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  April 2017 Next
  • 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   ETH Zürich, Switzerland

    Organizers: Dario Neri and Jörg Scheuermann

    Administration: Pia Steinbak -

    Registration: Registration required

    Fees: Attendence is free of charge

  • DSFTM Annual Meeting 2016

    Autumn 2016   Sandberg Gods, Sonderborg
  • 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    April 2-6, 2017   San Francisco, California

  • 42th General Meeting of the Slovenian Pharmaceutical Society

    May 12-13, 2017   Portorož, Slovenia
  • 2nd Transporters in Drug Discovery and Development

    May 15-16, 2017   RSC at Burlington House, London, UK

    Cell surface transporters play a key role in human health and disease, both through their impact on drug disposition and as therapeutic targets in their own right. This meeting should be of interest to medicinal chemists, DMPK scientists and other workers with interests on the impact of transporters on human health.

    Confirmed Speakers

    • David Hepworth, Pfizer, United States
    • Armin Rostami, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

    The conference programme will cover:

    • Lectures on transporter structural biology, the impact of transporters on ADME and biodistribution, transporters as therapeutic targets and the toxicological impact of transporter interactions on drug development
    • Poster session
    • Related trade exhibition

    Contact person:
    Mrs Maggi Churchouse
    Tel: +44 (0)1359 221004

  • 54th Meeting of the Serbian Chemical Society

    June 2017

    Contact Person : Dr Zivoslav Tesic, president
    Email :

  • 14th Annual Meeting of the Medical Chemistry Section of the Israel Chemical Society

    June 7, 2017   Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

    Contact person: Dr. Nir London

  • Medicinal Chemistry Residential School

    June 11-16, 2017   Loughborough, United Kingdom

    The Royal Society of Chemistry Medicinal Chemistry Residential School will cover topics of interest to drug discovery researchers, helping to increase understanding of the factors governing modern drug discovery from the initial concept through to translational science and intellectual property. Established since 1981, our Residential School has trained many of the world’s leading medicinal chemists working in the pharmaceutical industry and academic research institutes.

    Who should attend?

    The school is designed for graduate and post-doctoral chemists with 1-5 years’ experience in the field of drug research. Drug discovery is an interdisciplinary subject so delegates from biological or computational backgrounds will benefit from attendance at the school.
    In addition, final year PhD students from pharmaceutical or organic chemistry contemplating a career in drug discovery are also encouraged to attend.

    Course content

    The course includes the following topics:

    •     Target Validation
    •     Computational Chemistry
    •     Biological Mechanisms
    •     Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism
    •     Screening of New Compounds
    •     Patents
    •     Molecular Biology in Medicinal Chemistry
    •     Exploiting a Chemical Lead
    •     Combinatorial Chemistry and Molecular Diversity
    •     Case Histories of Drug Discovery
    •     Toxicology in Drug Discovery
    •     Pharmaceutical Considerations in Drug Development
    •     Structure-guided Drug Design
    •     Physical Properties and Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships
    •     Hints and Tips in Medicinal Chemistry

    Course organisers

    Dr Andy Davis (Course Leader) AstraZeneca, United Kingdom
    Dr Simon Ward (Course Leader) University of Sussex, United Kingdom
    Dr Kathleen Too, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom

    Key deadlines

    Poster abstract deadline: 7 May 2017
    Early bird registration: 9 April 2017
    Standard registration: 7 May 2017

  • 2nd Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry for World Health

    June 18-20, 2017   Tres Cantos, Spain

    Bringing together leading exponents for an exciting spread of themed sessions, the meeting will appeal to anyone with an interest in drug discovery and medicinal chemistry. With great opportunities for collaborative academic–industrial partnerships and open innovation discovery programmes, researchers from both sectors will benefit from the networking opportunities that the meeting will also offer.

    For more information please

    Tel: +44 (0)207 598 1563

  • 37th Edition of the European School of Medicinal Chemistry (ESMEC)

    July 2-6, 2017   Urbino, Italy

                           URBINO    italian

    The Scientific Committee of the European School of Medicinal Chemistry (ESMEC- Urbino) and the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) offers 13 (10 + 3) scholarships for the participation to the XXXVI edition of the school, scheduled from July 2 to July 6, 2017.

    The scholarships, covering the registration fee and the full board accommodation, will be assigned to PhD students enrolled in Doctoral Schools held in one of the member countries of EFMC, excluding Italy.

    A Committee formed by Prof. Dr Rui Moreira, representative of EFMC, Prof. Gilberto Spadoni and Prof. Marco Mor, members of the School’s Scientific Committee, will carry out the selection on the basis of the candidate scientific CV and research project.

    This year the scientific programme includes the following topics:

    • Polipharmacology and Multi-targeting paradigms in drug discovery: complexity against complexity
    •  Structures and models in drug design
    • Peptides: from synthesis to applications
    • Beyond PhD: building up an appealing scientific and professional profile.

    Applicants are invited to fill in the enclosed form and to send it along with a CV, a motivation letter and the abstract of the research project, preferably by e-mail, stating in the subject box “ESMEC Grant Application”, within March 24th, 2017 to:

    Prof. Marco Mor
    Dipartimento di Scienze degli Alimenti e del Farmaco
    Università degli Studi di Parma
    Parco delle Scienze 27/A
    43124 PARMA (I)

  • 2nd RSC Chemistry in Energy Conference

    July 17-19, 2017   University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

    The purpose of this conference is to bring together scientists and technologists from academia and industry with interests in the applications of Chemistry in the Energy Industry. This second event aims to embrace all aspects of energy–related research, where chemistry and the chemical sciences play a key or underpinning role in solving the UK’s combined energy challenges of carbon emissions, energy costs and security of supply.

  • RACI National Centenary Conference 2017

    July 23-28, 2017   Melbourne, Australia

    The RACI National Centenary Conference will be planned alongside the 17th Asian Chemical Congress to cover any subject matter areas not covered by our seven international speciality partner meetings to ensure the complete event will cover all the major areas of the chemical sciences.

    For more information please contact:

    RACI Centenary Conference Secretariat


  • 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

  • SCS Fall Meeting 2017

    August 21-22, 2017   University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

    The Swiss Chemical Society Fall Meeting is the largest annual scientific event in Switzerland. It offers a unique opportunity for graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and scientists of all levels, from both, academia and industry, to share the results of their research projects. It also stimulates the exchange of ideas between all generations of chemists, often creating the seeds for new projects and collaborations.

    The organizers expect about 1000 participants and 600 poster or oral contributions in one of the following sessions:
    - Analytical Sciences
    - Catalysis Science & Engineering
    - Computational Chemistry
    - Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry
    - Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology
    - Organic Chemistry
    - Physical Chemistry
    - Polymers, Colloids & Interfaces
    - Chemical Education

    Contact person: David Spichiger
    Tel: +41 31 306 92 91

  • 2017 Chinese Academic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry

    August 27-30, 2017   Beijing, China

    This conference is organized by the Chinese Pharmaceutical Association and hosted by Tsinghua University. Chinese Academic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry was established by Chinese Pharmaceutical Association Medicinal Chemistry Professional Committee, following the initiative of senior scientists at medicinal chemistry research field.

    It is the highest scientific event of Chinese medicinal chemistry research field, aiming to provide a high level platform for the discussion and exchange of latest development at medicinal chemistry and related fields between researchers and business community. During the conference, “Chinese Pharmaceutical Association-Shi Weiya Youth Medicinal Chemistry Award” 20 years anniversary will also be held.

    The main topic of this conference is “Committing to global new medicines research and development-focusing on new molecules, new technologies and new therapies”. The conference constitutes of conference reports, invited reports, poster display, free discussion etc. It is hoped that the conference will provide a good communication platform for researchers at medicinal chemistry and related fields, enhance communication and cooperation, and promote the development and application of medicinal chemistry.

    The scope of the conference will include topics such as:

    • Advance in Cell Therapy (including Immune Cells, Stem Cells, etc.)
    • Chemical Biology and Related Fields
    • Frontiers and Key Issues in Medicinal Chemistry
    • Frontier Research on Chemistry of Natural Medicine (and Traditional Chinese Medicine)
    • Frontier Research on New Drugs for Important Diseases
    • New Methods and Processes of Medicinal Materials and Medical Compounds
    • New Theories and Methods of Medicine Molecular Design
    • Special Forum for Enterprise
    • Special Forum for Servier Prize-winners
    • Special Forum for Young Scholars

    Early bird registration deadline: June 30

    For more information:

  • 17th Blue Danube Symposium on Heterocyclic Chemistry

    August 30-September 02, 2017   Linz, Austria

    It’s our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 17th Blue Danube Symposium on Heterocyclic Chemistry, which will take place at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria from August 30 until September 2 in 2017.
    Following the long tradition of Blue Danube Symposia which started in 1991 as a regional meeting of chemists from Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic, and Austria and later also Slovenia, these symposia have soon become an international meeting series attracting participants from all over the world. In 2017 the meeting will return to Austria, being held at the University of Linz.
    The campus is within short distance to the Blue Danube itself with numerous possibilities to relax and recharge in between an exciting scientific program that will cover all aspects of heterocyclic chemistry. Besides presentations from well-reputed plenary speakers we will also have talks from local representatives of the society countries (Blue Danube Speakers) and short oral presentations of young talents in the field.
    In addition to an exciting scientific program, we also plan an accompanying exhibition of different companies and suppliers related to field. We hope that we will be able create an entertaining and stimulating event and look forward to welcoming you in Linz soon!

    Contact Person : Mario Waser
    Email :

  • 7th Cambridge Symposium on Nucleic Acids Chemistry and Biology

    September 3-6, 2017   Queens' College, Cambridge, UK

    This is the 7th in a popular conference series going back to 1981 that brings together nucleic acids scientists across a broad area but with particular emphasis on chemistry, biochemistry and structure. Subject areas include nucleic acids as therapeutics, RNA and DNA structures and their protein complexes, nucleic acids chemistry applied to cells and cell mechanisms, and nucleic acids as tools, structural assemblies and devices.

  • III Symposium „School of Medical Chemistry”

    September 6-8, 2017   Wrocław, Poland

    Prof. StanisBaw Ryng
    Dr Marcin MczyDski
    Mrs Urszula Bchor, MSc

    Contact Person : Dr Marcin MczyDski
    Tel : +48 71 784 03 44
    Fax : 0048 71 784 03 41
    Email :

    Organised by : Polish Society of Medicinal Chemistry (Poland)

  • 19th RSC / SCI Medicinal Chemistry Symposium

    September 10-13, 2017   Churchill College, Cambridge, UK

    Reflecting current trends in medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical research, the scientific programme will feature lectures on the full range of drug targets, key enabling processes and technologies together with late breaker talks. Furthermore, one session will be dedicated to neglected tropical diseases including a planned live webcast that will be recorded for further distribution.

    Confirmed Speakers

    • Atwood Cheung, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, USA
    • Mark Kemp, Mission Therapeutics, UK
    • Frederic Labeguere, Galapagos, France
    • Maria Marco, GlaxoSmithKline, Spain, and University of Dundee, UK
    • Olaf Panknin, Bayer, Germany
    • Sree Vadlamudi, eTherapeutics, UK
    • Michiel Van Gool, Janssen, Spain

    Contact person:
    Mrs Maggi Churchouse
    Tel: +44 (0)1359 221004

  • Medicinal Chemistry session at the 26th National Meeting of the Italian Chemical Society

    September 10-15, 2017   Hotel Ariston in Capaccio, Paestum (SA), Italy

    For more information please contact:

    Gabriele Constantino
    Tel: +39 0521905055

    Gianluca Sbardella
    Tel: +39 089969770

  • Summer School in Pharmaceutical Analysis (SSPA) 2017

    September 18-20, 2017    Rimini, Italia

    The Summer School in Pharmaceutical Analysis (SSPA) is organized by the Intradivisional group of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Division of Medicinal Chemistry, Italian Chemical Society (SCI) and sponsored by the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC).

    SSPA is mainly addressed to researchers and PhD students focusing on the different aspects of analysis in drug discovery and development and in drug manufacturing. The course is open to a maximum of 80 students and is held in English.

    SSPA 2017 will focus on “Advanced Analytical Methodologies for Biotechnological and Biological medicinal products”. SSPA will start with a regulatory session, followed by four main sessions concerning:

    • Analytical methods in ADMET studies
    • ADMET studies of small molecules
    • ADMET studies of large biologics
    • Case studies

    SSPA 2017 participants can choose between two registration packages: an all inclusive registration or a basic registration, the latter does not include accommodation. Deadline for registration: June 15th

    The list of confirmed speakers, as well as information on registration and abstract submission can be found on the SSPA 2017 website:

    Please keep in mind that immediately following SSPA there will be the 17th International Meeting on "Recent Developments in Pharmaceutical Analysis" (RDPA2017):

    For more information please contact:

    Giancarlo Aldini
    Tel: +39 02 50319296

    Organizing Secretary

  • 4th Meeting of Slovenian Medicinal Chemists

    September 21, 2017   University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Pharmacy
  • 17th Austrian Chemistry Days

    September 25-28, 2017
  • FIGON Dutch Medicines Days 2017

    October 2-3, 2017 (to be confirmed)   Ede, The Netherlands

    The FIGON Dutch Medicines Days are a unique opportunity for everyone interested in drug development to update their knowledge on a wide range of topics. For this the scientific and the program committees are preparing an outstanding scientific program, with current topics such as development of orphan drugs etc. 

    The FIGON Dutch Medicines Days are a prestigious event focusing on the most recent innovations in healthcare and pharmaceutical medicine.

    Contact person:
    Dr. Ingrid Dijkgraaf

  • Medchem 2017: Annual joint SRC/KVCV One-day Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry

    November 2017

    Contact Person:
    Name: Laurent Provins

  • SCT Fall One-Day Thematic Meeting “Chemical Biology: Contribution to Molecular Therapeutic Innovation. - Conjugates and Drug Discovery Chemistry: new challenges for targeted therapies”

    November 2017   Paris (Maison des Associations), France

    Dr Pascal George, SCT Past-president, Longvilliers, FR
    Prof Sébastien Papot, Univ. of Poitiers, Poitiers,
    FR Dr Frédéric Schmidt, Curie Institute, Paris, FR
    Dr Boris Vauzeilles, ICSN, Gif-sur-Yvette, FR

    Contact Person : Dr Frédéric Schmidt and Prof Sébastien Papot
    Tel :
    +33-(0)1 56 24 66 64 (FS)
    +33-(0)5 49 45 38 62 (SP)

    Organised by : Société de Chimie Thérapeutique (France)

  • CHAINS 2017: The Dutch Chemistry Conference

    December 2017   Veldhoven, The Netherlands

    Contact person:
    Dr. Frank Dekker


  • 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

    March 18-22, 2018   New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 25th National Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry (NMMC2018) & 12th Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium "Nuove Prospettive in Chimica Farmaceutica" (NPCF12)

    July 17-20, 2018   Palermo, Italy

    The 25th NMMC aims to provide a panel of scientists to interact and discuss the latest ideas, scientific breakthroughs and techniques. The meeting offers an exciting chance to debate future changes and to provide topical coverage of key disciplines, and to explore for cooperation and collaborations. Moreover, this edition of the meeting will be joint with the 12th Young Medicinal Chemists Symposium “Nuove Prospettive in Chimica Farmaceutica” (NPCF12), directed to graduate, post-graduate, PhD students and young researchers operating in University or Industry.

    The scientific programme will include:

    • three days of scientific presentations
    • plenary lectures of eminent international scientists
    • ten parallel oral sessions with keynotes and short communications of distinguished scientists from Italy and abroad, poster sessions and an exhibition by companies working in the field
    • expected attendance of over 400 delegates from Italy and other European countries (both University and Industry).

    Contact person: Girolamo Cirrincione
    Tel: +39 09123896810

  • 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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