IUPHAR World Congresses
Selection Process Upcoming Congresses Past Congresses
The first World Congress of Pharmacology was held in Stockholm, Sweden in 1961. Two years later the second congress took place in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Until 1990, the congresses were then held every three years, alternating with the world congresses of the closely related sister biomedical unions, the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and the International Union of Physiology (IUPS).
After 1990, the congresses moved to a four-year interval, with the World Conferences of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CPT), which were organised by the IUPHAR Division on Clinical Pharmacology, taking place on the even years between the basic science congresses.
As the relationship between the pre-clinical and therapeutic axes of the subject became increasingly important, IUPHAR opted to combine the scientific programs into a single venue. In 2010, the first combined congress took place in Copenhagen during the 16th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (WorldPharma2010).
The IXth World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 2022 (WCP2022) will be held July 16 - 22, 2022 (subject to confirmation) in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. It will be hosted by the British Pharmacological Society. Please visit https://www.bps.ac.uk/news-events/future-scientific-meetings/2022/wcp-2022-19th-world-congress-of-basic-and-clinic for additional information.
Where: Cape Town, South Africa
When: July 13 - 18, 2014
Please visit http://www.WCP2014.org for more information.