Pharmeducation provides quality seminars on medicines and medication management for pharmacists, dentists, nurse practitioners, medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals. Join us in Byron Bay in late October 2018 for our second Pharmacotherapy Update.
Following the successful of our Broome event in August 2017, we’re delighted to be conferencing in another of Australia’s ‘bucket-list’ coastal destinations – this time Byron Bay.
With stunning natural attractions, Byron Bay is a paradise on the North Coast of NSW. You’ll be captivated by gorgeous beaches, breathtaking bush walks through hinterland rainforest, spectacular coastal trails and amazing marine life including dolphins, turtles and whales.
Byron Bay is the perfect escape, with beautiful beaches, enchanting forests and sparkling ocean. Relax on fine sands or go kayaking with dolphins and whales, ballooning above the spectacular coast, surfing, or diving on reefs. Byron Bay is an easy-going seaside town – with delicious cafes and restaurants, and vibrant markets.
The region has a varied and interesting history. Lieutenant James Cook found a safe anchorage and named Cape Byron in 1770. Cedar logging followed and by the 1870’s more than 20 mining leases set up on Tallow Beach to extract gold from the black sands. Byron Bay also has a history of primary production – mainly dairy, abattoirs, fishing, and whaling (until 1963). The poet Brunton Stephens spoke of cattle grazing on the “mossy plains” of Cape Byron in a poem he penned in 1876.
The first jetty was built in 1886, and the railway was connected in 1894 when Cavvanbah became Byron Bay. Around this time, dairy farmers cleared more land and began settling the area in greater numbers. In 1895, the Norco Co-operative was formed to provide cold storage and manage the dairy industry. The introduction of paspalum improved production and Byron Bay began exporting butter to the world. The Norco factory was the biggest in the southern hemisphere expanding from dairy to bacon and other processed meat.
Longboard surfers arrived in the 1960s and used natural breaks at The Pass, Watego’s, and Cosy Corner. This was the beginning of Byron Bay as a tourist destination and by 1973, when the Aquarius Festival was held in Nimbin, its reputation as a hippy, happy, alternative town was established.
Our conference dates are timed to coincide with the end of Winter and the beginning of the warmer Spring period. September through to November is traditionally the driest time of the year in Byron Bay, while the landscape comes alive with blooming flowers and sprouting vegetation.
When not in conference, participants will be able to select from a number of optional tours and activities including based either on land or water. These include guided nature walks, horse riding, bike tours, golf, surfing, kayaking, whale watching and fishing. For the more adventurous, there are also air based activities such as sky diving, gliding and ballooning.
Befitting it’s reputation as a ‘wellness, mind and body destination’, Byron Bay also has a wide offering for visitors including yoga, spa treatments, meditation and cooking classes.
There is so much to see and do in and around Byron Bay – so whether you are a thrill seeker, adventurer, culture vulture, water lover or sun seeker you’ll be able to combine your ongoing professional development and education with an exceptional leisure experience.