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Pharmacology 2018

The British Pharmacological Society's flagship annual meeting attracts over 1,000 scientists each year from across the world.

18–20 Dec 2018

Abstracts deadline:

Registration deadline:

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK - View map

  • Overview
  • Registration
  • Programme
  • Abstracts & Bursaries
  • Venue & Travel
  • Sponsorship & Exhibitions

Pharmacology 2018 is the British Pharmacological Society's flagship annual meeting which attracts over 1,200 scientists each year from across the world. 

The Society is welcoming session proposals until Friday 16 February 2018. For further details please visit the 'Programme' tab.

Online registration will open in June 2018. To register your interest for this meeting and to be notified when registration has been opened, please email meetings@bps.ac.uk.

If you have any questions in the meantime then please contact the office at meetings@bps.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 7239 0183.

Please note the deadline to submit a proposal has now passed. 

The British Pharmacological Society's Meetings Committee is seeking proposals for symposia and workshops at Pharmacology 2018.

Please upload your proposals including all the information requested below to the Society's proposals website by Friday 16 February 2018.

Download our Instructions for Completing the Online Symposia/Workshop Submission Form for information on the details required for the submission form and screen shots.

Symposia

The Society’s standard symposia format includes a five-minute welcome by the chairs, followed by four 20-minute presentations by invited speakers, a 15-minute presentation delivered by a young pharmacologist*, and concludes with a five-minute question and answer session for all speakers. In 2018, the Society will not source the young pharmacologist presentation for the symposia, therefore please ensure you account for this presenter in your application. Please ensure your speaker line-up is inclusive and diverse.

  • Title of your symposium
  • Four invited speakers, one young pharmacologist and two alternate speakers
  • Outline programme including likely presentation titles
  • Potential audience profile
  • Justification as to why this symposium is important and timely
  • Objective of the symposium
  • Estimate of any likely output for our journals: BJP/BJCP/PR&P
  • Potential sources of sponsorship - We encourage all symposia organisers to raise sponsorship to cover speaker travel and accommodation expenses. The Society's office will be happy to assist with this

*Young pharmacologists should not be more than five years post PhD or medical qualification.

Please indicate which of the below Affinity Groups your symposium would be associated with:

  • Cardiovascular & Respiratory Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery, Development & Evaluation
  • Education and Skills
  • Integrated Systems Pharmacology
  • Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Toxicology

If the Society's Equality and Diversity Statement commitments are not met we will require a statement explaining why you were unable to conform. This statement is needed before the Society can consider including your symposium.

Workshops

  • Title of your workshop 
  • A maximum of eight speakers/facilitators can be suggested for the workshop but fewer are welcomed
  • Format: Please provide information on the number of speakers and facilitators, their roles, short talks by panellists, anticipated numbers of attendees and elements of interactivity for audience
  • Purpose and relevance
  • Duration of the workshop
  • Target audience
  • Major questions for discussion
  • Objectives and learning outcomes

Potential sources of sponsorship - We encourage all organisers to raise sponsorship for their workshops to cover speaker travel and accommodation expenses. The Society's office will be happy to assist with this
Please indicate which of the below categories your workshop would be associated with:

  • Cardiovascular & Respiratory Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery, Development & Evaluation
  • Education and Skills
  • Integrated Systems Pharmacology
  • Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Toxicology

If the Society's Equality and Diversity Statement commitments are not met we will require a statement explaining why you were unable to conform. This statement is needed before the Society can consider including your symposium.

If you have any questions about Pharmacology 2018 or the submission process please email meetings@bps.ac.uk or call +44 (0)20 7239 0183. 

Abstracts

The abstract submission system will open in June 2018.
Abstract submission deadline: To be confirmed. 


Abstract requirements for authors
Abstract sample
Poster preparation guidelines
Sample education abstract


Bursaries

Member bursaries 
The British Pharmacological Society makes available bursary support for members. To be eligible for an award, applicants are generally expected to have been a member of the Society for at least one year, and they must have submitted an abstract that has been accepted for poster and/or oral presentation at the meeting. Bursaries are normally restricted to a maximum of 75% of the aggregate cost of accommodation and travel for students, and 50% for non-students. The maximum award is £750. Food and beverage costs and travel incidentals will not be reimbursed. Costs will be based on the Society’s assessment of the most economical mode of travel and a reasonable standard of accommodation.

The bursary submission system will open in June 2018.
Bursary submission deadline: To be confirmed.

Care support bursaries
Care support bursaries are also available to members who have caring responsibilities and would benefit from financial support towards caring costs. For further information, please click here

Venue

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster
London
SW1P 3EE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7222 5000

Directions

Train

The nearest train stations are Charing Cross (a 12 minute walk) and Victoria (a 14 minute walk).

Tube

The nearest tube stations are St James's Park (a 4 minute walk) and Westminster (a 6 minute walk).

Parking 

The Q-Park Westminster car park is located a short distance from the venue in Great College Street, SW1P 3RX.

Taxi

Black cabs are readily available across the road from the QEII Conference Centre on Victoria Street. Should you wish to book a taxi, please call the Transport for London 24hr travel information centre on +44 (0)843 222 1234 or, between 09:00 and 18:00.

Airports

There are train and coach services from all London airports into Central London. Useful telephone numbers are:
Heathrow: +44 (0)844 335 1801
London City: +44 (0)20 7646 0088
Gatwick: +44 (0)844 335 1802

Tourist information

A nearby Tourist Information Centre is: Victoria Station Travel Information Centre

Opposite platform 8, Victoria Railway Station, London, SW1V 1JU, Tube: Victoria

For further information about London and locations of other tourist information centres, please visit their website.

A wide range of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available at Pharmacology 2018.

For further information, please contact Susanne Schweda at susanne.schweda@bps.ac.uk