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What are area conferences?

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, 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.

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?

Tickets are only available to purchase using PayPal via the BPSA website, scroll down to purchase your tickets!

Northern Area Conference

The MPharm degree is one that equips students with a wide range of skills that means that as pharmacists they can work in a variety of sectors. Are you curious about where your degree can take you, and what skills your degree gives you so that you can excel in these fields?

The Spring Northern Area conference, will host professionals working in a variety of areas, who will be able to tell you exactly what their role as a pharmacist is, and why they have a skill set to do it. This conference provides a great opportunity to network with professionals and students alike, as well as attend workshops to improve your own skills.

Topic: Doing More With Pharmacy
Date: Saturday 17th February
Location: G.05 Percy Building, Newcastle University
Time: 11:00 - 17:00 (Registration from 10:30)

Tickets for this event are no longer available

For further information please contact William Moore at and follow the BPSA on Twitter and Facebook!

Pennine and Western Joint Area Conference

This year, for the first time ever, Pennine and Western are teaming up to bring you a conference like no other…

Want to gain skills that you can use with patients spanning all generations? Want to learn  about the different communication skills needed for those with dementia? Want to gain knowledge applicable to both your personal and professional life? Then PACaWAC is for you!

With workshops and sessions from a variety of charities and organisation, there will not be a dull moment at this conference!

Topic: PACaWAC - Care for All
Date: Saturday 10th March 2018
Location: University of Birmingham
Time: 10:00 – 16:00 (Registration from 9.30)

Tickets for this event are no longer available


Eastern Area Conference

With over 11,000 community pharmacies in England alone, this is a huge area within healthcare. Community pharmacists themselves have a vital role in every person’s life and yet, as MPharm students, we often hear “why study a degree to then stick labels on boxes?”. The aim of this conference is to tackle the stigma as well as showcase the amazing work of community pharmacists and the opportunities that lie beyond day-to-day dispensing. Sessions about improving patient adherence, the role of the responsible pharmacist in ensuring patient safety and special services that can be offered will show the significance of community pharmacy.

Topic: Community pharmacy: beyond the dispensing
Date: Saturday 24th February 2018
Location: Edith Cavell Building, University of East Anglia
Time: 10:00 – 16:00 (Registration from 9.30)

Ticket sales for this conference are now closed

For further information please contact Sally Sosnicka at and follow the BPSA on Twitter and Facebook!

Southern Area Conference

This conference will shine a light on the side of pharmacy that you may not be familiar with as it will include sessions on clinical pharmacy, stands from different organisations (PDA, RPS, GSK etc.) and the business side of pharmacy.

Don’t miss your chance to increase your knowledge and depth in pharmacy and to network with experienced professionals and other students from universities all around the UK.

We will be having sessions on:

  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Business in pharmacy
  • Clinical commissioning groups (CCG)


Topic: Pharmacy? The side you don't know about

Date: Saturday 3rd March 2018
Location: University College of London
Time: 10:00 – 16:30 (Registration from 9.30)

Tickets for this event are no longer available

For further information please contact Dildar Kawani at and follow the BPSA on Twitter and Facebook!


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