Professional Development Events


Patient Counselling Event, PCE

PCE is a competition that facilitates pharmacy students to apply their patient counselling skills in the context of a case scenario. They learn how to effectively counsel, build rapport, and facilitate shared decision making between provider and patient. At APPS 2022, the participant of the PCE competition will simulate being the pharmacist counselling a patient coming into the pharmacy with a prescription. Participants will be graded, judged and prized by a panel of judges.

Clinical Skills Event, CSE

The Clinical Skills Event (CSE) provides educational opportunities for participants to demonstrate and enhance their clinical pharmaceutical knowledge. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of the importance of the pharmacist’s role in direct patient care. Individuals and teams compete in a friendly environment by demonstrating their skills in assessing patient information and current therapy, identifying and prioritising drug therapy problems, identifying treatment goals, and recommending a pharmaceutical care plan.

Industrial Skills Event, ISE

Aims to raise awareness of how the pharmaceutical industry sector runs in terms of manufacturing, production, regulation, quality assurance, marketing and sales. It is a competition to which the participants will need to solve a pharmaceutical industrial case.

Poster Competition

Poster competition aims to raise awareness and amplify knowledge on healthcare-related issues. The participants will submit informative and concise abstracts on research topics within the fields of pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy practice or pharmacy education that they will present during the event.