The National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (NAPSA) is the representative organisation for over 3500 pharmacy students and 17 student associations across Australia - this includes our very own QPSA. We were among the original constituents during the foundation of NAPSA in 1948. NAPSA is committed to securing a prosperous future and the protection of rights and privileges for Australian pharmacy students, as well as facilitating connections between students and the pharmacy industry. NAPSA Congress is the biggest Student Pharmacy event held each year, and is always a much anticipated event in our calendar. In addition to Congress, NAPSA also facilitates the hosting of our annual Vampire Cup, Charity Cup, APP NAPSA Networking Night, and various Awareness Campaigns throughout the year.
NAPSA Congress is a much loved event, held annually in January, that is hosted each year at a pharmacy school around Australia. This event is a week long celebration of our pharmacy industry with daily education, networking, and social events. Some of our favourite social events include Gala Ball, Alumni Networking Night, and Battle Night. The week often ends with a trade-show hall to let students learn about different companies, products, and opportunities available while picking up some freebies. Arguably the best part of Congress is meeting many like-minded pharmacy students from around the country and forming long lasting friendships. Every year, the branch who has shown the most spirit and enthusiasm over the previous year and during the week of congress is awarded and titled "Branch of the Year."
NAPSA Congress 2023 was held between 15th Jan to 21st Jan in Canberra.
At the beginning of 2023, The University of Canberra hosted over 140 students from both Australia and New Zealand for NAPSA Congress 2023. It was an eventful week-long celebration of our industry with daily education, networking, and social events. This conference is always inspiring as we are surrounded with so many successful students and future health professionals. Our QPSA team were thrilled to take part in all events, and we came away with the NAPSA Best Branch Award for 2023. Keep an eye out for next year's Congress, where you'll be heading down south away from the mainland - the beautiful Tasmania!
QPSA were very honoured to receive the NAPSA Best Branch 2023 Award at the PSA NAPSA Congress Gala Ball. Thank you to everyone who has been involved whether that be on our committee, as a member, or even as a supporter - you are all a part of what makes QPSA succeed.
Interested in Congress 2024?
The next NAPSA Congress will be held in January 2024 in the beautiful Tasmania. If you are interested in getting involved, make sure you are following our social media accounts and keeping an eye on our website. As soon as expressions of interest are open, we will let everyone know!
Do you want to know more about NAPSA Congress? Get in touch with Grace Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org
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