HPAI Annual Conference 2019

The Hospital Pharmacist Association of Ireland (HPAI) will once again bring together hospital pharmacists from across the country at its annual educational conference. The conference is the most important event in the calendar year for the HPAI. It offers hospital pharmacists an opportunity to network with colleagues, meet national and international experts, present research and gain new knowledge and skills.

Schedule for the event:

Friday 5th April 2019

Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings will take place on Friday evening from 19.30 – 21.00 and attendance must be registered here.

Further information will be posted on If you do not have access to HPAI Forum, please contact HPAI Education ( for information on SIGs.

Please indicate intention to attend a SIG when registering.

The sign-in desk will be open on the Friday evening from 6.30pm to 7.15pm. They ask members attending the SIG meetings and those present to sign-in at this time.

Saturday 6th April 2019

8.15am Sign-in & Coffee

The sign-in desk will close at 9.00am sharp.

Note – Conference badges for exhibitors and delegates will be required to gain entry to the conference area. To avoid being refused access wear name badges prominently for all sessions.

9.00am Workshop Session (Morning)

10.45am Pharmaceutical Exhibition

12.45pm Lunch

1.45pm AGM

Note: The AGM may only be attended by fully paid members of the HPAI

3.15pm – 5pm Workshop Session (Afternoon)

7.00 pm Drinks Reception

8.00 pm Gala Dinner with entertainment

Sunday 7th April 2019

9.00 am – Short Oral Presentations

10.30 am – Coffee & poster exhibition

11.00 am – Announcement of 2019 Pharmacist Poster Winners

11.15 am – Introducing Hospital Wide ePrescribing – The experience of Project Oak

11.45- Plenary Session

Clinical Prioritisation Tools

Right Patient, Right Time, Right Pharmacist

How prioritisation tools are changing the delivery of clinical pharmacy services: maximising pharmacists’ impact by identifying those patients most at risk of harm from medicines.

Dr Penny Lewis, Clinical Lecturer, Manchester University Foundation Trust (Biography)
Dr Tamasine Grimes, Associate Professor of Pharmacy, The University of Dublin, Trinity College (Biography)

12.55 pm – Closing comments

1.00 pm – Lunch

For more information,  visit the HPAI website.

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