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    National Museum of Scotland
    Chambers Street
    EH1 1JF

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Pharmacology Futures 2018

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It will be 250 years since the founding of a separate Chair of Materia Medica in Edinburgh, probably the first Chair in the world of, what would become pharmacology. This rich history of Edinburgh pharmacology is being celebrated with this meeting on pharmacology’s future, one that highlights the importance of pharmacology in scientific discovery, the creation of new medicines and in understanding and minimising toxicity. Hosted by Edinburgh’s Pharmacology Community, this meeting will showcase world-class pharmacology from both the UK and across the globe and will be of particular interest to researchers from across science and medicine.

A conference dinner to follow the event: tickets available to buy when registering online.

Open to all – registration fee applies

For more information and to book, please email the BPS team or phone +44 (0) 20 7239 0176

BPS Website

The one-day programme brought together a faculty of internationally-recognised speakers, thanks to support from the British Pharmacological Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, through its Edinburgh Drug Absorption Foundation Fund.

Early Bird Registration (up to 16 April):
BPS member £85
BPS student £50
Non-member £100
Non-member student £60

From 17 April to 10 May 2018:
BPS member £120
BPS student £75
Non-member £135
Non-member student £85
Dinner £55


Professor Sue Fleetwood-Walker, University of Edinburgh, UK;
Professor Mark Evans, University of Edinburgh, UK;
Dr Sally Argyle, University of Edinburgh, UK;
Professor David Wyllie, University of Edinburgh, UK;
Professor Sir John Savill, Regius Professor of Medical Science, University of Edinburgh, UK


Professor Chas Bountra, University of Oxford, UK
Professor Christine Mummery, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
Professor Susan Amara, National Institute of Mental Health, USA
Dr Rab Prinjha, GlaxoSmithKline, UK
Professor Mark Nelson, University of Vermont, USA
Dr James Dear, University of Edinburgh, UK
Professor Arthur Christopoulos, Monash University, Australia
Professor Dame Sally Davies, Department of Health, UK

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