EACPT Historical Make up of Exec Comm Sept 2007

The European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) has its origins in a working party brought together under the auspices of the World Health Organisation (WHO-Europe) in the early 1980s . The chairman of the working party was Prof Folke Sjöqvist ( 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 organisation 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 Folke Sjöqvist 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 Sjöqvist as chairman, Prof Michael Orme (UK) as Honorary Secretary, Prof Jochen Kuhlmann (Germany) as Treasurer and Prof Giampaolo Velo (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 organised by Prof Georges Cheymol 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 organised by Prof Micha Levy and his team. A smaller congress was organised 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 Velo as chairman and Prof Kim Brøsen (Denmark) as Vice-chairman.

The Florence congress organised by Prof Giamapolo Velo (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 (Denamrk) which was presided over by Prof Kim Brøsen. In 2003 the EACPT Congress was held in Istanbul and in spite of concerns over the war, which broke out in neighbouring 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 Orme (UK) as chairman, Prof Ingolf Cascorbi (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 organised by Prof Alexander Mrozikiewicz nad 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 organised in Amsterdam by Prof Jan Schellens 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 Ingolf Cascorbi (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.

Affilations 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 Utilisation Research Group (EURODURG)

The International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISOP)

(formerly the European Society of Pharmacovigilance)

The International Society of Pharmacoeconomics 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, Vrsac (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

Chairman Prof Folke Sjöqvist Sweden
Vice-Chairman Prof Georges Cheymol France
Secretary Prof Michael Orme U.K.
Treasurer †Prof Norbert Rietbrock Germany
Councillors Prof Pierre Bechtel France
  Prof Jochen Kuhlmann Germany
  Prof Joan-Ramon Laporte Spain
  Prof Per Knut Lunde Norway
  Dr Leo Offerhaus Netherlands
  Dr Allan Struthers U.K.
  Prof Giampaolo Velo Italy

Membership of EACPT Executive Committee

1995 -1999

Chairman Prof Folke Sjöqvist Sweden
Vice-Chairman Prof Giampaolo Velo Italy
Treasurer Prof Jochen Kuhlmann Germany
Secretary Prof Michael Orme U.K.
Councillors Prof Marc Bogaert Belgium
  Prof Kim Brøsen Denmark
  Prof Pierre Dayer Switzerland
  Prof Patrice Jaillon France
  Prof Joan-Ramon Laporte Spain
  Prof Ivar Roots Germany
  †Prof Bozidar Vrhovac Croatia
Honorary Presidents Prof Georges Cheymol
( on Committee 1995 -1999 )
  †Prof Norbert Rietbrock
( on Committee 1997 – 1999 )

1999 – 2003

Chairman Prof Giampaolo Velo Italy
Vice-Chairman Prof Kim Brøsen Denmark
Treasurer Prof Jochen Kuhlmann Germany
Secretary Prof Michael Orme U.K.
Councillors Dr Angeliki Iliopoulou Greece
  Prof Patrice Jaillon France
  Professor Alexander Mroziliewicz Poland
  Dr Lembit Rago Estonia
  Prof Anders Rane Sweden
  Prof Jan Schellens Netherlands
  Prof Vitan Vlahov Bulgaria
Past Chairman Prof Folke Sjöqvist Sweden
Honorary Presidents Prof Micha Levy
(On Committee 1999- 2003 )
  †Prof Norbert Rietbrock
( On Committee 1999- 2001 )

2003 – 2007

Chairman Prof Michael Orme U.K.
Vice-Chairman Prof Nicholas Moore France
Treasurer Prof Ingolf Cascorbi Germany
Secretary Prof John Cockcroft U.K.
Councillors Prof Nicolas Boada Spain
  Dr Kim Dalhoff Denmark
  Dr Jules Desmeules Switzerland
  Prof Igor Francetic Croatia
  Prof Piero Geppetti Italy
  Prof Anders Rane Sweden
  Prof Jan Schellens Netherlands
  Prof Adam Vas Hungary
Past Chairman Prof Giampaolo Velo Italy
Honorary Presidents Prof Kim Brøsen
( On Committee 2003 – 2007 )
  Prof Alexander Mrozikiewicz
( On Committee 2005 – 2007)
  Prof Cankat Tulunay
( On Committee 2003 – 2007 )
Co-opted Prof David Webb U.K.
  Prof Przemyslaw Mrozikiewicz Poland

2007 – 2011

Chairman Prof Ingolf Cascorbi Germany
Vice-Chairman Prof Nicholas Moore France
Secretary Prof John Cockcroft U.K.
Treasurer Prof Adam Vas Hungary
Prof Gunnar Alvan Sweden
  Prof G Calvo Rojas Spain
  Prof Pierangelo Geppetti Italy
  Dr Simon Maxwell U.K.
  Prof Milos Stojiljkovic Serbia
  Prof Theo de Vries Netherlands
  Prof Lilia Ziganshina Russian Federation
Past Chairman Prof Michael Orme U.K.
Honorary Presidents Prof Alexander Mrozikiewicz
( on committee 2007 – 2009 )
  Prof Jan Schellens
( on Committee 2007 - 2011 )
  Prof Giampaolo Velo
( on committee 2007 – 2011 )
Co-opted Prof Kim Brøsen Denmark
  Prof David Webb U.K.


EACPT Congresses since the Foundation of EACPT.

  City Dates Year Congress President
1st Congress Paris September 27th – 30th 1995 Prof Georges Cheymol
2nd Congress Berlin September 17th -21st 1997 Prof Ivar Roots
3rd Congress Jerusalem October 3rd – 8th 1999 Prof Micha Levy
4th Congress Florence July 15th – 20th 2000 Prof Giampaolo Velo
5th Congress Odense September 12th -15th 2001 Prof Kim Brøsen
6th Congress Istanbul June 25th - 28th 2003 Prof Cankat Tulunay
7th Congress Poznan June 25th - 29th 2005 Prof Alexander Mrozikiewicz
8th Congress Amsterdam Aug 28th –Sept 1st 2007 Prof Jan Schellens
9th Congress Edinburgh July 12th – 15th 2009 Prof David Webb
10th Congress Budapest June 26h – 29th 2007 Prof Adam Vas

EACPT Summer Schools

  City Country Dates Organiser
1st Summer School Antalya Turkey 31.10-1.11.2001 Prof Cankat Tulunay
2nd Summer School Budapest Hungary 11-15.9.2003 Prof Adam Vas
3rd Summer School Sofia Bulgaria 22-25.9.2004 Prof Vitan Vlahov
4th Summer School Vrsac Serbia 16-20.9.2006 Prof Milos Stojiljkovic
5th Summer School Ghent Belgium 24-27.8.2007 Prof Luc van Bortel
6th Summer School Madrid Spain 14-16.7.2008 Dr Antonio Portoles
7th Summer School Alexandroupolis Greece 19-22.09.2009 Prof Vangelis Manolopoulos
8th Summer School Dresden Germany 30.09-02.10.2010 Prof Cascorbi/Prof Kirch