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. 

Omega Pharma sponsor the Spring Area Conferences

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The BPSA is proud to have Omega Pharma sponsoring the Spring Area Conferences. For more information please visit the Omega Pharma website at www.omegapharma.co.uk or visit the Omega Pharma training website at www.omegapharmatraining.co.uk.

Tickets are still available for the Western and Northern Area Conferences, purchase your ticket while you still can via the links below.

Northern Area Conference

Addiction: crime or illness? What is it like to be an addict? What causes addiction, and how should we treat it? In the UK, addiction is seen as a criminal activity and is surrounded by social stigma and cultural judgement, but countries such as Holland have a more lenient drugs policy and tackle addiction through healthcare, treating the problem before it causes criminal implications. This conference aims to challenge the perceptions of delegates around the UK drugs policy and inspire them to change the treatment of addicts for the better.

  • Saturday 14th March 2015
  • 10:00 - 16:00 (Registration from 09:30)
  • Durham University

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

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS NOW!!!

Pennine Area Conference

The second Pennine Area Conference will be held on the topic of Renal Medicine at Keele University on Saturday 28th February 2015.

This is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about one of the body's most vital organs, especially in terms of how the kidneys affect drug administration! Learn about how different conditions of the kidneys affect patients and gain an understanding of how to safely administer different medications to patients with Renal Disease.

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

  • Saturday 28th February 2015
  • 10:00 - 16:00 (Registration from 09:30)
  • Westminster Theatre, Keele University

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

Tickets for this event are no longer on sale.

Western Area Conference

The second Western Area Conference, to be held at the University of Reading on Saturday 7th March 2015, will focus on neurological disorders. This will be a great place to listen to professionals in the field talk about the common (and the more oblique) disorders that affect thousands of people today.

There are a limited number of lunch-inclusive tickets on sale for this event, so purchase now to avoid disappointment!

  • Saturday 7th March 2015
  • 10:00 - 16:30 (Registration from 09:30)
  • Reading
  • If you would like more information, please contact Naima Said at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and follow the BPSA on Twitter (@BPSA) and Facebook!

    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS NOW!!!

    Eastern Area Conference

    Cancer is a great challenge for healthcare professionals, wherever they work. Not only difficult to diagnose early and treat successfully, the emotional and psychological impact on patients can also be challenging to approach professionally. The second Eastern Area Conference, to be held at the University of Nottingham on Saturday 21st February 2015, offers developmental opportunities for undergraduate and pre-registration trainees alike through keynote sessions led by experienced practitioners in the field. With a limited number of lunch-inclusive tickets available for this conference, purchase now to avoid disappointment!

    • Saturday 21st February 2015
    • 10:00 - 16:30 (Registration from 09:30)
    • University of Nottingham

    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 the BPSA on Twitter (@BPSA) and Facebook!

    Tickets for this event have now sold out.

    Southern Area Conference

    Have you ever wondered how the immune system operates, and how medicine is able to exploit this system and be used to our advantage? Join the second Southern Area Conference, where you can see how the discipline has developed in recent years. We hope to build on the success of November's conference with inspirational speakers with a real ability to open doors to expert practice.

    Come along to meet new friends, earn a PDP, and gain valuable advice from experienced pharmacy practitioners:

    • Saturday 7th February 2015
    • 10:00 - 16:00 (Registration from 09:00)
    • Park Building, University of Portsmouth

    More information can be found at: http://www.port.ac.uk/maps-and-directions/

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

    Tickets for this event are no longer on sale.

       
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