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PDA Ireland Chapter Young Professional Meeting the Digital Challenge in Pharma

Oct 18, 2019
Carlow, Ireland

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PDA Ireland (YP) Young Professional Committee present an event aimed at young professionals in the pharma industry to learn more about the 'Digital challenges in Pharma'.


    • 9:30 a.m. Registration, coffee, pastries, and networking  
    • 10:00 a.m. Welcome & Introduction
      Declan Quinlan, President PDA Ireland Chapter
    • 10:15 a.m. Keynote 1: "Augmenting the worker in aseptic manufacturing as innovation rates accelerate in Pharma"
      Barry Heavey, Director Life Science Practice, Accenture
    • 10:45 a.m. Keynote 2: "Career Roadmap of a Validation Engineer - My experience of working in the electronics, medical device and the pharmaceutical industries"
      Donncadh Nagle, Validation Coordinator, Avara Shannon Pharmaceutical Services Limited
    • 11:15 a.m. Coffee Break/ Meet the Sponsors, and Networking
    • 11:30 a.m. Session 1: Lean Digitization -"Combining lean principles and digital technologies to drive a step change in manufacturing performance."
      Mark O'Neill, Director IT Account Management, Next Gen Biologics
    • 12:00 p.m. Session 2: "A study into human behaviour in a  manufacturing environment using eye tracking technology"
      Willie Monks, Operations Manager - Manufacturing Support, MSD Carlow
    • 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served in Burton Hall/ Meet the Sponsors
    • 13:30 p.m. Session 3: Site Tour led by MSD Team
    • 14:20 p.m. Session 4: The Keytruda Journey - A virtual tour of the Carlow facility
      Eamonn O'Mara, IT Lead, MSD Carlow
    • 14:50 p.m.Session 5: "My PDA Journey"
      Shane Costigan, Product and Logistics Manager, Reagent Genie
    • 15:05 Panel discussion
      Paul Hawkins
    • 15:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
      Declan Quinlan, President PDA Ireland Chapter 
    • 16:00 p.m. Event Concludes


MSD Carlow

Dublin Road
Carlow, Ireland


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All registrants €54.23


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