The Austrian Pharmacological Society (APHAR) was founded in 1995 and is based in the Institute of Pharmacology
of the Medical University of Vienna.
The aim of APHAR is the promotion and public representation of experimental and clinical research in pharmacology in Austria
and its representation in international umbrella organisations.
APHAR is member of the International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR),
the Federation of European Pharmacological Societies (EPHAR) and
the European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT).
N e w s :
It is with great sadness that the Austrian Pharmacological Society must announce the death of its
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oleh Hornykiewicz
His fundamental work on the physiological role of dopamine as a neurotransmitter and the pathophysiological
mechanisms of Parkinson's disease led him to pioneering clinical trials to use L-DOPA as a therapy for this
condition. The Austrian Pharmacological Society honoured him in 2003 by awarding honorary membership.
A detailed obituary by Harald Sitte and Christian Pifl from the Medical University of Vienna can be found
Photo: Archiv APHAR, 2003
26th Scientific Symposium of APHAR
Joint Meeting with the Hungarian Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
new date: 18 20 February 2021
Due to the imponderabilities regarding regulations for events such as rules for maximum number of participants
and safety distances to be observed that might still be in place at the venue of the event, the Medical
University of Vienna in fall 2020, the Executive Committee of APHAR and the local organisers, the Institute
of Pharmacology of the Medical University of Vienna, have decided to postpone the event until 2021.
The new date of the meeting is 18 20 February 2021.
We ask for your understanding.
EPHAR 2020 → 2021|
8th European Congress of Pharmacology
Prague, Czech Republic
new date: 28 March 1 April 2021
Dear colleagues, due to the well-known circumstances with the Covid-19 global pandemic situation we regret to
inform you that the EPHAR congress in Prague had to be postponed, so it will become EPHAR 2021. The new
date is 28 March 1 April 2021. The online registration will be re-opened on
1 September 2020.
Heribert Konzett Award
The awardee of 2019 is:
Geschichte und Wirken der pharmakologischen, klinisch-pharmakologischen und toxikologischen Institute im deutschsprachigen Raum:
veröffentlichte em. Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Athineos Philippou,
Gründer und ehemaliger Vorstand des Instituts für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie der
Universität Innsbruck, Band V:
"Autobiographien II und ausgewählte Biographien"
dieses Werks. …
Members of APHAR who have obtained the diploma as Medical Specialists in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the
Austrian Medical Association and who fulfil the requirements for Certification as
European Certified Pharmacologists (EuCP)
may send an application to the Austrian Pharmacological Society.
← Information for applicants