EACPT History

EACPT History

​The Misspelled WordEuropean Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) has its origins in a working party brought together under the auspices of the World Health Misspelled WordOrganisation (WHO-Europe) in the early 1980s. The chairman of the working party was Prof Misspelled WordFolke Misspelled WordSjöqvist (Sweden) and some ten European countries were represented on the working party. Over the years the group produced a number of published papers on the Misspelled Wordorganisation of Clinical Pharmacology, the teaching of CPT and concerns such as primary care involvement with clinical pharmacology. In the early 1990s some members of this group met in Verona (Italy) to consider creating a Europe wide body to encourage clinical pharmacology and therapeutic interests throughout Europe. After consultation across Europe a committee was created in 1993 under the chairmanship of Prof Misspelled WordFolke Misspelled WordSjöqvist with the remit to prepare the first congress of EACPT which was held in Paris in 1995. At that congress a formal constitution was agreed by the Council (formed by representative delegates from all countries involved). Members of Council elected an Executive Committee with Prof Misspelled WordSjöqvist as chairman, Prof Michael Misspelled WordOrme (UK) as Honorary Secretary, Prof Misspelled WordJochen Misspelled WordKuhlmann (Germany) as Treasurer and Prof Misspelled WordGiampaolo Misspelled WordVelo (Italy) as Vice-Chairman. At that stage there were 26 European Countries in membership of EACPT through the Clinical Pharmacology society or section in their home country.

The Congress in Paris was Misspelled Wordorganised by Prof Georges Misspelled WordCheymol and his colleagues and was a successful and pleasant occasion with over 1000 delegates present. After the Paris Congress there was a similar sized congress in Berlin in 1997 and a smaller congress in Jerusalem in 1999 Misspelled Wordorganised by Prof Misspelled WordMicha Levy and his team. A smaller congress was Misspelled Wordorganised so as not to clash too much with the larger IUPHAR (CPT) and EACPT sponsored congress which was held in Florence in 2000. In Jerusalem a new Executive Committee was elected by the Council (now with delegates from 29 European Countries and the main changes were the election of Prof Misspelled WordVelo as chairman and Prof Kim Misspelled WordBrøsen (Denmark) as Vice-chairman.

The Florence congress Misspelled Wordorganised by Prof Misspelled WordGiamapolo Misspelled WordVelo (Italy) and his colleagues was very successful with some 2000 delegates from all over the world and this was followed in 2001 by an EACPT Congress in Odense (Misspelled WordDenmark) which was presided over by Prof Kim Misspelled WordBrøsen. In 2003 the EACPT Congress was held in Istanbul and in spite of concerns over the war, which broke out in Misspelled Wordneighbouring Iraq some three months before the congress, our worries were relieved by the presence of over 700 delegates. In Istanbul we welcomed more countries into membership of EACPT so that we now have 32 countries as part of the EACPT family. We also had new elections for the Executive Committee from among the Council members which was also substantially changed as many delegates had served the two terms (of four years each) which is the maximum allowed by the Statutes (which see). The new officers elected were Prof Michael Misspelled WordOrme (UK) as chairman, Prof Misspelled WordIngolf Misspelled WordCascorbi (Germany) as Treasurer, Prof Nicholas Moore (France) as Vice-chairman and Prof John Cockcroft (UK) as Honorary Secretary.

In 2005 EACPT held a relatively small congress in Poznan, (Poland) which was Misspelled Wordorganised by Prof Alexander Misspelled WordMrozikiewicz Misspelled Wordand his team. The congress was particularly aimed at colleagues in Eastern Europe and some 500 delegates attended. This congress was followed in 2007 by a very well attended (some 1000 delegates) congress Misspelled Wordorganised in Amsterdam by Prof Jan Misspelled WordSchellens and his colleagues. This congress was also the first since 2001 to be financially successful In Amsterdam there were substantial changes to the Council membership (following the election of new delegates by member countries) and a new Executive Committee was elected with Prof Misspelled WordIngolf Misspelled WordCascorbi (Germany) in the chair. The other officers elected were Prof Nicholas Moore (France) as vice-chairman, Prof John Cockcroft (UK) as secretary and Prof Adam Vas (Hungary) as Treasurer.

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Affiliations to EACPT

Our statutes allow us to affiliate other European or International societies that are involved in academic work closely linked to the interests of EACPT. At the present time we have as Affiliate members

The European Network of Therapeutic Teachers (ENOTT)

The European Drug Misspelled WordUtilisation Research Group (EURODURG)

The International Society of Misspelled WordPharmacovigilance (ISOP)

(formerly the European Society of Misspelled WordPharmacovigilance)

The International Society of Misspelled WordPharmacoeconomics and

Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

The International Federation of the Associations of

Pharmaceutical Physicians (IFAPP)

The Association for Research into Arterial Structure and

Physiology (ARTERY)

Summer Schools

In 2001 EACPT started to run summer schools which we hope will become an annual event in order the stimulate interest in the discipline. Summer schools have so far been held in Antalya (Turkey) in 2001, Budapest (Hungary) in 2003, Sofia (Bulgaria) in 2004, Misspelled WordVrsac (Serbia) in 2006 and Ghent (Belgium) in 2007(see separate file) 

Executive Committee membership since the inception of EACPT

The European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) was founded at a meeting in Verona in 1993 following on from work conducted by the European Office of WHO. At that stage the key aims of EACPT were developed and the Statutes prepared which were confirmed at the first full meeting in Paris in 1995.

Membership of the Interim Committee of EACPT 1993-1995

ChairmanProf ​Folke SjöqvistSweden
Vice-ChairmanProf Georges CheymolFrance
SecretaryProf Michael OrmeU.K.
Treasurer†Prof Norbert RietbrockGermany


Prof Pierre BechtelFrance
 Prof Jochen KuhlmannGermany
 Prof Joan-Ramon LaporteSpain
 Prof Per Knut LundeNorway

Dr Leo Offerhaus


​Dr Allan Struthers

 Prof Giampaolo VeloItaly

Membership of EACPT Executive Committee

1995 -1999

ChairmanProf ​Folke SjöqvistSweden
Vice-ChairmanProf Giampaolo VeloItaly
TreasurerProf Jochen KuhlmannGermany
SecretaryProf Michael OrmeU.K.


Prof Marc BogaertBelgium
 Prof Kim BrøsenDenmark
 Prof Pierre DayerSwitzerland
 Prof Patrice JaillonFrance
 Prof Joan-Ramon LaporteSpain
 Prof Ivar RootsGermany
 †Prof Bozidar VrhovacCroatia
Honorary PresidentsProf Georges Cheymol
(on Committee 1995 -1999)
 †Prof Norbert Rietbrock
(on Committee 1997 – 1999)

1999 – 2003

ChairmanProf ​Giampaolo VeloItaly
Vice-ChairmanProf Kim BrøsenDenmark
TreasurerProf Jochen KuhlmannGermany
SecretaryProf Michael OrmeU.K.


Dr Angeliki Iliopoulou

 Prof Patrice JaillonFrance
 Professor Alexander MroziliewiczPoland

Dr Lembit Rago

 Prof Anders RaneSweden
 Prof Jan SchellensNetherlands
 Prof Vitan VlahovBulgaria
Past ChairmanProf Folke SjöqvistSweden
Honorary PresidentsProf Micha Levy 
(On Committee 1999- 2003)
 †Prof Norbert Rietbrock 
(On Committee 1999- 2001)

2003 – 2007

ChairmanProf Michael ​OrmeU.K.
Vice-ChairmanProf Nicholas MooreFrance
TreasurerProf Ingolf CascorbiGermany
SecretaryProf John CockcroftU.K.


Prof Nicolas ​BoadaSpain

Dr Kim Dalhoff


Dr Jules Desmeules

 Prof Igor FranceticCroatia
 Prof Piero GeppettiItaly
 Prof Anders RaneSweden
 Prof Jan SchellensNetherlands
 Prof Adam VasHungary
Past ChairmanProf Giampaolo VeloItaly
Honorary PresidentsProf Kim Brøsen 
(On Committee 2003 – 2007)
 Prof Alexander Mrozikiewicz
(On Committee 2005 – 2007)
 Prof Cankat Tulunay 
(On Committee 2003 – 2007)
Co-optedProf David WebbU.K.
 Prof Przemyslaw MrozikiewiczPoland

2007 – 2011

ChairmanProf Ingolf CascorbiGermany
Vice-ChairmanProf Nicholas MooreFrance
SecretaryProf John CockcroftU.K.
TreasurerProf Adam VasHungary


Prof Gunnar AlvanSweden
 Prof G Calvo RojasSpain
 Prof Pierangelo GeppettiItaly

Dr Simon Maxwell

 Prof Milos StojiljkovicSerbia
 Prof Theo de VriesNetherlands
 Prof Lilia ZiganshinaRussian Federation
Past ChairmanProf Michael OrmeU.K.
Honorary PresidentsProf Alexander Mrozikiewicz
(on committee 2007 – 2009)
 Prof Jan Schellens
(on Committee 2007 - 2011)
 Prof Giampaolo Velo
(on committee 2007 – 2011)
Co-optedProf Kim BrøsenDenmark
 Prof David WebbU.K.


EACPT Congresses since the Foundation of EACPT

 CityDatesYearCongress President
1st CongressParisSeptember 27th – 30th1995Prof Georges Cheymol
2nd CongressBerlinSeptember 17th -21st1997Prof Ivar Roots
3rd CongressJerusalemOctober 3rd – 8th1999Prof Micha Levy
4th CongressFlorenceJuly 15th – 20th2000Prof Giampaolo Velo
5th CongressOdenseSeptember 12th -15th2001Prof Kim ​Brøsen
6th CongressIstanbulJune 25th - 28th2003Prof Cankat Tulunay
7th CongressPoznanJune 25th - 29th2005Prof Alexander Mrozikiewicz
8th CongressAmsterdamAug 28th –Sept 1st2007Prof Jan Schellens
9th CongressEdinburghJuly 12th – 15th2009Prof David Webb
10th CongressBudapestJune 26h – 29th2007Prof Adam Vas

EACPT Summer Schools



1st Summer SchoolAntalyaTurkey31.10-1.11.2001Prof Cankat Tulunay
2nd Summer SchoolBudapestHungary11-15.9.2003Prof Adam Vas
3rd Summer SchoolSofiaBulgaria22-25.9.2004Prof Vitan Vlahov
4th Summer School


Serbia16-20.9.2006Prof Milos Stojiljkovic
5th Summer SchoolGhentBelgium24-27.8.2007Prof Luc van Bortel
6th Summer SchoolMadridSpain14-16.7.2008

​Dr Antonio Portoles

7th Summer School


Greece19-22.09.2009Prof Vangelis Manolopoulos
8th Summer SchoolDresdenGermany30.09-02.10.2010Prof Cascorbi/ProfKirch



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