ASCEPT was founded in 1966, and held its first scientific meeting a year later. Since that time, ASCEPT has developed into the peak professional society devoted to advancing excellence in Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology in Australasia.
Membership is open to persons who are actively engaged in or interested in the pharmacological and toxicological sciences, and who have appropriate qualifications.
ASCEPT is represented by elected council members. Several ASCEPT members serve on other International and National bodies. ASCEPT is a founding partner of the Australian Medicines Handbook.