Prescribing and Pharmacology - Virtual Workshop
Oct 13

Prescribing and Pharmacology - Virtual Workshop

Date & Time
13 October 2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM



The 2021 Prescribing & Pharmacology virtual workshop has new content and is based on requests from previous attendees. The course will build on prior knowledge with emphasis on the Nurse Practitioner’s role in safe and effective prescribing using a patient-centred approach.

The workshop includes: 

  • Health headlines – controversies
  • What’s new – new drugs; changed guidelines for common disease states eg. asthma, COPD, diabetes, cardiovascular disease   
  • Key issues: legislation, ethics, PBS, scheduling changes, error minimisation, deprescribing  
  • Case studies involving multiple medications.  
    • Delirium, depression, dementia and drugs, prescribed antidepressants and antipsychotics  
    • Medicines which put on weight
    • OTC and complementary medicines – interactions to watch out for
    • Driving and medications   
  • 6 hours CPD


Wednesday 13 October 2021


  • Session 1: 10am - 12pm (ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS)
    • 9:00am - 11:00am QLD
    • 9:30am - 11:30am SA
    • 8:30am - 10:30am NT
    • 7:00am - 9:00am WA
  • Session 2: 12.30pm - 2.30pm (ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS)
    • 11:30am - 1:30pm QLD
    • 12:00pm - 2:00pm SA
    • 11:00am - 1:00pm NT
    • 9:30am - 11:30pm WA
  • Session 3: 3.00pm - 5.00pm (ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS)
    • 2:00pm - 4:00pm QLD
    • 2:30pm - 4:30pm SA
    • 1:30pm - 3:30pm NT
    • 12:00pm - 2:00pm WA

Venue: The workshop is held virtually, via Zoom. (Daylight saving starts on 3 Oct 2021)



This program is available to endorsed Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioner candidates and students, nurses, and health professionals.



Dr Jenny Gowan PhD, Grad Dip Comm Pharm, PhC, FACPP, FPS, AACPA, MSHPA

Jenny is a practicing pharmacist, Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University and Clinical Associate at RMIT university. She is the Vice President of the PSA Branch committee, and an Editorial Board Member of AUS-DI (Drug information), Guidelines Committee for the National Asthma Council Australian Asthma Handbook, and RACGP Silver book for Aged Care. 

Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist, and conducts her own company focussing on medication reviews in the home and Aged Care Facilities as well as Quality Use of Medicine consultancy.  She works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a GP clinic at a Community Health Centre. Jenny has published over 500 educational articles and presents hundreds of talks annually.    

In 2010 Jenny received the Sanofi-Aventis award by the University of Sydney,  in 2013 the PSA Australian Pharmacist of the Year and in 2016 Jenny was the AACP-MIMs Consultant Pharmacist of the Year.



  • ACNP Members: $165.00
  • Non Members: $275.00 



To register for the virtual workshop you can use the folowing button.


* Registration Issues

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Contact: ACNP National Office on 1300 433 660



Certificates of participation will be issued upon successful completion of an online quiz after the workshop.

Event Type
Event Location
Virtual Workshop
Contact Details
ACNP National Office
1300 433 660

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