ASCEPT is the professional and independent society in Australia and New Zealand with expertise in the use and toxicity of medicines and chemicals. ASCEPT is a member based organisation and membership comprises clinicians, pharmacologists, pharmacists and scientists from universities, independent research centres, governments and health services. Established in 1966, ASCEPT is affiliated with the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) and the International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX), and has hosted International Congresses of Pharmacology (in 1987 and 2004) and Toxicology (in 2001 and 2004), and the South East Asian Western Pacific Regional Meeting of Pharmacologists (SEAWP-RMP) in 2007. The Society values its members and provides high quality scientific meetings, student prizes and travel grants. It also recognises the achievements of its members by awarding prestigious Society prizes including the Rand Medal, the ASCEPT Lecturer and the ASCEPT Achievement Award.
PAGANZ is an incorporated society founded on an interest in pharmacology and therapeutic applications using the population approach. Since 1999, an annual PAGANZ scientific meeting has been held in the Southern hemisphere, to encourage the use and development of pharmacometrics primarily in Australia and New Zealand. A key focus of this meeting is the application of population modelling and simulation techniques in the experimental, clinical and regulatory settings of clinical drug development. Meetings consist of hands-on workshops, given by world leaders in the field, followed by a scientific meeting giving researchers, particularly students, the opportunity to present and discuss work in a collegial and friendly environment. PAGANZ is proud to be a world leader in teaching and support of research in this important area of pharmacology and drug development.