Pharmacist Dr. Kate O'Reilly (Senior Digital Health Consultant at HealthXL) will present a high level overview of 'Digital Health' via Zoom on Thursday 1st July 2021 (1.00pm-2.00pm). Topics to be covered include:
  • Digital Therapeutics
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Clinical Decision Support Solutions
  • Telemedicine
  • Connected Drug Delivery
  • Use cases in CTs &R&D
  • Data Analytics
  • Opportunities for pharma
  • Predictions
The PIER Committee is organising a series of lunchtime speed networking events on the last Friday of the month. The first one is being organised on Friday 25th June 2021 (1.00pm-2.00pm) via Zoom.
Great opportunity to meet new people. PIER members and non-members welcome. 

The PIER Committee is delighted to organise its first virtual site vist to the Pfizer Newbridge manufacturing site. It is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of solid-dose pharmaceuticals. The facility currently supplies a largre range of products across a number of therapeutic areas: including cardiovascular, central nervous system and women's health to more than 100 markets across the world.

The virtual visit will take the following format:

  • Introduction to the site by Kieran Coffey (Technical Services Lead)
  • Panel disscusion with some of the pharmacists working on-site in areas including Quality and Tech Ops. 

Register via

Webex details will be provided closer to the date. 

EIPG are organising a mini-Symposium 'The Post-COVID Era and Pharmacy' on Friday 18th June 2021 at 1.30pm BST (2.30pm CEST). 

The event will allow EIPG members to consider the lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic: the repurposing of medicines for treatment, vaccines development, clinical trials design update, agility in drug development and regulatory flexibility.

It will be a great opportunity to hear and put your questions to the following speakers:

  • Dr Fergus Sweeney, Head of the Clinical Studies and Manufacturing Task Force at the EMA covering the Clinical Trial Information System, Biological Health Threats and Vaccine Strategy
  • Dr Derek O’Hagan, Global Head of Vaccine Chemistry and Formulation, GSK Vaccine Research, Cambridge, MA.
  • Professor Mahendra G. Patel, Pharmacy and Ethnic Minority Communities Research Lead and Co-Investigator, PRINCIPLE Trial, University of Oxford
  • Dr Oksana Pyzik, Lead of UCL Global Citizenship Programme, Global Health Adviser, UCL School of Pharmacy

The discussion about how pharmacists can shape the future in a post-COVID era will be chaired by Professor Gino Martino, Chief Scientist (Royal Pharmaceutical Society).

The Symposium is free for all members of EIPG Associations and will last for just over 2 hours. Please register via link in this event flyer EIPG 'Post-Covid Era Symposium_18th June 2021'


GSK currently have an exciting opportunity for a Quality Assistant (based at Citywest, Dublin) on a full-time basis for an 18-month fixed term contract. This position is to help support the Trading Partner Quality Team in the worldwide virtual wholesale distribution operations of GSK’s Pharma Trading Partner companies. It is a great opportunity to obtain a strong grounding experience of Good Distribution Practice (GDP) and the QMS (Quality Management Systems) in a virtual wholesale distributor.

See role profile:


Posted 24th May 2021


A joint webinar with the European Pharmaceutical Students’ Association and EIPG is being held this Thursday 20th May 2021 at 17.00 GMT on “Understanding Advanced Therapies”

SCOPE: The background to advanced therapies will be discussed including gene therapy, cell therapy, and tissue engineering. Examples will be shown of how advanced therapies are dramatically changing the way patients are treated for a wide variety of diseases. A discussion will be held on the role of pharmacists and their ability to advise patients about these products which have such huge potential for the future of medicine.


SPEAKER: Sunayana Shah is an expert in regulatory, medical, and pharmacovigilance policy development as well as technical, scientific, and regulatory intelligence at global level including working with WHO, European and UK organisations. Sunayana worked at the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), London, where, as Head of Regulatory and Safety Policy she advised the pharmaceutical industry and worked with senior UK and EU government officials on international regulatory policy issues, including the impact of Brexit. Previously, she led the scientific and medical affairs function at the Proprietary Association of Great Britain (PAGB) where she developed and implemented national and pan European and global OTC reclassification policy, regulatory expertise, and led the Professional Learning training programmes. Sunayana is a registered pharmacist and EIPG’s delegate for Great Britain. She is a consultant and recently co-authored a toolkit on cell and gene therapy for the International Alliance of Patient Organisations and IFPMA.


REGISTRATION: There is no registration for this webinar.

Free access is via the link: Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 939 2002 8291 Passcode: 576982

 A PIER Career Focus webinar is being organised on Thurs 20th May 2021 at 1.00pm on the topic of 'Opportunities for Pharmacists in Manufacturing Operations' with Colm Murphy (UCB). Register via

See event flyer Career Opportunities in Manufacturing Operations webinar_20 May 2021



The PIER Committee is delighted to host a virtual CPD meeting on the topic of 'What is New in Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship' on Thursday 10th June 2021. 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 922 0344 1896
Passcode: 279597
Email queries to

PIER CPD meeting 10 June 2021


Takeda (Baggot St) is recruiting for an External Supply Quality Manager for their oncology porfotio. Ideally 5 years QA/QC experience required but any pharmacist candidate with relevant experience will be considered.

See job description.


Posted 28th April 2021

The second EIPG/PIER Webinar of 2021 will be held in conjunction with UCC School of Pharmacy on Monday 10th May 2021. The topic is 'The importance of Knowledge Management in both the Development and Manufacture of Medicinal Products'

Overview of Webinar
Knowledge management is the process of capturing, distributing and effectively using knowledge. It has always been a key factor in the successful development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products. Understanding the chemical and physical processes underlying material interactions in dosage form formulation, production process and product storage throughout the shelf-life is fundamental in assuring quality, efficacy, and safety of a medicinal product.
Knowledge management has gained increasing importance in the pharmaceutical industry over the past 10-15 years. Its importance has been emphasised in the ICH Q10 guideline which considers knowledge management as a key enabler of the pharmaceutical quality system.
The two expert speakers (Dr Marco Adami and Dr Alessandro Regola) will share their practical experience of problems and opportunities in knowledge management encountered during their careers in the pharmaceutical industry.
Leaning Outcomes
By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:
1. Know the fundamentals of knowledge management.
2. Understand the meaning of the term “knowledge”.
3. Recognise why knowledge management is so important to the pharmaceutical industry.
4. Appreciate the role of knowledge management in promoting innovation.

See attached flyer for registration details EIPG PIER 'Knowledge Management' webinar_10th May 2021.Please be aware that you will receive connection details for the webinar when you register and will need to keep the Zoom meeting details to join the webinar.

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