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  July 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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

  • Rare Diseases, Extraordinary Aspirations

    October 13, 2016   London, UK

    This meeting brings together experts from academia, industry and disease advocacy organisations working in the rare disease field to present their experiences and thoughts on tackling rare diseases through case studies and opinion pieces. This promises to be an exciting and interesting meeting with in depth discussion of how the drug discovery and development community has approached rare disease research in the past and how this will evolve in the future to allow broader access to rare disease therapeutics. It will provide an excellent networking environment for anyone interested in this important research area.

    For more information please contact:




  • 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

  • Recent Disclosures of Clinical Candidates and SMR Award Lecture

    December 1st, 2016   London, UK

    This symposium will feature and international line up of speakers presenting on the discovery and development of novel therapeutic agents that have recently progressed towards or into clinical trials.The symposium will start with the 2016 Society of Medicines Research Award Lecture (the details of which will be announced in September) followed by the presentation of the award. The programme will also include a variety of mechanistic approaches for the novel therapeutics including small molecules, monoclonal antibodies and a drug repurposing presentation and will cover therapeutics areas including oncology, anti-infectives, inflammation and anaemia.

    For more information please contact:

  • 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 Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium

    December 16, 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 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

  • 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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