Dear Colleagues, We have great pleasure in announcing the 3rd EPHAR meeting which will be held in Lyon (July 2001). With the help of our international and national advisers and the continuous support of the EPHAR executive committee and of the Société Française de Pharmacologie we shall make all our efforts to plan a meeting both scientifically exciting and socially pleasant.It is noteworthy that EPHAR 2001 will also be the only national meeting of the Spanish and French Pharmacological Societies.

As indicated next page it will include:

  • state of the art lectures,

  • symposia covering on a given theme all the aspects from bench to bed side, including drug safety and regulation

  • A great attention will be paid to the Poster sessions since they represent a unique opportunity to have an in-depth discussion with young scientists. Each group of 20 posters will be visited by 2 chairpersons and the best presentation will be awarded a prize.

Due to the help of the City of Lyon, the Rhône Department and the Rhône Alpes Region and hopefully that of many sponsors and exhibitors we shall propose the lowest possible registration fees, at least for the youngest of us, who could also benefit of budget accommodation in the charming Youth Hostel newly built in Lyon. Besides these scientific and economic aspects, we are scheduling several social events so that all the attendants may have an opportunity to enjoy what Lyon has to offer (museums, operas, ballets, food, Bocuse, wines…) and eventually to visit the surrounding Rhône Alpes Region. We look forward to having the pleasure of receiving you in Lyon.

The organizing Committee