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Your Society

09 Apr 2018 in Your Society published April 2018

I want to take this opportunity in the to share a few thoughts about the Society’s new five-year strategy.

Winning the AJ Clark Studentship: a leap of faith and finding my passion

02 Mar 2018 in Young pharmacologists, Prizes, awards and grants published March 2018

"It’s safe to say that I didn’t get into pharmacology the traditional way." The winner of the 2018 AJ Clark Studentship reflects on the experiences that led her to pharmacology, and to successfully apply for the Society's prestigious PhD study funding.

President's message: Society prizes and awards

14 Feb 2018 in President's message published February 2018

This is the time of year when the Society looks to its members to help us recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals in the pharmacology community.

Affinity Groups update - Cardiovascular & Respiratory Pharmacology Affinity Group

01 Feb 2018 in Affinity groups published February 2018

The Cardiovascular & Respiratory Pharmacology Affinity Group aims to provide a supportive, inclusive forum for Society members with an interest in all aspects of cardiovascular and respiratory pharmacology.

Prescribing Assessment: News from the UK and Internationally

29 Jan 2018 published January 2018

Prescribing is a core activity for all healthcare systems and most of the doctors who work in them. The average member of the public in the UK will be in receipt of around 20 prescriptions annually which are intended to treat current illnesses and symptoms or prevent future disease.

Guide to PHARMACOLOGY and the Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017-18

19 Jan 2018 published January 2018

There are many ways in which the British Pharmacological Society promotes pharmacology. Some of the more visible routes include the organisation of scientific meetings, as well as education and policy work. Alongside the publication of its three peer-reviewed journals, the Society also supports the IUPHAR/ British Pharmacological Society Guide to PHARMACOLOGY database (GtoPdb), a free online resource for pharmacologists and scientists in related disciplines. Here, Steve Alexander and Adam Pawson reflect on the Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY (CGtP) 2017/18 and the database that underpins it.

President's message: my priorities for 2018

10 Jan 2018 in President's message published January 2018

As I begin my term as President I want to update you on my priorities for the year ahead.

Pharmacology Careers in South Africa

08 Jan 2018 published January 2018

Current university applicants are at the interface of two generational cohorts: they are sufficiently old to relate to the values and entitled attitudes of generation Y millennials, but young enough to embrace the more socially conscious generation Z with their concerns for fairness, equity and justice. These digital natives inhabit a hybrid space between generations that hold divergent views on technology and ethics.

Affinity groups update - Education and Skills

03 Jan 2018 in Affinity groups published January 2018

For a Society Affinity Group, the Education & Skills Affinity Group is unusual in that it aligns with a British Pharmacological Society committee - the Education and Training Committee chaired by Dr Lisa Wallace and managed by Dr Anna Zecharia, Director of Policy & Public Affairs at the Society. This gives group members important opportunities to inform the Society of pharmacology educators’ needs and concerns, and to advise of developments in innovative practice. It also allows Lisa and Anna direct access to members for ‘on the ground expertise and opinion’.

Editorial - December 2017

21 Dec 2017 in Editorial published December 2017

In our winter issue of Pharmacology Matters we hear from members from across the world who share their diverse experiences of being part of a global community of pharmacologists.

Young Life Scientists’ Symposium

19 Dec 2017 in Young pharmacologists published December 2017

The Young Life Scientists’ Symposium is an annual conference supported by the Biochemical Society, British Pharmacological Society and Physiological Society and organised by PhD and Post Doc students for other early career researchers.