ASCEPT member Stefanie Hennig new position

ASCEPT member Stefanie Hennig new position

Dr. Stefanie Hennig joined Certara Strategic Consulting as an Associate Director of Consulting Service in July 2019. She will be working as a consultant in PK and PK/PD modelling and simulation in various phases of drug development in a variety of population groups.

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Professor Rebecca Ritchie to head DDB

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.

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ASCEPT member recognised

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 Andrew!

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ASCEPT-Led Publications

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 and Dom Geraghty recently edited a volume of Advances in Pharmacology,  Ion Channels Down Under, with contributions from prominent Australia-based scientists and highly-recognized experts with major accomplishments in the field of ion channel pharmacology. Topics covered include the role of ion channels in health and...

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History

History

The Beginning: the Australasian Society for Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists (ASCEP) There was a recognition in the mid-1960s that it was time for Pharmacology to have a more identifiable and exclusive image than it had hitherto enjoyed. Up to this time, there were almost no separate academic departments of Pharmacology in Australia and Pharmacology was still seen by many as a sub discipline of Physiology. To this end, a small group, known as the Steering Committee, met formally in November 1966 to discuss the formation of a society that would have as its primary focus clinical and experimental pharmacology. The...

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Clinical Pharmacology

Clinical Pharmacology

Clinical Pharmacology is concerned with the science of drugs and their use in humans. It encompasses all aspects of the safe, effective and rational use of medicines applied at individual, group, and population levels. Clinical Pharmacologists are physicians specialised in Clinical Pharmacology. People from a range of backgrounds are involved in Clinical Pharmacology, e.g. clinical pharmacy, experimental pharmacology and biochemistry, epidemiology, and other fields of medical practice. The professional society for Clinical Pharmacology in Australasia is ASCEPT, which in turn is affiliated with international societies concerned with Clinical Pharmacology. The Clinical Special Interest Group of ASCEPT is ASCEPT’s forum for...

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