Continuing on with the PIER Career Focus webinars highlighting some of the careers that pharmacists hold in industry, Dr Eva Flavahan (Roche Holdings Ltd, UK) on 'Real-world Data Opportunities in Drug Development' on Friday 6th November 2020 @ 1.00pm. See event flyer for further information PIER Career Focus webinar Real-world Data Opportunities in Drug Development

Register via this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1m2stRDXOhclIMpkyFSFF-sQF67ewZkDK7WSbUp4FNkA/edit 

Acknowledging UCC School of Pharmacy for the continued technical support.

PIER is delighted to collaborate with EIPG for a webinar 'Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs)' on Tuesday 24th November 2020 @ 4.00pm. The speaker will be pharmacist Robert Smith who has worked in the area of ATMPs since 2006. 

For further details on the event and the registration link, see the event flyer 

The Irish Pharmaceuical Healthcare Association (IPHA) who represents the international research-based pharmaceuical industry in Ireland are recruiting for a Health Data Analysis role. For further information about the role, see the job description IPHA Health Data Analyst Role

Posted 11th Oct 2020

 

APPEL (Affiliation for Pharmacy Practice Experiential Learning) is now seeking expressions of interest from pharmacists in ALL practice settings who would like to facilitate an experiential learning placement for a 4th year pharmacy student next year.

Pharmacy students in Ireland now undertake a 5-year integrated masters programme to become qualified pharmacists. Key to this new programme are the experiential learning placements that students undertake throughout the course. In the 4th year of their studies, students have the opportunity to put their academic knowledge into practice in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, industry, academic, regulatory, and other practice settings.

There are 43 industry based placements (25%) for period August-December 2020. Most of these placements are based in Dublin and Cork but there are also placements in Galway, Kildare, Sligo, Tipperary and Waterford.

Pharmacists who have previously facilitated APPEL placements have found the experience enjoyable and rewarding. In surveys, 90% of pharmacists said they would recommend facilitating a placement to other pharmacists. The advantages of facilitating an APPEL placement include:

  • Continuing Professional Development - APPEL Trainer Training can contribute to pharmacists CPD, as can the experience of facilitating a placement.
  • Development of your talent pipeline – many students will look to start their career in the organisations or practice settings where they undertook their placements
  • Engagement – participating in the APPEL programme provides you with the opportunity to increase awareness of your pharmacy/organisation. APPEL training and events provide fantastic networking opportunities.

The next 4th-year placements will run from the 27th of August to the 17th of December 2021. The deadline to confirm your interest in offering placements is the 1st of November 2020. You can do this by clicking on the link below: https://forms.gle/yxLf3D16P9GHTuzN6

If you have any questions or want further information, please call APPEL on 01-4025129 or email ops@appel.ie.

This webinar summarizes the most relevant comments to the V12 draft document of Annex 1 (appendix of Eudralex Vol. 4 EU GMP) as developed by the EIPG national working groups and delivered to EC for consideration for the preparation of the final Annex to be published. Comments are mainly focused on the key issues about the aseptic process, such as premises, personnel, production technologies and process monitoring.

 

For further details including registration information, see event flyer EIPG position on Annex 1-Focus on Main Issues

PIER is delighted to collaborate with EIPG for a webinar 'How a pandemic has affected the pharma industry' on Wednesday 7th October 2020 @ 4.30pm. The speaker will be Dr Sheuli Porkess, Executive Director Research, Medical and Innovation at the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI). 

See event flyer for registration details EIPG PIER webinar 'How a pandemic has affected the pharma industry'.

 

 

                                                 

Continuing on with the PIER Career Focus webinars highlighting some of the careers that pharmacists hold in industry, Chris Maguire (Becton Dickenson) will present on 'Opportunities for Pharmacists in Med Tech Sector' on Friday 18th September 2020 @ 1.00pm. See event flyer for further information Chris Maguire-Opportunities for Pharmacists in Med Tech sector

Register via this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfj1Fl2PkAyKIeSz5z3b8VIw8mLXwPeZ-2LF9vCtLpfv1EVzg/viewform

Acknowleding UCC School of Pharmacy for the continued technical support.

The PIER Committee is organising two virtual industry career information events on Thursday 3rd September 2020 & Thursday 10th September 2020 from 7.00-9.00pm. These events are a great opportunity for students, interns or patient facing pharmacists to hear from a panel of pharmacists who have transitioned into different industry roles in recent years. There will be different presenters and panel participants each evening so attendance at both events is recommended. PIER members & non-members welcome to attend. 

Register via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjKMAZaO457jvmCDPnEeKRBMVavPuSpa0LtgHzerWbv2Kj-w/viewform. Further information will be provided closer to the events. 

PIER Virtual Career infomation events

PIER in collaboration with EIPG will co-host a webinar 'Consultation on the draft Annex 21: Importation of medicinal products, of the EudraLex Volume 4' on Wed 5th August 2020 at 4pm. 

Overview of Webinar

The European Commission has announced a targeted stakeholders’ consultation on the draft Annex 21: Importation of medicinal products, of the EudraLex Volume 4. This new Annex, in which the Qualified Person (QP) has a key role, and which has been under discussion for a long time, provides guidance for the interpretation of the principles and guidelines of GMP for both human and veterinary medicinal products. The document intends to bring clarity to areas which have been unclear for some time, and the speaker will discuss the background to the Annex, the challenges which have existed within the EU Regulatory Framework, and how the proposed Annex may or may not address these challenges. The speaker will suggest potential areas of concern, and how delegates may wish to communicate these to the European Commission both via the European Commission’s own communication process, and through the participation of their member organisations in the consultation process within the European Industrial Pharmacists Group.

Leaning Outcomes

By the end of this presentation, you will:

  1. Understand the potential implications of the proposed Annex 21
  2. Understand how delegates may communicate their concerns to the European Commission.

About the Speaker

Stan O’Neill, a pharmacist from Trinity College, Dublin, is the Managing Director of The Compliance Group, a specialist consultancy group consisting of ex-Regulators. After qualifying as a pharmacist, Stan spent over five years working in the pharmaceutical industry in Regulatory Affairs, Marketing and Quality Assurance (Qualified Person) and then joined the Irish Medicines Board (IMB), now the Health Products Regulatory Agency (HPRA), for a period of ten years. In his capacity as a Senior Inspector, he performed GMP inspections throughout the world, represented Ireland at European level for the negotiation of standards of inspection for medicinal products and trained Inspectors at Irish, European and International levels. He has been a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry, Regulatory Authorities, Government Bodies and NGOs since 2009. He is the former PIER Chair. 

To Join the Webinar

Please register for the event by filling out the form at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=JyXrHv_AJUeBnS4kTn1CfOCIkfr1hJNCpQuKaBczc51UNklOMUdaNlpZVTI5NkVESU4xUVFZS1kzViQlQCN0PWcu. Further instructions will then be sent in the form of a Calendar Invitation.

 

See event flyer Annex 21 webinar_5 August 2020

 

Amryt, a rare and orphan disease pharma company, is currently recruiting for a Senior Regulatory Operations Specialist role. To apply, please email current version of CV with Reg Ops Specialist in the Subject Line to julie.eastwood@amrytpharma.com to arrive no later than noon on Friday 17th of July 2020. 

For further information, see Amryt Senior Regulatory Operations Specialist JD

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