Prescribing and Pharmacology Workshop - July 2024 (In-Person - Newcastle, NSW)
Jul 31

Prescribing and Pharmacology Workshop - July 2024 (In-Person - Newcastle, NSW)

$225.00 - $440.00
Date & Time
31 July 2024 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
(UTC+10:00) Australia/Sydney

Registrations Close
30 July 2024 5:00 PM


Please note that this is an in-person workshop in Newcastle, NSW



The 2024 Prescribing & Pharmacology 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.

View the full course flyer here: Prescribing and Pharmacology Course - 2024


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     



Wednesday 31 July 2024


10:00 to 17:00


Apollo International Hotel, Newcastle, NSW



This is an in-person course.



  • 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*



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

  • ACNP members | $275.00 
  • ACNP student members | $225.00
  • Non-members | $440.00 


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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
Apollo International Hotel
Charlestown NSW 2300
Contact Details
ACNP Events Team
1300 433 660

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