Pharmacy Futures

SHPA is the home of research and innovation in Australian pharmacy. Pharmacy Futures is our new annual event series – a forum to forge collaborations and the translation of new ideas into pharmacy practice, driving meaningful improvements in patient safety and care outcomes.

Each year a topic is chosen that brings together pharmacists, technicians and their peers working across practice settings to explore the cutting edge of pharmacy practice from a variety of perspectives to shape the future of the profession.

AI: What now?

Are you interested in learning more about AI’s current and future applications, and its role in digital transformations that are set to shape the future of pharmacy?

AI: What now? Is the first event in SHPA’s annual Pharmacy Future series.  With AI exploding into the mainstream in recent years, the program will offer nuanced perspectives from the intersection of AI and the human touch in pharmacy practice, enabling all attendees to engage in thought-provoking presentations and discussions.

AI: What now? is for all practitioners. Whether you’re AI-aware, an informatics specialist, or just curious, this event will help you hone the questions you need to ask to leverage AI in your workplace, and improve patient care!

Registration opening soon


Michael Bakker

FANZCAP (Informtcs), Chief Pharmacy Information Officer inc. Digital Health Portfolio Lead, SA Pharmacy, SA Health, Adelaide, SA.

Professor Karin Verspoor

Executive Dean, School of Computing Technologies, STEM College, RMIT University, Melbourne, Vic

Professor Louise Schaper

Director, Comperio Pty Ltd

Professor Chris Bain

Lead for the Alliance for Digital health at Monash; Co-Director, AIM for Health Lab, Professor of Practice, Digital Health, Faculty of IT, Professor (Adjunct), Sub-Faculty of Translational Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic

James Grant FANZCAP (Informtcs)

A/Clinical Director Informatics - Data and Analytics, Office of the Chief Clinical Information Officer (OCCIO), Queensland Health, Brisbane, Qld