The first PIER CPD meeting of 2019 will take place in the Houston Lecture Theatre, RCSI on Wednesday evening 1st May 2019 from 7.00pm. The theme of the CPD meeting is 'Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs)'. The speakers include:

  • Ms Vicky McGrath (CEO Rare Diseases Ireland)
  • Dr Maura O'Donovan (Senior Medical Officer HPRA & Member Committee for Advanced Therapies (EMA))
  • Dr Ronan Desmond (Consultant Haematologist, Tallaght University Hospital).

Register before Monday 29th April 2019 via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cpd-event-on-advanced-therapy-medicinal-products-atmps-pharmacistspharmacy-students-tickets-59794300362?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. Attendance is free for current PIER and HPAI members. 

PIER in collaboration with EIPG is delighted to organise a webinar on 3D printing on Wednesday 30th April 2019 at 4pm. Our speaker is pharmacist Dr Alice Melocci from Milan who was selected as one of the "Inspiring Fifty -Italy" , i.e. the 50 women of greatest inspiration in technology in Italy in 2018.

See flyer for further information 3D printing webinar_30th April 2019

 

Overview of Webinar
3D printing enables fabrication of solid objects, of almost whatever shape, starting from their digital model through the addition of successive layers of material (i.e. additive manufacturing). Currently, such a technique is widely employed in many industrial fields due to the advantages it would provide in terms of versatility (e.g. shape, dimensions, compositions of products) and reduction in time and costs associated with either production (i.e. small, personalized batches) or development (real time prototyping capability).
Within the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical areas, the interest in 3D printing is rising together with that in personalized medicine, envisaging treatments tailored to specific patient needs. Results relevant to the application of fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing to these particular fields, including its prototyping ability with respect to other hot-processing techniques (injection molding), fabrication of capsular devices and 4D printing will be presented. Limitations to the use of 3D printing for pharmaceuticalproduction still need to be faced mainly in connection with starting materials, manufacturing, evaluation of quality and related regulatory aspects. Preliminary attempts to overcome these issues and employ FDM in the manufacturing of dietary supplements were performed by the startup Multiply Labs and will also be discussed in this presentation.
 
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this presentation, you will:
1. Understand the basic principles of 3D printing and related techniques, with special reference to those
employed in the manufacturing of drug products;
2. Know the applications of 3D printing in the pharmaceutical / nutraceutical field already described in the
literature;
3. Appreciate the opportunities and challenges of 3D printing by fused deposition modelling in the
manufacturing of dosage forms and delivery systems.
 
To Join the Webinar
Please register for the event by filling out the form at
Qdw/viewform.
Further instructions will then be sent by e-mail.

PIER is organising a career information event for pharmacists interested in making the transition to an industry role in RCSI on Wed evening 15th May 2019 from 7pm PIER Career Transition Information Evening RCSI_15th May 2019

The outline agenda is as follow:

18.30-19.00        Registration & Refreshments

19.00-19.10        Welcome: RCSI

19.10-19.30        Welcome & Overview of the Life Sciences Industry: PIER Committee

19.30-20.00        Creating Your Future Vision: Leonie Clarke, IMVO

20.00-20:30        Practical Advice about CVs, Interviews: Fionnuala Rahilly, RCSI Career Development Manager

20.30-21.20        Panel discussion with pharmacists who have recently transitioned into industry roles: Chaired by Leonie Clarke

21.20-21.30        Closing Remarks

21.30                   Networking (retire to local hostelry). 

To register, email piercareerevents@gmail.com. Non-PIER members welcome.

The support of the RCSI Career Development Manager Fionnuala Rahilly in organising this event is acknowledged. 

Continuing on with the PIER Career Focus webinars highlighting some of the careers that pharmacists hold in industry, Dr Fran Quilty (Conjura) will present on 'Entering the World of Data Analytics as a Pharmacist' on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at 7.30pm. See event flyer for further details Entering the World of Data Analytics as a Pharmacist

To register, email education@pier.ie.  

Speednetworking

Join us at the PIER Speed Networking event in The Hairy Lemon, Lower Stephen Street, Dublin on Friday 22nd March 2019 from 7.30pm. 

Great opportunity to meet like minded pharmacists working in or interested in working in the pharma sector. Email membership@pier.ie to register. 

PIER is delighted to collaborate with EIPG to organise a Webinar on the topic of 'Recent Advances in the Management and Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias' to be held on 27th February 2019 at 4.00pm UK/Irish time (5.00pm CET). This is aimed at members working in the clinical areas of industry, particularly clinical trials management.
  
The speaker, Dr Vanessa Raymont is a member of  the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, and at the Centre for Dementia Prevention in the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences. She is currently working as part of the EPAD (European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia) Consortium to establish a panEuropean network of Trial Delivery Centres to undertake Proof of Concept secondary trials for prevention of Alzheimer’s dementia.
 
The webinar is free of charge to PIER members. Anyone wishing to participate should register via the link in the attached flyer Alzheimer & other Dementias webinar_27 Feb 2019.  
 
 

Join PIER members and friends for Xmas Connect drinks gathering in The Lincoln, 19 Lincoln Place, Dublin. An area will be reserved. 

Email membership@pier.ie to register by Wednesday 5th Dec 2018. 

PIER members may be interested in this event 'Digital Health-The Skills of the Future' event being organised by Healthcare Businesswomen's Association in EY offices, Dublin on Thursday 22nd November 2018. Pharmacist and PIER career webinar presenter Michelle Cuddigan (EY) will be chairing the panel discussion. 

For further information, see HBA Digital Health Skills of the Future event

The PIER 2018 Autumn CPD meeting & AGM will take place on Sat 1st Dec 2018 in Clayton Liffey Valley, Dublin (9.30pm-1pm). The theme of the CPD meeting is 'Insights into Rare Diseases'. The agenda is as follows: 

  • Aoife Coughlan (Genomics Medicine Ireland) 'Solving the diagnostic odyssey of rare diseases in Ireland'
  • Geraldine O'Dea (HPRA) 'An overview of the work of the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products'
  • Linda Vittone (Vertex) ’From bench to bedside, the development of orphan medicines’.

The PIER AGM will take place after the CPD meeting. 

To register, email education@pier.ie before Thursday 29th November 2018. 

On Thursday November 29th 2018, the IIOP will host a pharmacy practice research event aimed at pharmacists currently involved in the area, and at those who would like to become involved. It is hoped that that this can help pharmacists who have identified research as an area for development through their CCSAT.

Registration is via the IIOP website.

For further information see, IIOP Pharmacy Practice Research Event Agenda and IIOP Pharmacy Practice Research Event Flyer

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