Every year the BPSA hold two rounds of area conferences. Each area holds the first in autumn and the second in spring. If you are looking to get more involved with the BPSA, then attending one of these conferences would be a great first step.
Conferences are one day long and usually held on a Saturday. Lectures, workshops, debates, and interactive sessions make these days action packed. The topics usually explore clinical areas that you may not cover in your course and are focussed on applying clinical knowledge to practice.
You can go to any conference, you don't have to go to the one being held in your area. However, if you do attend your area's conference you are likely to meet other pharmacy students local to you, and one of the most exciting parts of the day is meeting like minded people.
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The United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) is launching its premiere conference in association with the BPSA. This conference promises to be packed with educative lectures and interactive sessions tailored to your year of study with topics ranging from Infection and Antimicrobials to learning how pharmacists manage surgical patients.
For a £4 lunch inclusive ticket, you get a chance to learn from UKCPA expert speakers and earn a Professional Development Point (PDP)!
The liver is a key organ in the metabolism of drugs, and is vital in ensuring that patients receive the correct dose of their medication. Therefore, conditions that affect the liver should be well understood by pharmacists. The BPSA Spring Northern Area Conference will delve into this topic, looking at liver disease and alcoholism, and how this can affect a patient's health.
There will also be a session on careers, which will be a great opportunity to find out more about the various career paths that pharmacy offers.
Looking at a perpetual problem with the ageing population in the UK, the Spring Pennine Area Conference will explore the topic of chronic illness management. The day will include a variety of sessions including a workshop on palliative care, a presentation on mental health illnesses and much more.
During lunch there will also be a panel with patients of various long term illnesses for you to have a chat to, helping you understand chronic long term illnesses first hand.
Tickets are £6 inclusive of lunch and is a fantastic way to gain a point for your Professional Development Scheme, enhancing your CV!
Mental Health is responsible for the largest burden of disease in the UK as 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. Mental health illnesses vary from common conditions such as depression and anxiety to schizophrenia and dementia.
Through the use of interactive sessions and lectures the Spring Western Area Conference aims to explore how pharmacists can help patients manage a variety of mental health illnesses, including an opportunity to become a Dementia Friend and gain a Professional Development Point (PDP) which will look good on any CV!
As aspiring healthcare professionals, it is important to be at the forefront of this, keeping up with our knowledge about the science as well as the care of patients with mental health illnesses.
Have you been wondering what Pharmacy will look like in five years? Join us for a look at how the recent changes across different sectors may affect the landscape of our profession.
The day will include speakers on Hospital and GP pharmacy as well as a workshop on Consultation Skills, which will not only be useful in practice, but will help you gain confidence for exams!
Don’t miss out on a great day of learning and networking; get your £6 lunch inclusive ticket today!
The Spring Southern Area Conference will be on the topic of cardiology, as it is one of the most prominent specialities in healthcare around the world. The day will consist of a specialist Cardiology Pharmacist, public health campaign stalls, and a consultation workshop to list a few!
The tickets are £6 inclusive of lunch and it offers a unique opportunity for you to learn more about the world of cardiology. It also provides great networking opportunities with other students and the speakers attending!
We will also be fundraising for the British Heart Foundation, so please bring any spare change you have!