Tobias Speare, Pharmacy Academic at Centre for Remote Health (CRH) recently attended National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association (NAPSA) Congress in Perth.
NAPSA Congress is an annual week-long event that brings together undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy students from eighteen universities nationwide for education, networking opportunities, a trade-show hall and social events. NAPSA Congress 2017 in Perth was reportedly one of the highest attendances with 320 delegates.
Toby presented a session promoting rural and remote pharmacy that was well received. It was encouraging that about half of the audience indicated that they were considering working in a rural/remote area!! A trade show followed with much interest in the Rural Pharmacy Support Network booth.
Toby and a colleague from the Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) spoke with many students about placements and rural-remote pharmacy in general.
The Centre for Remote Health and Remote Primary Health Care Manuals sponsored a Rural-Remote Student Placement Competition. Matthew Vuksanovic (University of Western Australia) and Salifya Sichone (University of Queensland) each won a copy of the Medicines Book for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and Health Workers.