Pharmacology 2013


Joining Instructions

17—19 December 2013

Location: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

Tel: +44 (0)207 222 5000

London: For information on the city please Visit London.

Approved by the Society of Biology for purposes of CPD, this event may be counted as 76.5 CPD credits

Pharmacology 2013 has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 16 category 1 (external) CPD credits

Summary: Pharmacology 2013 (formerly the BPS Winter Meeting) attracts around 800 scientists each year, mostly from the UK but also many from across Europe and from overseas. The meeting includes a selection of topical symposia, plenary lectures, free oral communications and poster sessions which cover the many aspects of pharmacology from basic to clinical science.

Highlights from the BPS Winter Meeting, London 2012

First Announcement
Programme at a glance
Online abstract programme

 Scientific programme 

Tuesday 17 December 
Animal research in the UK - what is the EU Directive doing for us?
Integrating pharmacology and chemistry to maximize benefits and minimize risks for nanomedicine development
New insights into serotonin receptor modulation and signalling
StR training session

Wednesday 18 December 

Inflammasome: a key immune defender with a sinister side
Paracetamol poisoning in the UK - where are we now and what's the future?
Pharmacology and OMICS technology

Thursday 19 December

Neuropharmacology and psychiatric disorders
New pharmacological targets in the microcirculation
Drug discovery of the year: the key role of pharmacology

 Scientific organizers

Professor Maria Belvisi (Imperial College London, UK)
Dr Mark Birrell (Imperial College London, UK)
BPS Young Pharmacologists' Committee
Professor Nicola Brown (University of Sheffield, UK)
Dr Mark Christie (Akranim Ltd, UK) - on behalf of the BPS Industry Committee
Professor Anthony Coyle (Pfizer, USA)
Dr Paul Dargan (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, UK)
Professor Kevin Fone (University of Nottingham, UK) - on behalf of the British Journal of Pharmacology
Professor Chris Garland (University of Oxford, UK)
Dr Ann Hayes (The Ann Hayes Consultancy Ltd, UK) - on behalf of the BPS Industry Committee
International Society for Serotonin Research
Professor Andrew Lawrence (University of Melbourne, Australia) - on behalf of the British Journal of Pharmacology
Professor Andrew Owen (University of Liverpool, UK)
Professor Steve Rannard (University of Liverpool, UK)
Professor Donald Singer (University of Warwick, UK)
Dr Domenico Spina (King's College London, UK) and the BPS Animal Welfare and Integrative Pharmacology Committee
Dr David Wood (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, UK)

 Social programme

Welcome Reception organized by the Young Pharmacologists Committee
The Young Pharmacologists Committee invites all delegates to an informal reception on Tuesday 17 December 2013 from 19:00. 

Student ticket: £8 Early bird / £10 Late fee
Non-Student ticket: £13 Early bird / £15 Late fee
Early bird registration ends on 31 October 2013

Sixty One Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET

Sixty One Whitehall sits on the very site of what was Henry VIII’s private bed chamber in the Tudor wing of old Whitehall Palace and adjoins the Banqueting House, the only part of the Palace to escape destruction by the London fire of 1698.

BPS Annual Dinner and Prize Giving
Wednesday 18 December 2013 from 18:45
Ticket: £60
Assembly Hall, Church House Conference Centre Westminster, London, SW1P 3NZ

The Grade II listed Assembly Hall was built in 1939, to the design of world-renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker, it is one of the most stunning Westminster conference rooms available. The polished English oak panelling and heraldic emblem sit beneath a 30-foot glass dome, surrounded by 32 gilded angels. Located off Parliament Square, Church House Conference Centre is directly opposite the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.


 Joining Instructions


 Online registration

Online registration is now closed. You can still attend the meeting and register on-site. The late registration fees apply.


 Registration Fees

Registration charges until Wednesday 11 December 2013


Day registration - Complimentary
Full Registration (3 days) - Complimentary

Affiliate Non-Member rate ( ASCEPT*, BMS**, ISSR***, BSN****, EPHAR***** members)

Day registration - £65.00
Full Registration (3 days) - £170.00

Non-Member rate 

Day registration - £125.00
Full Registration (3 days) - £295.00


Late registration charges from Thursday 12 December 2013


Day registration - £50.00
Full Registration (3 days) - £50.00

Affiliate Non-Member rate (ASCEPT*, BMS**, ISSR***, BSN****, EPHAR***** members)

Day registration - £115.00
Full Registration (3 days) - £220.00

Non-Member rate 

Day registration - £175.00
Full Registration (3 days) - £345.00

* Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists
** British Microcirculation Society
*** International Society for Serotonin Research
**** British Society for Nanomedicine
***** EPHAR affiliates are all those who are current members of EPHAR member organizations, as detailed via the EPHAR website


 Important Information for BPS members

In order to minimize wasted expense, we would like to appeal to all our members to notify the office, if your plans change, and you are no longer able to attend the meeting.

To minimise wasted registrations a no-show fee of £65 applies for Pharmacology 2013. Members who are registered for the meeting, but do not attend any of the three days of the meeting, and do not pick up their badge at the registration desk, will be charged a fee of £65 after the meeting, if they do not notify the office or amend their online registration by Friday 13 December. Exceptions will, of course, be made in mitigating circumstances.


Abstract submission for this meeting is now closed. 

Poster preparation guidelines

Abstract guidelines for authors


Bursary applications for this meeting are now closed.


Member registration
Members wishing to attend the StR training session should register for the Tuesday. As a member you will be able to claim for travel expenses to the session, in line with our travel policy.

Non-Member registration
Non-members of the BPS are entitled to attend the session for free, please email our meetings team to reserve your place. (Please note non-members cannot attend any other element of the meeting for free). If you are interested in joining the Society (which would allow you free attendance at the entire meeting) please contact Paul Tizard at BPS.

Join us: A word from our 2012 exhibitors

Silver partners:

Bronze partners:

A big thank you to our other sponsors and exhibitors for their support:

A variety of nearby hotels to suit all budgets can be booked via an independent booking system

The British Pharmacological Society is not responsible for any accommodation bookings and will not be able to make - or alter - any reservations on your behalf. 

In the event you need to cancel or make an amendment to your accommodation booking, please email or fax F.A.O. Nicola Gough +44 (0)2476 369 722.

Cancellation charges may apply - please see terms and conditions for more details. Confirmation of cancellation will be sent to you in writing - if you don't receive acknowledgement within 24 hours please call the helpdesk on 02476 369 726 to check your request has been received.

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