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  


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 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 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 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

PIER in collaboration with EIPG are organising a webinar on the topic of 'Data Integrity' on Tues 11th December 2018 at 4pm GMT. The speaker is Dr Alessandro Regola who has extensive experience in GMP and quality systems. The session will be chaired by Dr Piero Iamartino, EIPG Vice-President, Technical and Professional Development.

Overview of Webinar: The presentation will cover the issue related to the integrity of GMP relevant data that the pharmaceutical industry has been struggling with for the past 5-7 years mainly due to violations recorded during Authority inspections to pharmaceutical (both API and drug product) manufacturing facilities. Most common and frequent compliance issues related to paper, IT or hybrid (paper+ IT) systems will be discussed. A recommended risk assessment and remediation approach will be presented, including the classification of affected system based on risk for the quality of the product and the patient health, the evaluation of the gaps and the prioritisation of corrective actions.

For further details on the webinar and how to register, see EIPG PIER webinar on Data Integrity_11th Dec 2018



PIER is delighted to announce that its 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'. Great speakers from Genomics Medicines Ireland (GMI), HPRA and Vertex will be presenting. 

To register, email

PIER is organising a careers evening in RCSI College Hall for undergrads, interns and pharmacists interested in careers in the pharmaceutical industry. 

The event will take place on Wednesday evening 7th November 2018. The formal part of the evening will run from 6.30pm-9.00pm with refreshments available from 6.00pm.

Attendees will be invited to rotate around nine focus areas (Commercial, Consulting, Manufacturing/Tech Services, Market Access, Medical, Drug Safety/Pharmacovigilance, Quality & Compliance, HPRA, Regulatory Affairs) where they can learn about some of the interesting careers in industry by chatting to pharmacists working in the particular area. 

Email to register.

For further information see, RCSI Careers Evening 7th Nov 2018

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