PIER members are invited to attend the PIER Autumn CPD meeting & AGM on Saturday morning November 11th 2017 from 9.30 a.m. in the Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin.

The CPD Masterclass ‘Your Wellbeing Toolkit’ will be facilitated by pharmacist, coach and author Attracta Burke. An overview of the session is available here Your Wellbeing Toolkit Overview.

Expressions of interest are also being sought to replace an outgoing committee members. If interested, please email membership@pier.ie before the AGM. An election will be held at the AGM, if required.

PIER in conjunction with EIPG and UCC School of Pharmacy would like to invite you to join a webinar on ‘Development and Regulatory Approval of New Medicines for Children’ with John Watson (Zogenix International). The webinar will take place Wednesday, 1st of November at 4 pm. Registration is free for PIER members. 

Please register for the event by filling out the form at https://goo.gl/EVwi7E. Early registration is advised as numbers are limited. Further instructions will then be sent by e-mail. A certificate of attendance will be issued after the webinar if requested upon registration, and if the evaluation form is completed.

For further information, see the event flyer. 

PIER is organising a full day workshop for those pharmacists on the pilot mentorship programme. 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. This initiative is being supported by career coach Margaret Dorgan.

Continuing with the career information webinars highlighting some of the careers that pharmacists hold in industry, Dr Maeve Lally (HPRA) will present on ‘Regulatory Affairs Career Opportunities’ on Thursday 7th September 2017 at 7.30pm. For further information, see Maeve Lally HPRA webinar 7th Sept 2017

To register for this webinar, email education@pier.ie.

Please join us for the PIER Summer BBQ in McGrattans, Baggot Street, Dublin on Thursday 27th July 2017 from 7pm. RSVP to membership@pier.ie by Tuesday 25th July 2017.

In the third of the PIER Career Focus webinar, PIER is delighted to have Michelle Cuddigan (Executive Director, EY Life Sciences Consulting) present on opportunities for pharmacists in consulting on Monday 26th June 2017 @ 7.30pm. To register, please email education@pier.ie. For further information, please see PIER Consulting career webinar_26 June 2017.
PIER is piloting a mentorship programme during 2017. A workshop is being arranged with mentors and mentees on Thursday 4th May 2017 (6.30pm-9.30pm).
During 2017, PIER will organise a series of career information webinars highlighting some of the most popular careers that pharmacists hold in industry. The second of this series will be on 'Commercial Pharma Opportunities' with Tom O'Brien (EMEA Product Manager, Janssen) on Tuesday 16th May 2017 at 7.30pm (GMT). For further information see PIER Tom O Brien flyer_16th May 2017 To register for this event, email education@pier.ie.
The PIER Spring CPD meeting will be held on Thursday 27th April 2017 at 7pm in HPRA Offices, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin. The theme of the meeting is 'Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Pharma: Opportunities & Challenges'. The pharmacist speakers are confirmed as:
  • Dr. David Coughlan (DS Biopharma)
  • Clare Hughes (CF Pharma).
  • Laurence O'Dwyer (HPRA Innovation Office).
The session will be chaired by Dave Shanahan (Chair of the Health Innovation Hub and Enterprise Ireland Board). To register, please email education@pier.ie by Tuesday 25th April 2017. Attendance is free for members whose membership is current.

The PEARRL EU Network is delighted to announce a Regulatory Science Symposium will be held on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at the School of Pharmacy, UCC, CORK.

The theme for the Open Symposium is 'Regulatory Support of Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry'.  There is an exciting list of invited speakers, including speakers from the HPRA, EMA, MHRA and BfArM.  There will be four distinct sessions, with a round table discussion at the end of each session.

For further details and to register to attend please see on visit the website http://www.pearrl.eu/.

The symposium should be of interest to those working in the pharmaceutical industry, academia or regulatory agency with an interest in regulatory approaches to support innovation in pharmaceutical development.

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