The Medicines Roundtable is an event hosted by VicTAG and Safer Care Victoria.  It is for Victorian clinicians with an interest in medication safety and quality. It provides an opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues.

The 2019 Medicines Roundtable was held on Thursday 25th July where attendees heard the latest on optimising management of anticoagulants, opioids and other high risk medicines, measuring and learning from medication errors, the not so easy questions emerging on how to deal with pharmaceutical waste in our hospitals and much more. The slides for the presentations are available below:


Welcome  Welcome presentation
A/Prof Mary O’Reilly, Deputy Chair, Victorian Therapeutics Advisory Group

Reducing anticoagulant-related patient harm – the way forward
Prof Andrew Wilson, Chief Medical Officer, Safer Care Victoria

Raising the bar for improvement in VTE prevention
Sarah Charles, Melbourne Health
Chemotherapy Project Chemotherapy audit toolkit
Shaun O’Connor, Cancer Programs, DHHS
Pharmaceutical Waste Understanding pharmaceutical waste management
Rachel McConville, DHHS & Darlene Smith, Wimmera Health Care Group
Opioid Management   Challenges of safe postoperative opioid use in an era of "opioid crisis"
Dr Charles Kim, Melbourne Health
Victorian perspectives from a national survey of hospital opioid use
Johanna de Wever, SHPA
Safe Script - a real time prescription monitoring system in Victoria
Matthew McCrone, DHHS
Improvement Science Improvement science session/activity
Monica Holdsworth, Safer Care Victoria