Masterclass – Exploring Pharma: From Drug Discovery to Dispensing


June 13, 2024    
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


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Uniphar Head Office
4045 Kingswood Road, Citywest

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This highly immersive one day masterclass is designed as an overview to the industry and will provide excellent learnings and a wealth of information – regardless of your length of time in the industry!  It’s ideal for those new to roles, those moving to another area of their organisation or simply those who wish to round out their knowledge of the industry.  It will bring attendees on the journey a drug makes all the way from discovery to being dispensed in a retail pharmacy. 

As the masterclass will include a tour of Uniphar’s warehouse in Citywest, numbers for this masterclass will be strictly limited – so an early reservation of your seat is advised!  


Who should attend? 

This full day masterclass will be ideal for those new to roles, those moving to another area of their organisation or simply those who wish to round out their knowledge of the industry as part of their PDP. 

Need more information?

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Speakers confirmed: 

Sandra Redmond, Managing Director – Salutem Insights 

Sandra is a Health Economist and is currently Managing Director of Salutem Insights.  Following a Degree and Masters in Economics from UCD, she worked as a Researcher in UCD for 2 years, followed by 5 years as an Economic Consultant in Dublin and Australia, followed by 13 years in Market Access in GSK.  She conducted her first of many HTAs on a new treatment for HER2+ breast cancer in GSK in 2017 and has been fascinated by this field of economics since then. She joined Salutem Insights in 2018 where she and her team provide expert economic consultancy advice to industry. 

  Topics: Market Access 101 & IPHA/MFI Code 


Andrew Browne, Director, Business Consulting – Life Sciences – EY Ireland
Andrew is a Director in EY specialising in Business Consulting in Life Sciences. In his current role Andrew works with both global and indigenous pharmaceutical and biotech companies on their commercial, market access and launch strategies. He has twenty years’ experience in the
pharmaceutical industry working for AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Organon.

 Topic: Commercial Launch Excellence 



David O’Brien, Supply Chain Lead, Ireland – Uniphar 

David has responsibility for the Uniphar Supply Chain Ireland business which incorporates the go to market strategy for both the Allphar pre-wholesale and Uniphar full line wholesale business. David joined Uniphar as Wholesale Commercial Director in 2016 and prior to taking up his current role led the Uniphar Wholesale market share growth and MAH commercial engagement over the last number of years. Prior to joining the Uniphar Group, David held a number of senior FMCG commercial roles for over 15 years with both the Kerry Group and Coca-Cola Hellenic.

  Topic: Pricing Overview


Orlaith Brennan, Market Development Director – IQVIA

Orlaith is the Market Development Director with IQVIA, a role she’s held since 2021. Previous to this Orlaith was the Director of Commercial Affairs at IPHA for over 10 years. She holds an MBA from UCD and a degree in Pharmacy from Trinity.  

Topic: Stakeholder Overview



Laragh de Bhulbh, Managing Director – Wolf Medical

Laragh set up Wolf Medical in 2022 as a dedicated Medical Affairs agency with a focus on clearly communicating the science behind the brand. She has a
strong belief in the value that medical affairs can bring for patients having seen it through her many years working in medical affairs at an affiliate level
in both UK and Ireland. Laragh previously held in-house Medical roles with UCB, AbbVie, and Roche, covering a wide range of therapy areas.

  Topic: Introduction to Medical Affairs 



Tom Concannon, Superintendent Pharmacist – Hickeys Pharmacy & Uniphar Retail 

Tom is the Superintendent Pharmacist at Allcare & Hickeys at Uniphar Supply Chain & Retail.   He holds over 20 years experience as a Superintendent Pharmacist and holds a degree in Pharmacy from Trinity.     

Topic: Retail Pharmacy Overview



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