Welcome to the IPU Academy Autumn Programme

Welcome to the IPU Academy Autumn Programme, which follows our successful Spring Programme, where more than 2,800 attendances were recorded. Using your personal membership login, you can view and book online all the live learning courses in the IPU Academy Autumn Programme.

The IPU Academy Autumn Programme will deliver Continuing Education (CE) in traditional presentation format, i.e. a two-hour live learning seminar, at a location near you. In addition to the live learning events, we plan to hold a number of national webinars on www.ipuacademy.ie during the Autumn Programme.

The five topics in the IPU Academy Autumn Programme were selected based on your feedback and, as usual, will be delivered in venues countrywide. The topics are all of current relevance and designed to assist you in developing and delivering services to your patients in your pharmacy.

The format for the live learning remains unchanged; courses will start at 8pm sharp and will last two hours. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

The new IIOP system for monitoring our engagement with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) has now come into effect. IPU Academy is here to support your engagement with the new CPD system. There are five stages to the CPD cycle. A copy of the CPD cycle is included in the CPD template which is provided for each topic. You can enter at any stage of the CPD cycle, e.g. by attending an IPU Academy course you will have completed an Action stage of the CPD cycle. You can then download your IPU Academy Attendance Certificate to assist in completing the Document stage of the CPD cycle.

Feedback and suggestions for future topics to be developed by IPU Academy are welcome at ipuacademy@ipu.ie.

Young men aged between 18 and 30 years have a particular set of health issues. However within this age group, the perception may exist that health issues do not affect them; thus engagement with this group is as important as the provision of information on health issues relevant to them.

The aim of this course is to examine common issues and medical conditions that primarily affect younger men such as male pattern baldness, erectile dysfunction, use of dietary supplements in sports and harmful behaviours such as alcohol intake and steroid abuse.

Allergies occur when there is an exaggerated response by the immune system to common substances in the environment. Allergy symptoms may range from allergic rhinitis through to life-threatening anaphylactic reactions. 

The aim of this course is to provide an update on the immunological basis of allergies and allergic reactions.

There are approximately 30,000-40,000 people living with epilepsy in Ireland. To ensure full control of this condition, medication and adherence to medication is vital. In the last number of years, new medication has become available to minimise side effects and provide improved control of symptoms.

The aim of this course is to provide an update on the diagnosis, management and drug treatment of epilepsy.

Anaemia is a common but often underdiagnosed and treated condition, with up to 1 in 5 women of childbearing age affected and 2% of adult men. Haemochromatosis, “the Celtic Curse”, is a genetic condition which causes accumulation and eventual iron overload in the body. 

The aim of this course is to describe iron regulation in the body and the development of iron-deficiency anaemia or haemochromatosis.

When a baby has a feeding problem, it can be very distressing for parents. Pharmacists are often approached by parents seeking their reassurance and advice regarding different feeding problems such as colic, constipation diarrhoea and reflux.  

The aim of this course is to describe common feeding difficulties infants can experience in the first year of life and to provide information about effective management strategies.