Foundation Seminar in Infectious Diseases

Foundation Seminar in Infectious Diseases

 Registrations for the SHPA Foundation Seminar in Infectious Disease are now closed! If you still want to register for this event, please email

The Foundation Seminar in Infectious Diseases will be delivered by a combination of a self-paced learning package covering key infectious diseases principles followed by a one day live virtual seminar that will build on these concepts. Participants will have the opportunity to interact and learn from leading infectious diseases clinicians during the live seminar to develop the basic skills required to manage patients with infectious diseases. The choice of antimicrobial therapy for common infection syndromes (bacterial and fungal) will be discussed along with the rationale behind antimicrobial selection. Participants will also gain an understanding of the pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of antimicrobials and the clinical application of PK/PD and therapeutic drug monitoring to optimise the efficacy of antimicrobial agents.

The self-paced learning package comprises approximately 12 hours of learning material and will be available from Friday 5 May 2023. The live virtual component of this seminar will take place on Saturday 17 June 2023

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 members

Intern non-members

Early bird*   










All registration rates include GST.

*Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Friday 26 May 2023.

Seminar Lead: 

Sarah Risdale, Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Pharmacy Department, Brisbane, Qld 


Misha Devchand, BPharm, GardCert Pharm, MSc in Clinical Pharmacy, Project Lead & Subject Matter Expert at Safer Care Victoria, ID & AMS Pharmacist at Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic

Rachael Leng, BPharm (Hons), MSc Clinical Pharmacy, Antimicrobial Stewardship & Sepsis Pharmacist at Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic

Melissa Faehrmann, BPharm, Clinical Pharmacist, Intensive Care Unit, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW

Charles Palmer, Advanced Training Resident in Infectious Disease at Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic


Alison Duncan, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, HIV Pharmacists Special Interest Group, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic

Sonia Koning, Lead Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at Eastern Health, Melbourne, Vic

Kate Morton, Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist, Lismore Base Hospital, Lismore, NSW

Chin-Yen Yeo, Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at Concord Repatriation General Hospital,Sydney, NSW

All times listed are in AEST

Competency Standards

The program addresses the following pharmacy competency standards:

  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.1.3 Collaborate to develop a medication management strategy or plan
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (Including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
  • 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 in medication management

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016

CPD Accreditation

This activity has been accredited for 9 hours of Group-1 CPD and 6.5 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 22 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

The accreditation number is S2021/35.

All registration rates include GST.

Early bird registration ends 1159pm AEST Friday 26 May 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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