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 necessary.

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. 

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.

TCD School of Pharmacy is involved in the organisation of the Science of Stability Conference in Dublin from 3rd-5th October 2017. For further information, see https://www.stabilityconference.com/SOS2017/.
Next edition of EIPG journal now available EIPG Journal V33_June 2017
As a new initiative in 2017, PIER is organising a series of career information webinars highlighting some of the careers that pharmacists hold in industry. The first two webinar recordings are now posted in the Career Resources area of the PIER website. Access is restricted to PIER members.
The PIER Committee is delighted to have been awarded the EIPG President's Award at the recent General Assembly in Malta. This award is in recognition of PIER's support in rolling out joint educational webinars for EIPG members over the past year. Helen Naddy (PIER Secretary) accepted the award on behalf of PIER. The Committee would like to acknowledge the technological support of UCC School of Pharmacy in facilitating these webinars.
There are eight candidates running for five pharmacist positions on the PSI Council. The ballot papers will be distributed by Tuesday 4th April 2017. Completed ballot papers must returned to the Returning Officer by 5pm on Wednesday, 19th April 2017. We encourage all PIER members who are on the PSI register to vote. Details of all the candidates are available via this link http://www.thepsi.ie/Libraries/Council_2017/List_of_candidates_for_election_2017.sflb.ashx.  
The IIOP is currently seeking expressions of interest from registered pharmacists who would like to be considered for involvement in the ongoing development and delivery of the IIOP ePortfolio Review. Closing date for applications is 9th April 2017. For further information, see http://irish-institute-of-pharmacy.newsweaver.com/flyer/1c98ysw8ys1.
PIER in collaboration with EIPG and UCC School of Pharmacy are organising a webinar on Tuesday 14th March 2017 @ 4pm. Speakers are Anne Hayes, Inspection Manager in the Compliance Dept at the HPRA and Dr Claude Farrugia, President of the European Industrial Pharmacists Group who has experience as a contract Qualified Person and is a Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs consultant. For further information and details how to register, see PIER EIPG webinar on FMD_14031

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