CFP: Submission Deadline Approaching, 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy (Washington, DC; 5-8 September 2019)

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Call for Papers
September 5, 2019 to September 8, 2019
Subject Fields: 
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, American History / Studies, European History / Studies, World History / Studies

44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy

 “The Pharmacist and Quality Medicines”
5-8 September 2019, Washington, DC

The deadline to submit abstracts for oral presentations at the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy is 1 April 2019. The Congress will be held in Washington, DC, from September 5-8, 2019, and the Congress' theme will be "The Pharmacist and Quality Medicines." Oral presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes, including discussion. Abstracts must be submitted online at the Congress website. Applicants will be informed whether their submissions have been accepted by 1 June 2019.

All presenters must register for the Congress.

We invite presentations that explore the history of the work of the pharmacist (i.e., pharmacy practice) and the profession’s effort to provide medicines of good quality, including proposals that touch on topics such as the training, literature, and regulation of pharmacists or the social, scientific, technologic, or economic aspects of pharmaceuticals and the pharmaceutical industry. The Congress encourages abstracts concerning the history of pharmacy or medicines from all geographical locations and from any historical era.

Congress Information

The host hotel for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy will be the Capital Hilton in downtown Washington, DC.

Registration for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy is now open.

Plenary speakers will include:

  • Keynote Speaker:
    William B. McAllister, the Special Projects Division Chief in the Office of the Historian, US Department of State, an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and the author of Drug Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century: An International History, plus numerous academic articles.
  • Jacalyn Duffin, former president of the American Association for the History of Medicine and the author of eight books, including Medical Saints: Cosmas and Damian in a Postmodern World and Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing in the Modern World.
  • Michael A. Flannery, professor emeritus of UAB Libraries (University of Alabama at Birmingham) and the author of several books, including Civil War Pharmacy: A History and John Uri Lloyd: The Great American Eclectic.
  • Lucas Richert, the George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, and the author of Conservatism, Consumer Choice, and the Food and Drug Administration during the Reagan Era: A Prescription for Scandal, as well as the recently published Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs.

For additional information, please see the Congress website:

The 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy is co-sponsored by the American Institute for the History of Pharmacy and the International Society for the History of Pharmacy. It is supported by a generous grant from the United States Pharmacopeial Convention.

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