20th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology

20th World Congress of Basic  
 and Clinical Pharmacology 2026  


Call for Workshop proposals

Submission is now open for proposals for workshop to be presented at the IUPHAR 20th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (WCP2026) to be held in Melbourne, Australia from 12–17 July 2026, hosted by the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT). WCP2026 brings together the leading clinical and experimental pharmacologists, pharmacists, toxicologists and scientists worldwide.

ASCEPT and IUPHAR recognise the diversity of their global membership and are committed to the values, attitudes and conduct of equity, diversity and inclusion to create a collegial, collaborative and successful professional community. Please review the WCP2026 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) policy prior to composing your proposal to ensure it aligns with the policy for consideration in the evaluation and selection process.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 4 October 2024.

Session format

Each session will run for 120 minutes. Workshop proposals can be less structured with no more than six presenters.

Session support and sponsorship

If your proposal is successful, the workshop applicant, chairperson and speakers will be required to register for the congress and are required to fund their own travel expenses. Support for invited workshop speaker registration fees is under review and applicants are encouraged to seek external sponsorship.

Individual workshop presenters will be required to submit their abstract via the online portal. 
The deadline for abstract submission is 7 September 2025.

How will my workshop application be judged?

Proposals must include sufficient information to evaluate the quality of and potential interest in the session. Reviewers will rank applications in order from most to least appropriate based on the criteria below. Any conflicts of interest must be declared and the conflicted reviewer will abstain from ranking the workshop for which they have a conflict.

Highly ranked proposals should:

  • demonstrate sound scientific merit across the session
  • include content that makes a contribution to knowledge
  • demonstrate novelty and/or innovation, including new insights into old topics
  • be of interest to the broad international pharmacology community.

Highly ranked proposals should:

  • include a balance of early- and mid-career speakers, as well as established and senior scientists/researchers
  • ensure the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion are demonstrated in the composition of chairs/speakers.
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