20th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology

20th World Congress of Basic  
 and Clinical Pharmacology 2026  

  #WCP2026

Welcome

On behalf of the Organising Committee and the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists we are delighted to invite you to the 20th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 2026 (WCP2026).

From 12–17 July 2026, we will welcome the world’s pharmacology and therapeutics community to the Melbourne Convention Centre in Melbourne/Narrm, 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/Narrm, 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 recognise 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 to the 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.

Professor Carl Kirkpatrick

Congress Chair

Important dates

Call for symposia and workshop proposals July 2024
Symposia and workshop submissions close 4 October 2024
Abstract submission opens February 2025
Registration opens July 2025
Abstract submission closes 7 September 2025
Abstract notification to authors 3 November 2025
Earlybird registration deadline 1 April 2026
Conference dates 12 – 17 July 2026
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