Continuing on with the PIER Career Focus webinars highlighting some of the careers that pharmacists hold in industry, Dr Donal Og O'Donovan (Regeneron Ireland) will present on 'Introduction to Pharmacovigilance, Risk Management and Medicine Safety' on Wednesday 23rd Oct 2019 @ 1.00pm. See event flyer for further information PV, Risk Management & Drug Safety Career Webinar.
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PIER: Communications & Confidence Building Workshop (Pre-2020 Mentorship Programme)
Date: Wednesday 13th November 2019
Time: 9.30am – 4pm
Location: Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin
The PIER committee is organising a one-day customised workshop for experienced patient-facing pharmacists who wish to transition into an industry role. It will also act as a forum to galvanise participation in the PIER 2020 mentorship programme due to commence in January 2020. The workshop will focus on building core competency in communications & individual confidence – leveraging participant’s transferrable skills into industry opportunities.
This will be an interactive workshop facilitated by external career consultant Margaret Dorgan to include role-play and positioning techniques.
● Communicate Effectively – Fundamental skills of listening, questioning & feedback.
● Identify individual skill set - Bridging a synergy within industry.
● Build Resilience, Optimism & Self Motivation.
● Highlight alignment across sectors with recruitment industry.
● Networking Skills – Rapport and Emotional Intelligence.
● SWOT analysis.
● Craft a Position Statement.
Attendance at this workshop is free for PIER members. Spaces are limited so early registration is recommended. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief summary of your background and professional experience.
See event flyer PIER Communications & Confidence Building Workshop_13th Nov 2019.
Continuing on with the PIER Career Focus webinars highlighting some of the careers that pharmacists hold in industry, Maria Cawley (Sanofi Genzyme) will present on 'Medical Affairs-A Rewarding Career for Pharmacists' on Thursday 19th September 2019 at 7.30pm.
For further information see the event flyer PIER Career Webinar on Medical Affairs_19th Sept 2019.
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PIER members are invited to a site visit at Alexion’s biologics manufacturing site in College Park, Blanchardstown (Eircode D15 R925) on Friday 13th September 2019 from 1.00-4.00pm.
Visitors will have the opportunity to visit different areas of the site including:
For further information, see Alexion site visit flyer_13th Sept 2019.
Numbers are limited so places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register before Monday 9th September 2019.
Title: 'The Microbiome and Stress' – Related Psychiatric Disorders - A prescription for therapeutic targeting of the gut/brain axis
Overview of Webinar
The gut microbiome can signal along the gut-brain axis to influence many fundamental aspects of brain function and behaviour of relevance to Psychiatry. This includes depression, anxiety and pain as well as host stress physiology. Many of the behaviours influenced by the gut microbiota rely on intact serotonergic neurotransmission and serotonin is a key neurotransmitter at both terminals of this bidirectional communication network. Moreover, many commonly used drugs in Psychiatry may exert effects on the bacteria in our gastrointestinal tract. Research efforts continue to identify the precise mechanisms underpinning these effects and possible routes of communication include the vagus nerve, the neuroendocrine system and immune factors. There is now an increasing focus on microbial regulation of tryptophan metabolism and the serotonergic system arising from a number of key observations taken from a variety of strategies used to parse the role of microbiota in brain function. Psychiatric disorders, including depression, are also now linked to compositional alterations in the gut microbiome associated with prominent symptomatic features. These translational insights will be critical as we move promising preclinical research towards mechanisms and clinical interventions such as psychobiotics to confer mental health benefits.
About the Speaker
Dr Gerard Clarke is a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioural Science and a faculty investigator in APC Microbiome Ireland. Gerard graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry from NUI, Galway followed by a M.Sc in Neuropharmacology from the same institution. He subsequently received a Ph.D (Department of Psychiatry) from University College Cork (UCC). Gerard was a visiting scientist in the University of Mississippi Medical Centre in Jackson prior to working for a number of pharmaceutical companies in both Ireland and Australia, including Wyeth, Pfizer and 3M. His research interests include translational biomarkers of stress-related neuropsychiatric disorders, the impact of the gut microbiome on brain and behaviour across the life span and microbial regulation of tryptophan metabolism. His research has been recognised internationally by travel awards from the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) as well as a prestigious career development award from the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) and a NARSAD award from the Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation. He is a co-author of over 120 peer-reviewed papers (h-index = 49), 5 book chapters and has recently edited a book titled ‘The Gut Microbiome and Behaviour’
By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:
To Join the Webinar
Please register for the event by filling out the form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvBx8pq07TaXAMH0d9QYrrAXX-_R1ANqbT5h5zxqSnYysXOQ/viewform. Further instructions will then be sent by e-mail.
See flyer for the event EIPG PIER Microbiome & Stress webinar_17th June 2019.
Join the PIER committee for the annual BBQ in D Two, 60 Harcourt St, Dublin 2 on Thursday 27th June 2019 from 7.00pm.
Dr Gerard (Ger) Clarke from the School of Psychiatry & APC University College Cork will present on 'The Microbiome and Stress' – Related Psychiatric Disorders - A prescription for therapeutic targeting of the gut/brain axis.
Further information will be available re registration in the near future.
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 follows:
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 email@example.com or via Eventbrite. Non-PIER members welcome.
The support of the RCSI Career Development Manager Fionnuala Rahilly in organising this event is acknowledged.
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:
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 members.
If any HPAI member with an interest in the area would like to attend this meeting, they would be most welcome.