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Professional Development for Members – Connecting Expertise with Policy Decisions

Professional Development for Members – Connecting Expertise with Policy Decisions The Flinders Centre for Science Education in the 21st Century would like to introduce your Members to a new postgraduate degree being offered from 2017 at Flinders University.  This new field of study is designed for professionals with qualifications and/or experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) disciplines who…

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Guide to Pharmacology

An expert-driven guide to pharmacological targets and the substances that act on them. Read more here

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Thinking of Joining?

We promote advances in research, provide teaching & training and ensure that ASCEPT has a major role in advising government and  other organisations on related matters.  You can also benefit from discounted rates and networking opportunities. Becoming a member is easy and we we provide international links and professional partnerships. READ MORE

Life and Honorary members

ASCEPT is proud to recognise the achievements and contribution of the following members:


The Beginning: the Australasian Society for Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists (ASCEP) There was a recognition in the mid-1960s that it was time for Pharmacology to have a more identifiable and exclusive image than it had hitherto enjoyed.  Up to this time, there were almost no separate academic departments of Pharmacology in Australia and Pharmacology was still seen by many as…

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Clinical Pharmacology

Clinical Pharmacology is concerned with the science of drugs and their use in humans. It encompasses all aspects of the safe, effective and rational use of medicines applied at individual, group, and population levels.  Clinical Pharmacologists are physicians specialised in Clinical Pharmacology.  People from a range of backgrounds are involved in Clinical Pharmacology, e.g. clinical pharmacy, experimental pharmacology and biochemistry,…

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What is Pharmacology/ Toxicology?

What is pharmacology? Pharmacology is the branch of science concerned with the study of drugs and how they affect living organisms. When most people think about the word “drug”, they usually associate it with illegal substances, such as cannabis, heroin or cocaine. But in pharmacology, the word “drug” has a much broader meaning than that; any compound that can modify…

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ASCEPT was founded in 1966, and held its first scientific meeting a year later. Since that time, ASCEPT has developed into the peak professional society devoted to advancing excellence in Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology in Australasia. Membership is open to persons who are actively engaged in or interested in the pharmacological and toxicological sciences, and who have appropriate…

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