As the chair of EACPT I would like to cordially invite you to take part of the 15th Congress of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Athens, Greece, 26-29 June 2021.
The first congress of EACPT was held in Paris in 1995. This first congress has been followed by a very successful series of meetings all over Europe, bringing together scientists from all over the world in fruitful and enjoyable encounters. For the last congress in Stockholm in 2019, we had more than 500 delegates from 50 different countries. With the upcoming congress in Athens, Greece, we aim to surpass these numbers. The theme of the Congress will be “Clinical pharmacology meeting tomorrow´s health care challenges” addressing all current issues in modern therapeutics, from new diseases to personalized treatment approaches. We will be directing a lot of attention to COVID-19 pharmacologic issues such as the rapid trial designs employed during the pandemic and new investigational therapies and vaccines. This will be reflected in the program of our Congress which will consist of an exciting mixture of key notes, workshops, debates and scientific presentations.
Clinical pharmacologists embrace large domains and use many tools, from a molecular perspective on drug-target interactions, all the way through to individual patient care, patient group needs, and epidemiological and global considerations for the safe and effective use of medicines. In this meeting, we will all come together, share knowledge and discuss how we can use these tools to solve the many challenges of modern health care, e.g. population ageing worldwide, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, new possibilities to treat the critically ill, health care sustainability, antimicrobial resistance and new viral threats to mankind.
Athens is a worldwide destination with attractive sites, formidable weather and a pleasant lifestyle that will certainly function as a magnet to attract many scientists. My sincere hope is that you will join us in this venture and contribute to make this an exciting and fruitful congress, for the sake of our patients, today and tomorrow!
Professor Jamie Coleman
Chair of EACPT