Foundation Seminar in Paediatrics

Foundation Seminar in Paediatrics

Aimed at early-career pharmacists working in paediatrics,  or those interested in expanding their knowledge in paediatrics, the foundation level seminar will cover common paediatric hospital presentations, plus pharmacy practice topics including AMS, and challenges around medicines use in children. It is suitable for those working with children in any setting.

Content will be delivered through a self-paced learning package (from 9 September), with pre-seminar reading and online presentations by specialist paediatric clinicians, followed by an interactive one-day online event to consolidate learning with case-based scenarios and group discussions.

The live virtual seminar is on Saturday 22 October 2022.  

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 AEDT Monday 10 October 2022.


Seminar Lead

Michelle Jenkins, Senior Pharmacist, Paediatrics, John Hunter Children’s Hospital, NSW

Tony Lai, Senior AMS pharmacist - The Children's Hospital at Westmead |  PhD Candidate - The University of Sydney | Honorary clinical lecturer - The University Of Sydney School of Pharmacy, NSW

Julie Drummond, Paediatric (Non-Cancer Services) Team Leader - Monash Children's Hospital, Monash Health, Vic

Lana Steward, Director of Pharmacy - Tweed Byron and Murwillumbah Hospitals, NSW

Jade Fox, Pharmacist, SHPA Advanced Training Resident -  Queensland Children's Hospital, Qld Carol La Vanda, Senior Pharmacist, Paediatric Medicine, SA Pharmacy, Women’s & Children’s Hospital, SA

Reva Sharma, Senior Pharmacist - Central Acute Services Lead for Emergency department and Children’s short stay unit) at Children’s hospital Westmead (SCHN), NSW

Dr Thomas Leonard, Medical Education Fellow - Queensland Children’s Hospital, Qld
Dr Scott Nightingale, Senior Staff Specialist Paediatric Gastroenterologist - John Hunter Children’s Hospital l Conjoint Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Medicine, University of Newcastle, NSW Natalie Tasker, Deputy Director of Pharmacy - Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Qld
Heidi Wong, Pharmacist Clinical Lead- Queensland Children’s Hospital, Qld Bryanna Gillies, Acting Senior Medication Safety and Quality Pharmacist and Acting Senior Medical Pharmacist, Queensland Children's Hospital, Qld
Dr Sonya Stacey, Director of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Department, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service; Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld Rachael Worthington


Please note all times are in AEDT. Program times are subject to change until the program has been finalised.


This activity has been accredited for 3.5 hours of Group-1 CPD (or 3.5 CPD credits) and 8.25 hours of Group-2 CPD (or 16.5 CPD credits) for a total of 20 CPD credits, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2022/81

Competency Standards:

  • Standard 1.6.1 Collaborate to improve quality and safety across the continuum of care
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.2.1 Administer medicines
  • Standard 3.2.2 Provide primary care and promote judicious use of medicines
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultations with the patient and/or prescriber
  • Standard 3.2.5 Provide counselling and information for safe and effective medication management
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 3.5.2 Promote evidence-based medicine use
  • Standard 3.6.1 Assist development of health literacy’

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 AEDT Monday 10 October 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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