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Practice poster winner at International Pharmacy Federation Congress

Hadiah Almutairi, a Practice of Pharmacy PhD student in the School, won the prize for the best poster in Medicines and Health at the FIP 2018 Congress in Glasgow in September. Hadiah, who is from Saudi Arabia and is sponsored by the Ministry of Education, received the prize for her work examining the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in older people with Intellectual Disability. Hadiah is part of the multidisciplinary team of researchers who are carrying out the cohort study, Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing (IDS – TILDA), which is led by Professor Mary McCarron, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences in Trinity. Hadiah explained that her study showed that the usage of PPIs was greater than in the general elderly population and also while some use appeared to be sub-optimal, there were also cases in which a PPI might be needed but was not being used. The detailed results of Hadiah’s work has been published in an open access journal at: Hadiah’s PhD supervisors in the School are Assoc Prof Martin Henman and Assist Prof Maire O’Dwyer.