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APP2017 will be held from 9-12 March at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Further information will be available in the coming months via the APP website and eNewsletters.


It’s a wrap!


The pharmacy industry is experiencing a world of change – and APP2016 was once again a key driver in providing advice, information, opportunities and inspiration to embrace change and succeed in ‘the new normal’.

Over 70 speakers, including international guests, Dr Paul Grundy, Ian Strachan and Carlo Berardi, provided delegates with key learnings in how to be strong and agile in the face of change. While the ‘packed to the rafters’ pharmacy transformation sessions, provided practical tools to help adapt to a new business environment.

We were pleased to hear keynote speaker, the Hon. Sussan Ley MP recognise the benefits of the current business model of pharmacy; and also announce the first three trials to be delivered as a part of 6CPA funding.

Friday night’s Welcome Reception provided a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues and experience the ‘bigger than ever’ trade exhibition. A multitude of new products were launched at APP2016 amongst teddy bears, milkshakes, astronauts, sand sculptures, mini golf and even a couple of cars!

Pharmacists and owners waited with much anticipation on Saturday to hear from Professor Stephen King of the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Panel. Delegates appreciated the transparent approach of the entire panel and willingness to take questions within the session and throughout the conference.

Clinical sessions were again well received, with information on medicinal cannabis trails and new Hepatitis C drugs and the role for pharmacy providing insight into these new forms of treatment.

It wouldn’t be an APP without the party – and this year’s Street Party didn’t disappoint! An Elvis impersonator and celebrant, aerial acrobats, karaoke, photo booths, Cosentino the Grand Illusionist, The Potbelleez and even a real live wedding made this year’s street party, truly Las Vegas on the Gold Coast!

Finally, congratulations to the Guild Pharmacy of the Year: Pharmacy 777 Nollamara in Western Australia, and Guild Intern of the Year, Jessica Cahill from the Northern Territory.

Thank you to each and every one of the delegates, exhibitors and sponsors for helping to make APP2016 a huge success! We are always looking for ways to grow and innovate, so please feel free to provide your feedback to so we can make APP2017 even better.


CPD Credits at APP2016


This activity has been accredited for Group 1 and Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Refer to the summary table for the unique accreditation codes and available CPD credits for each session.

To claim your CPD credits:

APP delegates with a myCPD account can record their CPD credits and complete assessments at the Guild Pharmacy Academy stand in the trade exhibition. Guild staff will be available at this stand to assist you with this process.

Alternatively recording credits and completing assessments can be completed during the event and after the event via your own laptop, tablet or iPad at

This is an accredited CPD activity. Please note that CPD credits can only be recorded for sessions that you have attended.

Pharmacists may be required to provide evidence of their participation in CPD activities if audited by the Pharmacy Board.

Declaration of Conflict of Interests – Speakers APP2016