In the third of the PIER Career Focus webinar, PIER is delighted to have Michelle Cuddigan (Executive Director, EY Life Sciences Consulting) present on opportunities for pharmacists in consulting on Monday 26th June 2017 @ 7.30pm. To register, please email For further information, please see PIER Consulting career webinar_26 June 2017.
PIER is piloting a mentorship programme during 2017. A workshop is being arranged with mentors and mentees on Thursday 4th May 2017 (6.30pm-9.30pm).
During 2017, PIER will organise a series of career information webinars highlighting some of the most popular careers that pharmacists hold in industry. The second of this series will be on 'Commercial Pharma Opportunities' with Tom O'Brien (EMEA Product Manager, Janssen) on Tuesday 16th May 2017 at 7.30pm (GMT). For further information see PIER Tom O Brien flyer_16th May 2017 To register for this event, email
The PIER Spring CPD meeting will be held on Thursday 27th April 2017 at 7pm in HPRA Offices, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin. The theme of the meeting is 'Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Pharma: Opportunities & Challenges'. The pharmacist speakers are confirmed as:
  • Dr. David Coughlan (DS Biopharma)
  • Clare Hughes (CF Pharma).
  • Laurence O'Dwyer (HPRA Innovation Office).
The session will be chaired by Dave Shanahan (Chair of the Health Innovation Hub and Enterprise Ireland Board). To register, please email by Tuesday 25th April 2017. Attendance is free for members whose membership is current.

The PEARRL EU Network is delighted to announce a Regulatory Science Symposium will be held on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at the School of Pharmacy, UCC, CORK.

The theme for the Open Symposium is 'Regulatory Support of Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry'.  There is an exciting list of invited speakers, including speakers from the HPRA, EMA, MHRA and BfArM.  There will be four distinct sessions, with a round table discussion at the end of each session.

For further details and to register to attend please see on visit the website

The symposium should be of interest to those working in the pharmaceutical industry, academia or regulatory agency with an interest in regulatory approaches to support innovation in pharmaceutical development.

The PIER Spring CPD meeting will be held in the HPRA offices, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin on Thursday evening 27th April 2017 from 7pm. The theme of the meeting will be 'Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Pharma'. Further details available soon.
During 2017, PIER will organise a series of career webinars highlighting many of the most popular careers that pharmacists hold in industry. The first of this series is on 'Medical Affairs' with Natasha Littleton (Bayer Healthcare Head Office, Berlin) on Thursday 16th February 2017 at 7.30pm (GMT). Please email to register for this event. For further information, see PIER Medical Webinar Natasha Littleton_16th Feb 2017.
Registration now open for the PIER Careers Event in RCSI College Hall on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 from 6.30pm. Early registration is recommended as capacity for the event is limited. Email to register. For further details see: PIER career evening flyer Feb 2017 final
The PIER Committee is delighted to have Anne Hayes (Inspection Manager, HPRA) present at the first PIER CPD webinar of 2017 on the topic of 'Falsified Medicines Directive' on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at 4pm. Dr Claude Farrugia (EIPG President & University of Malta) will present on EMVO.

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