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Friday, 10 November 2017

EACPT 2017 Updates from Vienna


Votive Church, Vienna
The EACPT Executive Committee is meeting in Vienna from 10th - 11th November to plan for future activities.

Key matters for discussion include
 
1. Future EACPT Congresses - the next is due to be held in 2019 in Stockholm as a partnership between the EACPT and the Swedish Society for Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. The Congress will address Tomorrow's Healthcare Challenges and will be held at the City Conference Centre - 5 minutes from Stockholm Central Station.

2. EACPT working groups on Education, Research, Young Professionals, and Regulation and Ethics.

3. Opportunities from links with international organisations such as the European Medicines Agency, IUPHAR, EPHAR and UEMS

4. Opportunities for Individual Associate Members including:
* discounted registration fees for EACPT meetings
* online access to the official EACPT Journal - Clinical Therapeutics 
* networking with colleagues worldwide through the global EACPT network of Associate Members 
* active involvement in EACPT Working Parties and other activities



Back row: Caroline Samer, Switzerland; Donald Singer, UK; Michiel van Agtmael, Netherlands; Ylva Böttiger, Sweden; Jamie Coleman, UK; Pierre Marquet, France; Emilio Clemente, Italy; Markus Zeitlinger, Austria.
Front row: Janne Backman, Finland; Jolanta Gulbinovič, Lithuania; Arantxa Sancho López, Spain; Achim Schmidtko, Germany.
The EACPT Executive Committee meets 6 monthly, with regular interim discussions by teleconference on key EACPT strategy and activities.

 Future EACPT Congresses will be held in: 
- 2019 Stockholm
- 2021 Athens
- 2023 Rotterdam

The EACPT was founded in 1993 - 24 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.

Clinical Therapeutics, the Official Journal of EACPT

The 2017 EACPT Scientific Award

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. The Congress included 22 sessions with Keynote Lectures on current issues for research, education and clinical practice on safe and effective use of medicines. Almost 500 oral and poster presentations will be presented by delegates from the European Region and around the world.

Prof. Simon, Prof Webb and Prof. Böttiger

The EACPT Scientific Award was presented to Professor David Webb, President of the British Pharmacological Society for his 2015 Lancet paper on PATHWAY 2.  This study
reported a significant improvement in blood pressure control in older, overweight patients with poorly controlled hypertension despite combination medical therapy when the mineralocorticoid antagonist spironolactone was added, treatment supported by directly observed therapy.

Future EACPT Congresses
- 2019 Stockholm
- 2021 Athens
- 2023 Rotterdam


The EACPT was founded in 1993 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.


Clinical Therapeutics, the Official Journal of EACPT.