The Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP) are running a photo competition to coincide with the launch of their strategy “Supporting the pharmacy journey in Ireland”. The competition runs from 20th July 2015 to midnight 30th August 2015.

The PIER committee would encourage members to considering entering this competition to highlight how non-patient facing pharmacists contribute to patient care in Ireland.

For further details, see https://iiop.ie/content/iiop-photo-competition-terms-and-conditions

Great article by PIER education officer Maura Kinahan on 5-year integrated MPharm published in European Industrial Pharmacy Group journal EIPG24_complete
Smurfit Executive Development is introducing a brand new part-time professional diploma for executives, senior managers and those aspiring to lead in the life science industry that will complement and enhance their leadership capabilities.
The Diploma in Strategic Growth (Biotech & Pharma Industry) programme is designed to equip executives in the field of life sciences with the knowledge, skills, tools, techniques and strategic perspective required to effectively analyse and manage complex problems. It explores best management practices and the latest strategies for sustaining competitive advantage over the long term in the life sciences industries.
They have extended an invitation to all PIER members to an information session on Thursday April 2nd. Ezine DipSGP (BiotechPharma) Breakfast Session Further information on the program can be found below: Diploma in Strategic Growth - Biotech and Pharma
The QP forum will be held on 16th April  2015 at Trinity College Dublin,  The programme is available to view here http://www.pharmacy.tcd.ie/assets/pdf/ProgrammeQP2015.pdf. For registration contact Ms Lorna Loughrey, QP Forum, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin 2 <LOUGHRLA@tcd.ie>    
The Industrial Pharmacy Section is hosting its 8th webinar on pharmacovigilance and common findings. Participants will be able to hear pharmacovigilance manager Susanna Heinonen on how to recognise common findings in pharmacovigilance systems; prepare for audits/inspections; and prepare adequate audit/inspection responses https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3819736744739325954  
The IIOP will hold a series of Information Events for Pharmacists on the use of ePortfolios.  A series of Inofmration events, webinars and ePortfolio Workshops will be run by the IIOP  throughout 2015.  For furtehr info see attached 20150206_ Initial ePortfolio support events
Just a reminder that the PIER 2016 membership fees are now due. To register,  Click http://localhost/pier2016/login/. Enter your user name and password.  If you have lost your password click the ‘lost your password’ …which will email you a new password. Once you reset your password:
When your PIER membership expires you will receive a notification email with a link to how to renew your membership.  If you can't find that email simply follow the steps below
  1. Log on to PIER using you username and password.  If you have forgotten your password, click the 'lost password' option to reset your password.  
  2. Click on the 'Educational Resources' tab or http://localhost/pier2016/resources/
  3. Click register or click on http://localhost/pier2016/membership-account/membership-levels/.
  4. Then select 'full membership', which will lead you to a link to the Paypal website which will accept payment from credit card.
If you have any isses email <piermembership@gmail.com>

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