APPA is an association of medical directors, medical advisors and medical scientific liaisons working within medical affairs departments of Australian pharmaceutical companies.
APPA meets at least four times a year to discuss issues facing the industry as well as to network.
Meetings are usually held at the conference facilities of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in North Ryde, Sydney. Its annual general meeting is held annually in Q4, where the Executive Committee is elected to administer the affairs of the association. After piloting satellite meetings in Victoria in 2018, an APPA Victorian subgroup was established in 2019. The APPA executive are committed to increasing the APPA network by expanding into other states such as QLD in the future.
APPA is aligned with ARCS Australia and Medicines Australia. It is a member association of the International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians (IFAPP). APPA supports the Masters of Pharmaceutical Medicine (MPharmMed) qualification of the University of New South Wales.