International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR)

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1959 Buenos Aires Argentina


1959, Buenos Aires (Argentina), as Section of Pharmacology (SEPHAR) of B-XB2752 - International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS). Independent union established 1963 Prague (Czechoslovakia), as International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR) -- Union internationale de pharmacologie. Statutes adopted 1966, Sao Paulo (Brazil). Present name adopted, 2006.


Promote international coordination of research, discussion, symposia, and publication in the field of pharmacology, including clinical pharmacology, drug metabolism and toxicology; organize permanent cooperation between representative societies throughout the world; contribute to the advancement of pharmacology in all its international aspects; cooperate with WHO in all matters concerning drugs and drug research; establish contacts with related international unions and sponsor joint scientific activities.


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General Assembly (at Congress). Executive Committee, consisting of President, Past President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President, Secretary General, Treasurer, Representative of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and 5 Councillors. Auditors (2). Committees (4): International Advisory Board; Membership; Nominating; Receptor Nomenclature and Drug Classification.


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being



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