Industry invited to reconnect at APP2021

With the APP2021 conference fast approaching, the newly elected National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Professor Trent Twomey tells pharmacy owners, pharmacists and pharmacy staff that he is looking to reconnecting at the event.

“I look forward to reconnecting with my pharmacy industry colleagues, face-to-face on the Gold Coast in May,” he says.

“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.”

Professor Twomey says he is looking forward to spending time with his colleagues during APP where he “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”.

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

Echoing Professor Twomey’s sentiments, Kos Sclavos AM, APP2021 Chairman and former Guild National President adds that while “APP may look a little different this year, 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,” says Mr Sclavos.

Mr Sclavos adds that “attendees will also be treated to an unparalleled education experience”.

APP2021 is expected to run “more than 60 sessions covering a diverse range of topics” and Mr Sclavos encourages those interested to “visit appconference.com and view the sessions on offer”.

Among those addressing the delegates will be The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care and The Hon Mark Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care.

“I hope my pharmacy colleagues will take the time to attend APP and thank the Minister [The Hon Greg Hunt MP] 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,” says Mr Sclavos.

For more details on the program and Covid-safety, please visit: appconference.com.

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