Congratulations to PIER member Leonie Clarke on her election as President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. Dr. Ann Frankish takes over as Vice-President. Full information here:
Drawing inspiration from  website, PIER is asking all pharmacists in industry, education and regulatory roles to produce a video with the following details: • Introduce yourself and explain where you work currently.

• Outline where you graduated from and provide a brief summary of your career history to-date.

• Describe a typical working day.

• Explain briefly why you believe that your pharmacy degree was an ideal basis for the career path you have taken to-date.

Technical Guidance: • Video clip to last 2-3 minutes. • Ideally record your video clip in your workplace. • Clip doesn’t necessarily need to be recorded professionally but try to use a microphone to record as high a quality piece as possible. PIER Day in the Life flyer_April 2014
We want to see real PIER members on our website! For all you budding photographers out there PIER is running a photography competition. A €100 voucher  will be up for grabs for the following :
  • Best photograph.
  • Best photographic portrayal of  a working environment.
  • A draw for all entrants.
Enter by emailing your photo/photos to in JPEG format. PIER Photography Competition -A4 flyer Dave Carroll has kindly offered up the below picture of him in a cath lab as inspiration: Dave Carroll in the Bon Secours Glasnevin Cath Lab
PIER are organising a career transition day for Pharmacy graduates who would be interested in options and routes into the industry and regulatory settings in the Pharma Biotech and Med Tech industries. For further info see http://localhost/pier2016/events/.  

Careers Day Draft Agenda for 25th April 2014

There was a great turnout for the 2013 AGM and a very successful event was had by all! Three great speakers provided their perspective on Pharmacy past, present and future.   PIER_aGM_2013 (2)                   Stan O'Neill (Chairperson PIER), Barry Healan (Chair for AGM, LeoPharma), Prof. Sally Ann Cryan (RCSI), Martin Donnellan (Taro Pharmaceuticals)


‘Reflections on the Irish LifeScience Industry & PIER AGM’

Saturday 19th October 2013

The Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin 22

Meeting Agenda


Time Speaker Topic


10.30 Mr. Barry Heelan

Welcome and Introduction

10.30-11.00 Mr. Martin Donnellan

Reflections on the Irish Pharmaceutical Industry – the journey thus far

11.00-11.30 Ms. Julie O’Neill

Reflections on the Irish Pharmaceutical Industry – here and beyond

11.30 – 11.50


11.50 – 12.30 Prof. Sally-Ann Cryan

Designing and developing next generation medical technologies: a convergence between biomedical engineering and pharmaceutical science

12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 15.00



3 contact hours will apply for this event

The Acting Registrar/CEO of the PSI, Ciara McGoldrick gave a presentation on the PSI Vision for CPD. The presentation is attached here: PSI Vision for CPD
Nine pharmacists from the various sectors (academia, industry and regulatory) have volunteered to become involved in the PIER committee. The first committee meeting took place on 4th July 2012. The committee will meet regularly over the coming months as the administrative structure (rules and procedures) for the group is being developed. The Committee is as follows; Acting Chairperson: Stan O’Neill Secretary: Mary Rafter & Rosemarie Tully Treasurer: Brendan Griffin Membership: Catherine McHugh Education: Maura Kinahan Professional Development: Jack Daly & Stan O’Neill Communications & Events: Orlaith Brennan and Muireann McAlister

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