TOPRA (the organisation for professionals in regulatory affairs) are holding their Careers Fair in Dublin this year as well as London. It is a really good opportunity for both students, and other professionals looking to move into regulatory affairs, to come along and learn about the different career opportunities in this field of the pharmaceutical industry. 

More information can be found on the TOPRA website: https://www.topra.org/regulatorycareersdublin 

The event is free to students who are members of TOPRA (student membership is about £35 - the same cost for a student to register for the event if they are not members). 

Dublin City University Pharmaceutical Regulatory Symposium & Webinar on the topic of 'Exploring Current Trends in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Manufacture, Control and Regulation' will take place in DCU Alpha Campus, Glasnevin on Wednesday 9th May 2018. PIER members can avail of a 20% discount on registration fees. 

For further details, see API Symposium_9th May 2018

The PIER Spring CPD meeting will take place in Trinity School of Pharmacy (Lecture Theatre LTEE1 (to the right and down the stairs on entering the Panoz Institute)) on Thursday evening 19th April 2018 from 7pm. The theme of the meeting is 'Getting the balance right in market access to medicines'. Speakers include

  • Dr Máirín Ryan (HIQA),
  • Dr Róisín Adams (NCPE)
  • Muireann McAlister (Pfizer)

Registration & refreshements from 6.30pm in the Atrium area. 

To register, please email education@pier.ie before Tuesday 17th April 2018. Attendance is free for current PIER members. 

The 2018 QP Forum will be held in TCD School of Pharmacy on Thursday 12th April 2018.

For further details regarding the agenda and registration, see https://pharmacy.tcd.ie/postgraduate/QPForum.php

Continuing on with the PIER Career Focus webinars highlighting some of the careers that pharmacists hold in industry, Donal MacConaill (Veeva Systems & Pharmabuddy.ie) will present on career opportunities in Health IT on Monday 9th April 2018 @ 7.30pm. For further details, see Career Opportunities in Health IT

To register, email education@pier.ie.

Continuing on with the PIER Career Focus webinars highlighting some of the careers that pharmacists hold in industry, former PIER Chair Stan O'Neill (The Compliance Group) will present on career opportunities in quality on Tuesday 27th March 2018 @ 4.30pm (note change of time). For further details, see PIER Career Focus 'Quality Career Opportunities'

To register, email education@pier.ie.

The PIER Committee invites you to a speed networking event in Doheny & Nesbitt (Cellar Bar) on Baggot Street on Friday 23rd March 2018 from 7.30pm. RSVP membership@pier.ie by Thursday 22nd March 2018.

PIER is delighted to announce details of the first EIPG/PIER webinar of 2018 on the topic of 'Insight into New Medical Device Regulations in the EU' on Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 4pm (GMT).  

Overview of Webinar:

EU legislation has been updated for both Medical Devices and In-vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices with major changes in the requirements such as clinical evaluation and performance testing. In parallel, Quality System Standards have been updated. Tightening regulations give more challenges for Medical Device companies throughout Europe. After attending this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Define what is a medical device.
  • Recognise the reasons for the two new Regulations.
  • Understand the key aspects of the new legislation.

About the Speaker:

Petra Lehtinen MSc (Pharm) is Senior Regulatory and Quality Management Specialist at Biocodex PHAME (Pharmaceutical and Medical Services).

To Join the Webinar:

Please register for the event by filling out the form here . Further instructions will then be sent by e-mail. Attendance is free to current PIER members. 

PIER is organising a careers evening in UCC Aula Maxima for undergrads, interns and pharmacists interested in careers in the pharmaceutical industry. 

The event will take place on Thursday evening 1st Feb 2018. The formal part of the evening will run from 6.30pm-9.00pm with refreshments available from 6.00pm.

Attendees will be invited to rotate around seven focus areas (Commercial, Manufacturing/Tech Services, Market Access, Medical, Drug Safety/Pharmacovigilance, Quality & Compliance, Regulatory Affairs) where they can learn about some of the interesting careers in industry by chatting to pharmacists working in the particular area. Companies being represented include Accord, AbbVie, Biomarin, CUH-MRF, Eirgen, Genzyme, HPRA, Lilly, MSD, Perrigo, Pfizer, QM Specials, Recordati, Regeneron, Roche & Sanofi.

Email piercareerevents@gmail.com to register.

For further details see: PIER UCC Careeer Evening_1st Feb 2018

Continuing on with the PIER Career Focus webinars highlighting some of the careers that pharmacists hold in industry, Peter Twomey (HPRA) will present on ‘Role of an Inspector with the HPRA’ on Thursday 11th January 2018 at 7.30pm. For further information, see Peter Twomey Career Focus Webinar_11th Jan 2018

To register, email education@pier.ie.

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