Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

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The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia or PSA is a professional organisation of Australian pharmacists. PSA is the body that represents all of the pharmacy profession in Australia, and it has approximately 18,000 members. PSA is the major provider of continuing professional development programmes for pharmacists in Australia. PSA also organises various pharmacy events including the Pharmacy Australia Congress (PAC) and CPExpo. PSA publishes the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary, the Australian Pharmacist journal, and various other pharmacy publications.[citation needed]

Members of PSA are entitled to use the postnominal MPS, while Fellows of the Society are entitled to use FPS.[citation needed]

Structure and history[edit]

PSA was formed in 1977 and is made up of state pharmaceutical societies, several of which were in existence before Federation. The Western Australian branch is the only one which retains a regulatory role, similar to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, whereas the other branches are incorporated societies.[citation needed]

PSA has moved to a unified national structure giving it a national decision-making body with the power to make binding decisions on branches.[citation needed]

The state and territory societies are:

  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia New South Wales branch
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Queensland branch
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia South Australian branch
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Tasmanian branch
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Victorian branch
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Western Australia
  • Pharmaceutical Society of ACT

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