Awards celebrate pioneering cancer drug discoveries

17 December 2014

17 December 2014, London UK: The British Pharmacological Society has announced the winners of it prestigious awards celebrating achievements in drug discovery: the Drug Discovery of the Year and the Sir James Black Award. Both awards will be announced and presented during the Society’s annual dinner later today, part of the flagship three-day meeting Pharmacology 2014, held in London and attended by an anticipated 1,000 pharmacologists.

Record number of UK medical students take the Prescribing Safety Assessment

17 December 2014

17 December 2014, London UK: The British Pharmacological Society and MSC Assessment today jointly announced that a record number of UK medical students participated in the 2014 Prescribing Safety Assessment. More than 7,100 final year students from 31 UK medical schools sat the assessment, compared with just over 4,900 students from 29 UK schools in 2013 – and this participation is expected to increase further in 2015.

British Pharmacological Society reveals the secrets of success for cutting edge research

15 December 2014

Society also recognises achievements of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Oxford

Monday 15 December 2013, London UK: The British Pharmacological Society has announced the secrets of success for pioneering research along with the outcome of its annual ‘Putting UK Pharmacology on the Map’ vote. The vote selects sites of special scientific interest linked to achievements in pharmacology based on a ballot of MPs, peers and senior members of the scientific community.

On behalf of the Society, Andrew Miller MP revealed the names of the 2014 winning sites at a special parliamentary reception held this evening:

New research aims to improve care for the youngest and oldest NHS patients

12 December 2014

London UK: The British Pharmacological Society has announced that its annual meeting, Pharmacology 2014, will showcase the latest research on the NHS care received by children and the elderly in the UK. New findings in these ‘Cinderella’ areas (so-called because they are often neglected or over-looked) represent just a small sample of the cutting-edge research being presented next week.

The Times: The nation hooked on prescription medicines

11 December 2014

Patricia McGettigan, BPS Vice-President Clinical, contributed to the Times article The Nation hooked on prescription drugs.

The article goes on to highlight the findings of the BPS report, A Prescription for the NHS: Recognising the value of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, which found 8,000 NHS hospital beds were taken up by patients suffering from adverse drug reactions at anyone time.

Animal research sheds light on harmful mood disorders in new mothers

04 December 2014

In the days shortly after giving birth, most mothers experience a period of increased calmness and decreased stress responses, but around 20% of mothers experience anxiety. Some women may become depressed, and around one in a thousand can develop psychosis. The latest evidence indicates that these distressing responses to motherhood are still poorly understood, but that animal research could provide valuable clues to their causes.

BPS announces the next Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

03 December 2014

The British Pharmacological Society is pleased to announce that the next Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology will be Professor Adam Cohen, Chief Executive Officer and Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the Centre for Human Drug Research, Leiden in the Netherlands. The journal’s current Editor-in-Chief, Professor James Ritter, will complete his full term in the role at the end of 2014 – the journal’s 40th anniversary year.

Miracle cures that can be found in the jungle

18 November 2014

Don't miss Professor Rod Flower's contribution in today's Sun newspaper. Rod provides expertise and comment on miracle cures that can be found deep in the jungle.

Pharmacology 2015: call for symposia proposals

05 November 2014

The BPS Meetings Committee is seeking symposia proposals for Pharmacology 2015, which will be held from Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 December 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London.

We were so delighted that Our call for Pharmacology 2014 attracted such a high number of quality proposals that we decided to feature an extra three symposia – increasing the total number of scientific sessions for this year's meeting to 12.

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