Under the high auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Prof. dr. Ivo Josipović

25 – 26 October, 2013

Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, Zagreb, Croatia



Dear Colleagues,

It’s our pleasure to invite you at the 2nd Zagreb International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences (ZICPS 2013) with the main theme ‘Sharing a vision – Towards better and safe medicines’, keeping in mind the recent advancements in pharmaceutical sciences in the area of medicines safety, regulatory approaches and educational technologies.

At the time when there are strong influences in the pharmaceutical sciences in mutual paving the future directions in drug discovery, development and use, there is also a strong need to further encourage and boost pharmaceutical sciences in all these fields concerning the safety of medicines. In doing so, we believe that there is substantial value in joint actions of all stakeholders representing the scientific environment in the industry, regulatory bodies and at academia. For all those involved in pharmaceutical R&D the imperative is to accelerate the development of safe and effective medicines for patients, since they support biomedical research for the patients’ wellbeing.

The objective of the 2nd ZICPS is, obviously, the strengthening and the broadening of the international network which
advances and supports the paradigm of the safety sciences, by sharing the recent advancements in pharmaceutical sciences and by establishing good contacts with all relevant stakeholders – all pursuing the excellence in research, development, education and training with the aim of better and safe medicines. This will help to achieve a mutual understanding and a future collaboration among researchers in all relevant scientific domains and disciplines. The outcome of this knowledge transferring from science to practice, throughout interactive discussions, will bring new insights and will be useful for creation of the vision which will support further planning and directions for better and safe medicines.

This conference has been established to share the relevant visions, missions and strategies in the field, and by participating you will have the chance to contribute to the main goal of the conference.
Under the main conference’s theme there will be an opportunity to share your vision in the following sessions:
Towards better and safe medicines,
Implementation of regulatory sciences leads to better quality of medicines,
Safety from molecule to medicine’s use – Academia and pharmaceutical industry perspectives,
Through education and networking in sciences towards better and safe medicines and patients’ wellbeing,
Regulatory perspectives on bioequivalence and biosimilarity of medicines, and
National regulatory approaches versus international trends.

The 2nd Zagreb International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences is organized by the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences (EUFEPS) and the Croatian Pharmaceutical Society (CPhS) in collaboration with the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and the American Society of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).
The Conference is held under the high auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Zagreb.

Yours sincerely,


Prof. dr. Milena Jadrijević-Mladar Takač

MJMT potpis

EUFEPS, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

zicps2013@gmail.com,  mjadrijevic@pharma.hr


Prof. dr. Imre Klebovich

IK potpis

Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary




Prof. dr. Vinod P. Shah

VPS Potpis

FIP SIG RS, AAPS, North Potomac, MD, USA



Co-chairs of the Conference