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Update from Dr. Maria Isabel Lucena and Dr. Caroline Samer:

The IUPHAR and its Clinical and Translational Section has been in active collaboration with the Spanish Society of Clinical Pharmacology and the Argentine Association of Experimental Pharmacology (AAFE) to organize a Clinical Pharmacology Course divided into 3 parts. There will be a Latin American/IUPHAR Clinical Pharmacology Course on November 2, 9 and 16 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm (CET).

In general, the increasing complexity of clinical drug development has become evident in recent years. Currently, clinical research with drugs or medical devices faces many challenges such as the repositioning of marketed drugs for new indications or the evaluation of new therapies that include biologics or gene modifying agents, which often implies a redefinition of traditional endpoints in efficacy and safety from a perspective of precision medicine. Besides, further focus on ethical issues reinforcing the need for recognized bodies to ensure compliance with the ethical, methodological, and legal requirements that regulate the study of drugs in humans is clearly needed. In this course, aimed at a Latin American audience, an experienced faculty, encompassing clinical pharmacologists, and drug experts from the academy and the regulatory agencies will address all these challenges in practical case-based presentations to foster discussion and interaction with the participants. Finally, this course meets objectives of IUPHAR for promoting pharmacology through education and research.