Area Events

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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.

What happens during the conference? 

Conferences are one day long and usually held on a Saturday. Lectures, workshops and debates 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. 

Do I have to go to an area conference in my area? 

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. 

What about lunch?

It's included.. and it's free!

Where can I get a ticket?

Just scroll down and see what exciting days are on offer at the moment. 

Northern Area Conference

Interested in drug development? Independent prescribing? In advising government? A career in pharmacy promises a broad range of fascinating employment options.

Come to the BPSA Northern Area Autumn Conference to find out more about where your MPharm degree could take you beside the standard community, hospital, research and industry options. With the increasing range of pre-reg options available, this is a great time to broaden your horizons and an opportunity to open your eyes to a possible future career.

Book your ticket for the British Pharmaceutical Student’s Association (BPSA) Northern Area Conference, “Insights into Careers in Pharmacy”, where you will be given the opportunity to discover how far your degree could take you.

  • Date of event: Saturday 25th October
  • Location: Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.
    161 Cathedral Street,
    G4 0RE

For further information, contact Alastair Paterson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tickets for this event are no longer on sale.

Pennine Area Conference

The first Pennine Area Conference will be held on the topic of Endocrinology at the University of Bradford on the 1st November 2014.

Not only is it a fantastic opportunity to listen to fascinating talks by a variety of professionals in the field, but also learn more about a few somewhat 'hidden' conditions of the human body.

There are only a limited number of tickets for this amazing conference, so don't miss out - get yours now!

We look forward to seeing you on the 1st November at the University of Bradford, from 10am - 4pm.

  • Date: 1st November 2014
  • Place: University of Bradford, Room TBC
  • Title: Endocrinology

Tickets for this event are no longer on sale.

Western Area Conference

Ever wondered how the gastrointestinal system works or are you just interested in all things “gut” related?

Then the Western Area Conference on Gastroenterology will be a fantastic place to listen to experts in this field and learn about the important conditions that we will deal with as future pharmacists.

It is also an awesome way to get that all-important PDS point!

Tickets are limited so get yours now for what will be a fantastic day!

  • Date: 15th November 2014
  • Location: Sumpner Lecture Theatre, Aston University

For further information, contact Naima Said at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tickets for this event are no longer on sale.

Eastern Area Conference

Blood, and the functions it performs, are essential for life as we know it. It is also an area where pharmacists can have a huge effect in effective management. The first Eastern Area Conference, due to be held at the University of Hertfordshire on Saturday 8th November 2014, offers an opportunity to undergraduate and pre-registration students to learn from experienced practitioners in the field of haematology. With a limited number of tickets available for this amazing conference, purchase your ticket now to avoid disappointment!

  • Autumn Eastern Area Conference
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • Saturday 8th November 2014

Tickets for this event are no longer on sale.

If you would like more information please contact Michael Champion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and follow BPSA on Twitter (@BPSA) and Facebook.

Southern Area Conference

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between adult and paediatric healthcare? How medication is prescribed and managed in the world of the off license and off label? At this conference you will be introduced into the world of critical thinking in paediatrics and learn about problematic childhood conditions. You will also have the opportunity to learn how paediatrics is managed both in community and hospital settings, and speak to pharmacists who are working in this field.

You can meet new friends, earn a PDP, and gain valuable advice from today's pharmacists

  • Date: 22nd November
  • Conference: 10am-4pmArrival: 9am-9:50am
  • Start : 10am
  • Location: Kingston University,
    Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames

More information can be found at A Travelcard is advised.

Tickets for this event are no longer on sale.

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