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.

June 4-5, 2024Virtual 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 aims to celebrate the crucial role of synthesis in the success of drug discovery and development.


  • Oral Presentation: February 9, 2024
  • Flash Talk & Poster asbtracts submission: March 1, 2024


To register, please follow this link.

To submit an abstract, please follow this link.

June 10-11, 2024Birmingham, United Kingdom

This event is aimed at enabling networking with industry, academia and women at different career stages, scientific presentations and motivational workshops on themes relevant to women and allies undertaking a career in Organic Chemistry.

Following the success of a US event ‘Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry’ EWOC, which first took place 2019, a group of scientists in Europe decided to organise a similar initiative as a ‘sister’ event, which was held at the Manchester Conference Centre in June 2023.

Recent data and publications show a persistent lack of women pursuing and maintaining careers in Organic Chemistry.  Evidence indicates that providing an opportunity for women to meet, network, and share scientific and career strategies is one effective approach to encourage women to enter and maintain careers in science.

This is a not-for-profit event, supported through sponsorship and industrial registration fees.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Susannah Coote (University of Bath) 
  • Hossay Abas (Cancer Research Horizons)
  • Francesca Paradisi (University of Bern)
  • Giulia Bergonzini (AstraZeneca)
  • Cayetana Zarate (Janssen)
  • Syuzanna Harutyunyan (University of Groningen) 

July 3-5, 2024Bordeaux, France

The French Medicinal Chemistry Society (Société de Chimie Thérapeutique - SCT) is pleased to invite you to Bordeaux, France on July 3-5, 2024 for the 58th edition of the International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry (RICT 2024).

The congress will be devoted to "Interfacing Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery" and will feature 20 plenary lectures and 6 short lectures.

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. 

In addition, a poster session will provide the opportunity for all participants to present their current results. Poster prizes will be attributed at the end of the meeting.

A limited number of grants will be funded by the SCT and Corporate Sponsors to support the participation of young academic scientists presenting a poster at the conference. Find out more.

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

We look forward welcoming you in Bordeaux!

Organised by:
  • French Medicinal Chemistry Society (Société de Chimie Thérapeutique, SCT) (France)

July 12, 2024Madrid, Spain

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to invite you, in this 10th Anniversary, to the X Symposium of Medicinal Chemistry Young Researchers, organized by the Spanish Society of Therapeutic Chemistry (SEQT). This event will take place in the Colegio Mayor Universitario San Pablo, Madrid.

As in other editions, this Symposium 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. 

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr Chiara Borsari (University of Milan, Italy) 
  • Dr Ana Oliveira (University of Porto, Portugal)

Deadline for abstract submission: June 7th, 2024

Any query you may have please send us an email to: seqt.ecs@seqt.org

Organised by:
  • Spanish Society of Medicinal Chemistry (Sociedad Española de Química Terapéutica) (Spain)

July 22-23, 2024Galway, Ireland

This 2-day conference will focus on the chemistry of peptides, glycans, nucleic acids and metabolites and will feature a selection of international and national speakers. There will also be a poster session and the opportunity for early career researchers to present a short talk. 

The chemical biology community in Ireland is a small tight-knit group and this conference serves to further develop our links internationally and to ensure that our young researchers get to interact with their national and international peers and be inspired by leading scientists at the cutting-edge of this fascinating interdisciplinary area of research. It would be a pleasure if you were able to join us in 2024. 

All participants are encouraged to present a poster. There will also be six 20-minute presentation slots for early-career researchers (Ph.D. students and postdoctoral associates and emerging investigators). More information on abstract submission (deadlines, template and an upload facility) can be found under the Abstract Submission tab. Deadlines are indicated below:

  • Friday April 12th 2024:   For early-career researchers with consideration for a 20-minute presentation slot. 
  • Friday June 21st 2024:   For all delegates who would like to present a poster presentation. 

Have a look at the programme and confirmed speakers

September 16-17, 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom

Artificial Intelligence is experiencing a renaissance in the development of new methods and practical applications to ongoing challenges in Chemistry. Following the successes of five annual “Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry” meetings starting in 2018, we are pleased to announce that the Chemical Information & Computer Applications Group (CICAG) and Biological & Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the Royal Society of Chemistry are once again organising a conference to present the current advances in AI and machine learning in Chemistry. The meeting will be held over two and half days and combine aspects of artificial intelligence and deep machine learning methods to applications in chemistry. The programme will include a mixture of keynote talks, panel discussion, oral presentations, flash presentations, posters and opportunities for open debate, networking and discussion.

September 22-26, 2024Barcelona, Spain

EuroQSAR Symposia are taking place since 1973 and constitute major scientific events in the field of computational drug design, with further applications in agricultural and environmental sciences.

The 24th EuroQSAR Symposium, entitled "Synergizing AI and Multiscale Modeling for Drug Discovery", is organised on behalf of QCMS and is chaired by Jordi Mestres (University of Girona).


  • Deadline for Oral Communication and Early-Bird registration: June 6, 2024
  • Deadline for Poster Submission: July 31, 2024


  • Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery
  • Generative Models
  • Hansch & Fujita Awards
  • New Drug Modalities
  • New Trends in Molecular Dynamics
  • Protein Design
  • QSAR without Borders
  • Synthetic Data
  • Target-Oriented Drug Discovery
  • The Challenges Ahead
  • Translational Safety
  • Ultra-Large Chemical Spaces

Discover the full programme.

For more information please contact: 
Symposium Secretariat
LD Organisation srl
Rue Michel de Ghelderode 33/2
B-1348, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 
Phone: +32 10 45 47 77
E-mail: secretariat@ldorganisation.com

September 24, 2024Virtual Event

Free event packed with talks covering the hottest topics in chemical biology. Jointly organised between the Technical University of Munich, Leiden University, and ChemBioChem (Chemistry Europe).


  • Prof. Kate Carrol (The Scripps Research Institute, US)
  • Prof. Kai Johnsson (Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, DE)

October 2-4, 2024Verona, Italy

The key role of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in human disease underpins their importance to modern medicine. We are pleased to hold this 9th meeting in the series on GPCR drug discovery, which combines cutting edge medicinal chemistry with innovative structural biology and novel drug design approaches.

The meeting will consist of:

  • Case studies in GPCR drug discovery and development
  • Structural biology advances and impact on drug design
  • Showcasing multiple modalities and drug discovery approaches to modulating GPCRs

Also: poster session – trade exhibition opportunities – two evening dinners and vineyard visit – accommodation agency booking service.


  • Oral Communication submission: June 28, 2024
  • Poster abstract submission: August 6, 2024

To register, please follow this link.

To submit an abstract, please follow this link.