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EACPT Executive Committee

Janne Backman

The Netherlands

Janne T. Backman, MD, PhD is Professor in Clinical Pharmacology and Individual Medicine at Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Finland. He is the current president elect of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) and the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of 17th EACPT Congress to be held in Helsinki in 2025.

In 2019, he was nominated as a member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters for his merits in his scientific discipline. Dr. Backman’s research interests have focused on drug–drug interactions and other sources of individual variability in pharmacokinetics. He has published about 200 original articles in international peer-reviewed journals, and his H-index is 69 (Scopus, April 1, 2024).

Gerard Rongen

The Netherlands

As a member of the board of the Dutch Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmacy and one of the organizers of the annual FIGON-Dutch Medicines Days, he regards as his mission to improve the synergy between the various Dutch scientific societies, public and commercial partners who are involved in development of new pharmaco-therapeutic strategies and optimization of current pharmacotherapy in terms of efficacy and safety.

Joaquín Sáez Peñataro


Physician, specialized in Clinical Pharmacology (medical residency 2011 – 2015).

Joaquín Sáez-Peñataro, MD. Clinical Pharmacologist based in Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Spain. Specialized in pharmacovigilance and vaccinovigilance. He is also part of the Advanced Therapies Committee and the Research Ethics Committee of the Hospital.

Associate professor of University of Barcelona. Secretary of EACPT. Treasurer of Spanish Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (SEFC).

Julia Carolin Stingl


Julia is chair and director of the institute of clinical pharmacology at the university hospital of RWTH Aachen  since October 2019. As clinical pharmacologist she worked for seven years in drug regulation and research as vice president of the German drug regulatory authority, BfArM.

Pierre Marquet


Pierre MARQUET has been a Doctor of Medicine since 1986 and obtained a PhD in physiology in 1992. He became an associate professor of pharmacology in 1998 and a full professor in 2001 at the Faculty of Medicine of Limoges, France.

Annalisa Capuano


Annalisa Capuano is a Medical Doctor, Clinical Pharmacologist and Full Professor in Pharmacology. She is the Director of the Dept. of Experimental Medicine of the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”.

She is also in charge of the Campania Regional Centre for Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology (Naples, Italy) and she is Independent External Expert at the PRAC of the EMA.

Florian Naudet


Florian is a psychiatrist and meta-researcher. He’s currently teaching Therapeutics at Rennes 1 University, France. His research interests are evaluating and developing methodological solutions to assess treatments in patients, primarily but not exclusive in psychiatric research.

Thomas Griesbacher


Thomas Griesbacher studied Medicine at the University of Graz from 1979 till 1985 when he finished his M.D. After service at the Military Hospital in Vienna he worked in the Institute for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology of the Medical Faculty of the University of Graz. From 1987 till 1988 he was visiting scientist at the Parke-Davis Neuroscience Research Unit, Cambridge, UK.

After his return he continued to work at the Department of Pharmacology and in 1994 was acknowledged as Medical Specialist in Pharmacology and Toxicology by the Austrian Medical Association. In 1995 he became Lecturer in Pharmacology and in 1997 Associate Professor. In 2000 he spent one semester as locum tenens professor of Molecular Pharmacology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.

Since 2010 he is head of the Teaching Unit at the Chair of Pharmacology and co-chair of the Institutional Review Board of the Medical University of Graz. Since 2014 he is co-chair of the Medicines Evaluation Commission of the Austrian Health Service.

Dinko Vitezic


Caridad Pontes


Caridad Pontes, MD PhD. Senior consultant at Clinical Pharmacology in Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, and Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Held a senior management position at the Catalan Health Service for 7 years, leading the medicines group.

Formerly worked in clinical research both in the pharmaceutical industry and in academia. European expert appointed by the Spanish regulatory agency (AEMPS) for supporting scientific advice at the EMA. Current President of the Catalan Society of Pharmacology.

Ivana Kacirova

Czech Republic

Ivana Kacirova, MD. Clinical pharmacologist, head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Laboratory Medicine, University Hospital Ostrava, Czech Republic. Specialized in therapeutic drug monitoring. She is also part of the Ethics Committee and the Drug Committee of the Hospital.

Associate professor and head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology of Faculty of Medicine, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. Chairman of the Czech Society of Clinical Pharmacology and of the Section of Therapeutic drug monitoring of the Czech Society of Clinical Pharmacology.

Dominique Deplanque


David Williams


Prof David Williams, Professor of Stroke Medicine, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. National Speciality Director for Clinical Pharmacology  and Therapeutics. Director of Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) programme.

Michiel van Agtmael

The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Michiel van Agtmael, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam is an internist with a specialty in infectious diseases and clinical pharmacology. He is a professor in Clinical pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy education.

Current position: internist-clinical pharmacologist and infectious disease consultant, professor Clinical pharmacology and pharmacotherapy education (VU university). Head section Pharmacotherapy. Amsterdam UMC, the Netherlands
Chair education working group EACPT, chair medication committee AmsterdamUMC, member section pharmacology UEMS
Published 226 papers in peer-reviewed journals (Hirsch- index 45) agtmael m – Search Results – PubMed (nih.gov)
Keywords: rational prescribing, medication safety, CPT education
RECIPE Amsterdam – RECIPE Amsterdam (amsterdamumc.org)

Emilie Jouanjus


Emilie Jouanjus, PharmD, PhD. Clinical Pharmacologist at the Department of Medical and Clinical Pharmacology of Toulouse University Hospital and Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the Faculty of Health of Toulouse University, France. Member of the French Addictovigilance Network (FAN). Co-chair of the EACPT Early-Career Clinical Pharmacologist Working Group.

Carla Sans Pola


Carla Sans studied medicine at Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. She became an MD in 2014 and later did her specialization in Clinical Pharmacology at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital. She is currently working as a Clinical Pharmacologist at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at the same hospital.

Concepción Payares


Concepción Payares is a physician, specialized in Clinical Pharmacology, and holds a PhD in Medicine by Universidad de Cádiz, Spain. She is currently working as a Clinical Pharmacologist at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology in Hospital Puerta de Hierro (Madrid, Spain), with special focus on Precision Medicine and Treatment individualization, as well as Patient Safety.

Concepción is a clinical expert for the Spanish Medicine Agency (AEMPS) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), since 2011- present, with regulatory and methodological expertise in ATMP, Oncology, Autoimmune diseases, Diabetes.
Elected member of the Executive Board of the Spanish Society of Clinical Pharmacology (2022-present) and co-opted member of the Executive Committee of EACPT (2023-present).