Report on the 2017 EACPT Congress in Prague

The EACPT 2017 Congress was held in Prague from 24th-27th June with 566 participants from all 5 continents – 28% from beyond the European Region, from Australia to China, Japan and South Korea to the USA. 487 abstracts were presented as 171 oral communications and 316 e-poster presentations were by delegates from the European Region and around the world.

The EACPT 2017 Congress was held in Prague from 24th-27th June with 566 participants from all 5 continents – 28% from beyond the European Region, from Australia to China, Japan and South Korea to the USA. 487 abstracts were presented as 171 oral communications and 316 e-poster presentations were given by delegates from the European Region and around the world.

The Congress included 2 plenary sessions, 22 parallel sessions with Keynote Lectures, 5 Oral Communications sessions and 3 Guided Poster Sessions on current issues for research, education and clinical practice on safe and effective use of medicines.  The programme provided an international scientific and educational forum for discussion of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, including personalised pharmacotherapy.

Themes included the latest developments on effectiveness and safety of medicines, clinical pharmacology in clinical practice, pharmacokinetics/systems pharmacology, including in special populations, innovative techniques, eHealth, biomarkers, education, advanced practices in topics such as drug discovery, drug development, biological therapies, global health with a focus on access to safe medicines, new pharmacology and pharmacotherapy, safety in prescribing and updates on personalised medicines, as well as updates on specific therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, nephrology, oncology, neurology and psychiatry.

Future EACPT Congresses:
– 2019 Stockholm
– 2021 Athens
– 2023 Rotterdam

The EACPT was founded 25 years ago and now includes as members all national organisations for clinical pharmacology in Europe, as well as organisations from further afield internationally. 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.

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