The HPRA are recruiting for the role of Pharmaceutical Assessment Manager. Closing date is 9th May 2016. See below the link to vacancy on the HPRA website: Posted 20th April 2016
Two of the presentations from the PIER CPD meeting on 'Personalised Medicine' are now posted in the members area on the PIER website. The other presentation is available on direct request.
The next edition of EIPG journal has some very interesting articles on the FMD, Gene Detection and Immuno-oncology. You can view via this link EIPG28_March 2016.
The PIER Spring CPD meeting will be held in School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences TCD (Joly Theatre) on Wed evening 13th April 2016 at 7pm. The theme of the meeting will be ‘Personalised Medicine' with an oncology focus. The speakers will be:
  • Professor William Gallagher (Conway Institute, UCD) 'Personalised Medicine in the Oncology Arena: Home-Grown Examples and International Experiences'?
  • Dr Mike Starnawski (Roche) 'Targeted Therapies - Opportunities and Challenges'
  • Professor Laura McCullagh (TCD & NCPE) 'The NCPE Pharmacoeconomic Evaluation Process. Application to Targeted Drugs for Oncology'
Please register for this event by Friday 8th April by emailing Membership will need to be current to attend this meeting.
The Compliance Group will be running 2 courses in the coming months, which may be of interest to PIER members;
  • A Good Distribution Practice / Responsible Person course from 19th to 20th April
  • A Pharmaceutical Auditing Course from 10th to 17th May.
See below for more detail: Compliance Group GDP Course 19th and 20th April 2016 Compliance Group Pharmaceutical Auditing Course
For any members, interested in a career in quality, the QP Forum would be a good meeting to attend. For further details, see
TOPRA's Regulatory Affairs Live workshop (half day) is aimed at students, recent graduates and young professionals who are starting or looking to start a career in regulatory affairs. Invited speakers include key regulatory professionals from pharmaceutical companies (e.g. Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, GSK), regulatory consultancies, regulatory agencies (eg EMA, MHRA), regulatory recruitment companies and careers coaches. For further details see:
Some good insights into the role of a pharmaceutical assessor in a national regulatory agency by pharmacist Dr Marion Westwood.
The speakers at the IPSA 'Future of Pharmacy' event on Thurs 10th March 2016 in TCD have been announced:
  • Leonie Clarke, Pharmaceutical Consultant and former president of both EPSA and the PSI
  • Prof Paul Gallagher, Head of the School of Pharmacy at RCSI
  • Dr Catriona Bradley, Executive Director of the Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP)
  • Member of the Future Pharmacy Practice Project of the PSI (Speaker TBC shortly)
  • Paolo Lacovelli, MD and Founder of Pharmaconex
  • Michelle Kirrane, Senior Clinical Pharmacist at Temple Street Hospital and Overall Pharmacist of the Year 2015
  • Muireann McAlister, Market Access Lead at Astra Zeneca Ireland.
Speakers will each have 12 minutes to dazzle you with their careers and insights into the pharmacy sector. IPSA Future of Pharmacy Meeting_10th March 2016

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