Plenary Session

The Plenary Session is a new addition to this year’s event and will take place on the Saturday morning of the conference from 10.00am – 12.00pm. This session will focus on the necessity for the community pharmacy profession to develop a broader scope of practice in the future and to be fully engaged in the wider health system. In this two-hour session, Daragh Connolly, President of the IPU; Charles Normand, Emeritus Professor of Health Policy and Management, Trinity College Dublin; and Thomas E. Menighan, Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), will address attendees. To find out more about the Plenary Session speakers, visit the Speakers page here.

PCRS Roundtable Discussion

The highly acclaimed PCRS Roundtable Discussion returns this year for another topical debate. This part of the conference focusses on addressing PCRS issues and concerns. It will take place at 3.00pm – 4.30pm on Saturday 28 April, so make sure you don’t miss it! The discussion will be chaired by Eoghan Hanly, Chairperson of the IPU Pharmacy Contractors’ Committee. Our panel of speakers from the PCRS will include Anne Marie Hoey, Assistant National Director; Kate Mulvenna, Head of Pharmacy Function; and Carmel Burke, Head of Operations. Click here to find further details on our panel members.


IPU President’s Dinner & Ball

The IPU President’s Dinner & Ball takes place on Saturday night at 8.00pm, with a Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception from 7.00pm. The dinner promises to deliver a memorable evening of culinary flavours and outstanding entertainment. The dress code for the Dinner is Black Tie.

A raffle will be held at the dinner in aid of the Pharmacy Benevolent Fund (PBF). The PBF looks after colleagues and their families who have fallen on hard times and need a helping hand to get back on their feet. Please give generously as the raffle is a vital source of income for the PBF. Every cent donated will be used to help those in need and you might just be lucky enough to take home a wonderful prize!