American College of Clinical Pharmacology
American College of Clinical Pharmacology
The objectives of the College are to advance the science of clinical pharmacology in all its phases and to engage in appropriate educational efforts in the public interest. These goals are to be attained in a manner consistent with the highest ethical and scientific standards.
History and Philosophy
In the 1960s, a group of eminent physicians formulated the concept of an organization dedicated to a new branch of pharmacology that dealt with the effectiveness and safety of drugs in man. As a result of their efforts, the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) was founded on September 11, 1969. Today, the College consists of almost 1,000 professionals who remain dedicated to the founders' objectives. Membership of the College ranges from physicians (39%) to PhDs and PharmDs (48%) and to other professionals actively engaged in the teaching and conduct of clinical pharmacology.
As an organization whose primary role is education, the College does not concentrate on any one aspect of the discipline. Rather, the College attempts to cover (through its diverse membership) the entire area of the interaction between drugs and humans. These areas include, but are not limited to, pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical pharmacology practice in the outpatient and inpatient settings, human toxicology, drug interactions and clinical drug trials. The diversity of the College is expressed not only in the composition of its membership but also in its leadership. A balance of elected Regents and Officers from all pertinent professional backgrounds ensures that the College remains attuned to the needs of all professionals engaged in the practice of clinical pharmacology, from the research laboratory (academic and industrial) to the classroom, and from the clinical trial to improved patient care.
American College of Clinical Pharmacology
3 Ellinwood Court
New Hartford, NY 13413
Tel (315) 768-6117
Fax (315) 768-6119
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