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Leading Pharmacy Innovation – 13th Commonwealth Pharmacists Association Conference

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Leading Pharmacy Innovation – 13th Commonwealth Pharmacists Association Conference


Fight the Fakes is going to Sydney, Australia!

The trademark event by our partner  Commonwealth Pharmacists Association and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is taking place in Sydney on July, 28-30. Focused on innovative practices, the conference will be headlined by  Dr Tim Hanlon,  who will be the keynote speaker. Dr Tim Hanlon is Chief Pharmacist and Clinical Director of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London.

The conference will also launch an international AMR forum and antibiotic stewardship trainings will be delivered by international experts in the field. Conference workshops will include sessions dedicated to therapeutic updates, innovative practices, pioneering clinical practices and health service delivery.

Come and meet us at our stand and learn about Fight the Fakes!

The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Sydney. To register click here or for more information visit the website 

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