The 12th biennial Congress of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (https://eacpt.eu) was held in Madrid from 27th to 30th June 2015. Over 500 abstracts were accepted from 66 countries and from all 5 continents for presentation as e-posters and oral presentations. The 54 oral presentations were eligible for awards for best talks. The 2015 EACPT Scientific Award and Joint EACPT-EPHAR Translational Pharmacology Awards were presented at the end of June at the EACPT Congress in Madrid.
EACPT Scientific Award was conferred on UK Scientist Professor Nicholas Bateman for work on treating paracetamol overdose. The EACPT Scientific Award, which includes a prize of 2000€, was presented to Professor Bateman at the 12th EACPT Congress in Madrid in June 2015.
The inaugural EACPT-EPHAR Young Investigator Awards in Translational Pharmacology have been conferred on PhD student Christoph Schneider from Bern in Switzerland and Dr Daniel Antoine from Liverpool in the UK.
Professor Bateman’s research, which was published in the international medical journal The Lancet, involved a clinical trial comparing a new regimen to treat paracetamol poisoning with the current one (which has been used for over 40 years). It is the first large-scale, properly powered and randomised controlled clinical trial conducted in paracetamol poisoning, a challenging environment for trial work.
The Federation of European Pharmacology Societies (EPHAR) and the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) developed the above Young Investigator joint initiative to recognise projects of excellence in translational research in pharmacology. 2 awards of EUR 1,000 each were given EACPT Congress in Madrid to Christoph Schneider and Dr Daniel Antoine for their recent outstanding research papers.
Requirements for the EACPT-EPHAR Young Investigator Awards in Translational Pharmacology are that applicants must be not more than 35 years of age on the deadline date, have as first author published an outstanding paper in the 2 years prior to the Awards, have conducted the submitted study in an institution of a country member of EACPT and/or EPHAR; and be a member of one of the member societies of EPHAR or EACPT, or be an individual associate member of EACPT.