ASMI AGM And Annual Conference 2008

Wednesday 19 November 2008

Australian Technology Park Conference Centre, Redfern, Sydney

The annual ASMI AGM & Conference provides an opportunity to network with colleagues from many segments of the non-prescription consumer healthcare industry and related organisations. Integrating Self Care into the Healthcare System updated over 300 delegates on the latest thinking and trends in the area of Self Care.

Presentations covered global and local activities, successes and learnings. Industry experts and key opinion leaders discussed the creation of a broader Self Care environment in Australia across all key activity areas from sales and marketing to regulatory frameworks and research and development.

Integrating Self Care into the Healthcare System was proudly sponsored by - click here.

Click on the links below to access Conference documents and Speaker presentations:

Final Conference Program
Nicholas Hall presentation
Dr Paul Gross presentation
Tom Booth presentation
Fabian Dwyer presentation
Katherine Doric presentation - Katherine Doric presentation - To request a copy of this presentation, please email

Please note that Senator The Hon. Jan McLucas and the Panel Session did not have slides.

Sheila Kelly DVD Presentation - The UK Approach to Driving Self Care

Part 1

Part 2

2008 ASMI Sales & Marketing Awards

The ASMI Sales & Marketing Awards are designed to honour manufacturers who excel in the sales and marketing of their products. They recognise Quality Use of Medicines (QUM), innovation, marketing and sales best practice, and consumer focus.

        The 2008 Awards were hosted by Dr John D'Arcy and presented by Senator The Hon. Jan McLucas, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health & Ageing.

The winners were:

Best New Introduction of a Consumer Healthcare Product: Menevit - Bayer Australia

Best Promotion of an Existing Consumer Healthcare Product: Cartia - GlaxoSmithKline

Best Self Care Program: Canesten - Bayer Australia

Best Sales Force Initiative: Grocery and/or Pharmacy: The Eight Step Call Process - Reckitt Benckiser

Pharmacy Pulse Excellence in Service & Sales Initiatives

These Awards were also presented at the 2008 ASMI Conference.

Gold Winner: EGO Pharmaceuticals

Silver Winner: Wyeth Consumer

Bronze Winner: GSK Consumer

For more information on the ASMI & Pharmacy Pulse Awards see the Media Information page in the About section of the website.