School of Pharmacy Research Day 2019


The School of Pharmacy, UCC, is delighted to host its first Research Day on 23rd May 2019 in LG_51, Cavanagh Pharmacy Building. The Research Day is an in-house event that gives scientists the opportunity to present their most recent research findings and showcase the innovative research being carried out.

The format of this event is a series of fire talk oral presentations and poster presentations on all aspects of pharmacy research from pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacology to drug delivery and clinical pharmacy. The event will include three invited keynote speakers, Professor Patricia Kearney (The School of Public Health, UCC), Dr Liz Elvidge (Imperial College London) and Dr Conor O’Mahony (Tyndall National Institute, UCC).

Dr Waleed Faisal
Pharmacy Research Day Chair


Venue: LG_51, Cavanagh Pharmacy Building, UCC, Cork

Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019

The annual School of Pharmacy Research Day is an in-house event that gives scientists the opportunity to present their most recent research findings and showcase the innovative research being carried out.

Keynote Speakers:

(School of Public Health, UCC)
(Imperial College, London)
(Tyndall Institute of Technology, UCC)

Attendance is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.

To register, click on link


The Agenda of the meeting will be as follows;

09:00 – 09:30


09:30 – 10:10

1st keynote speaker, Professor Patricia Kearney  'Trials and Tribulations - Experience from the Trust Clinical Trial' 

10:10 – 11:10

4 x postdoc and PhD talks

Gary L O’Brien ‘Cost minimisation analysis of intravenous or subcutaneous trastuzumab treatment in patients with her2-positive breast cancer in Ireland’


Frank O’Riordan ‘A feasibility study to investigate the effects of procalcitonin testing on antibiotic prescribing in lower respiratory tract infections in an Irish hospital’


Hansueli Uetz ‘Use of the SWAMECO questionnaire in the general population to detect swallowing difficulties’


Lynch E ‘The impact of a ward-based pharmacy technician service’


11:10 – 11:50

2nd keynote speaker, Dr Liz Elvidge ‘What every PhD & postdoc needs to know’.


11:50 – 12:20

Coffee break and poster session

12:20 – 13:00

3rd keynote speaker, Dr Conor O’Mahony ‘Intelligent, Wearable Microsystems for Transdermal Delivery and Diagnostics’

13:00 – 14:00

4 x postdoc and PhD talks

Nwafor E.H ‘Can Derivative UV Spectrophotometry Detect and Quantify Drug Substances in the Presence of a Detergent?’


Vanessa Las Heras ‘Short-term consumption of a high fat diet increases host susceptibility to Listeria monocytogenes infection’


Ziad Sartawi ‘The potential of siponimod in bone regeneration & the development of an associated electrospun delivery device’


A Kont ‘Design and synthesis of Cationic and Anionic Amphiphilic Cyclodextrins as promising siRNA delivery systems’

14:00 – 14:15

Lunch and the best poster/oral prize voting and closing remarks.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission - CLOSED

  • Abstracts must be uploaded through the online submission portal by 17:00, Friday 3rd May 2019
  • If you submit an abstract you must be available to present it in person Friday the 3rd of May 2019.
  • You may submit more than one abstract.
  • There is a strict limit of 300 words for each abstract (title, authors, affilation, and references are not included).
  • Please note that your PI/supervisor must first approve your abstract before you submit it, and they will notified of your submission.
  • The following essential fields must be filled in before you can submit your abstract:
    • Details 
      • Name
      • Title
      • Discipline
      • Email
      • Phone
      • Supervisor's email
      • Presentation (Please select your preference for either an oral or poster presentation.  If your abstract has been selected for an oral presentation, you will be notified in advance of research day.)
    • Abstract Title
    • Authors and affiliations 
    • Abstract text: Abstract text must not exceed 300 words and structured into the following sections:

1. Introduction - A brief statement about the purpose of the study and pertinent background.

2. Methods - The method(s) of study or data collection employed.

3. Results - A Summary of study research including sufficient details to support your conclusions.

4. Conclusion/Implications - A statement explaining the significance of your work and the implications for further research, practice and/or policy.

5. Acknowledgements - In one line, state the supporting grant number and agency name. (optional)

6. Presenter Biography - A brief, 2-3 sentences about the presenting author.

  • Abstract approval:  All abstracts will have status pending until they are approved by the research day coordinators.  You cannot edit the abstract after it has been approved but you can withdraw it up to 3 weeks before Research Day.

Guidelines for Posters

  • Posters should be portrait, A0 in size and printed in colour on a single sheet for easy mounting to the poster boards.
  • Poster presentations should include: (a) introduction; (b) description of the method or technique used; (c) results obtained; (d) discussion of results; (e) conclusion/recommendation(s); (f) references; (g) acknowledgement of support –please ensure that you include funding bodies.
  • All poster presenters will be responsible for mounting their own displays. You can display your poster from 8:30am to 9:30am @ LG 51, Cavanagh Pharmacy Building, on the event day.
  • Posters must be collected by 2:30 pm on the same day

The Final Date for Research Day abstract submissions is 5pm Friday 3rd May 2019


Attendance is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.

Click on link to register.

If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact 

School of Pharmacy


Cavanagh Pharmacy Building Room UG06 University College Cork