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Friday, 27 November 2015

Update from Barcelona on the EACPT

The EACPT Executive Committee met in Barcelona from 27th - 28th November
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

plan for future activities including its next Focus Meeting to be held in Opatija in Croatia from 6th - 9th October 2016 and the 13th biennial Congress of the EACPT, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic in June 2017. 

The theme of the October 2016 EACPT Focus Meeting is “How to Assess Medicines from Research to Clinical Practice? Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Economic – 3E Assessment”. The main objectives of this Focus Meeting are to increase awareness, knowledge and use of critical assessment pillars for medicinal products in everyday clinical practice in order to improve healthcare outcomes in affordable manner. 

The Prague EACPT Congress in 2017 will provide an international scientific and educational
Members of the EACPT Executive Committee: Sagrada Familia
forum for discussion of clinical pharmacology and personalised pharmacotherapy. Themes will include the latest developments on effectiveness and safety of medicines, clinical pharmacology in clinical practice, innovative techniques, and advanced practices in topics such as drug discovery, drug development, new pharmacology and pharmacotherapy, safety in prescribing and updates on personalised medicines. 

There were updates on the progress of current and new working groups for Young Pharmacologists, Ethics, Regulatory issues and Education.

There were also reports on interaction with other professional organisations and societies, including the European Medicines Agency, IUPHAR (the International Union of Pharmacology) and EPHAR (the European Federation of Pharmacology Societies) and an update on interactions with Clinical Therapeutics, the Official Journal of EACPT.

The 2019 EACPT Congress will be held in Stockholm and the 2021 EACPT Congress in Athens. 

Click here to apply online for EACPT membership. 

Anyone from anywhere in the world with a professional interest in clinical pharmacology and/or therapeutics can now join the EACPT as an Individual Associate member.
Membership benefits include:
  • Access to videos of talks from EACPT Meetings
  • Discounted registration fees for EACPT meetings
  • Online access to the Official EACPT Journal - Clinical Therapeutics
  • Access to the EACPT’s worldwide network of Individual Associate Members
  • Active involvement in EACPT 
The last EACPT Congress was held in June 2015 in Madrid where over 500 abstracts were presented as e-posters and 54 oral presentations. 

The EACPT was founded 23 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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