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World Smart Medication Day

International Webinar Event


World Smart Medication Day Recap

IUPHAR hosted the third annual World Smart Medication Day on 5 May 2022. World Smart Medication Day helps combat unsafe medication practices and medication errors, which are leading causes of injury and harm in healthcare systems worldwide.

With over 400 participants, World Smart Medication Day aimed to foster clinical pharmacology development and raise awareness on safe and effective uses of drugs. The 2022 theme was “Clinical Pharmacology in the Era of Pandemics,” which was a relevant and pertinent topic because clinical pharmacology is a key discipline for managing these drug-related problems.

The World Smart Medication Day webinar schedule included: a welcome address from the IUPHAR president, a plenary lecture on clinical pharmacologists and the UK’s response to COVID-19, a lecture on clinical pharmacologists in Africa and Latin America.  A question-and-answer forum and an international student poster competition were also incorporated into #WSMD22.


2022 Theme: Clinical Pharmacology in the Era of Pandemics


The opportunity to highlight key messages on drug development, clinical drug research, warnings on self-medication and stopping medicines, medication errors, drug interactions and adverse drug reactions, pharmacovigilance, off label/compassionate drug use, supply management, misleading claims and fraud.

You can now watch the 2022 World Smart Medication Day by selecting play below.

Webinar Schedule

5 May 2022 | All Times CET

Welcome Address


Professor Ingolf Cascorbi
IUPHAR President

Plenary Lecture


Professor Duncan Richards, University of Oxford, UK
Clinical Pharmacologists and the UK Response to COVID-19

African Perspective


Professor Shaibu O. Bello, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Nigeria
Clinical Pharmacologist Involvement in Task Forces in Africa

Latin America Perspective


Professor Mauro Teixeira, The Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Questions and Answers

Co-Chaired by Professor Reecha Sofat, University of Liverpool, UK and Dr. Olayinka Ogunleye, Lagos State University, Nigeria

International Student Poster Competition

Presentation of the winners by Professor, Caroline Samer, Chair of IUPHAR Clinical Division, and Professor Maribel Lucena, Treasurer of IUPHAR Clinical Division
View Complete List of Winners >

4×3 Min. Winner Presentations


  • Proper Patient Management in Times of Pandemic – Catherine López de Sousa, Ana Carla López López, María López Martínez, Esther Rodríguez Heras, Diana Venegas Tirado (5th year medical students, Spain)
  • Be a Scientist Yourself – Felipe Sostizzo, Guilherme Gazzi (Brazil)
  • Impact of SARS-Cov-2 on CYP Activities – Camille Lenoir (CH)
  • Dexamethasone PK in Normal vs Obese Patients – Kenza Abouir (CH)
Final Conclusions


Professor Scott Waldman, Thomas Jefferson University, USA

International Student Poster Competition

Countries are encouraged to carry out joint actions and activities on May 5th to highlight the importance of safe and rational use of drugs such as: educational seminars/webinars, hospital events/stalls, grand rounds. LEARN MORE >

Other World Smart Medication Day Events

Brazilian Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (SBFTE) More Info >