The PHARMAC Seminar Series continues to provide a number of high quality education seminars covering a variety of topics and caters to a range of health professionals. Seminars are a full day and are held in Wellington.
PHARMAC covers the cost of travel to and from seminars (including flights) and accommodation when required. Participants are charged $115.00 (GST inclusive) as a contribution towards the cost of running the seminar.
Attendance at seminars contributes towards continuing professional development for GP's (the Seminar Series is accredited by the RNZCGPs as a CME provider), nurses, midwives (selective seminars are accredited by the Midwifery Council) and pharmacists.
Seminars are open to any interested health professional to attend but are limited to 30 attendees. Preference will be given to those health professionals who are working in areas specifically related to the topic of the seminar and those who haven't attended a PHARMAC seminar.
Registrations are taken online through this website. Once you have registered you will receive an email to let you know that your registration has been received. Registering for a seminar does not guarantee a place - we will be in touch to confirm places and to provide information on payment and travel arrangements (which we arrange closer to the seminar.)
The Directors of the Seminar Series, chaired by Professor Norman Sharpe, come from a range of disciplines and have the responsibility of determining the topic and content of each session. See the Directors page for more information.
The feedback we have received this year reflects a high level of interest in the topics and responses to various seminars include:
“These seminars are stimulating and provide a huge knowledge boost in a short time - always excellent speakers.”
"An excellent seminar, really enjoyed it. Very inspiring and came away with some useful information which can be used in primary care."
"Great team work between presenters, clear and open conversations and very willing of participation.
"Very well run. Very enthusiastic presenters who have given me much inspiration! - very worthwhile thank you.”
We are looking forward to the upcoming seminars over the next year. The range of topics for 2014 are relevant and will provide interest to a wide audience.