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The Pharmacy Careers Summit is a unique gathering of leaders in all fields of Pharmacy that come together annually to share their knowledge and insights into the ever-changing career opportunities for Pharmacists in Australia today.

Launched in 2023, the Inaugural Summit was a huge success with over 1200 people signing up and the virtual event winning Best Summit at the global Eventeer Awards 2024.

PCS24 offers attendees a comprehensive educational program featuring over 40 industry, business, and motivational speakers all with a common theme of career development and advancement.

PCS24’s Trade Exhibition is your opportunity to meet and talk to many of Australia’s most recognised Pharmacy employers that will be offering amazing career opportunities. Whether your interest is intern roles, pharmacist roles or pharmacy ownership opportunities, this is the years must attend career event!

As PCS24 is a Virtual Event, it not only has all the latest tech so you can immerse yourself in the experience without needing to travel to a physical location, it’s also free to attend!

Agendaof the virtual event schedule

Agenda

time iconJuly 5, 2024 09:00

Acknowledgement of Country, Welcome and Opening Remarks

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Heidi Dariz
General Manager, Raven's Recruitment

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Adjunct Professor Trent Twomey
National President, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (PGA)

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Raven's Recruitment

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Pharmacy Guild of Australia

time iconJuly 5, 2024 09:10

Summit Keynote Address

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Hon Emma McBride MP
Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional Health

time iconJuly 5, 2024 09:20

Leaders Panel - A view from the top, Australia's Pharmacy vitality and what lies ahead

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Krysti-Lee Patterson
Managing Director, Meitheal Services (Host)

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A/Prof Fei Sim FPS
National President, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)

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Tom Simpson
President, the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA)

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Adjunct Professor Trent Twomey
National President, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (PGA)

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Omnicell

time iconJuly 5, 2024 09:50

New Frontiers in Community Pharmacy

Join our panel of trailblazers to learn about the latest advancements and opportunities in community pharmacy. This session will inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and unlock your fullest potential as a primary healthcare provider, touching on three main themes:

Venturing beyond familiar territories, turning community pharmacies into true community healthcare hubs, and the journey towards becoming a Full Scope pharmacist. Don’t miss this chance to hear from experts with diverse career paths who are pushing boundaries to deliver exceptional care and drive positive change in the community, whilst championing professional growth and fulfillment opportunities.

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Kristina Fox
Pharmacist and Owner at Complete Care Pharmacy, Rosny Park

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Daniel Oyston
Owner, Content Grasshopper (Host)

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Christian Portelli
Pharmacist at Pharmacy 777, Karratha

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Lucy Walker
Pharmacist and Owner at TerryWhite Chemmart, Goondiwindi

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The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

time iconJuly 5, 2024 10:20

A bright future for every Pharmacist

Australia’s population needs more pharmacists than ever before. And no matter what type of pharmacist you want to be, there is a bright career path ahead. Join us as we discuss the exciting different roles pharmacists undertake, and how these roles will get even more interesting in the future.

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Peter Guthrey
Senior Pharmacist Strategic Policy, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)

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Ayomide Ogundipe
MPS, PSA ECP Board Director

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Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

time iconJuly 5, 2024 10:50

Preparing for the pharmacy roles of the future

Being recognised for your unique experience and expertise, and what you contribute to the pharmacy team, is crucial as roles continue to evolve.

Learn more about the Australian and New Zealand College of Advanced Pharmacy (ANZCAP) – including how to undertake a structured Training Program at an accredited site, or complete the Independent Program in your own time – as you unlock professional post-nominals to demonstrate the diverse skills that will shape your pharmacy future.

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Erica Marsom
Lead Pharmacist for Workforce Programs, The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA)

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The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA)

time iconJuly 5, 2024 11:20

Pharmacy Banner Group Career Express Presentations

Listen to leaders from a cross section of the major banner groups in Australia deliver a fast paced presentation on the amazing career opportunities that exist within their brand including Internships, Pharmacists roles and Pharmacy Ownership. For anyone looking to maximise their career prospects and learn how to navigate a pathway to a pharmacy banner, this is an hour of compulsory viewing. 

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Amcal

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Blooms The Chemist

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Discount Drug Stores

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Slade Pharmacy

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Priceline Pharmacy

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Star Pharmacy

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TerryWhite Chemmart

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Ramsay Pharmacy

time iconJuly 5, 2024 12:20

Trade Exhibition Chat Sessions Commence

time iconJuly 5, 2024 13:20

Pathways for International Pharmacists considering a career in Community Pharmacy in Australia

With the Covid-19 pandemic now in the rear vision mirror, migration is firmly back on the agenda for people around the world and Community Pharmacy in Australia is firmly in the spotlight. Listen to our expert panel discuss the latest guidelines from the Australian Government regarding visa requirements and how to navigate the registration process to put yourself in the best possible position to secure a role as a community pharmacist.   

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Virginia Bennett
Director, Pink Immigration

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Scott Harris
Workplace Relations and Business Director, PGA

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Daniel Oyston
Owner, Content Grasshopper (Host)

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Pharmacy Guild of Australia

time iconJuly 5, 2024 13:40

University pathways to a pharmacy career

What is the difference between Bachelor of Pharmacy and Master of Pharmacy degrees?

Do you have preconceived ideas about pharmacy education in 2024?

Did you know that contemporary pharmacy students are trained in pharmaceutical compounding, vaccination and medication management?

Our expert panel will discuss what it’s really like to study pharmacy and the journey to your pharmacy career options!

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Angus Barnes
3rd Year Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) Student at the University of Newcastle

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Mia Curigliano
4th Year Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) Student at Monash University

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Professor Kirstie Galbraith
Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Education at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University

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Dr Jacinta Johnson
Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at the University Of South Australia and Senior Pharmacist for Research, SA Pharmacy

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Caspar Townsend
4th Year Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honors) Student at Curtin University

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Professor Joseph Tucci
Professor and Pharmacy Discipline Lead, Latrobe Rural Health School, Latrobe University, Bendigo

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Council of Pharmacy Schools ANZ

time iconJuly 5, 2024 14:05

Network your way to success as an ECP!

Join leading industry participants, NAPSA and the Pharmacists Support Service as they discuss how their respective organizations support students and early-career pharmacists develop meaningful connections that can boost your career prospects and enhance your overall well-being. Discover actionable strategies to build a network of support, creating lasting relationships that will support you every step of your career journey.

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Kay Dunkley
Executive Officer, Pharmacists’ Support Service

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Bano Serhan
National President, National Australian Pharmacy Students Association

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Sebastian Harper
Treasurer, National Australian Pharmacy Students Association

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Pharmacists' Support Service (PSS)

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National Australian Pharmacy Students'​ Association (NAPSA)

time iconJuly 5, 2024 14:15

Raven's Recruitment annual launch of its leading 2024 Pharmacy Salary and Market Report.

Whether you’re an employer or an employee, this is a not to be missed session where you will learn all the latest on the current state of wages and conditions for Pharmacists across Australia and New Zealand. The team at Raven's have compiled a list of what high performing Pharmacists are seeking from their employers, how pro-active employers are meeting the challenge and the benefits for their businesses and the communities they operate within. 

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Debbie Capuano
Senior Consultant, Raven's Recruitment

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Heidi Dariz
General Manager, Raven's Recruitment

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Raven's Recruitment

time iconJuly 5, 2024 14:45

Breaking into Pharmacy Ownership

Breaking into pharmacy ownership can be challenging and overwhelming, especially if you have a limited budget and no previous experience running a business. During this session we will look at options for pharmacists that are looking tomake the leap into ownership and provide some top tips to help you get there.

During this session we will cover the following:

1. Options for breaking into pharmacy ownership.

2. How junior partnership helps to mitigate the financial risks of starting a 

pharmacy business.

3. Key advantages of junior partnership for a new pharmacy owner.

4. The value that partnership brings for both parties.

5. How junior partners can contribute to the growth and success of a pharmacy.

6. Common mistakes to avoid.

7. Benefits to a senior partner of bringing on a junior partner.

8. How to get finance ready to become a Junior Partner

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Andrew Whelan
General Manager - AP Group

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Chris Swifte
National Sales Executive, AP Group

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AP Group

time iconJuly 5, 2024 15:15

How your bank can assist you with your Pharmacy Ownership and Wealth Creation journey

When attaining partial or full ownership of a pharmacy, it is critical to have the right foundations in place to ensure a seamless finance process that manages risk appropriately. These foundations are laid well in advance of any opportunity and highlight the benefit of strong banking relationships no matter where you are on your ownership journey.

The expert team at CommBank Health is poised to deliver a practical and comprehensive workshop offering insights into the finance process to acquire a pharmacy. Moreover, attendees will discover actionable strategies to proactively prepare themselves for ownership and wealth creation.

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Ben Massey
National Associate Director, CommBank Health

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Sara Habeb
Manager Premier Banking, Commonwealth Bank

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Commonwealth Bank

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Trade Exhibition Chat Sessions Conclude

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Closing Remarks

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Andrew Crawley
General Manager Pharmacy, Symbion

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Symbion

FreeCPD CPD

Earn CPD credits by attending the Pharmacy Careers Summit

Offering up to 3.5 hours of CPD credits tailored to boost your practice and career journey, this event is perfect for pharmacists at any stage of their career.

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FAQFrequently Asked Questions inquire


No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
To access the live event, please use the email address you registered with - no password is required. In the case you experience any difficulties, please contact events@ravensrecruitment.com.au
You can log on to the live event at any time from 5th of July, 2024 onwards. A recording of each session will be available on-demand post the end of the Summit, but you will not be able to ask questions in the Live Q&A that will occur as the session airs on the "Live Day".
We do understand your schedule may not allow you to attend all the live sessions, but if you want to talk to exhibitors and employers about the amazing career opportunities available we would strongly suggest you attend the Trade Exhibition on the "Live Day" to get the best experience of the event.
Exhibitors will include all the major industry bodies and major employer groups from community pharmacy, hospital and industry sectors. Attendees will include Pharmacy Students, Interns, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Owners and representatives from the broader Pharmacy Industry.
This is a virtual event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Absolutely. You can simply share the link to this page and they can register at their convenience.
On the "Live Day" Exhibitors will have representatives on their booths ready to chat with you.
Click on the "Chat" tab at the booth and you will enter the public chat. To interact privately click on "chat now" in front of the exhibitor's name in the online user section. From here you can start a call or video chat as well.
Booth spaces at the Summit are by invitation only and at the discretion of the Organiser. If you are looking for information about whether your organisation qualifies, please reach out to Alan Sutton at alan@ravensrecruitment.com.au or phone on +61 411 222 256.
Yes! Simply by registering before 5:00 PM AEST, Monday 3 June 2024, you can win* a $500 Visa gift card!

Go in the draw and secure your free place now at https://pharmacycareerssummit.com.au/en/registration-form

Australian residents 18+ only. Starts 01/03/2024 05:00pm AEST. Ends 03/06/2024 05:00pm AEST. 1 entry/attendee registration. Draw: 12pm AEST, 6/06/2024, Suite 1304 Lakeside 2 1 Lake Orr Drive Varsity Lakes QLD 4227. Prize: 1x $500 Visa gift card. Winner published at https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacy-careers-summit/ within 7 days of the Draw. Promoter: Raven's Recruitment Pty Ltd ABN 34 150 345 190. Eligible participants must register to attend the Pharmacy Careers Summit 2024 (PCS24) event with valid contact details during the promotion period.