Foundation Seminar in Surgery & Perioperative Medicine

Foundation Seminar in Surgery & Perioperative Medicine

The Foundation Seminar in Surgery and Perioperative Medicine will be delivered by a combination of self-paced learning (available from Friday 24 March 2023) and a live virtual seminar on Saturday 6 May 2023.  The seminar will provide opportunities to learn about perioperative pharmacy practice at a foundational level. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the common surgical procedures performed in Australia, peri- and post operative management of nausea and vomiting, antimicrobial stewardship and pain management. The seminar will include integrated cases so seminar attendees can actively apply their knowledge in managing medicines in the surgical setting.  This seminar is targeted at pharmacists with less than 5 years of clinical experience, or those who may be rotating into a surgical ward.

The self-paced learning package comprises approximately 10 hours of learning material.

Please note: the live virtual seminar will not be recorded.

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.



Intern or Technician members

Intern or Technician non-members

Early bird*   










All registration rates include GST.

*Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Friday 22 April 2023.


  • Abby Yu, Pre Admission Clinic Pharmacist and Surgical Team Leader, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Qld 
  • Dr Elie Khoury, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northpark Private Hospital, Melbourne, Vic 
  • Dr Kevin Chan, Consultant Gastrointestinal, Bariatric and General Surgeon, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Qld 
  • Dr Maitumelo Imeldah Di Loreto, Plastic Surgery Registrar, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic 
  • Julie Taylor, Acting Surgery Team Lead Pharmacist, Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic
  • Dr Courtney Ierano, AMS Pharmacist/NAPS Program Manager - The RMH Group; Post Doctorate Fellow, National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic

Thuy Bui

 Lead Pharmacist - Analgesic Stewardship & Perioperative Services, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic

Dr Gareth Collins

Anaesthetist, Clinical Lead Acute Pain Management Service, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Qld

Dr James Roth

Anaesthetic Fellow, Vic

Janelle Penno

Senior Perioperative Pharmacist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Vic 

Accreditation is currently being sought for this event

All registration rates include GST

Early bird registration ends 1159pm AEST Saturday 22 April 2023

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/Accessibility 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 responsibility 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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