Pharmacy Guild’s George Tambassis to present opportunities to leverage pharmacy to benefit health consumers at ASMI Conference

14 September 2016

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Pharmacy Guild's George Tambassis to present opportunities to leverage pharmacy to benefit health consumers at ASMI Conference


Sydney, 14 September 2016 - Pharmacy Guild of Australia's President George Tambassis will present different ways the non-prescription industry can better leverage pharmacy to enable the healthcare consumer during his plenary session at ASMI's annual conference on Thursday 27th October.
"Australia's 5500 community pharmacies are a vital part of the health system and provide the most accessible of all health professionals - the community pharmacist. In an evolving market and regulatory environment, it is important that pharmacies work with the wider sector to ensure that patients always come first, and that the regulatory environment encourages excellent service and quality care," said Mr Tambassis about his upcoming session.
Tambassis plans to outline opportunities which impact the non-prescription industry both now and in the future. These included the current 6CPA, the progress of the MedsASSIST real time monitoring program for OTC codeine tracking, as well as thoughts on prescription-to-OTC switch and better leveraging the role of the pharmacist in the future. He will also touch on the recent MOU signed with the China Medical Pharmaceutical Material Association (CMPMA) and what opportunities this presents for the Australian OTC/Complementary medicines industry.
"Those wanting to get a better understanding of the current state of play on critical issues impacting the sector such as codeine real time monitoring and implications of the 6CPA on the non-prescription industry should come along," said ASMI's Marketing & Business Development Director, Filomena Maiese.
ASMI is offering a 10 per cent discount for group booking of five or more delegates. Register at /events/asmi-events/conference-diamond-awards.aspx

ASMI 2016 CONFERENCE EVENT DETAILS: When: 8.30am, Thursday 27 October 2016 Where: Le Montage, 38 Frazer Street, Lilyfield NSW