Program overview

In 2025, the Life Long Learning in Pharmacy (LLLP) conference will return to Australia with the theme ‘From Down Under to Up There – Bridging the Span of Life Long Learning in Pharmacy’.

This event promises an enriching experience, featuring:

  • Plenary lectures by renowned experts covering key areas of interest in advancing pharmacy practice through continuous professional development (CPD) and lifelong learning.
  • Interactive workshops delving into specific cutting-edge topics.
  • Poster and oral paper submissions providing a platform for presentation of research and data for insightful discussions on pharmacy and health professions education.

A preview of the program will be available in early 2025, offering a diverse array of topics and perspectives on lifelong learning in the pharmacy field.

Register your interest for further updates.

This program outline is just a guide and is subject to change.

Pre-conference - 7 July
10:00-10:30amMorning Tea 
2:30-3:00pmAfternoon tea 
5:30-7:00pmWelcome reception
Day one - 8 July
9:00-9:30amWelcome to Country
9:30-10:30amPlenary session 1
10:30-11:00amMorning tea
11:00-1:00pmWorkshop (3 sessions)
1:00-2:00pmLunch and poster viewing
2:00-3:30pm Workshop (3 sessions)
3:30 – 4:00 pmAfternoon tea
4:00 – 5:00 pmPlenary session 2
Day two - 9 July
9:00-9:30amPoster presentations 1
9:30-10:30amPlenary session 3
10:30-11:00amMorning tea
11:00-1:00pmOral presentations (3 sessions) 
1:00-2:00pmLunch and poster viewing
2:00-3:30pm Workshop (3 sessions)
3:30-4:00pmAfternoon tea
4:00-5:00pmPlenary session 4
7:00-10:00pmConference dinner
Day three - 10 July
9:00-9:30amPoster presentations 2
9:30-10:30amPlenary session 5
10:30-11:00amMorning tea
11:00-1:00pmOral presentations (3 sessions) 
1:00-2:00pmLunch and poster viewing
2:00-3:30pm Conference close

Types of sessions

Workshop sessions: These sessions are 90 minutes in length, including a short break at 45 minutes to allow participants in concurrently running sessions to move to a different session. The break is optional for workshops. Workshops must be practical and interactive and include opportunities for active learning and interaction between participants. It is recommended that a 90 minute workshop include about 30 to 40 minutes of content and 40 to 50 minutes of active learning.

Small group (concurrent) sessions: These sessions are 45 minutes in length. Sessions must include opportunity for discussion, which can be in any format that allows this, e.g. question and answer period, a speaker panel discussion/debate, live polls asking participants to contribute their experience, “buzz” groups (2-3 minute discussions on an issue in small groups of 2-3 people), etc. These are just examples and proposers are encouraged to consider other innovative ideas to engender discussion and interaction. It is recommended that the 45 minute session include about 25 to 30 minutes of content and 15 to 20 minutes for interaction with/among participants.

Oral communications – project/research sessions: These presentations are allocated 15 minutes in length and will be grouped together in groups of three presentations within each theme in each room. There will be 10 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions from the participants.

Poster sessionsPosters will need to be available for viewing on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the conference and there will be a manned poster-viewing time within the programme during that time when authors will be present with their posters. The program will also include a Life Long Learning in Pharmacy favourite item – “Visit my poster” where each poster author/s is given ONE minute per poster in plenary time to advertise their poster to conference participants. How you use this time is entirely up to you.

Posters should be A0 size in a Portrait style. Standard ISO A0 paper dimensions are 841mm x 1189mm (or 33.1 ×46.8inches).  Posters may be laminated or not, according to your preference. Please bring Velcro dots or tacks to attach to the boards (not blu-tak).