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Australian Pharmacy Council

Level 1, 15 Lancaster Place, Majura Park, Canberra Airport

ACT 2609 Australia

(02) 6188 4288

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council

Level 1, 15 Lancaster Place, Majura Park, Canberra Airport

ACT 2609 Australia

(02) 6257 7960

©2020 by Australian Pharmacy Council


6 MAY 2020

From Virtual to Reality:
the journey to work readiness

Australian Pharmacy Council

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

Wednesday 6 May 2020 | QT Hotel Canberra

How can we better prepare new practitioners to be work-ready and how do we support everyone involved in the process?

Experiential placements and assessments will be the focus of Colloquium 2020 where delegates will explore “From Virtual to Reality: The journey to work-readiness”.

After careful consideration, we have made the decision to POSTPONE the Colloquium until early 2021 due to the escalation of COVID-19 nationally and internationally.


We believe it would be socially irresponsible for us to proceed with the Colloquium in May for the following reasons:

  • we are socially responsible health education organisations, and we should do all we can to assist containment of the virus

  • we should not encourage people to congregate

  • we should not impede clinical staff from being available for front-line duties, including clinical work, staffing hotlines and on-call duty (and they may be seconded to additional clinical roles)

  • universities are under stress with student and staff absences and are experiencing educational and financial impact

We apologise for the inconvenience and we will keep you updated.

Stay safe,

Bronwyn Clark and Fiona Stoker

Chief Executive Officers



International Speakers

Professor Zubin Austin
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Canada

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Essene Cassidy

Chair, Nursing and Midwifery Board, Ireland

Why attend?


Our Colloquium is the interprofessional health education event of the year! 

The day is full of interactive workshops and meaningful conversations with people from across health professions.

Discuss challenges and strategies around developing simulation-based education programs


Gain valuable insights into how colleagues are implementing and managing interprofessional assessments in placements.


Network with other health professionals to strengthen our health workforce.

Who should attend?

Our Colloquium brings together academics, teacher-practitioners, practising professionals, students, interns and policy-makers across the health sectors.

At the heart of Colloquium is education for the health professions and working holistically to achieve best practise.