The SAPSF-SAAHIP Clinical Skills Event (CSE)

The Clinical Skills Event (CSE) was a concept developed by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP). It was created to encourage pharmacy students to develop their clinical
problem-solving, verbal and written communication skills, and to promote the role of the pharmacist in patient care. Clinical Skills Event (CSE) focuses on helping you to use your clinical knowledge to solve and to improve your patient’s drug therapy. As the world of pharmacy is constantly updating, keeping your clinical skills up-do-date is paramount. Getting involved in CSE is rewarding in terms of expanding your clinical knowledge and reviewing clinical guidelines.

SAPSF hosted its first CSE in 2002 in association with the South African Association of Hospital and Institutional Pharmacists (SAAHIP). The event has been a clear success thereafter and has been an annual
event at each year’s Annual SAPSF Conference.

Each branch member of SAPSF sends two representatives (one 3rd year and one 4th year) to take part in the CSE. These participants are teamed up at random and provided with a relevant case study.
The teams have time to read through the relevant case and then present it to the congress, upon which the winners are chosen. Winners receive one year’s free SAAHIP membership and an all expense
paid trip to the Annual SAAHIP Conference.