Catch-up with friends and colleagues, old and new

In addition to learning about the latest developments in pharmacology, WCP2023 is your chance to socialise whilst enjoying some of Glasgow’s outstanding venues and Scotland’s rich culture and traditions.

Full Congress tickets: granted access to all scientific sessions, on-site catering and refreshments, the Opening Ceremony, Welcome Reception, IUPHAR General Assembly and Reception, and Closing Ceremony.

Single-day tickets: granted access to the above events which take place on the day(s) you have booked.

When you register for WCP2023, you will be given the option to purchase tickets for the Ceilidh Evening on Tuesday 4 July 2023, and tickets for the Congress Dinner on Thursday 6 July 2023. If you have already registered for WCP2023 and wish to add either or both of these activies, please follow the instructions in your confirmation email to amend your booking.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Opening Ceremony and Plenary followed by Civic Reception

Sunday 2 July 2023, 4:00pm – 8:00pm   |  Free for Full Congress ticket holders

Join us as we officially open the 19th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (WCP2023).

4:00pm – 5:00pm: The Opening Ceremony will take place in the SEC Armadillo located within the Scottish Event Campus (SEC). Entertainment will include the most famous bagpipe band on the planet, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, as well as the heart-warming sounds of Josie Duncan and the Orkney Boys.

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Next up, Professor Garret Fitzgerald will present the Opening Plenary lecture ‘The Grey matter of Sand and Sky, Dimensions of a Discipline for the 21st Century’.

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Delegates will be invited to make their way to the Opening of the Exhibition in Hall 4 of the SEC Centre. There, you can enjoy the Civic Reception kindly supported by The Right Honourable Lord Provost and Glasgow City Council. Drinks and bowl food will be provided.


Ceilidh Evening at Platform

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 7:30pm – 10:30pm   |  £40 per person

The word ‘ceilidh’ comes from the Gaelic for a ‘gathering’ or ‘party’. These days a ceilidh is a popular Scottish tradition that centres around a large gathering of people dancing to a live folk band. Join us at Platform, an unusual venue set in Victorian brick vaults, located under the Heilan’mans Umbrella at Glasgow Central Station, right in the heart of the city.

This informal evening will include a welcome drink and buffet meal, followed by a fun evening of traditional Scottish Ceilidh dancing. The famous Jiggers Ceilidh Band will guide you through the steps – with a focus on fun rather than footwork! Places are limited and we would encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.

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Gala Dinner at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Thursday 6 July 2023, 7:30pm – 10:30pm  |  £95 per person

The beautiful Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum opened in 1901 and houses 22 galleries filled with world class fine art, stunning design pieces and artefacts from around the world. Delegates will have the opportunity to explore the public galleries throughout the evening.

Dinner will be held in the spectacular Main Hall which houses the iconic 2,889-piece pipe organ.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is located 1 mile (about a 20 minute walk) from the SEC. Please note spaces are limited and we would encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.


Closing Ceremony

Friday 7 July 2023, 3:10pm – 4:10pm  |  Free for Full Congress and Friday ticket holders

Join us back at the SEC Armadillo as we officially bring to a close a fantastic week of science.

Don’t miss out, register for WCP2023 now.

You will be given the option to book tickets for the Ceilidh Evening and Gala Dinner during registration.