Welcome to the Italian Society of Pharmacology


Secretarial Office:
Viale Abruzzi 32, 20131 Milano (Italy)
Phone: +3902 29520311 - Fax: +3902 29520179
E-mail: sifcese@comm2000.it

SIF - English Brochure (PDF)


The Italian Society of Pharmacology was founded in 1939. In 1996 it was recognised as a non-profit scientific association by the Ministry of the University, Scientific and Technological Research. It is a member of IUPHAR and EPHAR (Federation of the European Pharmacological Societies.
The present membership of SIF consists of 1169 ordinary members, 12 honorary members and 20 supporting members.
The Society has a permanent office in Milan and is managed by a President, a President elect and a Steering Committee of 8 members. The Society includes a Section of Clinical Pharmacology which is managed by a Co-ordinator and a Steering Committee reporting to the President.
The Society holds a National Meeting every two years. In the alternative year there is a Joint Meeting with a European Society either in Italy or abroad. This tradition began in Florence on 1968 with the first joint meeting with the BPS.
Since ten years, the Society organises in Siena a yearly Seminar for PhD students in pharmacology and related disciplines with the participation of their tutors.
The publications of the Society are Pharmacological Research, an international journal printed by Elsevier, a quarterly newsletter called “Quaderni della SIF”, in Italian, reporting the activity of the Society and its members, political and academical news which may be of interest to them, official position papers and documents prepared by the Society on issues concerning pharmacological problems of interest for the general public.
SIF is an active and lively society which has gradually changed from a typical learned society devoted mostly to the exchange of scientific information among its members to a kind of professional society which, without severing the scientific roots which represent its “raison d’être”, aims to promote pharmacology in Italy by fostering pharmacological education within the University, the National Health System and the general public, by supporting young pharmacologists with travel fellowships and grants and helping them to find jobs, and by collaborating with public authorities and private organisations in disseminating expert opinions on drug efficacy and side effects.