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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Update from the EACPT Executive Committee meeting 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. 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.
During the Congress, new EACPT Chair Professor Ylva Böttiger from Sweden led the first meeting of the renewed EACPT Executive Committee, voted in by Council members from the 32 national member societies affiliated to the EACPT.Key issues for discussion included

Key matters for discussion included

- future EACPT Congresses - the next due to be held in 2019 in Stockholm as a partnership between the EACPT and Swedish Society for Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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

- opportunities for Individual Associate Members

- new content for members on the EACPT website

The EACPT Executive Committee meets 6 monthly, with regular interim discussions by teleconference on key EACPT strategy and activities

Committee members from Austria, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK, Switzerland, Sweden and Finland.
 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.

Clinical Therapeutics, the Official Journal of EACPT.

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