Katie Robertson

Katie Robertson

International societies call on researchers to apply clinical pharmacology principles in search for safe and effective treatments for COVID-19

The Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists and the British Pharmacological Society have published a joint international statement calling on researchers to apply clinical pharmacology principles in search for safe and effective treatments for COVID-19. The statement was published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and endorsed by international organisations* across …

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Membership Announcement

It is with great sadness the ASCEPT Executive notify you that Professor Sir Alasdair Breckenridge passed away on 13 December 2019. He had been a member of BPS since 1971 and was elected to Honorary Fellowship in 2002. His contribution to the Society was longstanding, as was his contribution to clinical pharmacology. He was also a …

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Professor Rebecca Ritchie to head DDB

Leading cardiovascular disease researcher Professor Rebecca Ritchie has been appointed as the new Theme Leader of the Drug Discovery Biology Theme in the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS). Professor Ritchie is currently an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Heart Failure Laboratory at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute.

ASCEPT member recognised

Professor Andrew McLachlan was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for “significant service to pharmacy as a researcher, educator and administrator, and to professional medical and scientific organisations”. Andrew was also recently appointed as the Head of School and Dean of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney. Congratulations …

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ASCEPT-Led Publications

Tina Hinton and others edited a special issue of Pharmacological Research, Pharmacology in Australia, highlighting some of the many advances in clinical and basic pharmacology and toxicology to which Australian researchers, and particularly members of ASCEPT,  have contributed significantly. The issues comprises reviews from established and emerging researchers  (New Investigator Symposia finalists).  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/10436618/116 Lachlan Rash …

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