Dr. J.A. Vericat, from the Department of Genetics and Toxicology of the Cellular Research Toxicology Centre of Rome, gave the lecture In vitro pharmacotoxicology at the inaugural act of the Academic Year 1993-1994 of the Catalan Society of Pharmacology, with the collaboration of the Esteve Foundation. The lecture was imparted at the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands on October 19, 1993.