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Who We Are

The Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CSPT) is a national not-for-profit charitable organization that aims to foster the application of educational and research excellence to drug discovery and therapeutic choice.

CSPT is recognized for its involvement with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada fellowship training program in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, as well its support of graduate/postdoctoral trainees and academic researchers across the country.

CSPT is the official Canadian member of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR).

Our History

The Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CSPT) was founded on July 1, 2008. It was born out of a merger of the Canadian Society for Clinical Pharmacology (CSCP) and the Pharmacological Society of Canada (PSC), each of which had been in existence for over 25 years.

Our Committees

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

ASPET Liaison Committee

Awards Committee

Education Committee

Finance Committee

History Committee

Nominations Committee

Outreach Committee

Publications Committee

Scientific Program Committee


The CSPT membership comprises researchers, scientists, teachers, trainees and clinicians. CSPT members have an interest in pharmacology research, education and practice, and are active in academia, industry, government and consulting.  Coming from a diversity of educational and experiential backgrounds, members share a common interest in issues related to pharmacology and toxicology.

Call for Nominations

Publication committee is seeking regular CSPT members. Please contact to apply.

Volunteer Opportunities

History Committee 

The newly formed History Committee is seeking members for its committee. If you have an interest in delving into the CSPT archives or putting together the pieces of CSPT and our roots, we would love to hear from you. Send your expression of interest, together with your CV, to

Social Media

The CSPT is looking for one or two people to support the society by identifying and handling postings of member-relevant content. Send your expression of interest, together with your CV, to


The CSPT always welcomes content for our quarterly publication, Pharmacology News. If you have an idea for a story, or an article to submit, please contact us at 

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