Foundation Seminar in Critical Care

Foundation Seminar in Critical Care

The 2022 foundation seminar in Critical Care is up and running. Designed for early career pharmacists with an interest in ICU pharmacy as a career path, or an interest in the area, this seminar will introduce attendees to common Critical Care therapeutics and pharmacy practice topics such as shock, drug compatibility, sedation, sepsis and pharmacokinetics. Content will be delivered through a self paced viritual learning package followed by an interactive one-day online event to reinforce learnings through case-based scenarios and discussions.

The self-paced learning package comprises approximately 8.5 hours of learning material and will be available from Friday 8 July 2022.  The live virtual component of this seminar will take place on Saturday 20 August 2022.  The self-paced learning package materials must be completed prior to attending the live virtual seminar.

Please note: all attendees will have 18 weeks of access to the seminar self-paced learning package and resources from your date of enrolment into this page.  Enrolment details will be sent to registered attendees when available.

Unsure if this is the right level for you? View the seminar level descriptors.

Please note: presentation recordings from the live virtual seminar will not be available.

Early bird* Standard
 Members   $440 $560
 Non-Members  $550 $700
 Intern - Member $285 $360
 Intern - Non-Member  $365 $455

All registration rates include GST.

*Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Thursday 11 August 2022.

Seminar Lead:

  • Simon Potts, Senior Pharmacist, Intensive and Critical Care Unit, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA


  • Rachel Fyfe, ICU Pharmacist Barwon Health, Vic
  • Grainne Hughes, Senior Pharmacist, Canberra Hospital ICU, Canberra, ACT
  • Melissa Ankravs, Senior ICU Pharmacist and Critical Care Team Leader, Royal Melbourne Hospital | Honorary Senior Fellow, Department of Critical Care, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Jason Roberts, Professor of Medicine, University of Queensland, Qld; Clinical Pharmacist, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital / Researcher, UQ CRE REDUCE, Brisbane, Qld
  • Michele Cree, Pharmacist Lead - Critical Care, Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Qld
  • Lucy Sharrock, ICU Clinical Pharmacist, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Vic
  • Karlee Johnston, Lecturer, Pharmacology, ANU Medical School, Canberra, ACT

Preliminary Program

Please note times are in AEST

This activity has been accredited for 9.25 hours of Group-1 CPD and 3.5 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 16.25 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2022/57.

Competency standards* addressed

  • Standard 1.1.1 Promote a culture of professionalism
  • Standard 1.5.1 Apply expert knowledge and skills
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.2.1 Administer medicines
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
  • Standard 3.2.4 Prescribe medicines
  • Standard 3.2.6 Facilitate continuity of care including during transitions of care
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 3.3.3 Document clinical review findings and changes to medication n management
  • Standard 4.1.1 Display emotional awareness and effective self-regulation of emotions’

 *National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016

Early bird* Standard
 Members   $440 $560
 Non-Members  $550 $700
 Intern - Member $285 $360
 Intern - Non-Member  $365 $455

All registration rates include GST.

*Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Thursday 11 August 2022.

Cancellation policy

  • Membership rate is only applicable if you are a member at the time of the seminar. Should your membership lapse, or if you resign you will be invoiced for the difference in registration.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing.
  • Cancellations received before 6 weeks prior to the event will receive a full refund. Non-members will be charged a $50 handling fee.
  • Cancellations received between 6 weeks and 1 week prior to the event will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee.
  • Cancellations received less than a week prior to the event will NOT be refunded.
  • SHPA reserve the right to cancel a seminar or make changes to the program
  • If SHPA cancels or defers the event you will receive 100% of the registration fee but SHPA bears no responsibility for any costs incurred  (such as flights, accommodation, travel or expenses) or loss of income.
  • It is recommended that participants obtain adequate insurance cover for travel and accommodation.
  • Transfer of registration – as an alternative to cancellation your registration may be transferred to another member of your organisation or another event (if the chosen seminar is a higher cost you will be subject to further charges). A request MUST be made in writing to the Federal Secretariat prior to the event.
  • If you are unable to attend SHPA policy is that handouts can not be made available as ‘stand alone’ materials

Venue/Accessbility requirements

  • For special accessibility requirements for in-person events please complete the relevant section when registering online and this information will be forwarded to third parties.
  • SHPA are in no way responsible for any connectivity issues as a result of the participants internet connection or hardware issues or other external factors impacting the internet, that are out of SHPA’s control.

Catering/Dietary requirements

  • Please complete the necessary section when registering online. SHPA will notify third parties such as caterers/suppliers of any dietary requirements.
  • Whilst every care is taken to notify venues of dietary requirements, SHPA cannot guarantee completely allergy free meals, nor be held responsible for any adverse reaction. Any registrant who has notified SHPA of a dietary requirement should make themselves known to the seminar coordinator and/or venue staff upon their arrival.
  • Some dietary requirements such as Kosher meals may incur an additional cost which is the responsilbility of the delegate. SHPA will notify you in advance.


  • Recording and/or filming is not permitted by registrants. Please note this event may be recorded for the SHPA website and/or photos may be taken for use in SHPA resources and publications.
  • Registrants are not permitted to record or film any part of SHPA events in any format including audio recording or video recording or through use of mobile devices for filming


  • Numbers are capped so book early to avoid disappointment. Please note the only way to guarantee a space is to register online. Please ensure you register prior to booking your flights and accommodation.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email then you are not registered for the event and will not be able to be accommodated on the day of the event. If you are following up on registration please ensure you contact the Federal Secretariat at least a week prior to the event.

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