20th World Congress of Basic
and Clinical Pharmacology
From 13th – 18th July 2026 we will welcome the world’s pharmacology and therapeutics community to the Melbourne Convention Centre in Melbourne, Australia. We look forward to celebrating the diversity of this community including students, early career pharmacologists, global leaders in clinical pharmacology, and innovators at the cutting edge of drug discovery and development, innovation and engagement with the pharmaceutical industry and academic sectors.
Melbourne, is undisputedly the cultural capital of Australia where creativity and innovation come together to deliver great events, inspiring places to explore and cutting-edge advancements that are globally acclaimed. An ideal destination where the world’s brightest minds gather to inspire, innovate and create real change in world-leading research and development.
The WCP2026 leadership group and local organising committee recognize that the diversity and inclusivity within the global pharmacology community is a strength. As such, the composition of our committees, scientific programmes and the make-up of its attendees, will be guided by our Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) policy. We will actively collect and report on EDI metrics as we develop the program and deliver the conference. We look forward to welcoming speakers and chairs, and attendees across the world at our six-day congress.
We look forward to welcoming you to Australia, a vast country with significant diversity and natural landscapes, adventures, food, culture, sporting culture and many other opportunities. Book some time either side of the Congress to explore some of the amazing tourist and cultural opportunities in Victoria and Australia.
We hope this website provides essential information you need to start planning your WCP2026 experience.