What is the Pharmacy Assistant National Conference?
The Pharmacy Assistant National Conference (PA Conference) is an annual conference hosted by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia. The event offers a two-day education program, trade exhibition, Welcome Reception and Cocktail Party (formerly Conference Dinner).
The conference has been the peak educational and networking event for pharmacy assistants for over 20 years.
In 2023, the PA Conference will be held in conjunction with Pharmacy Connect, an annual Pharmacy Guild event for pharmacists, pharmacy owners, pharmacy group executives, students, interns and industry representatives.
The two events will share a trade exhibition, which will feature 50-plus stands showcasing the latest industry products and services, and social functions including the Welcome Reception and Cocktail Party (previously Conference Dinner).
When and where is the conference and trade exhibition being held?
The conference and trade exhibition will be held at the Hyatt Regency Sydney, 161 Sussex Street, Sydney.
All conference sessions, the trade exhibition, Welcome Reception and Cocktail Party will be held at the hotel.
The Welcome Reception is being held from 5.30pm – 7.30pm at Hyatt Regency’s Zephyr Bar.
Conference sessions are held on Friday 1 September & Saturday 2 September 2023. Please visit the program page for session information and times.
The trade exhibition is open from 10.55am – 4.05pm on Friday 1 September and 9.30am – 2.00pm on Saturday 2 September.
How many trade exhibition stands will be on display?
The combined trade exhibition will feature over 50 trade stands showcasing the latest industry products and services.
Who can attend?
The conference is open to pharmacy assistants, dispensary assistants, retail managers and supervisors, educators, pharmacy industry service providers and pharmacy students.
Can I bring guests to the social events?
Yes, extra tickets to both the Welcome Reception and Cocktail Party can be purchased online with your registration. Additional Welcome Reception tickets can be purchased for $85 each and additional Cocktail Party tickets for $165 each.