It is with great sorrow and regret that we have lost Professor Pia Vuorela after a long period of illness. She has served as EUFEPS Executive Committee Member between 2005-2007 and was President Elect between 2007-2009 and contributed significantly to EUFEPS activities in different parts of Europe. Pia Vuorela was a distinguished colleague in her scientific achievements as well as a good friend of many pharmaceutical scientists in Europe. On behalf of EUFEPS Executive Committee, Senate, Council and Secretariat, we would like to express our deepest sorrow and offer our condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.