Senator Hon Anne Ruston, Federal Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care, joins Pharmacy Connect speaker lineup

Pharmacy Guild National President, Professor Trent Twomey has today confirmed Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Federal Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care, will be joining the speaker line-up at next month’s Pharmacy Connect.

Pharmacy Connect is The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s key event in the second half of the year and is being held on 1-3 September at the Hilton Sydney.

Senator Ruston will be presenting a keynote address to delegates during the conference program on Friday 2 September.

Professor Twomey said that the announcement of Senator Ruston as a key speaker once again demonstrates the vital place community pharmacy has in national health policy.

“We’re very pleased to have Senator Ruston addressing Pharmacy Connect delegates,” said Professor Twomey.

“Senator Rushton is keen to engage with the community pharmacy sector to attain a deep understanding of the issues impacting the sector and the opportunities which community pharmacy can provide the heath sector.”

Professor Twomey said Senator Ruston joins a stellar line-up of speakers including Chief Economist for Westpac Business Bank, Besa Deda, consumer behaviour expert Professor Gary Mortimer and Olympic Gold Medallist and Deputy Chef de Mission for the Tokyo Olympics, Kim Brennan. Pharmacy Connect is open to all levels of pharmacy, from pharmacists, pharmacy managers, pharmacy staff and group executives, to interns and students.

The conference features three pre-conference workshops, a two-day education program, a 50-stand trade exhibition plus social networking opportunities.

In recognition of staff shortages in pharmacies, the conference is now offering shared registrations which enable more than one pharmacist or pharmacy assistant from the same store to experience Pharmacy Connect, without committing to a full day or days away from the pharmacy.

This is a great opportunity for networking and professional development for multiple staff, without paying multiple registration fees.

With less than four weeks to go, now is the time to register: pharmacy-connect.com.au.

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