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Approved May 23, 2015

 

BY-LAWS
Neuropsychopharmacology Section of IUPHAR

 

 
1.  Name
The name of the section will be the Neuropsychopharmacology Section of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR). 
 
2. Aims and functions of the Neuropsychopharmacology Section
The object of the Section is to encourage international co-operation in preclinical and clinical neuropsychopharmacology by:

  •   Supporting exchange of neuropsychopharmacology knowledge;
  •   Developing more predictive animal models of neuropsychiatric disorders;
  •   Evaluating the clinical impact of new drugs for mental illnesses;
  •   Stimulating research in preclinical and clinical neuropsychopharmacology world-wide;
  •   Promoting high scientific and ethical standards in preclinical and clinical research in the field of neuropsychopharmacology;
  •   Improving the classification of psychotropic drugs to incorporate up-to-date knowledge in neuroscience; and
  •   Promoting high ethical standards in prescription and utilization of psychotropic drugs.

 
3. Membership
The membership of the Neuropsychopharmacology Section will be comprised of preclinical and clinical pharmacologists and psychiatrists interested in neuropsychopharmacology who are members of a national, regional or international society of pharmacology, clinical pharmacology, psychiatry, neuroscience or related discipline that is a member of IUPHAR.
 
4. Executive Committee
The officers of the Executive Committee (EC) will be elected by majority vote at a properly constituted business meeting of the Section normally held at a World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology.  The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and four to six additional members. Election shall be from a slate of nominees presented by the Executive Committee. Additional nominations may also be initiated from the floor at the business meetings.
 
In the event that the office of Chairman becomes vacant between properly constituted business meetings of the Section, the Vice-Chairman shall succeed to that office for the rest of its term. In the event that the offices of Secretary or Treasurer becomes vacant between properly constituted business meetings, the Chairman with the concurrence of the Executive Committee shall appoint one of the Councilors to fill the office for the rest of its term. Under any of the above circumstances or if other positions on the Executive Committee become vacant, the Executive Committee shall be reduced in number until such time as a new Committee is elected.
 
The Executive Committee may raise and maintain such funds, as it deems necessary to carry out the Section's activities.  The Executive Committee may establish and determine the membership of Working-Groups concerned with special education or research activities or scientific meetings. The Executive Committee may also discontinue any Working-Group.
 
Members of the Executive Committee shall be elected for one term of office of four years and may be re-elected for a second term of four years. After completion of two consecutive terms, if not elected to the post of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary or Treasurer, members of the Executive Committee are not eligible for a third four year term until after an interval of at least four years.
 
A general business meeting of the Section will normally take place at least every 4 years at each World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. The business meeting will receive a report from the Executive Committee and will elect by majority vote of the members and delegates present the next Executive Committee.



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Workshops will be preferably organized in cooperation with academic societies or regulatory bodies.

 
Proposals for meetings should be submitted to the Neuropsychopharmacology Section Chair, Prof. Filippo Drago, NPP@IUPHAR.org.


Upcoming events for 2018:  

Symposium planned for the XVIIIth World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 2018 (WCP2018) that will be held July 1 - 5, 2018 in Kyoto, Japan. The Symposium will be dedicated to “Neuroscience-based nomenclature of psychiatric drugs”.


Upcoming Events for 2017:  

Summer School 2017

The PhD International Program of Neuroscience, University of Catania will organize in Catania (July 2017), under the auspices of the IUPHAR Neuropsychopharmacology Section, the Catania International Summer School of Neuroscience [ Coordinator: Filippo Drago – BIOMETEC, University of Catania, (Italy); Scientific Directors Francesco Papaleo - PhD, IIT, Department of Neuroscience and Brain Technologies, Genova (Italy) & Carsten T. Wotjak - PhD PD  Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich (Germany)] focused  on  ANIMAL MODELS OF HUMAN BRAIN DISEASES”. During the CISSN, 10 lectures of 120 min (including 30-min discussion)  will be delivered by experts among the best in the field of brain diseases. This event will be dedicated to selected European PhD students working in the field of Neuroscience.

Siteweb

http://biometec.unict.it/events/CISSN2017/?Home

Information & Registration

http://biometec.unict.it/events/CISSN2017/?Registration


Events for 2016:

The PhD International Program of Neuroscience, University of Catania will organize in Catania (July 2016), under the auspices of the IUPHAR Neuropsychopharmacology Section, the Catania International Summer School of Neuroscience [Presidents: Prof. Filippo Drago (Catania) and Dr. Giovanni Marsicano (Inserm U862 Bordeaux)], focused  on  “CB receptors in physiology and pathology”, where outstanding Neuropsychopharmacologists in Europe working in this field will be invited. This event will be dedicated to selected European PhD students working in the field of Neuroscience.

Site Web: http://biometec.unict.it/events/CISSN2016/

Information and Registration Form: https://form.jotform.com/53542457890968
 
 


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To follow the activities of the Neuropsychopharmacology Section, please register with the IUPHAR website then edit your profile details to select “Neuropsychopharmacology ” as an area of interest to you.  Step by step instructions follow...

 

 

 

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Executive Commitee

 
 
 

Filippo Drago (Chairman)
Italy
npp@iuphar.org

 
 
 

S.J. Enna,
USA
 
 
 
 
 
Gil Zalsman,
Israel
 
 
 
 
 
Wim van den Brink,
The Netherlands
 
 
 
 
 
Siegfried Kasper,
Austria
 
 
 
 
 
George Koob,
USA
 
 
 
 
 
Carmine Pariante,
UK
 
 
 
 
 
Pier Vincenzo Piazza,
France
 
 
 
 
 
Giorgio Racagni,
Italy
 
 
 
 
 
Kiyofumi Yamada,
Japan
 
 
 
 
 
Joseph Zohar,
Israel

 
 
Other selected scientists working in the field of Neuropsychopharmacology can become corresponding members of the Section.
 
Expert subcommittees with a chair for specific issues will also be constituted.


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REPORT
2015 Activity Report - Download PDF

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Recently the IUPHAR Section of Neuropsychopharmacology has published  a commentary entitled “A New Nomenclature for Classifying Psychotropic Drugs”.
Caraci F, Enna SJ, Zohar J, Racagni G, Zalsman G, van den Brink W, Kasper S, Koob GF, Pariante CM, Piazza PV, Yamada K, Spedding M, Drago F. A new nomenclature for classifying psychotropic drugs. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2017 Apr 12. doi: 10.1111/bcp.13302.

The commentary focuses on a hot topic in the field of neuropsychopharmacology . In particular it examines the new Neuroscience-based Nomenclature (NbN) (website: http://nbnomenclature.org) and  will describe its potential applications as well as the advantages for a better pharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders.

 

 

September 26, 2017

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