SAVE THE DATE! Information Breakfast Briefing on the 'Diploma in Strategic Growth (Biotech/Pharma Industry)' with Prof. Jan Rosier on 11th Jan 2017 in UCD Smurfit for March 2017 intake. For further information on the programme see:
PIER is delighted to partner with EIPG to run a second joint webinar on the topic of 'Adaptive Licensing for Medicinal Products' on Thursday morning 24th November 2016 at 8am (GMT). PIER member Dr Dairine Dempsey (ICON) will present. For further details about registration, see adaptive-licensing-eipg_pier-webinar_24-nov-2016.  
IT Sligo next 'Introduction to Lean Sigma Quality' MOOC will from October 31st 2016 - December 22nd 2016. Click here to find out more and to register your interest
Pharmacists interested in MSL roles may be interested in this workshop on Friday 21st Oct 2016. For further information, see introduction-to-msl-role%2c-training-course-20th-october-2016-1
The European Medicines Verification Organisation (EMVO) was established to implement the European Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD - Directive 2011/62/EU) and Delegated Regulation (EU 2016/161) in order to protect European patients against the threat of counterfeit medicines. EMVO is setting up a Europe-wide infrastructure of repositories centred on the 'European Hub' which is currently operational in ramp-up mode, connected to national verification systems, which have to be established in the EEA member states by February 2019. EMVO are organising an introductory webinar for anyone interested in the EMVO HUB on Thursday the 20th of October 2016 at 2pm (Irish time). PIER members are welcome to join. Duration will be approx. 1.5 hours. To connect to the meeting, click on the following hyperlink and follow the instructions: This will allow you to see the screen of the presenter and communicate with the participants by voice (audio). It is advised to use Google Chrome as a browser which allows you to manage the audio part with your computer easily. Other browsers might experience issues or will ask you to download the app. If you prefer to dial in by (mobile) phone for audio only, you can use a local number from the attached list. The conference ID: 714-441-336# The meeting code: emvo-medicines (not required when you use the above link)
The PIER Autumn CPD meeting & AGM will be held on Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 (9.30am-1pm) in Uniphar Head Office, 4045 Kingswood Rd, Citywest Business Park, Co. Dublin. The CPD Masterclass 'Effective Decision Making' will be facilitated by psychologist and coach Anna Rowan. Please register to attend this meeting by emailing by Wednesday 19th Oct 2016. For further information, see pier-cpd-meeting-agm-agenda-22-oct-2016
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in association with Perrigo presents the Laurence Crowley Lecture Series on Monday 10th October 2016 from 6pm-7pm discussing: 'Building Life Sciences Clusters of the 21st Century' Converging entrepreneurial and scientific ecosystems About the Speaker: Professor Gary Pisano, Harry E. Figgie Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, will share his views on how research on clustering suggests otherwise. How successful firms help spawn successful clusters, not the other way around. Policymakers interested in spawning successful life science clusters need to focus on facilitating the growth of both types of scientific and entrepreneurial ecosystems and their convergence. Register at:

PIER members are invited to attend the PIER CPD meeting & AGM on Saturday morning October 22nd at 9.30 a.m. in the Uniphar Head Office, 4045 Kingswood Rd, Citywest Business Park, Co. Dublin.

Similar to the format of previous AGM's, a CPD event will be organised first followed by the AGM and a networking lunch.

Full details of the event will be circulated closer to the date.

Expressions of interest are also being sought to replace an outgoing committee member. If interested, please email before the AGM. An election will be held at the AGM.

Join us for the first joint EIPG-PIER webinar on the new EU Clinical Trial Legislation on Wednesday 5th October 2016 at 5pm. Email to register. About the Speaker: Evie Mengou is a seasoned regulatory affairs professional, with over 20 years’ experience in pharmaceutical drug development spanning several therapeutic areas, and involving small molecules and biologics, in diverse business and cultural settings. Her most recent pharma appointment focused on commercialisation and partnerships; previously she lead global regulatory strategy and operations.  After leadership positions in pharma, and several years consultancy experience in a CRO, Evie established her own consultancy to provide strategic regulatory and development advice. She holds an MSc in Biochemical Pharmacology from the University of Southampton. For further details, see clinical-trials-webinar-flyer_051016.
PIER are looking forward to attending the 2016 EIPG Symposium & General Assembly in beautiful venue of Orders de Pharmaciens in Paris from 3rd-5th June 2016. The theme of the symposium is  'How medicines have changed over the past 50 years; what developments for the future?'. For further details, see

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