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Friday, 12 October 2012

Update from Sicily on the EACPT

The European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics organises congresses and workshops providing key information on the latest advances in research, education and policy on drug development and on the efficacy and safety of new and established medicines and their management. The EACPT  provides important additional support for its members, including representation and advocacy, training, and other aspects of development of the specialty.

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The latest meeting of the EACPT Executive is taking place in Sicily in advance of the next major EACPT biennial congress, to be held in the beautiful Swiss city of Geneva in the summer of 2013.

Here are two important updates about the EACPT's scientific and educational programmes and affiliated conferences:

The next EACPT summer school will be held 4-6 July 2013 in Edinburgh, with an excellent range of topics for delegates interested in key principles relevant to clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. For information and to register interest, email

The EACPT is developing the programme for its next biennial congress, to be held in beautiful Geneva, 28th - 31st August in 2013. Key themes at the congress will range from bedside pharmacology for special patient groups to pharmacology & toxicology, and pharmacology and society. Specific topics will include advances in personalised diagnostics to improve the safety and effectiveness of medicines, updates on new biological approaches to ocular disease, therapeutics of cardiovascular, cancer and inflammatory disease, clinical trial design and regulation, and drug safety and toxicology.

Registration and abstract submission for the 2012 EACPT Congress will open 10th November, 2012.
For more on the congress see the Geneva 2013 EACPT website.

The EACPT EC has also endorsed the Spring Conference of its constituent Croatian Society:
'The Third Croatian and Third Adriatic Congress on Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research:
The role of Pharmacoeconomics in Developing Countries'
Venue: Brijuni, Croatia
Dates: April 25-27, 2013
Croatia Congress website

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