Meetings & Events

 

AHPPI holds two meetings a year, some of which are joint meetings with other organisations such as the Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) and the British Pharmacological Society (BPS).

2015

European Human Pharmacological Societies Joint Meeting, 21st – 22nd May 2015, the Square, Brussels

We are pleased to once again team up with our sister organizations to bring you the next Joint meeting for the European Human Pharmacological Societies. You can view the venue here, and more information about the event will be released soon.

Please save the date now! 

2014

Drug Discovery of the Year 2015 nominations

The British Pharmacological Society is accepting nominations for its third Drug Discovery of the Year award. The award was established by the Society in 2012 to demonstrate the importance of pharmacology in the development of new medicines, and to reward the achievements of the teams of scientists who discover and develop these drugs. 

Previous winners

Drug Discovery of the Year 2013: the Genentech team who developed vismodegib

Drug Discovery of the Year 2014: the GlaxoSmithKline team responsible for trametinib

Professor Humphrey Rang, BPS President, comments: “The British Pharmacological Society was encouraged by the exceptional quality of the nominations received last year. I am delighted to announce the call for submissions to our third Drug Discovery of the Year award and to welcome nominations from across all disease areas that demonstrate the importance of both pre-clinical and clinical pharmacology in translating early discoveries into medicines that benefit patients.” 

The Society’s Industry Committee will consider nominations for the discovery team behind a drug – whether a large or a small molecule – that best fulfils the following criteria:

·         preclinical to clinical translation shows the importance of both preclinical and clinical pharmacology in the drug discovery/development process

·         gained regulatory approval within the last three years in the EU and/or US

·         has a significant impact on an unmet medical need

·         first-in-class, or is a significant improvement over other drugs in the class

·         mechanism of action known

Nominations must be received by 1 October 2014. The winning team will be publicly announced during the Society’s flagship meeting Pharmacology 2014, held in London on 16-18 December 2014, and attended by an anticipated 1,000 pharmacologists.

The award does not promote the administration, consumption, prescription, purchase, recommendation, sale, supply or use of the winning medicine; nor does it pre-empt any regulatory decisions. Further information is available from www.bps.ac.uk

 COMPLETELY NEW FORMAT FOR 2014 AHPPI ANNUAL MEETING! Academy of Medical Sciences, London, Thursday 30th October 2014.

We are pleased to announce that AHPPI members are invited to speak at this year’s conference. In contrast to previous years, the meeting will be divided into two parts; the first part being a selection of ten-minute presentations by our members and the latter part a dynamic discussion to guide the future of the AHPPI.

AHPPI members have a wide range of expertise in the early development of new medicines which other members could benefit from.  Not only can members and non-members expect to learn something new, but also a greater knowledge of and connection to the expert network we are part of.

We therefore invite AHPPI to propose a topic on which they can give a focused 10-minute presentation, such as:

·         New developments

·         Innovative methods and study designs

·         Current issues

·         Regulatory aspects

·         Case histories

If you have a proposal, please send it to us at info@ahppi.org. by July 18th at the latest.  Otherwise, please save the date to attend our reformatted conference.

Further details will be released soon.  Save the date or make your proposal now!

Predictive Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology, Paris (France), 4th February 2014

Our colleagues at Club Phase 1 invite AHPPI members to their upcoming annual meeting.  Interested parties should register no later than 25th January 2014. Further details can be found here.

Introductory Course on Human Pharmacology / Translational Medicine – Part II, Heidelberg (Germany), 13th – 15th February 2014

The AGAH board invite new and existing participants to the continuation of the November 2013 workshop.  This course provides a basic training in Human Pharmacology and is addressed to postgraduates in life sciences interested in early clinical development of medicinal products.  The program, further details and the online form can be found here,

 

2013

Pharmacology 2013, 17th – 19th December

The British Pharmacological Society invited AHPPI members to Pharmacology 2013, held on 17–19 December at the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Conference Centre, London, UK. Formerly known as the BPS Winter Meeting, Pharmacology 2013 reaffirmed the BPS commitment to ‘Today’s science, tomorrow’s medicines’ by providing the highest quality scientific content and invaluable networking opportunities for attendees from the UK and overseas.

AHPPI 2013 Conference: Translational PD Studies in Early Stage CNS Drug Development, October 24th

This year’s event was well attended and has been praised by delegates for the quality of information and presentations.  Click here to view the presentations delivered by our highly acclaimed speakers.

Drug Discovery of the Year Nominations by October 1st

The British Pharmacological Society (BPS) proudly announces that it is now accepting nominations for its Drug Discovery of the Year award. The award was established by BPS to demonstrate the importance of pharmacology in the development of new medicines, and to reward the achievements of the teams of scientists who discover new drugs.

Nominations must be received by 1 October 2013. The winning team will be publicly announced during the BPS flagship meeting Pharmacology 2013, held in London 17-19 December 2013 and attended by an anticipated 1,000 pharmacologists.  Please click here for further information.

The Joint Conference of European Human Pharmacological Societies, 11th – 12th April

The Joint Conference of European Human Pharmacological Societies was held on 11th and 12th April, in Nice, France. The AHPPI were proud to work with European colleagues to bring delegates a series of workshops and lectures for this year’s title theme ‘Early Clinical Utility Assessment of New Medicines in Development’. Please find electronic versions of the presentations and workshops here.

2012

AHPPI

The last conference was held on Friday 12th October 2012, titled “Personalised Medicine – will it work?”, at The Wellcome Collection Conference Centre.  There were excellent speakers from organisations such as ABPI, MHRA, NHS etc.  Please view the presentations here.

BAPU

BAPU 2-yearly symposium took place on Friday 9 November 2012 at Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp, Belgium.

BPS

The BPS Winter Meeting took place 18-20 December 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London.

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