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 27, 2023Hatfield, United Kingdom

Known colloquially as the “Hatfield MedChem” meeting, this is a highly successful, long-standing, one-day meeting that runs annually. The scientific program will comprise presentations showcasing medicinal chemistry case studies from tools to candidates, across a range of modalities, therapeutic areas and target classes, as well as covering more general topics at the forefront of drug discovery. The meeting aims to be informal and interactive, and is ideal for all those working in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery more widely.

Date: Thursday, 27th April 2023

Organizing Committee
  • Nicole Hamblin (Charles River)
  • Adrian Hall (UCB)
  • David Hirst (MSD)

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

May 15-16, 2023Braunschweig, Germany

Attracting a high-level audience of researchers, the conference will provide a stimulating platform to discuss the state of the art in drug discovery with academic experts and scientists from biotech and pharmaceutical industries. With topics focusing on anti-infectives, innovative screens, novel targets and target validation, computational approaches incl. artificial intelligence (AI) and more, this event will be an excellent opportunity to discuss the challenges and chances of modern drug discovery in academia and industry.

Date: May 15-16, 2023

Venue: Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research Braunschweig


  • Registration: May 1, 2023
  • Oral and Poster Presentation: April 1, 2023


  • Mark Brönstrup (HZI)
  • Anna K. H. Hirsch (HIPS)
  • Kamyar Hadian (HMGU)
  • Aubry K. Miller (DKFZ)

May 21-24, 2023Siena, Italy

The University of Siena and the Department of Biotechnology Chemistry & Pharmacy (Department of Excellence 2018-2022) announces the 9th Edition of the European Workshop in Drug Synthesis (EWDSy) for researchers from Universities and Pharmaceutical Industries.

The 9th Edition of the EWDSy will cover various topics in medicinal chemistry and drug synthesis, including bioconjugation techniques and antibody drug conjugates, antimicrobial resistance, green and sustainable approaches in medicinal chemistry.

Date: 21st-24th May 2023
Venue: Certosa di Pontignano, Siena, Italy
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31st March 2023

Organizing Committee
  • Elena Petricci
  • Lorenzo Botta University of Viterbo
  • Stefano Sainas University of Torino
  • Daniele Castagnolo University College London

May 23-24, 2023Virtual Event

Synthesis is at the heart of drug discovery and development. The industry has increasingly demanded higher quality clinical candidates and has sought to exploit less druggable biological targets. Densely functionalised small molecules with a high degree of synthetic complexity are often the result of these demands. Successful programmes therefore require the application of innovative synthesis in all stages of discovery and development. The medicinal chemist’s toolbox is also enhanced by the introduction of novel bioisosteres, often made available only through the application of new synthetic methods. This symposium aimed to celebrate the crucial role of synthesis in the success of drug discovery and development.

Date: May 23-24, 2023

Venue: Virtual Event


  • Poster Submissions: February 22, 2023

Contact: events@hg3.co.uk

June 13-16, 2023Snekkersten, Denmark
The organisers welcome you all at the 3rd RSC Anglo-Nordic Medicinal Chemistry Symposium which will take place at the Hotel Comwell Borupgaard on June 13-16, 2023.

This 2.5 day symposium is the third in the very successful series of biannual meetings started in 2017 containing high quality international speakers from industry and academia on topics of Medicinal Chemistry and related enabling technologies. 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.

Programme Themes and Features
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 living at the premises which encourages an atmosphere of information sharing and learning.

Confirmed Speakers

Please find the list of Speakers on the website.


Registration is open, and you may register via this link.


  • Oral Abstracts: 31st January, 2023
  • Eary Bird & Poster Abstracts: 24th March, 2023
  • Bursary Application: 3rd May, 2023
  • Standard Registration: 5th June, 2023

Organising Committee

  • Sharan Bagal (AstraZeneca, United Kingdom) - Chair
  • Kevin Dack (LEO Pharma, Denmark)
  • Adrian Hall (UCB, Belgium)
  • Malin Lemurell (AstraZeneca, Sweden)
  • Anette Graven Sams (Lundbeck, Denmark)
  • Morten Jørgensen (LEO Pharma, Denmark)

June 22, 2023Santiago de Compostela, Spain

As in other editions, the IX Symposium of Medicinal Chemistry Young Researchers, organized by the Spanish Society of Therapeutic Chemistry (SEQT), is aimed at giving the opportunity to Post-doc, PhD students, Master’s degree, and Bachelor’s degree students to show and discuss their results. Registration is also open to both junior and senior researchers.

Date: June 22, 2023

Venue: Facultad de Bioloxía, Santiago de Compostela


  • Abstract Submission for Oral Communication & Poster: May 15, 2023

Contact: simposioji@iqm.csic.es

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

July 5-7, 2023Lille, France

The French Medicinal Chemistry Society (Société de Chimie Thérapeutique - SCT) is pleased to invite you to Lille, France on July 5-7, 2023 for the 57th edition of the International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry (RICT 2023).

The congress will be devoted to “Drug Discovery and Selection” and the main topics will be:

  • Next Generation of Anti-infective Agents
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Small Molecules for Cancer or Autoimmunity
  • New Avenues in Drug Discovery Chemistry
  • New Molecular Landscapes in Drug Discovery
  • Case studies in Selected Therapeutic Areas
  • Late-Breaking Topics: First Disclosures of Clinical Candidates

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 will be proposed. Moreover, a special career session will be organised with industrial and academic participants.

We look forward welcoming you in Lille!
The Organising Committee

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

September 17-20, 2023Chieti, Italy

It’s the national meeting of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society. The meeting will cover advances in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery in major therapeutic areas, including infectious, neurodegenerative, and rare diseases, and cancer. In parallel scientific sessions, the most recent advances in computer-aided drug design and bioanalytical techniques applied to drug discovery, in sustainable medicinal chemistry, bioactive peptides and nutraceuticals will be also featured.

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

September 20-22, 2023Vila Real, Portugal

The Chemistry Research Centre-Vila Real (CQ-VR, Portugal), under the auspices of Sociedade Portuguesa de Química, cordially invites you to participate in the first biennial international meeting Molecules4Life.

Molecules4Life will be held from 20 to 22 September 2023 at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, at Vila Real, in the Douro region, homeland of the world famous Port Wine.

The first edition will be devoted to the interplay between new molecules, new molecular assemblies and Health Sciences, expecting to join participants from the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, bioengineering, biomedical sciences, genetics, and other related areas, from both academy and industry. 

The meeting is organized around four main topics:

  • Molecules4…Drug Delivery
  • Molecules4…Healthy Food
  • Molecules4…Sensing and Diagnostic
  • Molecules4…Therapeutics

Have a look at the Programme

The blending of different approaches around the topic of Health Sciences is intended to promote interdisciplinarity, networking among young and senior researchers of different backgrounds and the outset/rise of new solutions.


  • Submission of abstracts: until April 30th, 2023

  • Early-bird registration: until June 7th, 2023

  • Late registration: from June 1st to September 13th, 2023

We are sure that Molecules4Life will provide an excellent opportunity to share experiences, knowledge and innovative ideas in a unique atmosphere where science combines with social and culture events.

December 7, 2023Oxford, United Kingdom

This face to face meeting will comprise of oral and poster presentations from PhD students and post-doctoral workers researching in biological or medicinal chemistry. In addition, the agenda will feature invited keynote speakers from industry and academia.

This conference will be of interest to PhD students, post-doctoral workers, academics and industry workers.

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