PSSA Symposium

The PSSA Pharmacy Symposium - 23rd - 24th October 2019

The Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA) has joined forces with The Pharmacy Show in 2019 to present a two-day pharmacy symposium which will be open to anyone working within the pharmacy sector in South Africa and SADC region whilst attending The Pharmacy Show this year on 23 and 24 October at the Gallagher Convention Centre.

This collaboration will see a two-day conference programme organised and hosted by the PSSA with the inclusion of their four sectors, namely the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of South Africa (APSSA), South African Association of Community Pharmacists (SAACP), South African Association of Hospital and Institutional Pharmacists (SAAHIP) and South African Association of Pharmacists in Industry (SAAPI).

PSSA and its four sectors will also have an integrated exhibition stand at the event creating a fantastic opportunity for visitors to not only access the PSSA symposium free of charge and gain up to date, reliable and relevant information, but to interact with office bearers from the National and Sectoral offices and executive committees.

The Pharmacy Symposium will be open to any visitor to attend (both PSSA members and non-members) and promises to deliver an exciting, integrated programme that caters for all spheres of pharmacy. The full symposium programme will be available in the next issue of the SAPJ.

23rd October 2019
09:00 - 10:30Labour Law and Disciplinary Action – when is who rightParusha Bachan - Content Manager: Law at LexisNexis
Shevannah Singh-Williams - National Human Resources Manager Operations at Clicks Group
Sedrick Maasdorp - Chief Labour Relations Officer in the PSA’s Provincial Office in Pretoria
10:45 - 12:45Pharmaceutical Workforce – when will we get it right?
Susan Putter - Senior Health System Strengthening Specialist at USAID Global Health Supply Chain Programme
Human Resources and Workforce at National Department of Health
Mogologolo Phasha - President of the South African Pharmacy Council
Prof. Patrick Demana - Dean: School of Pharmacy at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
13:15 - 14:30Substandard and falsified medicines on social media – who is addressing the problem?Dr Iain Barton - Executive Vice-President at Imperial Logistics
Davis Mahlatji - Manager in the Medicines Evaluation and Research in SAHPRA
Amos Masango - Chief Executive Office of the South African Pharmacy Council
Sune Boshoff - Responsible Pharmacist at Loock Pharmaceuticals
14:45 - 16:00The pharmacist in non-communicable diseasesGonçalo Sousa Pinto - Lead for Practice Development, Advocacy & Data Management at International Pharmaceutical Federation
Mampetsaka Hlaka, Mohammed Noor Mohammed & Ahmed Moolla at University of the Witwatersrand
Nadine Simmonds - Community Pharmacist
24th October 2019
09:00 - 10:30Ethics vs Law vs Pharmacy – when is it OK to say noMr. Gary Black - Director of the Cape Western Province Branch at The PSSA
Prof. Nadine Butler - Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of the Western Cape
10:45 - 12:00Presidential Health Compact – where we arePresidential Health Summit
Magda Fourie - Professional Liaison Consultant at the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP)
Andy Gray - Senior Lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
12:30 - 13:30The codeine debateJohann Kruger - Director at Medwell SA
Dr Hlombe Makuluma – Institute for Health Professionals
13:45 - 15:00Current pharmacy practice, science and education researchMs Razeeya Khan – University of the Witwatersrand
Dr Janke Kleynhans - Responsible Radiopharmacist at the Nuclear Medicine Department of the University of Pretoria
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