IUPHAR currently has eight Sections [You must register in myIUPHAR under the Member tab to join Discussion Groups]:

Section on Drug Metabolism and Drug Transport (DMDT) [Discussion Group]
Section on Education (IUPHAR-ED) [Discussion Group]
Section on Gastrointestinal Pharmacology (GI) [Discussion Group]
Section on Immunopharmacology (ImmuPhar) [Discussion Group]
Section on the Pharmacology of Natural Products (SPNP) [Discussion Group]
Section on Neuropsychopharmacology (NPP) [Discussion Group]
Section on Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology [Discussion Group]
Section on Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics (PGx) [Discussion Group]

The Clinical Pharmacology Division has three Subcommittees:

Clinical Pharmacology in Developing Countries [Discussion Group]
Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology [Discussion Group]
Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance

The Education Section has two Subcommittees:

IUPHAR Integrative and Organ Systems Pharmacology Initiative (IOSP)
Pharmacology Education Project (PEP)


Any person who is affiliated with an IUPHAR Member Society may participate in the Division, Sections and Subcommittees as well as the standing committees.    To follow the activites of the IUPHAR special interest groups, click on an above link to visit the homepage of the Division, Section or Subcommitte.  Then click on the "How to Join" link to register with the Division, Sections and/or Subcommittees of interest to you.

Per the Statutes, the structure of IUPHAR is designed to accommodate the dynamic and diverse nature of pharmacology.  A Section may be established by the IUPHAR Executive Committee either on its own or response to a request (see the Statutes text V.2 for application instructions).  Normally, this would occur when an area of pharmacology has developed to the point at which a substantial number of pharmacologists are active in the area and for whom the progress in the area would be aided by a formal structure. If you are interested in forming a new IUPHAR section, please contact the Administrative Office.

A Subcommittee may be established by an IUPHAR Division or Section to support and strengthen a particular area of pharmacology to the point that it may choose to apply to become a Section.

September 26, 2017

PEP Announcement

June 14, 2017

A new nomenclature for classifying psychotropic drugs

Recently the IUPHAR Section of Neuropsychopharmacology published a commentary entitled “A New Nomenclature for Classifying Psychotropic Drugs” in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology : Caraci F, Enna SJ, Zohar J, Racagni G, Zalsman G, van den Brink W,…
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