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).
 


Congress Selection Process

IUPHAR congresses are hosted by IUPHAR member societies. The location of each future congress is determined eight years in advance by a vote of the delegates, selected by the IUPHAR member societies, during the General Assembly held every four years in conjunction with a congress.  Only an IUPHAR member society may apply to host a congress.
 
If your organization is a professional meeting planner, please contact an IUPHAR member society in your country to inquire if they would be interested in your assistance for preparing a bid to host an IUPHAR Congress.   If you have further questions, please contact the IUPHAR Administrative Office.

 
Upcoming IUPHAR Congresses
 
 
The XVIIIth World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 2018 (WCP2018) will be held July 1 - 5, 2018 in Kyoto, Japan. It will be posted by the Japanese Pharmacological Society and the Japanese Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Please visit www.wcp2018.org for additional information.

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.


 
Past IUPHAR Congresses and Conferences
 
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XVIIth World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 2014 (WCP2014)
Where:  Cape Town, South Africa
When: July 13 - 18, 2014
Please visit http://www.WCP2014.org for more information.
 
XVIth World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 2010 (WorldPharma2010)
Where:  Copenhagen, DENMARK
When:  July 18 - 23, 2010
Publisher:  Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (Wiley-Blackwell)
 
9th World Conference of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2008
Where:  Québec City, CANADA
When:  July 27 - August 1, 2008
Publisher:  Abstracts on file with the IUPHAR Administrative Office
 
XVth World Congress of Pharmacology 2006
Where:  Beijing, CHINA
When:  July 2 - 7, 2006
Proceedings: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, Volume 27, Issue 9, pages 1272-1276. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7254.2006.00453.x
Publisher:  Blackwell Synergy - Wiley
 
8th World Conference of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Where:  Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
When:  August 1 - 7, 2004
Proceedings:  Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, Volume 31, Issue S1, pages i-A213
Publisher:  Blackwell Synergy - Wiley
 
XIVth World Congress of Pharmacology
Where:  San Francisco, USA
When: July 7 - 12, 2002
Proceedings:  The Pharmacologist, Volume 44, Number 2 (Supplement 1) 2002
Publisher:  American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
 
7th World Conference on Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Where:  Florence, ITALY
When:  2000
Proceedings:  British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Volume 52, Number 4, 2001
Publisher:  British Pharmacological Society
 
XIIIth World Congress of Pharmacology
Where:  Munich, GERMANY
When:  1998
Proceedings:  Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology, Volume 358, Number 1, Supplements 1 and 2, 1998
Publisher:  Springer-Verlag
 
6th World Conference on Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Where: Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
When: 1996
Proceedings: Acta Physiologica Pharmacologica Et Therapeutica Latinoamericana, Volume 46, Issue 6, 1996
Publisher:  Academia Nacional de Medicina de Buenos Aires
 
XIIth International Congress of Pharmacology
Where:  Montreal, CANADA
When:  1994
Proceedings: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Volume 72, Supplement 1, 1994
Publisher:  National Research Council Canada
 
5th World Conference on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Where:  Yokohama, JAPAN
When:  July 1992
Publisher:  BIOMEDIS International, Ltd., ASK Ginza Building, 10-6, 7-Chome Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 JAPAN
 
XIth International Congress of Pharmacology
Where:  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
When:  1990
Proceedings: European Journal of Pharmacology, Vol. 183, No. 6, 1990
Publisher:  Elsevier
 
Xth International Congress of Pharmacology (IUPHAR)
Where:  Sydney, AUSTRALIA
When:  1987
Proceedings: Proceedings of the Xth International Congress of Pharmacology, ISBN 044480949X, 1987
Publisher:  Excerpta Medica
 
IXth International Congress of Pharmacology
Where:  London, UK
When:  1984
Proceedings: Proceedings of the IUPHAR 9th International Congress of Pharmacology, ISBN 0333368908, 1984
Publisher:  Scientific & Medical Division, Macmillan Press
 
VIIIth 1981 Tokyo, JAPAN
VIIth 1978 Paris, FRANCE
VIth 1975 Helsinki, FINLAND
Vth 1972 San Francisco, USA
IVth 1969 Basel, SWITZERLAND
IIIrd 1966 Sao Paolo, BRAZIL
IInd 1963 Prague, CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Ist 1961 Stockholm, SWEDEN

 

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