Area Conferences

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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!

*the Mini Northern Area Conferences include a selection of refreshments

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.

Further details about the venue and travel information will be added to the website in due course.

Northern Area Conference

The role of the Pharmacist is changing. Pharmacists are being given more responsibility, more publicity and more opportunities to impact on the health of patients. It is therefore vital that Pharmacy students and professionals are equipped with the skills to succeed and thrive in these new roles, and make a difference for the better.

To this end we will be organising evening conferences in Glasgow (22nd October) and Aberdeen (19th November), both from 5-9, with a theme of 'Reach Your Potential!'. These will include clinical training, soft skills workshops and careers advice from various sectors of the profession, as well as information on some organisations that will be able to help you in your practice.

Tickets are £3 and will include some refreshements/food.

So don't get left behind, start becoming the best future Pharmacist you can be!

Topic: Reach your potential (1)
Location: Strathclyde University, Glasgow
Date: Monday 22nd October
Time: 17:00 - 21:00
Price: £3 (includes a selection of refreshements)

Tickets for Reach your potential (Strathclyde) have now closed

Topic: Reach your potential (2)
Location: Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
Date: Monday 19th November
Time: 17:00 - 21:00
Price: £3 (includes a selection of refreshements)

Tickets for Reach your potential (Aberdeen) have now closed

For further information please contact Andrew Moy at and follow the BPSA on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

Pennine Area Conference

Clinical trials are crucial for testing the safety and efficacy of medicines, and pharmacists are an integral part of the process. Join us at the conference to learn more about careers in hospital and industry with speakers discussing topics such as the clinical trials process or new emerging drug therapies. 

This is a great opportunity to meet experts in the profession, partake in hands-on workshops and engage in discussion with other students. 

Topic: Clinical Trials in Pharmacy
Location:University of Manchester 
Date: Saturday 20th October 
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Price: £6 (includes lunch) 

Tickets for Clinical Trials in Pharmacy have now closed

For further information please contact Lauren McGrail at and follow the BPSA on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

Western Area Conference

Medicines save lives everyday, but how useful is a medicine that cannot reach those who need it most? 

With the deadline for the UN Sustainable Development Goals now only TWELVE years away it is urgent that pharmacists, the medicine experts, work to address global health inequalities. 

This conference will explore different ways in which pharmacists can ensure safe and sustainable supply of medicines, from community to international vaccination. 

Gweld chi yng Nghaerdydd!

Topic: Access and Supply
Location: Cardiff University
Date: Saturday 17th November 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Price: £6 (includes lunch)

Tickets for Access and Supply have now closed

For further information please contact Rhys Llewellyn at and follow the BPSA on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

Eastern Area Conference

Did you know that 1 in 3 people are addicted to something?

Addiction comes in various shapes and forms; some are easier to spot than others, but all can have a detrimental effect on people's lives.

Come join us at this event to hear leading pharmacists and experts explore the taboo realm of addiction, including talks on recent developments around the legalisation of medicinal cannabis, alcoholism and OTC addiction.

Topic: Addiction
Location: University of Nottingham
Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Price: £6 (includes lunch)

Tickets for Addiction have now closed

For further information please contact Janelle Peralta at and follow the BPSA on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

Southern Area Conference

In a country where 1 in 6 adults experience a common mental health problem every week, utilising pharmacists effectively couldn’t be of more value to society.

Members of our profession are placed in both unique and varied environments that enable them to be of service to patients. This conference will explore and showcase the ways in which pharmacists have been working to collectively increase good mental health.

Buy a ticket to access the line-up of mental health experts, the chance to learn from unique workshops and network with students from other schools of pharmacy.

Topic: Mental Health
Location: Kingston Universty
Date: Saturday 27th October
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Price: £6 (includes lunch)

Tickets for Mental Health have now closed

For further information please contact Raeesah Nazir at and follow the BPSA on TwitterFacebook and Instagram



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