Log in

Canadian Society of

Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Log in


Dear Colleagues and Friends, 

On behalf of the conference organizing committee it is my pleasure to invite you to the beautiful city of Ottawa and the 2024 Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Society of Pharmacology (June 16 - 19, 2024). This meeting is the signature annual event for the Canadian pharmacology community, showcasing the latest advances in clinical and molecular pharmacology. 

The theme of this year’s meeting is “Cutting through the nonsense”.  It has been chosen to underscore a strong focus on genetics, pharmacogenomics, and precision medicine as well as the ever increasing importance of rigor and reproducibility as our field advances.

The meeting will begin with a pre-meeting symposium "Core Concepts in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology" offered by the Royal College. The main meeting will run 2.5 days and feature clinical and basic science tracks with state of the art presentations and free communications from top scoring abstract submissions.

Three exciting Plenary Speakers have been confirmed :

Dan Roden, MD

Vanderbilt University, USA

Durhane Wong-Rieger, PhD

Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders

Michel Bouvier, PhD

Universit√© de Montreal

The conference will be held in the heart of downtown Ottawa at the Shaw Centre, a modern event space that was recently recognized as the “World’s Best Convention Centre”. The conference will will carry on our society’s longstanding commitment to trainee development, pharmacology education, and interdisciplinarity. 

I hope that you will join us for this exciting event.

Dylan Burger, PhD
Chair, Scientific Program Committee
Ottawa Pharmacology 2024

Key Dates 

  • Registration is OPEN: Click to register
  • Abstraction Submission is CLOSED:  Click for more information
  • Abstract Submission Deadline:  11:59 PM ET on April 5th, 2024
  • Early Bird Registration: *EXTENDEDJune 7th, 2024


Premeeting Symposium:

Core Concepts in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

(Sunday, June 16, 2024)

A full-day pre-meeting "Core Concepts in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology" is being offered which addresses drug development and approval, clinical trial design, pharmacogenetics clinical practice guidelines development, therapeutic drug monitoring, clinical pharmacology consults, and more. It promises to be a must attend for current and prospective current or future health care providers with an interest in drug action.


CSPT Member Rate: $500

CSPT Trainee Member Rate: $250

CSPT Undergraduate Member Rate: $150

Non-member Academic Rate: $650 

Non-member Industry Rate: $850

Non-Member Trainee Rate: $325

Non-member Undergraduate Rate: $200


Accepted abstracts are published in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (CJPP) and are posted online for registered meeting attendees.

Poster requirements: maximum size; 4 x 4 feet. Text should be readable at a distance of 1-1.5 meters.

Top Trainee Abstracts will be awarded CSPT Travel Awards. 


Special discounted rates have been negotiated with the Chateau Laurier!
A limited number of rooms will be available to meeting attendees for $359/night.


The Shaw Centre is modern and highly desirable convention centre located on the Rideau Canal in downtown Ottawa.  It is internationally recognized for its modern design, naturally lit interior, and magnificent views. It is centrally located and easily accessible: a short 5 minute walk to the Chateau Laurier or the Byward Market.



Thanks you to our 2024 meeting sponsors:

To learn more about opportunities to partner with us during Cutting Through the Nonsense: the 2024 Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics contact

2024 CSPT Scientific Program Committee

Dylan Burger, University of Ottawa
Argel Aguilar Valles, Carleton University
Yannick Benoit, University of Ottawa

Bruce Carleton, University of British Columbia 
Wasundara Fernando, Dalhousie University

Kerry Goralski, Dalhousie University

Marianna Kulka, National Research Council Canada
Maxime Rousseaux, University of Ottawa
Natalina Salmaso, Carleton University

Mario Tiberi, University of Ottawa
Bradley Urquhart, Western University

Thomas Velenosi, University of British Columbia

Copyright© 2020

Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CSPT)

All rights reserved.


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software