The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s newly elected National President, Professor Trent Twomey, today told pharmacy owners, pharmacists and pharmacy staff that he was looking forward to seeing them face-to-face at the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and Trade Exhibition (APP2021).
“I look forward to reconnecting with my pharmacy industry colleagues face-to-face on the Gold Coast in May. It’s been a busy year for all of us, and I encourage pharmacists and pharmacy staff to take some time out to reconnect at what will be an exciting, but COVID Safe, event.

“The APP2021 event organisers have gone above and beyond with COVID safe planning.”

“I look forward to being in the same room as my colleagues during APP, where I will be providing updates on the 7CPA, the state of the industry, our expanding scope of practice as pharmacists and the COVID-19 vaccine rollout,” Prof. Twomey said.

“I will also be providing a confidential update to Guild members at a closed breakfast session on Friday morning”.

Kos Sclavos AM, APP2021 Chairman and former Guild National President, echoed Professor Twomey’s desire to catch up with pharmacy colleagues face-to-face and indicated that many in the industry feel the same.

“Conference registrations are filling up quickly, which signals that our industry is keen to come together to network, reconnect and reflect on the year that was. “
“APP may look a little different this year, but the event still promises a full social schedule with the Welcome Reception, Street Party and more.”

 “Attendees will once again enjoy Australia’s largest pharmacy trade exhibition, with an impressive 399 stands - 98% of trade stands have already been sold and the exhibition is sure to sell out soon.”

“Attendees will also be treated to an unparalleled education experience with more than 60 sessions covering a diverse range of sessions. If you haven’t looked already, I encourage everyone to visit appconference.com.au and view the sessions on offer.”

 “The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, is visiting the Gold Coast to address community pharmacies in the opening plenary and The Hon Mark Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care, will also be addressing delegates on Thursday morning.”

“I hope my pharmacy colleagues will take the time to attend APP and thank the Minister for the confidence he has shown in community pharmacy with relation to the key role we will play in COVID-19 vaccinations”.

“We’ve seen many attendees recently booking to make the most of both the Federal Government’s $12 billion tourism support package which includes half-price domestic travel to the Gold Coast and the early bird pricing, which closes on Monday 29 March.”

“With COVID vaccinations set to start 12 weeks from 22 March as per the Commonwealth Government’s rollout strategy, which takes us to 7 June, APP may be your only opportunity to get away and reconnect before millions of vaccines need to be administered.”

“APP is the place to be. I look forward to seeing you all at APP2021 in just over eight weeks,” concluded Mr. Sclavos.

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Newly elected Guild National President invites industry to reconnect at APP2021

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