Forum is the right medicine

Kenneth Lee is connected to pharmacists throughout WA.           d435381
Kenneth Lee is connected to pharmacists throughout WA.         d435381

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.�