Connecting with your pharmacy education colleagues around the world just got very much easier with the release of the new PharmAcademy.

PharmAcademy, the site dedicated to pharmacy education, has undergone a major transformation. In a complete rebuild, the site is now much more like a social network. Think of it as a combination of the best parts of Facebook and LinkedIn, but dedicated to pharmacy educators. It is now so much easier to share your stories, connect with colleagues, find teaching resources (and share them) and set up your own groups. Here is a rundown of the new features:

Social networking
PharmAcademy now behaves much more like the social networking tools you are familiar with. If you use Facebook or LinkedIn then you will find the new PharmAcademy very familiar. You can now easily make posts, see stories, news and updates on your personal feed and connect with others by private messaging. You can also like, share and comment on just about any item of content.

Pharmacy Education Glossary
We are calling this the ‘Pharmacy Rosetta Stone’. We have created a glossary tool that demystifies the different terminology that we all use globally. For example, you say ‘self-care’ products, I say ‘over-thecounter’ products. The glossary will contain many of the clinical and educational words and phrases, along with their definitions, that are commonly used in the world of pharmacy education. It will be available as a reference for novices and those seeking alternative phrases and also as a source of synonyms for tagging content.

Events calendar
We now have a tool that pulls together all of the conferences, meetings, symposia, journal deadlines and other important dates in our calendar. You can register your interest in events and receive reminders and notifications for important dates like abstract submission deadlines. You can also add your own events to the calendar, either for personal use or to share with the PharmAcademy community.

People matching utility
This is a powerful tool for finding collaborators and partners through mutual interests. You can see who you are potentially linked to by your profile preferences and make contact with people that share your interests.

Accessing PharmAcademy
Simply go to pharmacademy.org in any browser. As a Symposium delegate, you should already have an account and will have received an email allowing you to activate your new account. If you are an existing PharmAcademy member, your username and password will be the same. If you have any queries about access, membership or any other aspect of PharmAcademy, contact Keith Sewell, keith.sewell@monash.edu.