The Organisation

The PCMA (Pharmaceutical Care Management Association) South Africa was formed in 1997 and was affiliated to PCMA of the United States, being the first organisation of its kind outside of the USA itself.
The structure of the organization has changed significantly since its inception and now provides an association for healthcare pharmacists and related healthcare professionals.
PTCMA (SA), as we are known now, is a section 21 company without share capital.  There are three types of membership:

  • Corporate members
  • Standard members
  • Individual members

The right to vote and serve on the executive committee is reserved for representatives form PTCMA members. Corporate members are encouraged to attend at least four ExCo meetings during the year.

Our Constitution

The PTCMA Constitution is a living document and aims to guide the management and control of the affairs of the PTCMA. Amendments to the Constitution may be made at a General Meeting in the first year of its application. A proposed change becomes effective immediately. Proposed changes will be carried if there is two thirds vote in its favour, counted out of voting members present, valid postal and proxy votes.

For our current constitution click the button below.

AGM

The PTCMA has an Annual General Meeting each year where we elect our new Executive Committee and report on everything that has happened in the year before. 

For the 2021 AGM agenda and the Managing Director's report, click on the buttons below.

The Story

In the years after our formation, the organisation grew with its primary focus on education. This included clinical topics with an emphasis on evidence based medicine and the practical aspects of managed healthcare. Below are some of our achievements over the years:

  • 2001

    • Hosted 8 sponsored CPD programmes
    • PCMA introduced to the Western Cape and the launch of PCMA’s Western Cape branch
    • PSSA acknowledged the PCMA
    • 9 Special Members (as the Corporate Membership was known back then), comprised of Alcon, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Janssen-Cilag, Lundbeck, Novartis, Pfizer, Pharmacia and Servier.

  • 2003

    First Cape Town workshop "Pharmacoeconomic Aspects of Evidence-Based Medicine" facilitated by Dr Natie Finkelstein with significant contribution from Prof Jimmy Volmink and Prof Marc Blockman

  • 2004

    • First "Introduction of Health Economics" workshop
    • PCMA introduced to the Eastern Cape

  • 2007

    • Monthly CPD's established in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town
    • 5 Pharmacoeconomic seminars hosted in Gauteng with significant contribution from Dr Anban Pillay
    • 11 Corporate Members and 14 Individual Members

  • 2011

    • 30 CPD's hosted collectively in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town with 822 attendees
    • Eastern Cape region officially launched
    • Kwa-Zulu Natal on board as a region

  • 2018

    • PCMA relaunched as PTCMA
    • Second year of presenting the EBM & HE short course on an online platform
    • Official PTCMA Portal launched

  • 2001

    • Hosted 8 sponsored CPD programmes
    • PCMA introduced to the Western Cape and the launch of PCMA’s Western Cape branch
    • PSSA acknowledged the PCMA
    • 9 Special Members (as the Corporate Membership was known back then), comprised of Alcon, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Janssen-Cilag, Lundbeck, Novartis, Pfizer, Pharmacia and Servier.

  • 2003

    First Cape Town workshop "Pharmacoeconomic Aspects of Evidence-Based Medicine" facilitated by Dr Natie Finkelstein with significant contribution from Prof Jimmy Volmink and Prof Marc Blockman

  • 2004

    • First "Introduction of Health Economics" workshop
    • PCMA introduced to the Eastern Cape

  • 2007

    • Monthly CPD's established in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town
    • 5 Pharmacoeconomic seminars hosted in Gauteng with significant contribution from Dr Anban Pillay
    • 11 Corporate Members and 14 Individual Members

  • 2011

    • 30 CPD's hosted collectively in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town with 822 attendees
    • Eastern Cape region officially launched
    • Kwa-Zulu Natal on board as a region

  • 2018

    • PCMA relaunched as PTCMA
    • Second year of presenting the EBM & HE short course on an online platform
    • Official PTCMA Portal launched

  • 2020

    • Moving CPDs online
    • Working relationship with SAMA established
    • Hosted 78 CPDs (65 online) with total 6958 attendees

  • 2020

    • Moving CPDs online
    • Working relationship with SAMA established
    • Hosted 78 CPDs (65 online) with total 6958 attendees

2021 V_CPD attendance statistics

Overall stats

Number of sessions: 107

Total registrations: 28 339

Total attendance 13 743

Total individuals attended: 1 873

Average attendance per session: 128.4

2021 Total attendee breakdown

Evening session stats

Number of sessions: 31

Total attendance 4 933

Average attendance per session: 159.1

2021 PM attendee breakdown

Morning session stats

Number of sessions: 76

Total attendance: 8 810

Average attendance per session: 115.9

2021 AM attendee breakdown

Scheduled Events

Please note that dates, topics and presenters are subject to change.

Feb
8
Wed
8:30 am Virtual CPD – 8 February 2023 (P...
Virtual CPD – 8 February 2023 (P...
Feb 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:15 am
Virtual CPD - 8 February 2023 (POSTPONED from 31/01)
Programme 08h55: Login and sound check 09h00: Reaching remission in theory and practicePresented by: Dr Elsa van Duuren (Rheumatologist) 10h05: Wrap up Link to register Thank you to Eli Lilly for providing the unconditional educational sponsorship,…
Feb
9
Thu
8:30 am Virtual CPD – 9 February 2023 @ Zoom - link to register available in the invitation
Virtual CPD – 9 February 2023 @ Zoom - link to register available in the invitation
Feb 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Virtual CPD - 9 February 2023 @ Zoom - link to register available in the invitation | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa
Programme 08h55: Login and sound check 09h00: Tba Presented by: Tba (Tba) 10h05: Wrap up Link to register (Tbc) Attendance free for PTCMA members and HPCSA Medical Practitioners only – not open for Non-Members unless…
Feb
10
Fri
8:30 am Virtual CPD – 10 February 2023
Virtual CPD – 10 February 2023
Feb 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:15 am
Virtual CPD - 10 February 2023
Programme 08h55: Login and sound check 09h00: Tba Presented by: Tba (Tba) 10h05: Wrap up Link to register (Tbc) Attendance free for PTCMA members and HPCSA Medical Practitioners only – not open for Non-Members unless…

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