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List of Professional Societies for Pharmaceutical Research

This section of NetSci provides a starting point to explore the wide range of scientific societies whose members contribute to pharmaceutical research and development. Please notify us if you would like to include your organization in the listing or if the information that is contained in the listing is incorrect.

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
1426 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2841
Tel: (703) 739-2330
Fax: (703) 836-8982

Founded in 1900, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is the national organization representing the interests of pharmaceutical education and educators. Comprising all 82 U.S. pharmacy colleges and schools including more than 4,000 faculty, 36,000 students enrolled in professional programs, and 3,600 individuals pursuing graduate study, AACP is committed to excellence in pharmaceutical education.

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)
2107 Wilson Blvd, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201-3046
Tel: 703 243 2800
Fax: 703 243 9650
Email: aaps@aaps.org

AAPS Pharmaceutica is the Web portal for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), a professional, scientific society of more than 10,000 members employed in academia, industry, government and other research institutes worldwide. Founded in 1986, AAPS aims to advance science through the open exchange of scientific knowledge, serve as an information resource, and contribute to human health through pharmaceutical research and development.

American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA)
2215 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037-2985
Tel: (202) 628-4410
Fax: (202) 783-2351

The American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA), the national professional society of pharmacists, was founded in 1852 and is the first established and largest professional association of pharmacists in the United States. The more than 50,000 members of APhA include practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians, and others interested in advancing the profession. The Association is a leader in providing professional information and education for pharmacists and an advocate for improved health of the American public through the provision of comprehensive pharmaceutical care.

The Association of Independent Research Institutes (AIRI)
P.O.Box 844
Westminster, MD 21158
Tel: (410) 751-8900
Fax: (410) 751-2662

The Association of Independent Research Institutes (AIRI) is a nationwide association of eighty-eight (88) independent, not-for-profit research institutes. These institutes are an integral part of the United States research community. Their scientists, who include nine Nobel laureates, perform outstanding research as judged by peers and funding agencies, and they train both graduate and postdoctoral students. These institutions, an important complement to university-based research, provide an environment that many scientists find preferable and more productive.

Australian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (APMA)
Level 7, 88 Walker St
North Sydney NSW 2060
Tel (02) 9922 2699
Fax (02) 9959 4860

The APMA is the non-profit professional and trade association of Australia's prescription pharmaceutical industry. Its member companies are engaged in the research, development, manufacture, marketing and export of prescription pharmaceuticals, and the ongoing improvement of medical and scientific knowledge about its products.

Canada's Research-based Pharmaceutical Companies
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1220
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L5
Tel.: (613) 236-0455
Reception Fax: (613) 236-6756

Canada's Research-based Pharmaceutical Companies is the national association representing the 20,990 Canadians who work for this country's 61 research-based pharmaceutical companies. Each member company shares a single primary objective: to discover new medicines which improve the quality of health care available for every Canadian. Comprised of companies of all sizes, the Association's membership is part of the global pharmaceutical industry whose members are responsible for developing in excess of 90% of the medicines that are available today.

The Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR)
1400 I St., NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20005

The Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR) is comprised of universities, scientific societies, patients' organizations, and other entities that are devoted to ensuring that federal funding will be available for stem cell research using fertilized eggs developed for in vitro fertilization and that the current federal guidelines overseeing the research are retained.

Council for Chemical Research (CCR)
1620 L Street NW #620
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-429-3971
Fax: 202-429-3976

The Council for Chemical Research (CCR) is an organization based in Washington, D.C., whose membership represents industry, academia, and government. CCR was formed in 1979 to promote cooperation in basic research and encourage high quality education in the chemical sciences and engineering. The mission of the CCR is to enhance research in chemistry-based sciences, engineering, and technology that benefits society and the national well-being, through productive interactions among industrial, academic, and governmental research sectors. CCR's membership represents most of the U.S. chemical research enterprise, currently comprising more than 200 companies, universities, and government laboratories with a combined R&D budget of more than $7 billion.

Drug Information Association
800 Enterprise Road, Suite 200
Horsham, PA 19044
Tel: 215 442 6100
Fax: 215 442 6199
Website: http://www.diahome.org

The DIA (Drug Information Association)is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary, member-driven scientific association with a membership of over 22,000. These members are primarily from the regulatory agencies, academia, contract service organizations, pharmaceutical, biological and device industry, and from other health care organizations.

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
ISPE Headquarters
3816 W. Linebaugh Ave, Suite 412
Tampa, Florida 33624 USA
Te1: 1-813/960-2105
Fax: 1-813/264-2816

ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is a world-wide, not-for-profit volunteer Society of technical professionals who apply their practical knowledge in the regulated healthcare manufacturing industries. ISPE is committed to the advancement of the educational and technical efficiency of its members through forums for the exchange of ideas and practical experience.

National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20418
Phone: (202) 334-2000

For advice on the scientific issues that frequently pervade policy decisions, the nation's leaders often turn to the institution that was specially created for this purpose: the National Academy of Sciences and its sister organizations -- the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. The Academies and the Institute are honorary societies that elect new members to their ranks each year. The Institute of Medicine also conducts policy studies on health issues, but the bulk of the institution's science-policy and technical work is conducted by its operating arm, the National Research Council, created expressly for this purpose. These non-profit organizations provide a public service by working outside the framework of government to ensure independent advice on matters of science, technology, and medicine. They enlist committees of the nation's top scientists, engineers, and other experts -- all of whom volunteer their time to study specific concerns. The results of their deliberations have inspired some of America's most significant and lasting efforts to improve the health, education, and welfare of the population.

National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR)
818 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202.857.0540
Fax: 202.659.1902

The National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR) is the only national, nonprofit organization dedicated solely to advocating sound public policy that recognizes the vital role of humane animal use in biomedical research, higher education and product safety testing. Founded in 1979, NABR provides the unified voice for the scientific community on legislative and regulatory matters affecting laboratory animal research. NABR's membership is comprised of over 350 public and private universities, medical and veterinary schools, teaching hospitals, voluntary health agencies, professional societies, pharmaceutical companies and other animal research-related firms.

Parenteral Drug Association (PDA)
PDA Headquarters
3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 1500
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: (301) 656-5900
E-mail: info@pda.org

PDA-Training and Research Institute (TRI)
UMBC Technology Center
1450 South Rolling Road
Baltimore, MD 21227
Tel: (410) 455-5800
Fax: (410) 455-5802

PDA Europe Office
Postfach 620
CH-4144 Switzerland
Tel: +41 61 703 1688
Fax: +41 61 703 1689
E-mail: lyda@pda.org

PDA is a non-profit international association of more than 9,500 scientists involved in the development, manufacture, quality control and regulation of pharmaceuticals and related products. The association also provides educational opportunities for government and university sectors that have a vocational interest in pharmaceutical sciences and technology. The mission of PDA is to support the advancement of pharmaceutical technology by promoting scientifically sound and practical technical information and education for industry and regulatory agencies. In addition to sponsoring education conferences and courses, PDA publishes the PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology and the PDA Letter that focuses on industry and regulatory news. In keeping with its fifty-year history of promoting the growth of pharmaceutical science and technology, PDA introduced its latest contribution, the PDA Training and Research Institute (TRI), in May 1997.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
1100 Fifteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: +1.202.835.3400

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country's leading research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, happier, and more productive lives. Investing more than $26 billion in 2000 in discovering and developing new medicines, PhRMA companies are leading the way in the search for new cures.

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)
Pharmacy House
44 Thesiger Court
PO Box 21
Tel: 02 6281 1366
Fax: 02 6285 2869

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) is the national professional organisation for pharmacists in Australia. PSA was established by the state professional pharmaceutical societies in 1977, some of which had been in existence for over 100 years, and is a federation. The establishment of PSA provided the profession not only with a national identity, but an opportunity to more effectively regulate its affairs, to achieve better coordination in consultation and liaison with the Commonwealth Government, other professions and industry. The society is the leading advocacy organisation for pharmacists, influencing attitudes, opinions and policies through representation, networking, consultation and a range of publications and health promoting programs and resources.

Belgian Pharmacists Association (APB)
rue Archimède/Archimedesstraat 11
Tel 02/285.42.00
Fax 02/285.42.85
E-mail: info@mail.apb.be

The Belgian Pharmacists Association (APB) is the national federation of pharmacists association, representing all independant pharmacists. The APB is the interlocutor of all official bodies, on the regional, national and international level.

908 King Street
Suite 400 East
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: 703.739.2577
Fax: 703.739.2372
Toll free: 1.800.366.CURE

Research!America is the nation's leading non-profit, non-partisan voice for making medical and health research a higher national priority. Its membership represents more than 400 academic institutions, independent research laboratories, teaching hospitals, private industries, professional societies, voluntary health agencies and philanthropies. Research!America's mission is to make medical and health research a much higher national priority.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
Academy of Pharmaceutical Science
1 Lambeth High Street
London SE1 7JN
Tel 020 7735 9141
Fax 020 7735 7629
E-mail: enquiries@rpsgb.org.uk

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
12 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7930 3477
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7747 1414

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry SCOTLAND
The Royal College of Physicians
9 Queen Street
Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ
Tel: +44 0131 247 3688
Fax: +44 (0) 131 225 4865

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) is the trade association for about a hundred companies in the UK producing prescription medicines. Its member companies research, develop, manufacture and supply more than 90 per cent of the medicines prescribed through the National Health Service (NHS).

The National Pharmaceutical Association (NPA)
Mallinson House
38-42 St Peter's Street St Albans
Herts AL1 3NP
Tel 01727 832161
Fax 01727 840858
E-mail npa@npa.co.uk

"Help" is the single main reason for the existence of the NPA - amplified by our guiding ethos and aim to "make life easier, business more profitable and the future more secure for all our members".. Each of the NPA departments maintains constant contact with members, serving their needs and responding to their problems and interests.

The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CphA)
Canadian Pharmacists Association
1785 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1G 3Y6
Tel: In Canada 1-800-917-9489
Tel: Outside Canada (613) 523-7877
Fax (613)523-0445

The Canadian Pharmacists Association is the national organization of pharmacists committed to providing leadership for the profession of pharmacy. CPhA's web site is your link to a comprehensive source of pharmacy practice support material, patient information and news on the association's advocacy efforts and membership benefits.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Canada
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1220
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L5
Tel.: (613) 236-0455
Fax: (613) 236-6756
Public Affairs & Corporate Services Fax: (613) 236-6861
Federal & Provincial Affairs Fax: (613) 236-7919

Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS)
Bev Berekoff, Administrator
2121 Dentistry/Pharmacy Centre
University of Alberta Campus
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2N8

The Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences was founded in 1996 to promote excellence in pharmaceutical research. The site provides details of membership, news, upcoming events, job opportunities and a message board. There is also access to the full-text of the current issue of the Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. Published on the Web by the University of Alberta.

Pharmaceutical Scientific Society (PSS)
Tanta University
Faculty of pharmacy
Tanta - Egypt
Tel: (+2 040 3335466) - (+2 040 3346007)
Fax: (+2 040 3335466)

Our Mission: To improve the scientific level of Tanta Pharmacy School graduates , to make social and entertainments events and to research and develop in the field of pharmacy .

European Society of Clinical Pharmacy
President of the ESCP
Prof. dr. Yechiel Hekster
C/o Theda Mansholtstraat 5b
2331 JE Leiden
The Netherlands
Tel: 31 (0)71 5722430
Fax: 31 (0)71 5722431
E-mail Y.Hekster@klinfarm.azn.nl

ESCP was founded in October 1979 during the 8th European Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy in Lyon, France. The aim of the Society is to develop and promote the rational and appropriate use of medicinal products and medical devices by the individual and by society. At the moment ESCP International Office has 3 staff members, 1 full-time director and 2 part-time secretaries.

The Pharmaceutical Society of Hong Kong
Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 4/F
15 Hennessy Road
Hong Kong
Fax : (852) 2808 0162
Email: pharmacisthk@hotmail.com

The Pharmaceutical Society of Hong Kong is the official pharmacist professional body recognised by the Hong Kong Government. It was established since July 1949, and all along it concentrates on pharmacy related matters and its development. The Society has a close relationship with the government agency. In 1970, the old Pharmacy Board was replaced by a new Pharmacy & Poisons Board with three of its members are nominated by the Pharmaceutical Society of Hong Kong. With such representation within the Board, the Society influences the government more effectively and directly in pharmaceutical policies and issues. The Society membership consists of pharmacists working in government agency, public and private hospitals, community pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesale dealers. multinational pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions. The Society aims at promoting the development of pharmaceutical services in Hong Kong. It also liaises with overseas counterparts regularly. It actively participates in local community events to promote the function of pharmacist profession and to educate the public on general drug information, for example: public exhibition, public talks and seminars, etc. It is the Society's goal to contribute in building up a healthy population in Hong Kong.

Indian Pharmacological Society (IPS)

OBJECTIVES : The Society is instituted:

  1. to foster the science of Pharmacology.
  2. to promote research in pharmacology and allied disciplines, with particular reference to the current health needs of the country & national health policy.
  3. for the advancement of pharmacology in the country.
  4. to collect evaluate, disseminate and to employ scientific knowledge about drugs for the benefit of the country.

Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society
Society's Secretariat
No 5B, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (60)3 - 7729 1409
Fax: (60)3 - 7726 3749
E-mail: mspharm@po.jaring.my

The Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (Persatuan Farmasi Malaysia) is the National association for pharmacists in Malaysia. Its motto is "BERKHIDMAT UNTUK KESIHATAN RAKYAT" or "SERVICE TOWARDS A HEALTHY SOCIETY". Among the aims of the Society are:

  1. To promote and maintain the honor and interest of the profession of pharmacy.
  2. To encourage and further the development of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Education and to foster intra-professional relationship among members.
  3. To improve the Science of Pharmacy for the general welfare of the public by fostering the publication of scientific and professional information relating to the practice of pharmacy and aid in the development and stimulation of discovery, invention and research.
  4. To uphold and enhance the standard and ethics of the profession.
  5. To affiliate an co-operate with any organization as may be deemed desirable in furthering the aims of the Society.
  6. To represent the views of the members in matters affecting the common interest of the profession.
  7. To assist in improving the health services in the country.
  8. To enhance the professionalism of pharmacists, the Society endorsed the Code of Conduct For Pharmacists And Bodies Corporate as established by the Pharmacy Board.

Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand
Pharmacy House
124 Dixon Street
PO BOX 11 640
New Zealand
Tel: 04 802 0030

The Purpose of the society is to promote excellence in the practice of pharmacy to improve the health of New Zealanders.

Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
P.O. Box 2457
King Saud University
Riyadh 11451
Saudi Arabia
Tel: 966-1-467-5575 Fax
Fax: 966-1-467-6789

Our Mission:
Scientific, educational society that aim to develop different branches of pharmacy profession, and to propagate the concept of pharmaceutical care in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Swiss Society of Industrial Pharmacists (GSIA)

The Scope of the GSIA:

  • to foster scientific interests of the members
  • to establish contacts and share knowledge with Swiss and foreign societies in related fields
  • to represent the industrial pharmacist
  • to establish career development opportunities for members
  • to support and award outstanding work in pharmaceutical sciences
  • to contribute to a top-level education for pharmacists with special focus on industrial interests

Turkish Pharmacists' Association
Farabi Sok. No: 35
06690 ‚ankaya/ANKARA
Tel: (0312) 467 25 12
Fax: (0312) 467 75 85

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