The idea behind the forum came from 25-year-old Curtin University PhD student Kenneth Lee.
The Winthrop resident was named the WA Young Pharmacist of the Year for connecting pharmacists across the State.
�I realised that keeping up-to-date can be uniquely challenging in our profession.
�We have to keep abreast of evidence surrounding new medications entering the Australian market; legislative changes to the supply of medications, product recalls, updated guidelines for managing long-term medical conditions, and retail-related matters,� Mr Lee explained.
�I saw this issue as something that needed to be addressed promptly. I figured the most efficient way was to harness the collective wisdom of other fellow pharmacists.�
With a general interest in science, Mr Lee said his experience as a community pharmacist fuelled his desire to improve healthcare on a large scale and help people live a life they wanted.
�I want to be able to engage future generations of pharmacists, to help consumers manage their health, by teaching students at university,� he said.
�I also want to tackle broader health problems through research, and hope to use my close connections with fellow pharmacy practitioners to translate research into practice.�