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Origination

Founded in 1959 as a section of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, the International Union of Pharmacology became independent in September, 1965.  The name was changed to the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology in 2006 to better reflect the composition of the membership.

 

Current Executive Committee 

  • President: Ingolf Cascorbi, Germany
  • President-Elect: Francesca Levi-Schaffer, Israel
  • Secretary-General: Michael Spedding, France
  • Treasurer: Pierre Marquet, France
  • Basic and Translational Pharmacology Section Chair: Amrita Ahluwalia, United Kingdom
  • Clinical and Translational Pharmacology Section Chair: Caroline Samer, Switzerland
  • NC-IUPHAR Section Chair: Stephen Alexander, United Kingdom
  • Early Career Researchers Section Chair: Vanessa Minervini, United States
  • Education Section Chair: Clare Guilding, United Kingdom
  • Governance Section Chair: Beata Sperlagh, Hungary
  • Member-At-Large: Emilio Clementi, Italy
  • Member-At-Large: Olayinka Ogunleye, Nigeria

Past Executive Committees

Executive Committee 2018-2022

  • President: Ingolf Cascorbi, Germany
  • Secretary-General: Michael Spedding, France
  • Treasurer: James Barrett, USA
  • First Vice-President: Francesa Levi-Schaffer, Israel
  • Second Vice-President: Yoshikatsu Kanai, Japan
  • Councilors:
    • Arthur Christopoulos, Australia
    • Guanhua Du, China
    • Helen Kwanashie, Nigeria
    • Guilherme Suarez-Kurtz, Brazil
    • David Webb, United Kingdom
  • Co-Opted Member: Emilio Clementi, Italy
  • Co-Opted Member: Bhagirath Patel, India
  • Co-Opted Member: Stephen Alexander, United Kingdom
  • Early Career Researchers Chair: Aisah Aubdool, United Kingdom
  • Clinical Division Chair: Caroline Samer, Switzerland
  • Clinincal Division Secretary: Nilima Kshirsagar, India
  • Clinical Division Treasurer: Maria Isabel Lucena, Spain
  • Past President: S.J. Enna, USA

 

Executive Committee 2014-2018

  • President: S. J. Enna, USA
  • Secretary-General: Michael Spedding, France
  • Treasurer: Petra Thurmann, Germany
  • First Vice-President: Graeme Henderson, United Kingdom
  • Second Vice-President: Masamitsu Iino
  • Councilors:
    • James Barrett, USA
    • Francesa Levi-Schaffer, Israel
    • Eeva Moilanen, Finland
    • Bhagirath Patel, India
    • Yongxiang Zhang, China

Executive Committee 2010–2014

  • President: Patrick du Souich, Canada
  • Secretary-General: S.J. Enna, USA
  • Treasurer: Urs Ruegg, Switzerland
  • First Vice-PresidentGraeme Henderson, United Kingdom
  • Second Vice-President: Masamitsu Iino, Japan
  • Councilors
    • Kim Brøsen, Denmark
    • Kay Brune, Germany
    • John O. Miners, Australia
    • Douglas Oliver, South Africa
    • Yongxiang Zhang, China
  • Past President: Sue Piper Duckles, USA
  • Chair of the Division on Clinical Pharmacology: Donald J. Birkett, Australia
  • Vice-Chair of the Division on Clinical Pharmacology: Darrell Abernethy, United States
  • Representatives of the Division on Clinical Pharmacology: Petra Thürmann, Germany & María Isabel Lucena, Spain
  • Auditors:
    • Christiaan Brink, South Africa
    • Garret FitzGerald, United States

Executive Committee 2006–2010

  • President: Sue Piper Duckles, USA
  • Secretary-General: S.J. Enna, USA
  • Treasurer: Urs Ruegg, Switzerland
  • First Vice-President: Salomon Z. Langer, Israel
  • Second Vice-President: Masayoshi Mishina, Japan
  • Councilors:
    • Kim Brøsen, Denmark
    • Sérgio H. Ferreira, Brazil
    • Gabrielle Hawksworth, UK
    • Mohamed T. Khayyal, Egypt
    • Zhi-Bin Lin, China
  • Past President: Paul M. Vanhoutte, Hong Kong
  • Chair of the Division on Clinical Pharmacology: Patrick du Souich, Canada
  • Vice-Chair of the Division on Clinical Pharmacology: Donald J. Birkett, Australia
  • Representatives of the Division on Clinical Pharmacology: Petra Thürmann, Germany & María Isabel Lucena, Spain
  • Internal Auditors:
    • Kay Brune, Germany
    • Douglas Oliver, South Africa

IUPHAR Executive Committee 2002–2006

  • President: Paul M. Vanhoutte, France
  • Secretary-General: Sue Piper Duckles, USA
  • Treasurer: Salomon Z. Langer, Israel
  • First Vice-President: James A. Angus, Australia
  • Second Vice-President: Makoto Endo, Japan
  • Councilors:
    • Sérgio H. Ferreira, BrazilGabrielle Hawksworth, UK
    • Mohamed T. Khayyal, Egypt
    • Zhi-Bin Lin, China
    • E. Sylvester Vizi, Hungary
  • Past President: William W. Fleming, USA
  • Chair of the Division on Clinical Pharmacology: Patrick du Souich, Canada
  • Vice-Chair of the Division on Clinical Pharmacology: Donald Birkett, Australia
  • Representatives of the Division on Clinical Pharmacology: Petra Thürmann, Germany & David Webb, UK
  • Internal Auditors:
    • Patrick P.A. Humphrey, USA
    • Anders Rane, Sweden

IUPHAR Executive Committee 1998 – 2002

  • President: William W. Fleming, USA
  • Secretary-General: Paul M. Vanhoutte, France
  • Treasurer: Ernst Mutschler, Germany
  • First Vice-President: Bertil B. Fredholm, Sweden
  • Second Vice-President: Ryszard J. Gryglewski, Poland
  • Councilors:
    • James A. Angus, Australia
    • Thomas F. Burks, USA
    • José A. Castro, Argentina
    • Makoto Endo, Japan
    • Patrick P.A. Humphrey, UK
  • Past President: Théophile Godfraind, Belgium
  • Chairman of the Division on Clinical Pharmacology: Folke Sjöqvist, Sweden
  • Vice-Chairman of the Division on Clinical Pharmacology: Patrick du Souich, Canada

IUPHAR Executive Committee 1994 – 1998

  • President: Théophile Godfraind, Belgium
  • Secretary-General: William C. Bowman, UK
  • Treasurer: Ernst Mutschler, Germany
  • First Vice-President: J. G. Hardman, USA
  • Second Vice-President: G. S. Marks, Canada
  • Councilors:
    • William W. Fleming, USA
    • Bertil B. Fredholm, Sweden
    • Ryszard J. Gryglewski, Poland
    • Bevyn Jarrot, Australia
    • P. Preziosi, Italy
  • Past President: Setsuro Ebashi, Japan
  • Chairman of the Division on Clinical Pharmacology: Folke Sjöqvist, Sweden
  • Vice-Chairman of the Division on Clinical Pharmacology: Patrick du Souich, Canada

IUPHAR Executive Committee 1990 – 1994

  • President: Setsuro Ebashi, Japan
  • Secretary-General: Théophile Godfraind, Belgium
  • Treasurer: Karl J. Netter, Germany
  • First Vice-President: David De Wied, Netherlands
  • Second Vice-President: Keith F. Killam, USA
  • Councilors:
    • J. Elis, Czechoslovakia
    • J. G. Hardman, USA
    • Bevyn Jarrot, Australia
    • G. S. Marks, Canada
    • P. L. Sharma, India
  • Past President: Colin T. Dollery, UK

IUPHAR Executive Committee 1987 – 1990

  • President: Colin T. Dollery, UK
  • Secretary-General: Théophile Godfraind, Belgium
  • Treasurer: Karl J. Netter, Germany
  • First Vice-President: M. Otsuka, Japan
  • Second Vice-President: Alfred Pletscher, Switzerland
  • Councilors:
    • David De Wied, Netherlands
    • Keith F. Killam, USA
    • Jerzy Maj, Poland
    • P. L. Sharma, India
    • N. A. Terragno, Argentina
  • Past President: Paul LeChat, France

IUPHAR Executive Committee 1984 – 1987

  • President: Paul LeChat, France
  • Secretary-General: A. M. Barrett, UK
  • Treasurer: Alfred Pletscher, Switzerland
  • First Vice-President: J. Knoll, Hungary
  • Second Vice-President: Uwe Trendelenburg, FRG (West Germany)
  • Councilors:
    • A. M. Breckenridge, UK
    • M. Otsuka, Japan
    • K. S. Rajevsky, USSR
    • Michael J. Rand, Australia
    • N. A. Terragno, Argentina
  • Past President: J. A. Bain, USA

IUPHAR Executive Committee 1981 – 1984

  • President: J. A. Bain, USA
  • Secretary-General: A. M. Barrett, UK
  • Treasurer: Gerhard Zbinden, Switzerland
  • First Vice-President: Setsuro Ebashi, Japan
  • Second Vice-President: Carlos Muñoz, Chile
  • Councilors:
    • A. M. Breckenridge, UK
    • J. Knoll, Hungary
    • K. S. Rajevsky, USSR
    • Michael J. Rand, Australia
    • Uwe Trendelenburg, FRG (West Germany)
  • Past President: Peter G. Waser, Switzerland

IUPHAR Executive Committee 1978 – 1981

  • President: Peter G. Waser, Switzerland
  • Secretary-General: Franz Gross, FRG (West Germany)
  • Treasurer: Gerhard Zbinden, Switzerland
  • First Vice-President: M. K. Paasonen, Finland
  • Second Vice-President: Colin T. Dollery, UK
  • Councilors:
    • J. A. Bain, USA
    • Setsuro Ebashi, Japan
    • D. A. Kharkevich, USSR
    • Carlos Muñoz, Chile
    • Roberto Paoletti, Italy
  • Past President: John J. Burns, USA

IUPHAR Executive Committee 1975 – 1978

  • President: John J. Burns, USA
  • Secretary-General: Franz Gross, FRG (West Germany)
  • Treasurer: Peter G. Waser, Switzerland
  • First Vice-President: M. K. Paasonen, Finland
  • Second Vice-President: E. Hosoya, Japan
  • Councilors:
    • Colin T. Dollery, UK
    • J. A. Izquierdo, Argentina
    • D. A. Kharkevich
    • Roberto Paoletti, Italy
    • Gerhard Zbinden, Switzerland
  • Past President: Arthur S. V. Burgen, UK

IUPHAR Executive Committee 1972 – 1975

  • President: Arthur S. V. Burgen, UK
  • Secretary-General: Fred Lembeck, Austria
  • Treasurer: Peter G. Waser, Switzerland
  • First Vice-President: John J. Burns, USA
  • Second Vice-President: V. V. Zahusov, USSR
  • Councilors:
    • E. Hosoya, Japan
    • J. A. Izquierdo, Argentina
    • Paul LeChat, France
  • Past President: Börne Uvnäs, Sweden

IUPHAR Executive Committee 1969 – 1972

  • President: Börne Uvnäs, Sweden
  • Secretary-General: Helena Rašková, Czechoslovakia
  • Treasurer: M. Nickerson, Canada
  • First Vice-President: George Koelle, USA
  • Second Vice-President: Paul LeChat, France
  • Councilors:
    • Arthur S. V. Burgen, UK
    • Fred Lembeck, Austria
    • V. V. Zakusov, USSR
  • Past President: Börne Uvnäs, Sweden

IUPHAR Executive Committee 1966 – 1969

  • President: Börne Uvnäs, Sweden
  • Secretary-General: George Koelle, USA
  • Treasurer: M. Nickerson, Canada
  • First Vice-President: Helena Rašková, Czechoslovakia
  • Second Vice-President: M. Rocha e Silva, Brazil
  • Councilors:
    • Karl Bucher, Switzerland
    • H. Kumaga, Japan
    • Marthe Vogt, UK