The PHARMAC Seminar Series provides 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.
The PHARMAC Seminar Series is now into its eighth year. The Series has grown since PHARMAC began the initiative in 2006, with over 135 seminars held to date and nearly 4,540 delegates attending seminars over the last seven years.
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 gaurantee a place - we will be in touch to confirm places and to provide information on payment and travel arrangements (which we will book) closer to the seminar.
The feedback we have received reflects a high level of interest in the topics and responses to various seminars include:
“These seminars are so valuable for ongoing education - thank you for your support.”
“Well run, high calibre speakers and great presentations, a collegial atmosphere and respect for different professional strengths - thank you."
"All great speakers, excellent information for primary care".
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.
We are looking forward to the upcoming seminars over the next year. The range of topics for 2013 are relevant and will provide interest to a wide audience.