Highlights of the 2013 EACPT Congress in Geneva

Around 600 young and senior pharmacologists from 5 continents were in

Congress President Pierre Dayer with local organizers Caroline Samer and Marie Besson

Geneva for the 11th biennial Congress of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT). 

Marie Besson with Heather Sheppard and Gaëlle Notzli from MCI

Key developments included
a new journal affiliation with Clinical Therapeutics – the journal team attended

EACPT Chairman Gonzalo Calvo

the Congress and Editor-in-Chief Richard Shader gave a Masterclass on scientific publishing
– introduction of a new individual Associate membership category for EACPT – more news on how to join will follow 
– individual Associate membership will include online access to the official EACPT journal – Clinical Therapeutics.
– announcements of future EACPT Congresses for Madrid in 2015, Prague in 2017, and Stockholm in 2019. 

EACPT Awards

Sir Michael Rawlins and

Carlo Patrono
Lifetime achievement awards went to Professor Sir Michael Rawlins and to Professor Carlo Patrono.
– The EACPT Scientific Award went to Dr David Devos.
– A Special EACPT Award was presented to EACPT co-founder Professor Michael Orme and accepted on his behalf by fellow EACPT co-founder Professor Folke Sjöqvist.

EACPT Poster Prize winners

Moderated Poster Session

PP020 Domenico Italiano, Italy
Title: EFFECTS OF ARIPIPRAZOLE AND RISPERIDONE ON VENTRICULAR REPOLARIZATION IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
 

PP114 Annemarie Thijs, Netherland
Title: SUNITINIB DOES NOT REDUCE ENDOTHELIUM-DEPENDENT VASODILATION IN HUMANS

PP219 Roselyne Boulieu, France
Title: THIOPURINE METABOLITES ARE USEFUL IN PREDICTING AZATHIOPRINE RESISTANCE IN PEDIATRIC IBD PATIENTS

PP233 Caroline Samer, Switzerland
Title: CYP1A ACTIVITY AFTER CHRONIC EXPOSURE TO DIOXINS FROM A WASTE INCINERATOR

Viewand download Congress Programme

View Congress Abstracts ONLINE at the Clinical Therapeutics website.

The Geneva Congress brings together a wide range of international delegates,

Speaker Panel

including health professionals, clinical and life scientists, policy makers, professionals from the biotechnology and pharmaceutical communities and others interested in the spectrum from basic to clinical pharmacology and pharmacotherapy, and from drug discovery to regulatory affairs. 

For the Geneva Congress, there are 101 invited speakers from 21 countries – 15 from the European region and a further 6 countries internationally, from the USA, Canada, New Zealand, China, Benin and India. Around 400 abstracts from 57 countries from all 5 continents are being presented as oral and poster communications.
 

Social programme – on Lake Geneva
The EACPT was founded 20 years ago and now includes all national

Social programme – on Lake Geneva

organisations for clinical pharmacology in Europe. 

The EACPT aims to provide educational and scientific support for the more than 4000 individual professionals interested in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics throughout the European region, with its congresses attended by a global audience.
The EACPT also advises policy makers on how the specialty can contribute to human health and wealth.


Official EACPT journal: Clinical Therapeutics 



More about the EACPT.

Future EACPT Congresses and Summer Schools
2014 – 11th EACPT Summer School – Nijmegen: 5-8 July
2015 – 12th EACPT Congress – Madrid
2017 – 13th EACPT Congress – Prague
2019 – 14th EACPT Congress – Stockholm  


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