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Irish Association of Community Pharmacy Technicians (IACPT) Conference 2014

22/10/2014

Irish Pharmacy Technician Conference 2015IT Carlow to Host Irish Association of Community Pharmacy Technicians (IACPT)  Conference 2014

Institute of Technology Carlow’s Department of Health and Science is delighted to host this year’s Irish Association of Community Pharmacy Technicians (IACPT) Conference on Saturday November 15th. IT Carlow’s Higher Certificate in Pharmacy Technician studies, now in its 10th year of enrolment, has a strong reputation in the industry. Graduates of the course are working in hospitals, pharmacies, communities and healthcare sales. Further education opportunities include pharmacy, occupational therapy and nursing.

The conference schedule includes presentations, workshops, a pharma exhibition hall and lots of networking opportunities for industry professionals and students alike. This is the first year the IACPT Conference will be held at Institute of Technology Carlow and organisers anticipate a great representation from the South East. Commenting on the upcoming conference, Nicola Cantwell, registered pharmacist and work placement coordinator IT Carlow said 'The importance of the role of pharmacy technicians has increased hugely over the last number of years as a result of the widening of the range of services provided by community pharmacies. IT Carlow is proud to be working with IACPT to ensure that pharmacy technicians are recognised as health care professionals through regulation and accreditation’.

For more information and to register for the conference: www.iacpt.ie

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For further information please contact 
Paula Butler, Communications Officer, Institute of Technology Carlow. 
t: 059 917 5084. e: butlerp@itcarlow.ie