EFMC Sponsored Events are scientific events or post-graduate educational activities related to Medicinal Chemistry or Chemical Biology organised by EFMC national adhering organisations*, EFMC partner organisations, non-for-profit associations or scientific committees.

Applications for sponsorship should be done by sending the below form to the EFMC Administrative Secretariat (administration@efmc.info), at least three months prior to the event for both physical and online events. In case of smaller online events, we will accept requests up to a month prior to the event.
Sponsorship applications will be considered by the EFMC Executive Committee before approval. Sponsorship will not be granted to events overlapping with EFMC organised events.

*EFMC national adhering organisations are granted EFMC sponsorships at no costs, provided the event fulfills the requirements.

April 29, 2021Online

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 third meeting in the series will feature talks on transporter structural biology, the impact of transporters on ADME and biodistribution, transporters as therapeutic targets and other aspects of transporters relevant to drug discovery and development. 

Bringing together leading exponents in the field from industry and academia, the meeting will appeal to medicinal chemists, DMPK scientists and other workers interested in the impact of transporters on human health.
For more information please contact: conferences@soci.org

Organised by:

SCI's Fine Chemicals Group, RSC’s Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) and the Drug Metabolism Discussion Group (DMDG)

April 20, 2021Online Event

This meeting seeks to explore and celebrate the chemistry that drives the development of modern nucleoside and nucleotide chemistry. It will bring together scientists who work at the interfaces of synthetic and biological chemistry to deliver new tools and insights for biology, and new leads for drug development.

Deadline for abstract submission is March 10, 2021

For more information please contact: maggi@maggichurchouseevents.co.uk

Organised by:
  • The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) (United Kingdom)

April 26-29, 2021Online Event

NPCF13, originally scheduled on July 2020, has been postponed to April 2021 due to the Covid19 outbreak. However, the uncertain situation does not presently guarantee that on April 2021 it will be possible to held the congress on site with full attendance, due to safety considerations and probable travel limitations. Therefore, for the importance of this event for the Italian Medicinal Chemistry community, especially for young people, the 13th edition of NPCF will be organized as a virtual congress.

The meeting will be organized in four afternoons, from April 26 to April 29, 2021. The program will include Plenary and Keynote lectures, as well as oral and poster presentations; young researchers, from Italy and abroad, will have a great opportunity to present their research.

The scientific programme will include:   

  • plenary lectures
  • parallel sessions with key note communications;
  • poster sessions

Main topics:

  • New trends in antiinfectives drugs
  • New advances in oncology
  • Peptides and proteins: design, synthesis and delivery for therapy and diagnosis
  • New synthetic approaches in medicinal chemistry
  • CNS drugs and targets
  • Others

Abstract Submission Deadlines

  • For oral communications: March 10, 2021
  • For posters: March 31, 2021

Registration Deadline

Symposium secretariat


Organised by:
  • Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society (Divisione di Chimica Farmaceutica - Società Chimica Italiana, DCF-SCI) (Italy)

April 29, 2021Online Event

Known colloquially as the "Hatfield MedChem" meeting, this is a highly successful, long-standing, one-day annual meeting. The meeting aims to be informal and interactive, and offers excellent scientific development and networking opportunities for all those working in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery.

For more information please contact: maggi@maggichurchouseevents.co.uk

Organised by:
  • The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) (United Kingdom)

June 29-30, 2021Online Event

Mastering Medicinal Chemistry VI is the latest in an ongoing series of conferences intended to provide expert advice and guidance to new practitioners in the field of drug discovery. It has been said that "there are two types of drug discovery programmes: those that hit serious problems and those that are going to hit serious problems".

Anticipating and preparing for such problems thus accelerates the delivery of new medicines: this event will feature presentations from experienced 'drug-hunters' in both industry and academia, who will talk about the challenges faced in modern drug discovery, and will share best practice common to all successful medicinal chemists.

Deadline for abstract submission is May 28, 2021

For more information please contact: maggi@maggichurchouseevents.co.uk

Organised by:
  • The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) (United Kingdom)

July 7-9, 2021Virtual Meeting

The decision has been made to switch RICT 2021 into a fully virtual event. The programme will be reorganised to meet the needs of this Virtual Conference, but the dates will remain the same.


The French Medicinal Chemistry Society (Société de Chimie Thérapeutique - SCT) is pleased to invite you to virtually attend the 56th edition of the International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry.

The congress will be devoted to “Interfacing Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery” and the main topics will be:

  • Chemistry in Living Systems & Chemical Biology for Targets Identification
  • Recent Advances in Targeted Protein-Protein Interactions Including Protein Degradation and Targeted Protein-DNA/RNA Interactions
  • Recent Trends in Drug Development for Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Innovations in Cancer Therapeutics
  • Tackling New Challenges in Delivery Systems and Drug Formulation
  • Case Studies: Moving New Chemical Entities to the Market

As for previous editions of RICT, the scientific committee will ensure the high quality and diversity of the scientific programme together with the accessibility of the meeting to PhD/post-doc and local Master students. For the latter, an advantageous registration fee is proposed. Moreover, a special career session will be organised with industrial and academic participants.

poster session will provide the opportunity for all participants to present their current results. “Best poster” prizes will be attributed at the end of the meeting.

For more information contact: secretariat@ldorganisation.com

Organised by:
  • Société de Chimie Thérapeutique (SCT) (France)

September 12-15, 2021Virtual Event

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. 

This conference will be of interest to both academic and industrial scientists engaged in all aspects of the drug discovery and development process. It will aim to showcase first disclosures of significant new therapeutic agents across all disease areas, and provide a forum for discussion of current topics and thinking at the forefront of medicinal chemistry.

Deadline for abstract submission is April 30, 2021

For more information please contact: maggi@maggichurchouseevents.co.uk

Organised by:
  • The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) (United Kingdom)

October 5-8, 2021Volgograd, Russia

The Organizing Committee of the MedChem-Russia 2021 conference heartily invites academic and university researchers, foreign scientists, representatives of the pharmaceutical business and medicine, undergraduate students and Ph.D. students to attend the 5th Russian Conference on Medicinal Chemistry, which will be held on October 5-8, 2021 in Volgograd. 

The scientific program of the MedChem-Russia 2021 conference will include plenary lectures, oral presentations and poster presentations. The conference will include sections on computational chemistry, new approaches in medicinal chemistry, target-oriented drug design, domestic anti-infectious drugs, including COVID-19 infection, as well as drug substance production, development of dosage forms and drug manufacturing. As part of the conference, a satellite youth symposium will be held. Six opening lectures by leading specialists will be followed by oral presentations by young scientists, two poster sessions, as well as round tables on educational programs in medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry fields to discuss ways to accelerate the implementation of innovative developments into practice. In addition to the scientific program, business events are scheduled to foster networking. The organizers consider making this international forum interesting for both scientists and industry representatives working in the field of medicinal chemistry and drug development as their main focus. 


  • May 1, 2021 – deadline for early registration and payment of the early registration fee
  • June 2, 2021 – deadline for abstract submission
  • June 5, 2021 – notification of acceptance of abstracts
More information and registration here.

For more information please contact: medchemvolga21@gmail.com

Organised by:
  • The D.I. Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society, Medicinal Chemistry Section (Russia)

October 20-22, 2021Albacete, Spain

The Spanish Medicinal Chemistry Society (Sociedad Española de Química Terapéutica, SEQT) has the great pleasure of organizing the XIII Workshop of SEQT to be held in Albacete, Spain, from October 20 to 22, 2021.

The XIII Workshop of SEQT is being built under two themes: Light in Therapies and New Perspectives in Therapies and Drug Searching, focusing on the central role of chemistry at the interfaces with biology, biochemistry and medicine sciences.

An exciting scientific program led by experts will drive us through the latest discoveries around these main scientific topics:

  • Drug delivery with light
  • Photosensitizers and Photodynamic therapies
  • Photoswitches
  • Photopharmacology
  • Theragnostic Photodynamic agents
  • Cellular Therapies CARTs
  • Gene Therapies and CRISPS
  • Proteolysis Targeting Chimera (PROTAC)
  • Artificial Intelligent and Big Data

All of them reached very high scientific levels, giving to all the participants the opportunity of listening to speakers presenting state of the art advances and to discuss openly with the medicinal chemistry community.

For more inforation contact: info@seqt2021.com

Organised by:
  • Sociedad Española de Química Terapéutica (Spain)

November 19, 2021Liege, Belgium

The Medicinal Chemistry Divisions of the two Belgian Chemical Societies, the Société Royale de Chimie (SRC) and the Koninklijke Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging (KVCV), are organising every year an international one-day symposium with the aim to update participants on selected areas of pharmaceutical research by specialists in their respective field.

MedChem 2020 will be held on Friday November 19, 2021, in Liège. The programme of the day will include 12 invited lectures and a poster session.

This year, the symposium will celebrate the 50th birthday of the Medicinal Chemistry division of the SRC and of the precursor association of today’s Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry division of the KVCV. On that special occasion, 12 speakers from 8 Belgian academic groups and 4 Belgian industries will provide an overview of cutting-edge research activities carried out in the country.  Through high quality talks and a variety of innovative themes, the symposium will highlight the current vibrancy of Belgian medicinal chemistry and its bright future. 

Check the list of confirmed speakers!

Organised by:
  • Société Royale de Chimie (SRC), Medicinal Chemistry Division (Belgium)
  • Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry Division of Royal Flemish Chemical Society (KVCV) (Belgium)

June 14-17, 2022Snekkersten, Denmark

Organised by the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector of the Royal Society of Chemistry, together with Nordic affiliates, the meeting promises to be an exciting and invigorating gathering packed with fantastic opportunities to disseminate knowledge and expand networks.

The scientific programme will feature themed lectures, focusing on medicinal chemistry and related new enabling technologies and disciplines across a range of drug targets and modalities. A distinguishing feature of this symposium is the collegiate style with the delegates staying at the premises which encourages an atmosphere of information sharing and learning.

Deadline for oral abstract submission is January 31, 2022

Deadline for poster abstract submission is May 4, 2022

For more information please contact: maggi@maggichurchouseevents.co.uk

Organised by:
  • The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) (United Kingdom)