We are delighted to announce that the Annual Alpha-1 Conference for 2013 will take place on Friday 11th October at 10am in Marino Institute of Education on leafy Griffith Avenue in Drumcondra on the northside of Dublin.

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A roundtable event hosted by IPPOSI on medication compliance and adherence took place in Dublin on June 27th. This event heard that up to 50% of patients with serious long-term medical conditions do not take their medication or take it incorrectly.

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Ireland follows Australia as the second country in the world to legislate for the plain packaging of tobacco products.

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Tobacco ads persuade teens to smoke

Advertisements for tobacco products do persuade teenagers to start smoking, new research has found. According to the findings from Germany, the risk of taking up smoking jumps by almost 40% for every 10 ads seen. To read more about this article click here.

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The Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM) is an umbrella organisation that brings together the national academies of thirteen European member states. The Federation recently held their Spring Conference in Dublin, an event which was hosted by the Irish Academy of Medical Sciences (IAMS) which is an association of leading researchers in medical sciences in Ireland.

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