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RCSI MATTERS
centred care. The agreement will also facilitate collaborative
research between the two organisations. According to
Dolores Keating, Head of Pharmacy at the Saint John
of God Hospital, the Memorandum is an important step
forward: "As a teaching hospital, education is a core part
of the ethos and mission of the organisation. Pharmacists
have an important role to play in the delivery of high quality
mental health services. I hope that this collaboration will
help pharmacists support people with mental illness on their
recovery journey."
FORUM OF DEANS OF PHARMACY
On August 30 and September 1, 2013, the School was truly
honoured to create history by becoming the first academic
institution to host the prestigious annual Forum of Deans
of Pharmacy. Having established the School nationally as
an accomplished provider of pharmacy education in the
ten years since its foundation, it was timely to do the same
on an international scale. This two-day meeting focused
on areas of critical importance to institutions of pharmacy
education. Deans from more than 100 Faculties of Pharmacy
attended this academic meeting, held in the College Hall.
The annual Dean's Forum preceded the World Congress
of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), which
took place at Dublin's Convention Centre. With the theme
`Towards a future vision for complex patients integrated
care in a dynamic continuum', the week-long congress
attracted pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and
academics from around the globe. We are very proud that
RCSI undergraduate students discharged themselves most
professionally in organising events throughout the week.
Pictured at RCSI's White Coat Ceremony 2013 are: Dr Judith Strawbridge-Director of the B.Sc. (Pharm.) Programme; Mrs Cecilia O Dwyer; Ms
Joanne O' Dwyer, recipient of the Leo Pharma Medal in Pharmaceutics, the Boots Medal in Pharmacy Practice and the Professor John G. Kelly
medal for best overall performance in the B.Sc. (Pharm.) class of 2013; Mr Pat O Dwyer; and Professor Hannah Mc Gee, Dean of Medicine and
Health Sciences.
Mr Joseph Sweeney receives the Servier Medal for best
experienced researcher from Ms Aoife Mc Auliffe, Medical and
Regulatory Affairs Manager for Servier, Ireland.