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 before Tuesday 17th April 2018. Attendance is free for current PIER members. 


Continuing on with the PIER Career Focus webinars highlighting some of the careers that pharmacists hold in industry, Donal MacConaill (Veeva Systems & 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

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 @ 8.00pm (note change of time). For further details, see PIER Career Focus 'Quality Career Opportunities'

To register, email

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 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 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

Join PIER members and friends for Xmas drinks in O'Donoghues, Merrion Row, Dublin on Thursday 7th December 2017 from 7.00pm. An area will be reserved upstairs. 

Email to register by Wednesday 6th Dec 2017. 

PIER is organising an evening workshop for those pharmacists on the pilot mentorship programme in TCD School of Pharmay on Tuesday evening 21st November 2017 (7pm-10pm). 

The objective of this pilot programme is to support pharmacists looking to make the transition into an industry role or early career industry pharmacists looking to make the next step. The pilot has been running since 1st June 2017 for six months. Eleven PIER members are participating as mentees supported by experienced pharmacist mentors. This initiative is being supported by career coach Margaret Dorgan.

PIER member Una Mockler will facilitate an information webinar for members who have been called for ePortfolio review in 2017/2018 on Thursday evening 16th November 2017 @ 7.30pm. Una was called for ePortfolio review last year and will share her experiences. A recording of this webinar will be available in the Members area of the PIER website. 

To register, email Login details will be shared closer to the webinar.

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