Prescribing and Pharmacology Workshop - May (Virtual)
May 29

Prescribing and Pharmacology Workshop - May (Virtual)

Start Date
29-May-2024 7:30 pm
End Date
12-Jun-2024 9:30 pm
(UTC+10:00) Australia/Sydney

Registrations Close
29 May 2024 4:00 PM




The 2024 Prescribing & Pharmacology virtual workshop features updated content (based on member feedback). The course builds on prior knowledge with emphasis on the Nurse Practitioner’s role in safe and effective prescribing using a patient-centred approach.

Session 1:  Key Issues | Drug Interactions  

  • Key issues regarding legislation / PBS / scheduling changes – TGA updates
  • What’s new
    • New drugs, indications, guidelines e.g. CV calculators 
    • Immunisation changes - Shingles, RSV
    • Evidence based resources
  • Drug Interactions - What to watch out for to be safe, what do you need to know, where to find the answers?
  • Case studies

Session 2:  Asthma | COPD | Deprescribing by disease state

  • Asthma – what is in the Quick Reference Guide from NAC 2024
  • COPD update and case study
  • Deprescribing by disease state and safe prescribing for older people – using new Australian guidelines
  • Case studies

Session 3:  Monitoring - ongoing prescribing, benefits or harm | Case studies

  • Pathology tests
    • What to watch for,
    • Practice examples
    • When to check renal function
  • Case studies with discussion - heart failure, rheumatoid arthritis, dizziness, insomnia, depression / anxiety     


Each session covers a different topic, so please ensure you are available to attend all three sessions when you register for the course.

  • Wednesday 29 May 2024
  • Wednesday 5 June 2024
  • Wednesday 12 June 2024



  • 7:30pm – 9:30pm AEST (ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS, QLD)
  • 7pm (ACST SA, NT)
  • 5:30pm (AWST WA)



  • This workshop is held virtually via Zoom
  • Session handouts and Zoom Link are provided closer to the event



  • Endorsed Nurse Practitioners
  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioner candidates and students
  • Nurses
  • All Health Professionals



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

Jenny is a practising 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 focusing 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.



  • 6 hours* (2 hours per session)


REGISTRATION FEES (includes all 3 sessions)

Use the PURCHASE TICKETS button on the top right of this page

  • ACNP members: $198.00 inc GST
  • Non-members: $330.00 inc GST



T:  1300 433 660 




  • *Conditions apply. Please refer to the ACNP CPD Policy found here

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

Event Type
Event Location
Virtual Workshop VIC
Contact Details
ACNP Events
1300 433 660

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