BPSA Pre Registration Conference At BPC

For the second year running, the PDA sponsored the biannual BPSA preregistration graduate conference. Over 100 delegates from hospital and community registered to attend this event, held alongside the main British Pharmaceutical Conference (BPC) in Manchester during September.


The conference delivered an exciting and interactive programme focussed on: practical hints and tips for gathering evidence, how to develop and apply the skills needed to be able to give and receive feedback on performance or behaviour, as well as preparation tips for getting the most out of the cross-sector experience.

BPSA graduate officer, Victoria Heald kept the conference flowing smoothly and to time. In the morning James Davies (BPSA President) and James Wood (Past President) used their extensive knowledge and recent experience of the preregistration programme to help delegates understand
how to gather a portfolio of high quality evidence and get the most out of their cross sector experience.

The afternoon was taken up by a series of scenarios and interactive skill development sessions, delivered by John Murphy, PDA director and Mark Pitt, the membership services manager. John and Mark used their extensive training experience, as well as drawing on actual PDA cases to provide a fun and participative afternoon that kept everyone on their toes.

This was the first in a two part series of conferences and the second one “Finishing First” will take place on March 1st 2009.

This conference will focus on preparing for and passing the preregistration exam. Places can be reserved by emailing conference@the-pda.org


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