About ASCEPT and APSA
ASCEPT is the professional and independent society in Australia and New Zealand with expertise in the use and toxicity of medicines and chemicals. ASCEPT is a member based organisation and membership comprises clinicians, pharmacologists, pharmacists and scientists. Established in 1966, ASCEPT is affiliated with the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) and the International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX), and has hosted International Congresses of Pharmacology (in 1987 and 2004) and Toxicology (in 2001 and 2004), and the South East Asian Western Pacific Regional Meeting of Pharmacologists (SEAWP-RMP) in 2007. The Society values its members and provides high quality scientific meetings, student prizes and travel grants. It also recognises the achievements of its members by awarding prestigious Society prizes including the Rand Medal, the ASCEPT Lecturer and the ASCEPT Achievement Award. As we look to the future it is an exciting and challenging time for our professions, and the Society will continue to grow our national and international reputation through the support of our work. ASCEPT continues to attract new members from Australia and New Zealand as well as from international universities, independent research centres, governments and health services.
APSA is a professional society for individuals with an interest in the pharmaceutical sciences. The Association strives to promote and advance the study and application of the pharmaceutical sciences and to facilitate the exchange of information and experiences between pharmaceutical scientists in Australasia. Membership is drawn from the Pharmacy Schools of Australia and New Zealand, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and associated government departments. Regular annual conferences and short courses provide a forum for presentation of research and development applications from all branches of the pharmaceutical sciences. The Association has seen considerable growth in its membership over the past several years. Past APSA Conferences have attracted over 300 delegates from academia, industry, government and professional societies and hosted a number of internationally recognised speakers.