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Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Optimising Aged Care 

Session 1: Unlocking the aged care opportuntity for pharmacists
With an ageing population, the demand for specialised treatment services in aged care will increase.
This session explores the initial results from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the role of the pharmacist in improving health outcomes and the safe use of medicines in older people. The discussion will also explore opportunities for placing pharmacists into residential care to improve the quality use of medicines in a high-risk population for medicine misadventures.

Session 2 MRS GRACE: Medication Regimen Simplification Guide for Residential Aged CarE
Residents of aged care facilities, and people receiving aged care services in their own homes, have increasingly complex medication regimens and are at risk of medication misadventure.

This session will focus on the Medication Regimen Simplification Guide for Residential Aged CarE (MRS GRACE) tool to identify opportunities to simplify medicine regimens. Evidence showing the benefits of this promising new tool will be reviewed.

Presenter: Dr Janet Sluggetl - Pharmacist and NHMRC Early Career Fellow, Monash University

When: Sunday 20 October 2019
Time: 11.45am - 1.45pm (11.30am registration)
Where: University of South Australia Whyalla Campus (Room MB1-33)
Cost: Free for members; $150 for non-members (registration essential for all)

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