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ASPET is an international organization with members in over 69 countries. An important element of the ASPET mission is to advocate for the discipline of pharmacology and its associated research and educational enterprises.

While we have the benefit of a dedicated and accomplished staff that works tirelessly to advance the mission of ASPET, there are also clear benefits to be gained by partnering with societies of pharmacology from other countries.

To that end, ASPET has engaged with international pharmacological societies, to foster an exchange of scientific knowledge and best educational practices that we hope will help address the health problems of the world. The following is a list of ASPET’s global meeting partners:

British Pharmacological Society (BPS)

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The BPS is a non-profit organization founded in 1931 to promote and advance the whole spectrum of pharmacology, from research to application of pharmacology around the world.

The next BPS Pharmacology meeting will take place December 15-17, 2019. ASPET members can receive discounted registration and are eligible for travel awards to the meeting.

Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CSPT)

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CSPT is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 to promote research and education in pharmacology and therapeutics.

CSPT operates as an ASPET chapter. The most recent annual conference took place on June 12-14, 2019

International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR)

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IUPHAR is a non-profit organization founded in 1959 to represent the interests of pharmacologists around the world through promoting international cooperation, sponsoring regional activities, encouraging free exchange of scientists and ideas, developing public awareness, hosting the Committee on Receptor Nomenclature and Drug Classification (NC-IUPHAR), and publishing the Guide to Pharmacology.

IUPHAR hosted the World Congress on Pharmacology in 2018. ASPET was a platinum sponsor and offered travel awards to young scientists.

Chinese Pharmacological Society (CNPHARS)

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CNPHARS is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 to represent the interests of pharmacologists in China. The main objective of CNPHARS is to promote national and international scientific exchange and cooperation in pharmacology and related disciplines by holding meetings, symposia, and workshops.

ASPET has been partnering with CNPHARS since 2014 through joint meetings and guest lecturers. In 2014, CNPHARS joined ASPET at the Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2014 in San Diego, CA. In 2016, CNPHARS invited two ASPET members, Dr. Ken Thummel and Dr. Sam Enna, to give plenary lectures at their 14th National Conference. In 2017, ASPET and CNPHARs held their 2nd joint meeting in Hangzhou, China. Learn more about these collaborations:

Japanese Pharmacological Society (JPS)

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The JPS was founded in 1927 with the express purpose of contributing to the further development of the field of pharmacology through the spread of scientific knowledge on pharmacological theory based on applied research conducted in close coordination with their members as well as other affiliated academic societies throughout the world.

Last Updated: August 6, 2019

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