The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) is happy to announce the above joint publication between the World Health Organization (WHO), CIOMS and one of its new members, the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR).
This report is an updated and extended version of a recent publication in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (BCPT) and includes new chapters of special relevance to global health. CIOMS welcomes IUPHAR as a member.
The International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR) was established as an independent scientific union in 1966 having functioned as a section of the International Union of Physiological Sciences since 1959. The name was changed to the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology in 2006 to better reflect the composition of the membership.
The main objective of IUPHAR is to foster the advancement of the disciplines of pharmacology and clinical pharmacology.
IUPHAR is a voluntary, non-profit association representing the interests of pharmacologists around the world. IUPHAR has Full Members (i.e. national societies), Associate Members, Benefactors, and Corporate Members. IUPHAR has a Division of Clinical Pharmacology and a number of sections and subcommittees representing important areas of pharmacology and clinical pharmacology.
IUPHAR is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in official relations with the World Health Organisation (WHO).
IUPHAR is a member of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and participates in the work of its scientific committees. It receives international recognition, particularly by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).