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The 9th All Ireland Pharmacy Conference will be held at Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Dundalk on 14th and 15th October 2019.

Ballymascanlon House Hotel

This conference is jointly coordinated by the Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development and the Irish Institute of Pharmacy. Its focus is to share good practice in pharmaceutical care and practice development across the primary and secondary care sectors. Pharmacists, technicians and qualified assistants will be encouraged to exchange ideas for pharmaceutical service development in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

On the evening of Monday 14th October 2019 the conference dinner will take place at 8.00pm and provides an opportunity to network with colleagues. The main conference proceedings will start at 9.30am on Tuesday 15th October 2019 with a keynote address by Dr Catherine Duggan (CEO International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)) focused on policy formation for clear and manageable strategies to implement comprehensive needs-based development of the pharmaceutical workforce. The remainder of the conference will involve parallel oral sessions and poster presentations.

The cost of the conference dinner will be covered by sponsorship. The day delegate rate for the conference is €45 and online registration will be available in mid May through the IIOP website. 

The cost of overnight accommodation, if required, is €90 single and €79 twin (per person sharing). The conference costs (including accommodation) for the main presenter of each oral presentation will be covered by the organising bodies. For those presenting posters, the day delegate fee only will be covered.

Call for abstracts

The conference is themed around the FIP Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goals. Abstracts are invited that deal with a broad range of pharmacy practice, including (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Competency development (FIP Goal 5)
  • Advanced practice & specialisation (FIP Goal 4)
  • Workforce impact  (FIP Goal 11)
  • Working with others (FIP Goal 8)

Abstracts can be submitted here. Applicants should clearly indicate the corresponding and presenting author(s) and whether they wish their abstract to be considered for poster or oral presentation (10 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions). The closing date for receipt of abstracts is Friday 10th May 2019 and authors will be notified regarding acceptance by Friday 21st June 2019.