With less than a month to go until the 19th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (WCP2023), I’m looking forward to welcoming you all to the city of Glasgow, Scotland, for a week full of cutting-edge science and networking.
In a time where virtual connectivity (and the pains that come with it!) has become the norm, there is something truly special about the prospect of gathering in person once again to celebrate the latest in scientific research from across the world.
In my experience, an in-person congress fosters a unique atmosphere that is difficult to replicate with online meetings. In fact, a recent study found that scientists who physically attended talks were more than twice as likely to cite the work discussed compared to those who accessed talks online. This was true for talks they had planned to see (52% more likely), as well as talks they hadn’t planned on seeing (51% more likely). What’s even more interesting is that attending talks they hadn’t planned on seeing accounted for nearly 22% of all information shared at the conferences studied. The authors of the study refer to this as ‘serendipitous diffusion of information’ and it really emphasises the importance of stumbling across sessions, spontaneous discussions, and chance encounters that occur when we come together in person.
By attending WCP2023 in person, you will be able to benefit from the following:
The World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology promises to be a milestone event for pharmacology. Not only will it propel our field forward, but it will also rekindle the spirit of collaboration and inspiration. As President of the Congress, I look forward to welcoming you to WCP2023, where together we can transform the future of pharmacology for the benefit of human and animal health.
Don’t miss out, register for WCP2023 now.
Ticket prices are fixed at early bird rates and discounts are available for IUPHAR society members and early career researchers (including students). You can also save 15% with our group booking offer. Visit our registration page for more information.