Previous Events

Code of Conduct Information Events

To support pharmacists with the role out of the updated Code of Conduct for pharmacists, we held information events across the country in September and October 2019 and February 2020. Each information event focused on the principles contained in the Code, and will provided an opportunity to hear from, and engage with, pharmacists and guest speakers who work across a variety of areas. Further information is available on this website.

Event feedback from attendees:

  • 100% said that they found the seminar a useful way of learning more about the Code of Conduct.
  • Over 90% stated that the format of the workshop was useful for the topic under discussion and that they had adequate opportunity to share their experience as a pharmacist during discussions.
  • 9 out of 10 pharmacists said they would attend another event like this in future to contribute their views in relation to the PSI's work.

Seminars for Superintendent Pharmacists

During March and April 2018, we held 11 seminars for superintendent pharmacists to introduce the PSI's new Corporate Strategy 2018-2020 and to discuss areas of mutual interest. The seminars focussed on the governance role of superintendent pharmacists and what an accountability framework for retail pharmacy businesses might look like. View the presentation from the seminars.

Pharmacy Assessment System and Inspection Events 2016/2017

During 2016 and 2017 we held a series of meetings countrywide to coincide with the introduction of the Pharmacy Assessment System as a pharmacy-based audit tool. More information and access to the presentation made at those events is available with all of the Assessment System documents here on our website.

In October 2017, we held four focus group meetings with pharmacists in Dublin, Tipperary, Cork and Galway as we opened discussions about how a pharmacy’s commitment to patient safety and meaningful patient interactions might be demonstrated during an inspection. The purpose of the meetings was to discuss with pharmacists the quality services that pharmacies provide to the public. This is part of the PSI’s ongoing engagement with registrants about developments in pharmacy inspection policy.

May 2016

Fourth National Medicines Management Forum

On the 16 May 2016, the PSI was again involved in hosting a fourth National Medicines Management Forum with the HSE's Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director and the National Medicines Management Programme. This was an interdisciplinary meeting of a range of healthcare professionals and health service users that focused on the safe and rationale use of medicines. Presentations included antimicrobial use in the community, potentially inappropriate prescribing, medicines adherence, biosimilar medicines and eHealth strategy.

The Forum presentations are available on the HSE website.

October 2015

Interprofessional Learning Conference 2015

'Advancing health and well-being through interprofessional learning for collaborative practice: Good practice, Dilemmas and Future Directions'.

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, in conjunction with CORU, the Medical Council of Ireland,the Nursing and Midwifery board of Ireland, and supported by the Dental Council of Ireland, hosted a conference on interprofessional learning and education in the health and social care professions on October 6th, 2015 in Dublin Castle Conference Centre.

For more information about the conference or to view the workshop presentations, see the IPL Dublin 2015 website or follow the conference Twitter account, @IPLDublin2015

October 2014

PSI Learning Events

The PSI held six evening meetings in October 2014 that focused on the PSI's inspection and enforcement and fitness to practise processes in order to provide further opportunity to understand and learn from the inspection and disciplinary functions. The PSI staff and President were available to speak with individual attendees and to answer questions.


Session 1: Event Overview and the Inspection and Enforcement Processes

Session 2: Complaints, Inquiries and the Disciplinary Process

November 2013

Second National Medicines Management Forum

In line with developing opportunities for multi-disciplinary learning in the health sector, the PSI, in partnership with the Office of Nursing and Midwifery Services Director  in the HSE and the HSE Medicines Management Programme, has hosted two National Medicines Management Forums.
The second National Medicines Management Forum was held on the 28th of November 2013. Its theme, the safe, effective and cost-effective use of medicines to improve patient care, provided differing perspectives on medicines management in the health care system. 

A selection of the presentations given at the Forum

Find out more about the First National Medicines Management Forum in October 2011.

September 2013

FIP Congress in Dublin

The annual Congress of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) was held in Dublin from 31st August to 5th September 2013. The global event for pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists was co-hosted by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) in conjunction with FIP.
Read more about the FIP Congress in Dublin.

Spring 2013

PSI Information Meetings

The PSI held a series of information meetings for pharmacists around the country in early 2013.  The purpose of these meetings was to provide an update to pharmacists on the pharmacy education reform programme and the progress made to date, along with planning for the future.
Read the meeting presentation.

For related material, view the Education section of this website.

PSI/ICCPE/HSE Joint Seminar:
Provision of safe and appropriate patient care and pharmacy services to Nursing Homes and Residential Care setting for Older People - 2011/2012

In June 2011 and January 2012, a number of educational meetings were held to assist pharmacists in providing safe and effective care to patients in nursing homes. These included understanding the implications of the implementation of the Pharmacy Act 2007, clarification and discussion of the legal and professional obligations of pharmacists, and opportunity for dialogue and sharing of best practice on key issues.
Read the agenda and presentations from the day.