By Prof. Dr. med. G. Zbinden (auth.), Dr. med. C. Steichele, Prof. Dr. med. U. Abshagen, J. Koch-Weser M. D. (eds.)
Franz Gross died without warning in the course of arrangements for the assembly. He may have taken nice excitement in summarizing during this preface the goals and result of a meeting which so truly bore his imprint as Chairman of the clinical software Committee. His unexpected passing away is deeply regretted by way of we all: organizers, audio system and contributors. We drastically appreciate him for his unheard of skills, his influence on technological know-how and his traits as a man or woman. He supplied the impulse for a good balanced and topical medical application. We for that reason devote the court cases of this symposium to his reminiscence. Munich was once the 5th in a standard line of foreign conferences of pharmaceutical physicians held at three-year durations, beginning in London in 1972 ('International elements of Drug evaluate and Usage'), and through Florence in 1975 (,Rationality of Drug Development'), Brussels in 1978 (,Pharmaceutical medication - the Future') and Paris in 1981 ('Drug security -;- development and Controversies'). This fifth assembly mentioned advancements in drug improvement and alertness and tested the influence of regulatory activities.