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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Save the dates for the 12th EACPT Congress in Madrid - 27-30 June, 2015

Madrid will be the hosting city for the 12th Congress of the European
Habsburg period Plaza Mayor, Madrid
Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
. It is the first time the EACPT Congress will take place in Spain, following previous presentations of bids for Barcelona 2009 and Valencia 2013.  Although it took some time for the EACPT to accommodate Spain’s enthusiasm to receive the European and Worldwide CPT community, we are delighted that this will finally be a reality in 2015.

EACPT and SEFC will give you the best of themselves to make of this a memorable EACPT conference. Keeping the essence of EACPT meetings, we will aim to make an innovative and attractive program for you all in general, and for young clinical pharmacologists in particular.

EACPT Congresses already attract a worldwide audience. We aim to have relevant contributions from our Portuguese and Latin American colleagues to give this meeting a special intercontinental flavour.

Save the date! The EACPT 12th Congress will take place on 27-30 June 2015, at the Hotel Meliá Castilla, in the heart of Madrid.

The complete scientific program will be released during May this year. The meeting website will be available during March. It will include all important information on the congress, including meeting timelines, registration and accommodation.

The official journal of the EACPT is Clinical Therapeutics 

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Register interest in the EACPT

The EACPT is planning to launch Individual EACPT Associates as a new opportunity to become part of the EACPT and to support its activities. Benefits for Individual EACPT Associates will include
  • online access to our official journal – Clinical Therapeutics
  • 50% reduction in page charges for publishing in the journal
  • involvement in EACPT working groups and other EACPT activities
  • opportunities to become involved in partner activities between the EACPT and other organisations
The Individual EACPT Associates initiative will be launched in the Spring of 2014.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

2014 EACPT Focus Meeting: 'Drugs to Fight Cardiovascular Damage' 3-5 July, 2014

Following the well-attended EACPT international summer school in 2013 in Edinburgh, the next European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics [EACPT] update for young researchers is the 2014 EACPT Focus Meeting on  'Drugs to Fight Cardiovascular Damage'.

The 2014 EACPT Focus Meeting takes place from July 3rd - 5th at the Radboud University Medical
Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen
Center in Nijmegen in the Netherlands. 

This EACPT cardiovascular focus meeting is of interest to clinical pharmacologists, pharmacologists, and other young scientists and clinicians interested in drug treatment of cardiovascular disease. 

Topics include: 
- ultrasound imaging of vascular injury (including a workshop tproviding t hands-on training),
- the microbiome and inflammation in the metabolic syndrome
- targeting inflammation to prevent and treat atherosclerosis
- diagnosis and therapy of adrenal hypertension
- protection against ischaemia-reperfusion injury. 

Provisional State of the Art Lectures by invited speakers include:

Arterial stiffness measurements; methods and relevance for risk assessment and drug-research: Stephane Laurent, Paris, France

IMT measurement with ultrasound, methods and relevance for risk assessment and drug research: Luc van Bortel, Gent, Belgium

The microbiome in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome: Max Nieuwdorp

Fat cells and inflammation in the pathogenesis of the Metabolic Syndrome: Rinke Stienstra, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Predicting and manipulating drug inactivation by the human gut microbiome: H. Haiser. FAS Center for Systems Biology, Harvard University, USA

Cardiac protection by conditioning: from bench to bedside: D. Hausenloy, Hatter Institute, London

The role of hexokinase in cardioprotection: C. Zuurbier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Wnt pathways in cardiac repair and remodeling: M. Blankesteijn

Targeting the adaptive immune system in atherosclerosis: Esther Lutgens, AMC, Amsterdam

Trained immunity in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis: Niels Riksen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

The pathogenesis of autonomous adrenal aldosterone release: Felix Beuschlein

Diagnosis and treatment of hyperaldosteronism: Jaap Deinum, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Health professional scientists, academics and  professionals from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and related sectors are invited to submit their latest scientific results for oral or poster presentation.

For more information, email
Abstract submission and registration will open shortly on our dedicated website.
Abstracts will be published online in Clinical Therapeutics, the Official Journal of the EACPT.