A growing global community at the heart of today’s science and tomorrow’s medicines
The British Pharmacological Society was delighted to sponsor the Biotech & Money London networking lunch in March. We know from our own experience supporting pharmacology internationally that networking and relationship-building is essential for cutting-edge science and new technologies to flourish.
Representing around 4,000 members from more than 60 countries around the world, the Society nurtures collaborations between scientists in industry (spanning pharmaceuticals, biotech, CROs and spin-outs), academia, government and regulatory agencies, and the NHS. We support the development of our community through our busy schedule of scientific meetings, educational projects that address critical skills gaps, and three peer-reviewed journals. We also regularly engage with policy-makers in Parliament and Government to champion our members’ contributions to the health and wealth of the UK.
The Society welcomes new members who are actively involved across the spectrum of pharmacology and related scientific disciplines – who are then able to access our ‘find a member’ online service to connect with others in our community.
Highlights in the months ahead
- Emerging paradigms in drug discovery and chemical biology: Jointly organised with the Society for Medicines Research, this one-day meeting in London on 5 October features presentations from Professor Chas Bountra from the University of Oxford, Professor Steve Charlton from the University of Nottingham, and Dr Darrin Disley from Horizon Discovery.
- Pharmacology 2017: Our flagship annual meeting attracts over 1,000 scientists from across the globe for three days of the latest drug discovery research. This year’s meeting will be held in London on 11–13 December, and providing a forum for networking between delegates is a focus for our organisers.
- Education & training: The Society will be building on its new undergraduate curriculum, and analyses of clinical and animal research skills shortages, in order to develop the next generation of drug discovery and development scientists.
To find out more, please get in touch with Teesha Bhuruth, Engagement Manager (Teesha.email@example.com /+44 (0)20 7239 0178).