IME Grant Recipients

GSK provides details on all funded independent medical education grants as part of its ongoing commitment to transparency.

We provide comprehensive information about the educational grants that we have funded. The name of the educational providers awarded the grants, the grant titles and the total GSK funded amounts.

Autumn 2018

  • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

One-and-a-half-day conference (First International Conference on the Investigation of Cryptic Infections), which provides plenary lectures, workshops, and breakout sessions on a range of topics related to infectious diseases that affect travellers.

Awarded Amount: €10,000.00

  • NUI Galway, Irish Centre for Applied Patient Safety and Simulation (ICPASS) at University Hospital Galway (UHG)

Kids Infectious Diseases Simulation 'KIDS’, is a simulation-based education programme for multidisciplinary teams involved in the management of children with infectious diseases: from prevention to the delivery of acute care.

Awarded Amount: €5,090.00

  • <School of Pharmacy, University College Cork and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU)

A continuing professional development programme for pharmacists on adult vaccinations. This programme, delivered across a variety of modalities, is designed to equip pharmacists with the evidence base for vaccination, as well as supporting pharmacists in effective communication with members of the public.

Awarded Amount: € 24,960.00

 Spring 2018

  • HIV Molecular Research Group, University College Dublin and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

HIV Molecular Research Group (HMRG) European Seminars is a two-day event which comprehensively covers areas relevant to the effective clinical management of HIV.

Awarded Amount: €20,000.00

Autumn 2017

  • NUI Galway, Irish Centre for Applied Patient Safety and Simulation (ICPASS)  at University Hospital Galway (UHG) and the Children's Hospital Group (CHG)

A multi-disciplinary training programme to improve paediatric asthma management in the home, in hospital and at the time of discharge. This project will also develop an educational bundle to support further clinical integration.

Awarded Amount: €20,933

  • University College Cork, ASSERT

Respiratory Training at the ASSERT Centre in UCC to design and deliver an educational programme on  state of the art bronchoscopy techniques.          

Awarded Amount: €25,000 

  • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

One day conference for Healthcare Professionals on ‘Infections in the Returning Traveller’.

Awarded Amount: €10,000

  • University Hospital Galway UHG

Improving the management of the patient with COPD through skills and drills: multidisciplinary training.

Awarded Amount: €7,740  

Spring 2017

  • AIDS West 

The development and delivery of an educational programme to upskill medical professionals on recent trends and issues regarding Chemsex.
Awarded Amount: €5,000.00

  • Department of General Practice, University College Cork 

CONCORDAT - InCOrporatiNg ACP intO Routine COPD mAnagementT. This educational programme will address the knowledge and skill gap regarding Advance Care Planning for healthcare professionals working in COPD.
Awarded Amount: €24.973.60

Autumn 2016

  • SIMWEST, Galway University Hospital 

A simulation-based learning programme aimed at improving the teaching and learning of paediatric lumbar puncture techniques for junior doctors.
Awarded Amount: €9,100.00

  • Irish College of General Practitioners

Development of a revision to the ICGP Immunisation eLearning modules to provide updated education for general practitioners and nurses on the 2016 changes to the Irish immunisation schedule.
Awarded Amount: €12,300.00

  • School of Pharmacy, University College Cork

A collaborative project between University College Cork, University Hospital Kerry and the Asthma Society of Ireland to provide a structured continuing professional development framework for pharmacists and physiotherapists involved in asthma treatment
Awarded Amount: €15,000.00 

Spring 2016

  • Asthma Society Ireland

National Inhaler Technique Workshops for Healthcare Professionals in Primary Care; continuation of 2015 project aiming to reach 1,000 HCPs.
Awarded Amount: €25,000.00

  • Irish Pharmacy Union IPU Academy

Development of a course to provide an update on the immunological basis of allergies and allergic reactions. The IPU Academy will deliver this training in 12 to 14 locations nationwide (n=700 max) and via a recorded version of the course on the IPU Academy LMS.
Awarded Amount: €17,047.50

  • RCSI School of Pharmacy

Improving adherence to treatment in patients with chronic respiratory diseases, a multi-disciplinary approach involving pharmacists and physiotherapists. One-day course (n=75) and videos of sessions via website
Awarded Amount: €9,955.00


  • Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

Course on the management & treatment of BPH for Urology SpRs.
Awarded Amount: €6,706.34

  • Asthma Society Ireland

National Inhaler Technique Workshops for Healthcare Professionals
Awarded Amount: €25,000.00

  • Intern & Postgraduate Education & Research, Galway University Hospital, Saolta University Healthcare Group

An education and training programme using the principles of deliberate practice and crew resource management to deliver both improvements in technical and non-technical skills in the acute care setting for medical teams and SPRs.
Awarded Amount: €10,600.00

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