NAPSA Congress

In 2018, the Sydney University Pharmacy Association (SUPA) will host, in conjunction with the National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association (NAPSA), 350 pharmacy students to celebrate what has become known as a premier event of the Pharmacy Student Calendar! From the 23rd to the 29th of January, the annual NAPSA Congress will take place in Sydney, at the University of Sydney, for the 2018 session.

NAPSA Congress is an annual event that offers education, networking, a trade-show hall, social events and more! Here from inspiring speakers from the pharmacy and other related fields, network and make friends with other like-minded pharmacy students from around Australia.

Educational Events

Innovated and interactive workshops and lectures will provide the students with the latest and in depth knowledge of a variety of pharmacy services. Perfect for not only first year students but even final year students. Learn secrets in up in coming drug development and better practice in community pharmacy.

Topics include:

    • Hospital Pharmacy
    • Pharmacy Ownership
    • Travel Safety
    • rnational opportunities and Pharmacy Aid
    • Pharmacy practice
    • Pharmacy career paths
    • Leadership
    • And many more!

Trade Show

Every year SUPA hold an annual trade show (SUPAC) in the Quadrangle. We promise a bigger and better trade show than the previous NAPSA Congresses, with a large number and variety of stalls. These stalls allow students to communicate more personally with a range of professional bodies such as large industrial pharmaceutical companies, vitamin companies, hospital pharmacists, community pharmacists, pharmacy governing bodies and even armed forces pharmacists. Have a chat, score some freebies and have a wonderful afternoon in the air conditioned MacLaurin Hall.

Social Events

Tuesday 23rd January Opening Night - Theme TBA

Get your boog on and make some new friends. Remember to start swapping your Branch wrist bands as easy talking starters. I hear potentially a cruise on Sydney Harbour?

Wednesday 24th January Newtown Pub Crawl - Theme TBA

Party like you’re a true SUPA member. This pub crawl will take you through the weird and wonderful that is Newtown. Everyone will be separated, so share a bev with someone new, before meeting with everyone at the last venue.

Thursday 25th January Battle Night

It’s Branch against Branch, so bring your A game tonight! Branches will be dressed in their code of colour. Activities will range from boat races to balloon popping. And some lucky students will be actioned for the NAPSA charity (White Cloud Foundation). Don’t worry it’s each Branch’s money not yours!.

Friday 26th January Australia Day

Enjoy all the classic Australia Day activities, such as snags on the BBQ, water activities and a tinny or two. Then hopefully party through the night at an amazing venue TBA or catch one of Sydney’s many Australia Day events!

Saturday 27th January Free Night

Enjoy some peace and quiet before the final night of NAPSA or go crazy and explore Sydney’s nightlife. Holy Moley? The Ivy Pool Bar? Or if anyone was up for a little live music the Foo Fighters are playing in Sydney tonight.

Sunday 28th January Gala Ball at Dockside in Darling Harbour

Grab your gowns and suits. Ladies make sure your mascara is waterproof as this is the final night of Congress. There will be laughs and tears as you say goodbye, although not forever, to the amazing people you have met.

Monday 29th January

Today you will fly or drive home. Or stay a few nights and explore the wonders of Sydney.

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