Area Conferences

Scroll down to purchase your tickets for the Autumn Area Conferences!

What are area conferences?

Every year the BPSA holds 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 covered at Area Conferences complements that learned on your course, but also, provides an insight into how those skills can be applied in practice in working life. 

Can I only 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!

Please note, the tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE, therefore ensure you select the correct conference when buying a ticket.

For an indication of what to expect in our other conferences, read more about our Autumn area conferences 2018

Western Area Conference

What is success and how can we achieve it? That is a difficult question to answer, but one we hope to address at Wolverhampton University for the next Western Area Conference. With innovative student-led training workshops to develop vital skills, and sessions ran by education and pre-registration training providers, we hope you will help us realise How to Succeed. 
If you want to learn how to write an amazing CV, take responsibility and leadership roles in your work and your life, and, most importantly, meet lots of pharmacy students who can share their experiences and advice for Success - then come to Wolverhampton on the 16th March!

Topic: Skills and Training: How to Succeed
Location: University of Wolverhampton 
Date: Saturday 16th March
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Price: £6 (includes lunch)

Ticket sales for this conference have now closed

For further information please contact Rhys Llewellyn at westernac@bpsa.co.uk and follow the BPSA on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

Eastern Area Conference

The pharmacy profession is an ever-evolving field and we as students are right in the middle of these exciting developments! From our increasing clinical roles, to the rise of technology to recent advancements in the pharmaceutical industry, we definitely have an inspiring future ahead.

Come join us at the Spring Eastern Area Conference to participate in debates, workshops and hear leading pharmacists and experts explore the "Future of Pharmacy". You will be exposed to innovative talks on medicines 3D printing, development of new pharmacy roles and many more.

See you at the University of Lincoln on Saturday 30th March 2019!

Topic: Future of Pharmacy
Location: University of Lincoln
Date: Saturday 30th March
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Price: £6 (includes lunch)

Ticket sales for this conference have now closed

Travel recommendations:

Train: Lincoln Central Railway Station, 10 minutes walk to the venue.

For further information please contact Janelle Peralta at easternac@bpsa.co.uk and follow the BPSA on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

Southern Area Conference

Homeopathy, Ayurveda, and Reiki! Have you ever wanted to know more about these practices? Wondered how and if they fit in with the more conventional pharmacological approach? As the future generation of pharmacists, it’s our responsibility to ensure we’re aware of less common health practises to make sure we can effectively inform our patients of any risks and/or benefits.

Join us on the 23rd March at Medway if you would like to explore this unconventional topic from speakers with a variety of views!

Topic: Conventional Vs Alternative Therapies
Location: Medway School of Pharmacy
Date: Saturday 23rd March
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Price: £6 (includes lunch)

Ticket sales for this conference have now closed

For further information please contact Raeesah Nazir at southernac@bpsa.co.uk and follow the BPSA on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

Pennine Area Conference

Mental health is a growing concern for patients in the UK, and pharmacists are play a vital role at the frontline of the healthcare profession.

Join us at the conference to hear from specialist pharmacists discussing their role in varying sectors of mental health, gain valuable skills through partaking in mental health workshops and network with students from other schools of pharmacy.


Topic: Mental Health
Location: University of Huddersfield
Date: Saturday 2nd February
Time: 09:30 - 16:00
Price: £6 (includes lunch) 

Ticket sales for this conference have now closed

For further information please contact Lauren McGrail at pennineac@bpsa.co.uk and follow the BPSA on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

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