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Conference to look at getting more pharmacists involved in veterinary pharmacy

Getting involved in veterinary pharmacy is to be a theme of this year's weekend conference of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Veterinary Pharmacists Group.

The conference takes place in Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday 16 July, preceded by dinner on the previous evening.

With the title “Choosing animal health through pharmacy: how pharmacists can get involved in veterinary medicines”, the conference will include a session on training resources for pharmacists and support staff and a workshop session on how to increase pharmacists’ involvement in veterinary pharmacy.

Other sessions will provide updates on veterinary legislation, vaccines, veterinary pharmaceuticals and zoonoses.

Further information about the conference appears below.

Annual weekend conference: Choosing animal health through pharmacy: Stratford-Upon-Avon
The Veterinary Pharmacists’ Group

Date: 15 and 16 July 2006

Venue: Stratford Manor, Stratford Upon Avon

Content: How pharmacists can get involved in veterinary medicines

Aim: To provide an update on veterinary medicine legislation, with case studies on how the new regulations are impacting on pharmacy; to provide an update on training resources for pharmacists and support staff; to consider how to involve pharmacists more in veterinary practice; to provide updates on vaccines, pharmaceutical care for animals, veterinary pharmaceuticals and zoonoses.

Speakers: to include John Fitzgerald, director of policy, Veterinary Medicines Directorate; Michael Jepson, tutor, VPG diploma in veterinary pharmacy; Michelle Styles, head of information services, National Pharmacy Association; Rod Jones, practising veterinary pharmacist; Alasdair King, veterinary manager, Intervet; Nigel Calvert, consultant in communicable diseases, Health Protection Agency

Fees: Full rate (including Saturday dinner and quiz, Saturday night accommodation, Sunday breakfast, Sunday conference, Sunday lunch and refreshments) £210; accompanying persons (Saturday and Sunday) £100; Sunday conference only (including lunch and refreshments) £30 members, £40 non-members. Closing date for registration, 30 June

Further information: Lorraine Fearon, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 1 Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7JN
tel 020 7572 2409
e-mail lorraine.fearon@rpsgb.org

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 10021929

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