TOPRA invites all students currently studying at European Universities to submit a scientific poster for presentation at the TOPRA Annual Symposium in Berlin in October 2015. Abstracts to be submitted by 25th September 2015. For further details see:  
Interview in Sunday Business Post on 6th Sept 2015 with pharmacist Dr Paul Bridges, Corporate VP, Parexel who have recently set up operations in Dublin. Some good career advice for anyone looking to move into industry. Dr Paul Bridges Parexel interview-SBP 6th Sept 2015
The PIER committee is currently preparing the agenda for the autumn CPD meeting (to take place with AGM in November). The focus of this meeting will be soft skills. We are seeking feedback regarding topics of interest from members by COB Friday 11th September 2015 via

The Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP) are running a photo competition to coincide with the launch of their strategy “Supporting the pharmacy journey in Ireland”. The competition runs from 20th July 2015 to midnight 30th August 2015.

The PIER committee would encourage members to considering entering this competition to highlight how non-patient facing pharmacists contribute to patient care in Ireland.

For further details, see

Great article by PIER education officer Maura Kinahan on 5-year integrated MPharm published in European Industrial Pharmacy Group journal EIPG24_complete
Smurfit Executive Development is introducing a brand new part-time professional diploma for executives, senior managers and those aspiring to lead in the life science industry that will complement and enhance their leadership capabilities.
The Diploma in Strategic Growth (Biotech & Pharma Industry) programme is designed to equip executives in the field of life sciences with the knowledge, skills, tools, techniques and strategic perspective required to effectively analyse and manage complex problems. It explores best management practices and the latest strategies for sustaining competitive advantage over the long term in the life sciences industries.
They have extended an invitation to all PIER members to an information session on Thursday April 2nd. Ezine DipSGP (BiotechPharma) Breakfast Session Further information on the program can be found below: Diploma in Strategic Growth - Biotech and Pharma
The QP forum will be held on 16th April  2015 at Trinity College Dublin,  The programme is available to view here For registration contact Ms Lorna Loughrey, QP Forum, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin 2 <>    
The Industrial Pharmacy Section is hosting its 8th webinar on pharmacovigilance and common findings. Participants will be able to hear pharmacovigilance manager Susanna Heinonen on how to recognise common findings in pharmacovigilance systems; prepare for audits/inspections; and prepare adequate audit/inspection responses  
The IIOP will hold a series of Information Events for Pharmacists on the use of ePortfolios.  A series of Inofmration events, webinars and ePortfolio Workshops will be run by the IIOP  throughout 2015.  For furtehr info see attached 20150206_ Initial ePortfolio support events

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