PIER has recently updated its Data Protection Policy to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25 May 2018. See link for further details PIER Data Protection Policy (May 2018)

A recording of the EIPG/PIER webinar organised on 13th March 2018 on the topic of 'Insight into New Medical Device Regulations in the EU' is now posted on the PIER website 'PIER webinars' area which is accessible to current PIER members only. 

TOPRA (the organisation for professionals in regulatory affairs) are holding their Careers Fair in Dublin this year as well as London. It is a really good opportunity for both students, and other professionals looking to move into regulatory affairs, to come along and learn about the different career opportunities in this field of the pharmaceutical industry. 

More information can be found on the TOPRA website: https://www.topra.org/regulatorycareersdublin 

The event is free to students who are members of TOPRA (student membership is about £35 - the same cost for a student to register for the event if they are not members). 

Sanofi Waterford is currently recruiting for an Regulatory Site Officer for their Regulatory Affairs Department. Position may be suitable for Pharmacists making transition across to industry.

For further details, see the job description Sanofi Regulatory Site Officer.

For enquries/applications, contact Jadwiga.Zmuda-ext@sanofi.com

Dublin City University Pharmaceutical Regulatory Symposium & Webinar on the topic of 'Exploring Current Trends in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Manufacture, Control and Regulation' will take place in DCU Alpha Campus, Glasnevin on Wednesday 9th May 2018. PIER members can avail of a 20% discount on registration fees. 

For further details, see API Symposium_9th May 2018

Astellas is currently recruiting for an Affiliate Lead for their Regulatory Affairs Department.

For further details, see the job description Astellas RA Affiliate Lead position

The PIER Spring CPD meeting will take place in Trinity School of Pharmacy (Lecture Theatre LTEE1 (to the right and down the stairs on entering the Panoz Institute)) on Thursday evening 19th April 2018 from 7pm. The theme of the meeting is 'Getting the balance right in market access to medicines'. Speakers include

  • Dr Máirín Ryan (HIQA),
  • Dr Róisín Adams (NCPE)
  • Muireann McAlister (Pfizer)

Registration & refreshements from 6.30pm in the Atrium area. 

To register, please email education@pier.ie before Tuesday 17th April 2018. Attendance is free for current PIER members. 

The 2018 QP Forum will be held in TCD School of Pharmacy on Thursday 12th April 2018.

For further details regarding the agenda and registration, see https://pharmacy.tcd.ie/postgraduate/QPForum.php

Continuing on with the PIER Career Focus webinars highlighting some of the careers that pharmacists hold in industry, Donal MacConaill (Veeva Systems & Pharmabuddy.ie) will present on career opportunities in Health IT on Monday 9th April 2018 @ 7.30pm. For further details, see Career Opportunities in Health IT

To register, email education@pier.ie.

Continuing on with the PIER Career Focus webinars highlighting some of the careers that pharmacists hold in industry, former PIER Chair Stan O'Neill (The Compliance Group) will present on career opportunities in quality on Tuesday 27th March 2018 @ 4.30pm (note change of time). For further details, see PIER Career Focus 'Quality Career Opportunities'

To register, email education@pier.ie.

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