Disseminating cutting edge science​

Poster presentations at WCP2023

2023 was dominated by the delivery of the World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, a global Congress hosted by the BPS on behalf of IUPHAR. This Congress was originally won in a competitive bid in 2014 and preparations have been ongoing for nearly a decade. The event, originally scheduled for 2022 was postponed to 2023 to account for the difficulties in travel that many were still encountering in 2021 and 2022 due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Congress was widely regarded as a success, with a stellar scientific programme, 2,000 delegates from over 70 countries and over 1,200 posters presented, and 120 oral communications included in the programme. We aimed to leave a legacy of public understanding of the use and benefits of drugs and medicines in Scotland post event. A critical component was the delivery of three engagement events, a Café Scientifique, Pharma-Comedy (a standup comedy show fronted by members of the pharmacology community!) and an event to celebrate the first use of penicillin.  


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