ICPA Symposium

Acting as a catalyst for change within the Independent Pharmacy sector in South Africa, ICPA encourages pharmacists to broaden their scope of practice to align with ever-changing healthcare needs of our communities.

This year, ICPA will be hosting talks where delegates attending The Pharmacy Show will receive the latest learning on Primary Healthcare services.

On behalf of the Independent Community Pharmacy Association, it gives us great pleasure to invite you to the ICPA symposium to be held at The Pharmacy Show 2022 | Sandton Convention Centre.

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    What's happening?

    ICPA encourages pharmacists to expand their scope of practice at The Pharmacy Show (TPS) 2022. ICPA will be offering short 45min seminars in which you will learn something new to implement within your pharmacy practice, immediately. Up your skills, invest in training your staff and expand your business services! Join us at The Pharmacy Show (TPS), get your FREE visitor badge, let’s begin “Pharmacy Services Reinvigorated”.


    Learn from industry-leading speakers discussing topics based on all things pharmacy.


    Access a wealth of knowledge during the seminars at the ICPA Symposium.


    Discover how you can improve your pharmacy, and how the ICPA is pushing their stance on reinvigorating pharmacy in South Africa.

    Day 1

    10:00 - 10:10Opening: Welcome to The ICPA Symposium 2022Kgabo Komape | ICPA Chairman
    10:10 - 10:30Since we last met!A quick update on a few hot topics from 2020 and emerging trends
    and forecasts for the future of community pharmacy.
    Sham Moodley
    10:30 - 11:00Take 5!Expense reducers and revenue generators from pharmacy peers. Ways to increase your pharmacy revenue, quick tips on customer service and the role it plays in generating revenue, easy steps to making a productivity change in your business.Johan Van Wyk, Mehboob Ali Cassim, Shushu Mhangwane, Johannes Ravele
    11:00 - 11:30Break
    11:30 - 12:00PIMART: Pharmacists contributing to reducing the HIV treatment burden in South AfricaProf F Venter | Pharmacist
    12:00 - 12:30The COVID-19 Vaccine rollout & NHI landscapeUnderstand how the COVID-19
    vaccination rollout translates into an evolving NHI landscape
    Dr Nicolas Crisp | DDG National Department of Health SA
    12:30 - 13:00Q&A Session
    13:00 - 14:30Lunch
    14:30 - 15:00TelemedicineLive demonstration of a telemedicine consultation solution for pharmacySiraaj Adams | Founder of Digital Labs and VideoMed
    15:00 - 15:20Kamba Ya Shanga: Asthma Management in the pharmacyManaging asthmatic
    patients while at home. Challenges & opportunities presented during Covid-19 lockdowns
    Shivani Baldeo | AstraZeneca
    15:20 - 15:40The Current State of the Pharmacy MarketAn update on the Community Pharmacy Industry - the power of data in the community pharmacy sector, how supply and demand will affect your businessMichelle Griessel | IQVIA
    15:40 - 16:00Litigious MattersAn update on legal cases involving Section 22A of the Pharmacy Act and CLICKS, and Council for Medical Schemes on DSPs and Penalty Co-PaymentsMogamat Botha | ICPA Legal Advisor
    16:00 - 16:15Q&A Session


    Day 2

    10:00 - 10:20Missed Opportunities and Medical SchemesAn update on ways to improve patient health and maximise income from medical schemesAhmed Bayat | ICPA COO
    10:20 - 10:40A new look at paracetamolA new look at paracetamol - Sponsored by GSKNishern Govender
    10:40 - 11:00The Independent Pharmacy Emergency Fund (IPEF)Following the riots and looting of July 2021, 86 independent pharmacies were left destroyed. Join us as we celebrate their resilience and fortitude and thank the many stakeholders who contributed to their recovery.Jackie Maimin | ICPA CEO
    11:00 - 11:30Break
    11:30 - 11:50The future of pharmacyThe student perspective of pharmacy - what they need from their leaders - how can we learn from one anotherThapelo Malatji | SAPSF President
    11:50 - 12:15ICPA Data WarehouseThe power of data and how it can improve your business and strengthen ICPA negotiation capabilitiesRhain Stander | ComputAssist
    12:15 - 12:45How to become a Grade A PharmacyUnderstanding the inspection process,
    grading and improvement plans
    Vincent Tlala | Pharmacy Council
    12:45 - 13:00Q&A Session
    Meet all the speakers at TPS 2022

    "A highly regarded and informative conference with fantastic debates running throughout"

    "The sessions were fantastic and the exhibition was amazing!"

    "Wonderful show! Thank you"

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