08:30 – 14:00    May 24th, 2016    NovaUCD, Belfield Innovation Park, D4 

The Community pharmacist’s centralised placement in the community and clinical expertise allows them play an important role in the maintenance of public health. The pharmacist’s role is expanding beyond the traditional product-oriented functions of dispensing and distributing medicines and health products.  Changing healthcare models and advancements in Connected Health technology provide opportunities for pharmacists to revolutionise the way they provide care for the community.

Join us in an interactive seminar where speakers will discuss the opportunities that exist for both pharmacists and Connected Health technology companies. The speakers include ARCH researchers presenting some findings from recent ARCH projects as well as external speakers offering their perspective.

ARCH is the Irish centre for Connected Health and is a government funded (EI/IDA) entity hosted by UCD (Ireland’s largest university) with University of Limerick as a partner and carries out applied research that has an industry focus.  As an industry led collaborative centre, we aim to construct projects with direct industry engagement and one of the aims of this event will be to see if we can engage industry in research projects to explore opportunities in this space.



Registration & Refreshments
09.00 Opening Remarks
ARCH Centre Director, Michael O’Shea
09.15 Community Pharmacy: Competing innovatively: How Irish Pharmacies Use Connected Health
Dr Nicole Gross – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Change Team, ARCH
09:45 The Role of Technology in Supporting the Pharmacy Journey
Aisling Reast MSc MPSI, Director of Operations, Irish Institute of Pharmacy
10:15 The Role of New Technology in Pharmacy
Stephen Goundrey-Smith, BSc, MSc, BTh, Cert Clin Pharm, MRPharmS, is consultant Pharmacist at PDC Healthcare Ltd. Stephen qualified as a pharmacist in 1989, and has worked as a hospital pharmacist, in medical affairs in the pharmaceutical industry, and as an electronic prescribing and pharmacy analyst in the healthcare IT industry.
10:45 Coffee & Networking 
11.15 Examining how Connected Health can enable a Patient-GP-Pharmacist Network
Dr Threase Finnegan-Kessie, Ethnographer, Care Team, ARCH
11:40 eScript National Pilot – Overview
Jennifer Hughes, Director of Marketing, Clanwilliam Group.
The eScript pilot, launched nationally in March this year, is a notification service that safely sends a secure notification of the prescription details directly from the GP’s computer to the patient’s chosen pharmacy.
12:05 Targeted Patient Support Programs to Support Medicine Non- Adherence
Ger Lyons, General Manager, Pharma Insights
Pharmacy Insights is a pharmacy owned company that seeks to provide data to enhance business decisions and improve patient compliance
12:25 Evolving roles of Pharmacies in medication adherence
Dr. Anushree Priyadarshini, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Change Team, ARCH
12:45 Panel Discussion – “5 years from now…”
Moderator – Michael O’Shea, Centre Director, ARCH
13:10 Closing Remarks
Michael O’Shea, Centre Director, ARCH
13:15 Lunch & Networking


This event is free for ARCH Industry Members (maximum of two people per company).

If your company is not a member of ARCH, there is a fee associated with attending this event. Non-members should contact amay@arch.ie to register and event fee/payment details will be sent to you directly.