The European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) is an independent association representing medicinal chemistry societies in Europe. Its objective is to advance the science of medicinal chemistry by promoting cooperation and networking, by providing training and mentoring, by rewarding scientific excellence, and by facilitating communication and influencing stakeholders.

Meetings  June 2016 Next
  • 7th RSC / SCI symposium on Kinase inhibitor design

    May 16, 2016   Nottingham, UK

    Closing date for abstract submission is 18th March.

    Perturbation of cell signalling through inhibition of kinase enzymes has delivered nearly 30 approved medicines to date. This symposium will feature several highly pertinent themes including new approaches and technologies to modulate and measure kinase function as well as diverse medicinal chemistry case studies. The symposium will also draw on the lessons from history to provide insight into the future direction of the field.

    Organised by: RSC-BMCS and SCI-FCG

  • 53rd Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society

    June 2016   Belgrade, Serbia

    Contact person:
    Name: Dr Zivoslav Tesic (president)
    Tel: +381 11 3370 467
    Fax: + 381 11 3370 467

  • 6th RSC / SCI symposium on GPCRs in Medicinal Chemistry

    June 13-15, 2016   Aptuit, Verona, Italy
    Closing date for poster submissions is 29th April.

    The key role of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) in human disease underpins their importance to modern medicine. We are pleased to announce that Aptuit, Italy will support the sixth meeting in this series on GPCR drug discovery, which will combine cutting edge medicinal chemistry with innovative structural biology and novel drug design approaches.

    Secretariat Contact
    Maggi Churchouse,
    3 East Barn, Market Weston Road
    Thelnetham, Diss IP22 1JJ, UK
    Telephone and fax: +44 (0)1359 221004
  • European School of Medicinal Chemistry (ESMEC) EFMC Accredited School

    June 26 - July 1, 2016   Urbino, Italy

    Contact person:
    Name: Carlo de Micheli
    Tel: +39 25 03 19 330
    Fax: +39 25 03 19 326

  • XXVII European Colloquium on Heterocyclic Chemistry

    July 3-6, 2016   Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    The ECHC is an open meeting dealing with all aspects of heterocyclic chemistry with mainly, but certainly not only, European speakers and participants from academia and industry. The aim of the meeting is to present new results, stimulate interactions between academia and industry and create an atmosphere for establishing networks, useful also for young chemists.

  • Course: Advanced Applications of Fluorescence Techniques

    July 4-6, 2016   Avellino, Italy

    Fluorescence techniques are being used and applied increasingly in academics and industry. The Principles of Fluorescence Techniques course will outline the basic concepts of fluorescence techniques and the successful utilization of the currently available commercial instrumentation.

    The course is designed for students who utilize fluorescence techniques and instrumentation and for researchers and industrial scientists who wish to deepen their knowledge of fluorescence applications. Key scientists in the field will deliver theoretical lectures. The lectures will be complemented by the direct utilization of steady-state and lifetime fluorescence instrumentation and confocal microscopy for FLIM and FRET applications provided by leading companies.

    Topics addressed in this course include:

    • Basic Definitions and Principles of Fluorescence
    • Fluorescence Polarization
    • Time-resolved Fluorescence
    • Instrumentation
    • Data Manipulation and Data Analysis
    • Fluorescence Probes
    • Confocal and Multiphoton Fluorescence Microscopy
    • FFS, Fluorescence Fluctuation Spectroscopy
    • FLIM, Fluorescence Lifetime Imagin
    • Single Molecule Imaging

    Contact person:
    Name: Dr. Olga Fierro (local course coordinator)


  • Computer-Aided Drug Design Summer School (DCF-SCI sponsored event)

    July 11-16, 2016   Pisa, Italy

  • Bioactive Natural Products: translating promise into practice

    July 11-13, 2016   St Catherine's College, Oxford, United Kingdom

    This residential conference will focus on contemporary scientific research which will facilitate the therapeutic use of small molecules derived from natural sources.  The tradition of using naturally occurring small molecules as medicines is thousands of years old, but many front-line pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals in contemporary use owe their origins to natural sources.  Modern research methods have brought back into the spotlight the concept of developing novel biomedical and agrochemical products from so-called natural products.

  • 252nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    August 21-25, 2016   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Program Theme: Chemistry of the People, by the People and for the People

  • 5th International Symposium on DNA-Encoded Chemical Libraries

    August 26, 2016   Zurich, Switzerland

    Contact person:
    Name: Pia Steinbak

  • DSFTM Annual Meeting 2016

    Autumn 2016   Sandberg Gods, Sonderborg
  • 24th National Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry/NPCF (Nuove Prospettive in Chimica Farmaceutica)

    September 11-14, 2016   Perugia, Italy

    Contact person:
    Name: Violetta Cecchetti, Benedetto Natalini
    Tel: +39 75 58 55 153
    Fax: +39 75 58 55 115

  • 8th Polish Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry

    September 15-17, 2016   Lublin, Poland

    Contact person:
    Name: Prof. Dariusz Matosiuk
    Tel: +48 81 535 73 55
    Fax: +48 81 535 73 55
    Email: /

    Organised by : Polish Society of Medicinal Chemistry (Poland)

  • SSPA (Summer School on Pharmaceutical Analysis) Advanced Analytical Methodologies for Biotechnological and Biological Medicinal Products

    September 21-23, 2016   Rimini, Italy

    Contact person:
    Name: Giancarlo Aldini
    Tel: +39 2 50 31 92 96
    Fax: +39 2 50 31 93 59

  • 3rd Meeting of Slovenian Medicinal Chemists

    September 29, 2016   University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Pharmacy

    Contact person:

    Name: Prof. Dr Marko Anderluh
    Tel: +386 1 4769 639
    Fax: +386 1 4258 031

  • FIGON Dutch Medicines Days 2016

    October 2016   to be determinated, probably Ede, The Netherlands

    Contact person:
    Name: Dr Chris de Graaf
    Tel: +31 20 598 75 53
    Fax: +31 20 598 76 10

    co-organised by FIGON & KNCV

  • 12th Swiss Course on Medicinal Chemistry

    October 9-14, 2016   Leysin, Switzerland

    Contact person/
    Name: Gerhard Müller
    Tel: +31 243 72 33 00

  • Drug Discovery Beyond the Rule of Five

    October 18-19, 2016   Mölndal, Sweden

    Contact person:
    Name: Carlos Vaca Falconi
    Tel: +46 8 723 5082
    Fax: +46 8 20 55 11

  • 5th RSC / SCI symposium on Challenges in Catalysis

    November 2, 2016   The RSC at Burlington House, London, UK

    An exciting programme has been assembled to highlight the current challenges and practices of catalysis science in the Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemicals industries. Topics to be covered will be catalysis in cross-coupling reactions, novel catalytic methods and mechanism, catalysis in flow, novel reactor systems, and automation in catalyst discovery.

    Organised by: RSC-ACG and SCI-FCG

  • Plugging the Antibiotics Gap: A Medicinal Chemist's Perspective

    November 16, 2016   Manchester Science Park at Alderley Park, Manchester, UK

    This meeting aims to look at the current state of the art from a medicinal chemist’s perspective and will focus on the particular challenges associated with discovering and developing new antimicrobials. Speakers from industry and academia will describe their own strategies for addressing these challenges whilst showcasing the opportunity for creativity and innovation.

    Organised by: RSC-BMCS and SCI-FCG

  • Late Stage Functionalization for Synthesis and Medicines

    December 5, 2016   University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

    Late Stage Functionalization (LSF) holds the potential to revolutionise the logic of chemical synthesis and open new ways to prepare novel natural products and medicines. The introduction of important chemical groups for medicinal chemistry in the very last steps of the synthesis through LSF could also dramatically speed up the preparation of NCEs and have a major impact on drug discovery. The availability of new powerful catalytic chemistries showing a high degree of functional group tolerance and that can be performed under mild conditions offer tremendous opportunities for chemists to access new molecules that cannot be made easily by conventional approaches.

  • Protein-Protein Interactions 2016

    December 5-6, 2016   SCI, London, United Kingdom

    This meeting will address recent advances in the characterisation and identification of new PPI inhibitors. Topics will include: in silico assessment of PPI druggability, assay screening technologies for PPIs, structural biology approaches and fragment based drug design. Both industry and academia will describe strategies for addressing these challenges whilst showcasing the opportunity for creativity and innovation.

  • 10th BMCS Postgraduate Symposium

    December 7, 2016   University of Cambridge, UK

    The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of theRSC will be hosting its tenth postdoctoral workers researching in biological or medicinal chemistry and related areas.
    Researchers working in these areas are invited to participate.

    Contact person: Dave Alker

  • 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    April 2-6, 2017   San Francisco, California

  • ACSMEDI-EFMC: Medicinal Chemistry Frontiers 2017

    June 25-28, 2017   Philadelphia (Sheraton Downtown), USA

  • RACI Century Congress

    July 23-28, 2017   Melbourne, Australia

  • AIMECS 2017: Chemistry in Drug Discovery, Design & Development

    July 23-27, 2017   Melbourne Australia

  • 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    August 20-24, 2017   Washington, DC

  • 7th Cambridge Symposium

    September 3-6, 2017   Queen's College, Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • 19th Cambridge Medicinal Chemistry symposium

    September 10-13, 2017   Churchill College, Cambridge, UK
  • 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    March 18-22, 2018   New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    August 19-23, 2018   Boston, Massachusetts

  • 257th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    March 31-April 4, 2019   Orlando, Florida

  • 258th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    August 25-29, 2019   San Diego, California

  • 259th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    March 22-26, 2020   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 260th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    August 23 - 27, 2020   San Francisco. California

  • 261st ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    March 21 - 25, 2021   San Antonio, Texas

  • 262nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    August 22-26, 2021   Atlanta, Georgia

  • 263rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    March 20-24, 2022   San Diego, California

  • 264th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    August 21-25, 2022   Chicago, Illinois

  • 265th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    March 26-30, 2023   Indianapolis, Indiana

  • 266th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    August 13-17, 2023   San Francisco, California

  • 267th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    March 17-21, 2024   New Orleans, Louisianna

  • 269th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    March 23-27, 2025   San Diego, California

  • 270th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    August 17-21, 2025   Washington, District of Columbia

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