made available as ‘stand alone’ materials

Venue/Accessbility requirements

  • For special accessibility requirements for in-person events please complete the relevant section when registering online and this information will be forwarded to third parties.
  • SHPA are in no way responsible for any connectivity issues as a result of the participants internet connection or hardware issues or other external factors impacting the internet, that are out of SHPA’s control.

Catering/Dietary requirements

  • Please complete the necessary section when registering online. SHPA will notify third parties such as caterers/suppliers of any dietary requirements.
  • Whilst every care is taken to notify venues of dietary requirements, SHPA cannot guarantee completely allergy free meals, nor be held responsible for any adverse reaction. Any registrant who has notified SHPA of a dietary requirement should make themselves known to the seminar coordinator and/or venue staff upon their arrival.
  • Some dietary requirements such as Kosher meals may incur an additional cost which is the responsilbility of the delegate. SHPA will notify you in advance.


  • Recording and/or filming is not permitted by registrants. Please note this event may be recorded for the SHPA website and/or photos may be taken for use in SHPA resources and publications.
  • Registrants are not permitted to record or film any part of SHPA events in any format including audio recording or video recording or through use of mobile devices for filming


  • Numbers are capped so book early to avoid disappointment. Please note the only way to guarantee a space is to register online. Please ensure you register prior to booking your flights and accommodation.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email then you are not registered for the event and will not be able to be accommodated on the day of the event. If you are following up on registration please ensure you contact the Federal Secretariat at least a week prior to the event.

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