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EPHAR Congress 2024: CALL for BIDS EPHAR Congress 2024: CALL for BIDS

The EPHAR General Assembly (the EPHAR Council) will decide the host city for EPHAR 2024 at its next meeting, which will be held on 22 June 2018 during the Annual Meeting of the Spanish Pharmacological Society in Santiago de Compostela.

EPHAR Member Societies who are interested in hosting this event are invited to send a Letter of Intent by 10 May.

A Formal Bid is required by 15  June.

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Catania International Summer School of Neuroscience 2016 Catania International Summer School of Neuroscience 2018:
"Synaptic Function and Dysfunction: New Targets for Brain Diseases and Pharmacology"
Catania, Italy, 16–20 July 2018

The CISSN is addressed to PhD students and Post-Doctoral fellows interested in Neuroscience (limited to 40 participants). Admission to CISSN will be on a first come, first served basis.

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Eight attendees will be selected on the basis of their CV to be awarded a € 500 travel grant.
Deadline for applications: 30 April 2018

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The EPHAR Council Meeting 2018

will take place on Friday, 22 June 2018 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

during the 38th Congress of the Spanish Society of Pharmacology.

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Call for EPHAR/EACPT Translational Pharmacology Awards 2016 Call for applications for an additional EPHAR Lecture 2018:

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2018

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The winner of the EPHAR Young Investigator Award 2017 is:

Kathrin THELL
Center for Physiology and Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
for her paper

Oral activity of a nature-derived cyclic peptide for the treatment of multiple sclerosis
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2016; 113:3960–3956

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EPHAR 2020
8th European Congress of Pharmacology

Prague, Czech Republic
5–9 July 2020

New  E X E C U T I V E   C O M M I T T E E   2016–2020

On 4 November, the EPHAR Council elected the members of the Executive Committee for 2016–2020. The new Executive Committee elected the new officers for the same period:

President (2016–2018): Robin Hiley (UK)
President Elect: Mojca Kržan (Slovenia)
Treasurer: Giuseppe Cirino (Italy)
Secretary General: Andreas Papapetropoulos (Greece)
Further members: Markus Forsberg (Finland)
Antoinette Maassen-van den Brink (Netherlands)
María Jesús Sanz Ferrando (Spain)
Ondřej Slanař (Czech Republic)
Markus Zeitlinger (Austria)
Auditors: N. Tuğba Durlu-Kandilci (Turkey)
Lutz Hein (Germany)

Further information on the Executive Committee members is available →here

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EPHAR is pleased to announce the winner of the EPHAR Young Investigator Award 2016:
Eduardo OLIVER (UK)
Eduardo OLIVER was awarded the prize for his paper
”The zinc transporter ZIP12 regulates the pulmonary vascular response to chronic hypoxia“, Nature, 2015; 524:356–360.
EPHAR is pleased to announce the winner of the Joint EACPT & EPHAR Young Investigator Awards in Translational Pharmacology 2016:
Jitske JANSEN (Netherlands)
Jitske Jansen was awarded the prize for her paper
”Human proximal tubule epithelial cells cultured on hollow fibers: living membranes that actively transport organic cations“, Sci Rep, 2015; 5:16702.
Anita SPANJER (Netherlands)
Anita Spanjer was awarded the prize for her paper
”A pro-inflammatory role for the Frizzled-8 receptor in chronic bronchitis“, Thorax, 2016; 71:312–322.
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EPHAR was founded at the XIth International Congress of Pharmacology in Amsterdam in 1990. Thus, this year marks the

25th anniversary of EPHAR
As 2015 also marks the 20th anniversary of the Austrian Pharmacological Society (APHAR), the EPHAR Council decided in 2014 in its meeting in Cape Town to choose the annual meeting of APHAR as the event celebrating this anniversary.

The 21st Scientific Meeting of APHAR is organised as a joint meeting with the British Pharmacological Society and the Pharmacological Societies of Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia in Graz, Austria, 16–18 September 2015.

The following events are (co)hosted by EPHAR during the meeting:

  • The EPHAR and APHAR Jubilee Reception and Dinner, Thu 17 Sept
    (all participants of the meeting and extra tickets)
  • EPHAR Young Investigator Awards Ceremony, Fri 18 Sept
    (all participants of the meeting)
  • EPHAR Council Meeting, Fr 18 Sept
    (for delegates nominated by EPHAR member societies)
  • EPHAR Official Dinner, Fri 18 Sept
    (EPHAR Council delegates, Executive Committee members and extra tickets)

For full information on the meeting click here.

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European Certified Pharmacologist (EuCP)

The European Certified Pharmacologist (EuCP) project has been initiated with the intention to identify individuals working in the field of pharmacology who excel in standards of education, skills, experience and professional standing. ...

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The pharmacological societies of the following countries have officially approved and adopted the EuCP certification:


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The EPHAR Council, the general assembly of EPHAR, has selected the following venue for the 8th European Congress of Pharmacology in the Council meeting on 17 July 2014, Cape Town.
8th European Congress of Pharmacology 2020
Prague, Czech Republic

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The Rodolfo Paoletti Medal for Distinction in European Pharmacology

is named for Rodolfo Paoletti, first President of the Federation of European Pharmacological Societies (1990–1997). The medal has been created by EPHAR in 2014 to honour distinguished pharmacologists who have achieved merits for the discipline of Pharmacology in Europe.

List of recipients

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The EPHAR Ethical Code of Conduct

adopted by the Federation in Rome, 17 November 2013.

EPHAR invites all member societies to adopt the EPHAR Ethical Code of Conduct and share it with their members.

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