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On behalf of all members of the South African Society for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (SASBCP) we are delighted to invite you to the 17th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (WCP2014) to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa from 13-18 July 2014.


The IUPHAR world congresses foster basic and clinical pharmacological sciences. As it is the first time this event will be held on the African continent, the organising committee is excited to bring a uniquely African experience to this global event. We have no doubt that the opportunity to connect with world leaders in pharmacology, industry and thought leaders in a memorable location defines WCP2014 as an event of scientific excellence not to be missed.

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Opening Keynote Speaker

Prof. Robert Lefkowitz (Nobel laureate 2012), Professor at Duke University Medical Center, Nobel Laureate of Chemistry in 2012, has been involved for more than three decades in G protein-coupled receptors. Read More »

IUPHAR Lecture

Prof. Arthur Christopoulos

PharfA Lecture

Professor Alex Dodoo


Plenary Speakers

Prof. Doriano Fabbro

Dr. Suzanne Hill

Prof. Nicholas Holford

Prof. Kazuhide Inoue

Prof. Kozo Kaibuchi

Prof. Yoshikatsu Kanai

Prof. Simon Mallal

Prof. Simon Maxwell

Prof. Bruce McEwen

Prof. Salvador Moncada



Prof. Richard R Neubig

Dr. Clive Ondari

Prof. Munir Pirmohamed

Prof. PK Rangachari

Prof. Dan Roden

Prof. Stephen Stahl

Prof. Brian Strom

Dr. Ronald Taylor

Prof. Nicholas White

Prof. Martin Michel


Travel Information

Welcome to South Africa

The Host City, Cape Town

Cape Town International Convention Centre

The congress will also furnish your visit with a memorable social programme and a uniquely South African cultural experience, not to be missed!

Cape Town is a modern, world-class city at the southern tip of Africa, surrounded by the panorama of the majestic Table Mountain and beaches.

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is a renowned venue that offers all facilities, infrastructure and technology expected of a centre of competitive international stature.





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