NAPSA’s Alumni Chair has announced the updating of the alumni database, and is calling for input.

The 2023/24 NAPSA Alumni Chair Xavier Vasquez is in the process of updating and renewing all alumni data! If you have been a member previously of your local NAPSA branch and/or NAPSA, you are eligible to sign up to be a part of the NAPSA Alumni Community.

Becoming a part of the community means recognising the longstanding history NAPSA has across the country, with people who have moved into all sectors of the pharmacy industry.

Please see the below Google Form to complete, whether you have previously signed up to the community or not.

We hope to see many alumni at the NAPSA Congress Alumni Event in HObart in January of 2024!

Vacant position of NAPSA Research Chair open for applications

NAPSA has re-opened the position of Research Chair for the 2023/24 term!

This is a fantastic opportunity for any applicant to take on a leadership role and contribute to the growth and development of pharmacy students across Australia. The NAPSA Board strongly encourages all members to nominate themselves, as this is an exciting opportunity to expand your network and gain leadership experience.

The nomination and application is a two-step process. The nomination form is the first step and a video application is the second step. Once both of these steps are complete, your application will be accepted and you will be in the running for Research Chair!

If you would like to apply, or have any questions regarding the application please email Applications will close on the 18th of October 11:59pm AEST.

Brand new roles on the NAPSA team open for applications

Committees have now been established to support our NAPSA Chairs in their efforts to advocate for pharmacy students across Australia.

These brand new committees will be formed by the new role of NAPSA Team Member, an initiative designed to provide support and provide students with opportunities to work in a specific committee of their interest.

The nomination for NAPSA Team Member swill be made online via a Google Form:

You will be required to answer the questions in the Google Form and submit your curriculum vitae. Applications will close on the 18th of October at 11:59pm AEST.

The following positions are available:

  • Publications Committee member
  • Alumni Committee member
  • Research Committee member
  • APSJ Committee member
  • IPSF Committee member
  • Rural and Indigenous Committee member
  • Education Committee member
  • Scholarships Committee member
  • Policy Committee member
  • NPSS Committee member

If you have any questions regarding the application please email:

We can’t wait to see you on the team!

NAPSA branches compete again to donate the most blood

This year Australian pharmacy students collectively saved over 770 lives through blood donations in our annual Vampire Cup!

This is an amazing collective achievement and NAPSA would like to thank each branch that participated for all their hard work, as well as every student who donated – we appreciate you!

The top three branches who tallied the most donations were:

  • 1st place: JCUPSA (92 donations)
  • 2nd place: TAPS (36 donations)
  • 3rd place: BAPS (21 donations)

Remember that blood donations are needed all the time, and if you or anyone you know is in a position to donate, it is something you can do even after the conclusion of the Vampie Cup.

Immediate Past President of NAPSA Flynn Swift elected to international body

The National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association (NAPSA) congratulates immediate past President Flynn Swift on his election as President of the International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF).

Mr Swift’s Australian presidency saw the first NAPSA Congress since the COVID-19 pandemic began, an increasing focus on advocacy for students, and the strengthening of relationships with key industry stakeholders. With this demonstrated experience and work ethic, we know the IPSF will be well served under his leadership.

NAPSA is a longstanding member organisation of the IPSF, and we are excited to continue working with our international partners in delivering stronger outcomes for pharmacy students at home and around the globe.

Bano Serhan
National President


The July/August edition of the ePlacebo is out now!

This edition’s theme is NAIDOC: For Our Elders.

Enjoy reading about different takes on this year’s NAIDOC Week theme, and how the pharmacy profession is making strides in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healthcare.

NAPSA’s Research Director announces the opening of the annual student research poster competition

It’s that time of year again! The 2023/24 NAPSA Research Director Annabelle Gov has announced the opening of submissions for the annual Student Research Poster Competition.

All student researchers are encouraged to submit their work, as we are accepting all posters for research conducted by pharmacy students regarding pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy.

The criteria for posters:

  • Posters should have a Title, Aim, Method, Results, Conclusion and the email address of the author
  • References are not necessary, and “Please email the author for references” may be included instead

Submissions are open NOW and will close at 11:59pm AEST on 30th of November 2023.

The prizes are:

  • 1st place: $150 gift card
  • 2nd place: $100 gift card
  • 3rd place: $50 gift card

Posters will also be displayed at the 2024 NAPSA Congress in Tasmania! The top 3 applicants will be offered the opportunity to provide a 3-minute lightning talk video about their poster, which will be broadcasted at NAPSA Congress 2024.

To enter the competition, please email your poster to Annabelle at before 11:59pm AEST 30th of November 2023.

Please Note:

Students must be currently studying a Bachelor, Master, or Extended Masters degree in Pharmacy, or a double degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics. Students from all year levels are welcome to apply, but applicants must be a student in the 2023 academic year.

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