Each year two events (usually conferences) are held in each area, one in Autumn and one in Spring. They usually take place on a Saturday at a university venue in your area. These events are organised and hosted by your Area Coordinators, with each conference having a specific theme. This years themes include: 'Diversity in Pharmacy Today', 'Epidemics', 'Vulnerable Groups', 'Pharmacy and Disabilities' and 'Public Health Today'. You can read about a member's experience at one of these events in our publications.To read more about the event in each area, click on a region of the BPSA map.
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.