Aug 16 , 2013
Nominations for the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia prestigious Awards for Excellence close next Friday, August 23.
Acknowledged as the pharmacy profession’s most prestigious and sought-after awards, the PSA’s Pharmacist of the Year, Young Pharmacist of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards represent the profession’s pinnacles of achievement.
National President of PSA, Grant Kardachi, said the PSA Excellence Awards acknowledge the achievers of the pharmacy profession, in particular those involved in innovative practice; those striving to raise practice standards; and those who, through their professionalism, provide a model of practice for others to emulate.
The awards are divided into three categories:
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Pharmacist of the Year
- Young Pharmacist of the Year
The Pharmacist of the Year, Young Pharmacist of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient each receive prizes including a Symbion Education Grant to the value of $9,000.
Mr Kardachi, said the awards honoured those who achieved and maintained the highest standards of commitment and professionalism in pharmacy.
“The Excellence Awards recognise those exceptional individuals in pharmacy who contribute so much to the profession,” Mr Kardachi said.
“The recognition of their expertise and achievements by their peers is what makes these awards so sought after and respected.”
Patrick Davies, CEO of Symbion, sponsors of the awards for the ninth consecutive year, said pharmacists at all levels of the profession were inspired and motivated by the Excellence Awards.
“These awards are an inspiration for all sectors of the profession to continue to lift standards even higher and the recognition the awards provide reflects the exceptional quality of healthcare provided by pharmacists throughout Australia. These awards highlight what is great about our profession and how those in it never cease to strive for excellence,” Mr Davies said.