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PharmAus 2017 – A showcase of the innovative medicines industry

Parliament House, Canberra 5 September 2017

This event is the chance for the innovative, pharmaceutical sector, policy makers, academics, health experts, and parliamentarians to explore the intersection of a rapidly changing healthcare system and highlight solutions for collaboration, research and government policy.

Medicines Australia is dedicated to encouraging growth of our sector, and our event will open up dialogue on present issues critical to industry. Panel discussions and key themes will cover the future of healthcare, the National Medicines Policy, universal access, the pharmaceutical benefits scheme, patient perspectives, emerging technologies, clinical trials and commercialisation of research.

Our Member companies will share challenges and success stories with more than 20 different educational and interactive displays being showcased.

Program highlights

Adjunct Professor John Skerritt, Deputy Secretary, Health Product and Regulation Group

How do we have a 21st Century National Medicines Policy? What are the critical success factors to support timely and safe access to medicines? Deputy Secretary at the Department of Health,  Dr Skerritt, will present answers to these questions at Pharmaus2017. Dr Skerritt is responsible for leading the implementation of broad-ranging reforms, following the Australian Government’s response to the MMDR (Sampson Review).

Deborah Scofield, Professor and Chair of Health Economic, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney

Research and modelling on ageing and retirement and their relationships with health and the labour force; modelling of demographic change and the health workforce; long term forecasting of health services and expenditure has become even more important as pressures on the health budget continue. Delivering a presentation at AusPharm 2017, Deborah Scofield, Professor and Chair of Health Economic, University of Sydney will provide an overview of her recent research commissioned by Medicines Australia.

Emeritus Professor Ian Chubb AC

With advancing Australian innovation being high on the Australian Government’s agenda, former Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb AC will present answers on how we can foster innovation, science and research.  Professor Chubb is also a member of the Medicines Australia Advisory Council, which provides strategic advice to the Association on trends and issues impacting the industry in the medium to long term.


Speaker information



Registration now open

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