The PIER 2019 Autumn CPD meeting & AGM will take place on Sat 23rd November 2019 in Clayton Liffey Valley, Dublin (9.30pm-1pm). The theme of the CPD meeting is 'Medicines Shortages'. Confirmed speakers include Dr Caitriona Fisher (Director Quality, Scientific Affairs and Communications, HPRA) and Edel Sweeney (Quality Director, Uniphar Group).
The PIER AGM will take place after the CPD meeting.
To register, email email@example.com before Thursday 21st November 2019.
PIER is collaborating with UCC School of Pharmacy & UCC Pharmacy Society to organise an industry career information event in the Brookfield Health Science Complex on Thursday evening 14th November 2019 (7.00pm-9.00pm). Hear from a panel of experienced pharmacists working in different industry roles including Commerical, Market Access, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affair and Quality. For further details, see the event flyer PIER UCC Career Information Evening_14th Nov 2019.
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org before Tues 12th November 2019.
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.