"Rudolf Buchheim 200: New Essays on the Doctrine of Drugs"
took place on September 9-11, 2021

Rudolf Buchheim was a German medical scientist who in 1846 was elected to the position of professor of materia medica at the University of Tartu, and in 1847 – 1867 chaired an unprecedented establishment where most of the available materia medica was characterized in terms of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, aided by strong schools of physiology and analytical chemistry. This research redefined classification of medicines and led to new type of textbooks. Buchheim could thus be considered the father of pharmacology as a scientific discipline. However, because his pupil and successor Oswald Schmiedeberg is already broadly known as the “Father of Pharmacology”, Buchheim may better deserve the title of Grandfather. Schmiedeberg, in turn, was succeeded in Tartu by Hans Horst Meyer, and Meyer by Rudolf Boehm. Tartu is the birthplace and cradle of pharmacology. The premises of the very first independent chair of pharmacology are standing in good order on the Dome Hill.


The Rudolf Buchheim 200 Conference will bring together basic researchers, medical doctors and pharmacists dedicated to pharmacology. The conference will glimpse backwards at the history of pharmacology and review the state of the art of clinical practice and modern technologies in action of developing better medicines.



The main organiser of the event is the 
Estonian Society of Pharmacology.


The Organising Committee:
Jaanus Harro
Alar Irs
Külli Jaako
Raul-Allan Kiivet
Toomas Kivastik
Karin Kogermann
Malle Kuum
Aavo Lang
Jana Lass
Vallo Volke
Katre Sakala

Scientific Programme Committee:
Jaanus Harro, University of Tartu
Anti Kalda, University of Tartu
Raul-Allan Kiivet, University of Tartu
Evgeny Krupitsky, First Saint Petersburg State Pavlov Medical University, Russia
Enn Lust, University of Tartu
Ago Rinken, University of Tartu
Raimo Tuominen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Vallo Volke, University of Tartu







International Advisory Board:
Lembit Allikmets, University of Tartu professor emeritus
Ingolf Cascorbi, Kiel University, Germany
John Cryan, University College Cork, Ireland
Elias Eriksson, Gothenburg University, Sweden
Jaanus Harro, University of Tartu
Allen Kaasik, University of Tartu
David Nutt, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Lars Oreland, Uppsala Univeristy professor emeritus, Sweden
Lembit Rägo, CIOMS Secretary-General
Andreas Reif, Frankfurt University, Germany
Eero Vasar, University of Tartu
Gregers Wegener, Åarhus University, Denmark
Alexander Zharkovsky, University of Tartu
Edwin Zvartau, First Saint Petersburg State Pavlov Medical University, Russia