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August 15-18, 2019
Chengdu, Sichuan, China

The 2019 Chinese Medicinal Chemistry Symposium (CMCS2019), hosted by Chinese Pharmaceutical Association (CPA) and organized by State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and West China School of Pharmacy of Sichuan University will be taking place in Chengdu, Sichuan, China from August 15th to 18th, 2019. According to the cooperation framework agreement signed by CPA and the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC), the CPA-EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (CPA-EFMC ISMC) will be held concurrently.

The theme of CMCS2019 is “New targets, new technologies and new molecules − boosting the discovery and translation of original new drugs”, and that of CPA-EFMC ISMC is “Exploring new pathways to tackle immune-oncology”. This conference will have keynote, invited, oral and poster sessions along with informal discussions, providing an excellent platform for communications between researchers in the relevant fields, promoting the exchange and collaborations, and boosting the development and application of medicinal chemistry.

Conference Topics

The conference has 12 topics in forms of satellite meetings:

1) Youth scholars forum

2) Artificial intelligence and computer-aided drug design

3) Frontiers in medicinal chemistry and recent hot topics

4) Frontiers in targeted drug research

5) New methods and new processes in drug synthesis

6) Chemical biology and related topics

7) Frontiers in natural (and Chinese traditional) medicinal chemistry

8) Frontiers in pharmaceutical material chemistry

9) Frontiers in immunotherapy and biotherapy

10)  Frontiers in nucleic acid drug research

11)  Special forum for the pilot programs of the national innovative drug translation program

12)  Industrial forum: The R&D of innovative drugs promotes the transformation and development of pharmaceutical industry

Deadline for early bird registration and abstract submission is June 30, 2019

For more information: 

August 25-29, 2019
San Diego, California

ACS organizes two national meetings & expositions each year, and each one attracts an estimated 11,000 to 13,000 chemists, chemical engineers, academicians, graduate and undergraduate students, and other related professionals. During the meeting, scientists present new multidisciplinary research, hear the latest information in their areas of professional interest, and network with colleagues. Programming is planned by our 33 technical divisions that cover all scientific fields, secretariats that focus on multidisciplinary programming, and ACS committees. Each meeting will feature more than 7,000 presentations organized into technical symposia that highlight important research advances with over 250 exhibitors showcasing new technological developments.

Contact person: Vanessa L. Johnson-Evans
Email:

August 26-29, 2019
Budapest, Hungary

The PERMEA international membrane meetings initiated by membranologists from the Visegrád countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) have gained an international reputation and become one of the creative conferences in the fields of preparation and production of membranes, assessment of their separation properties, utilization of membranes for various separation problems, and introduction of new technological procedures to protect the environment. This meeting, PERMEA 2019 brings together experts from the areas of research and application and offers many opportunities to exchange experience, create new ideas, mainly thanks to the presence of young colleagues and students. Moreover , the conference presents connection between industrial and academic spheres, establishes a platform where industry meets science.

For more information: permea2019@mke.org.hu

September 1-4, 2019
Pirenopolis – Goiás State, Brazil

The Brazilian Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (BrazMedChem) is the largest scientific event dedicated to Medicinal Chemistry in Latin America, and traditionally the scientific program covers the most diverse areas of the complex chain of drug discovery and development, in an interactive and collaborative atmosphere, aiming to discuss the state of the art of Medicinal Chemistry. The exchange of experiences and information among scientists and students is essential to meet the challenges of the medicinal chemistry of the twenty-first century.

Since its establishment in 2001 (BrazMedChem2001), under the coordination of Profs. Drs. Carlos Montanari, Ricardo Bicca de Alencastro and Antonia Tavares do Amaral, it has been an event prone to achieve understanding and gather true information that leads to knowledge. In its 8th edition, BrazMedChem became an official event of the Medicinal Chemistry Division, of the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ).

The 9th edition of BrazMedChem will be held in the historical city Pirenopolis – Goiás State, at Pousada dos Pireneus Resort from 1st to 4th September 2019, under the coordination of Prof. Dr. Carolina Horta Andrade, from the Federal University of Goias, and Director of the Medicinal Chemistry Division of the SBQ. For this edition, the main theme is “Bridging the gap between Academia and Pharmaceutical Industries for Advancing Drug Discovery”. The Organizing and Scientific Committees are working to keep the outstanding quality of the past editions, trying to enable the effective engagement and participation of the scientific community, in a modern structure that mixes high level science and social activities to congregate participants.

Deadline to register with abstract submission: May 15

Deadline to register without abstract submission: July 31


EFMC Symposium

September 1-5, 2019
Athens, Greece

This symposium will bring together chemists from industry, academia and start-up companies from around the world and is focused on the most recent advances in new synthetic methodologies, total synthesis, fluorination approaches, bioisosteres and building blocks, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, drug discovery and development leading to new or improved methods for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals.

The general concept of the meeting, with talks equally selected from industry and academia, will include an opening lecture, 26 invited lectures and 10 oral communications selected from submitted abstracts. A large poster session and commercial exhibition will complete the programme. The organisers are very happy to announce that the symposium will be chaired by:

  • Varinder AGGARWAL (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
  • Spiros LIRAS (Biogen, United States)
Organised by:
  • European Federation of Medecinal Chemistry (EFMC)
  • Hellenic Society of Medicinal Chemistry (Greece)


EFMC Symposium

September 5-6, 2019
Athens, Greece

The EFMC Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium is an initiative of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC). After a successful first edition organised in Lisbon in September 2014, four further meetings have been organised in Antwerp (2015), Manchester (2016), Vienna (2017) and Ljubljana (2018). The 6th edition will be organised in connection with the EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC 2019), and will take place in Athens on September 5-6, 2019.

This short symposium has the aim of:

  • creating a network of young European investigators in Medicinal Chemistry
  • stimulating young European investigators in Medicinal Chemistry to share their scientific work with peers and inspiring leaders in the field
  • creating competition and excellence in Medicinal Chemistry within Europe by selecting the European Champion in Medicinal Chemistry

The Programme of the 6th EFMC Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium will include:

  • opening lecture given by Prof. K.C. NICOLAOU (Rice university, United States)
  • keynote lectures given by Prof. Stuart CONWAY (University of Oxford, United Kingdom) and Dr Cornelia ZUMBRUNN (Idorsia Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland)
  • oral communications by invited prize winners from national young medicinal chemist meetings in Europe
  • oral communications selected from submitted abstracts
  • flash poster presentations selected from submitted abstracts
  • a poster session open to any young researcher submitting an abstract
  • prizes
    • EFMC-YMCS Presentation Prize
    • EFMC-YMCS Poster Prize
    • EFMC-YMCS Public's Choice Prize

The EFMC Young Medicinal Chemist Symposium is open to any scientist interested by the topics related to Medicinal Chemistry.

Organised by:
  • European Federation of Medecinal Chemistry (EFMC)
  • Hellenic Society of Medicinal Chemistry (Greece)

September 6, 2019
Zürich, Switzerland

The SCS Fall Meeting offers a unique opportunity for all members of the community to share the results of their research initiatives. It also stimulates the exchange of ideas between all generations of chemists, often creating the seeds for new projects and collaborations.

The Scientific Program will offer invited and contributed lectures as well as poster presentations in the following fields:

  • 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, SCS Executive Director
Tel: +41 31 306 92 91
Email:

September 8-11, 2019
Istanbul, Turkey

AFMC-AIMECS meetings are the most important international event organized by the Asian Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (AFMC) on the biennial years since its first meeting held in Japan in 1997. AFMC-AIMECS meetings provide a very important and beneficial opportunity for the medicinal chemists to stimulate the exchange of ideas, and to evaluate new methods and new lines of investigation for the contribution to the global progress of drug design and development.

AFMC-AIMECS 2019 will include sessions organized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Medicinal Chemistry and the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) as the participating organizations. Prof. Anna Hirsch will deliver a talk on "Target-based Discovery of Novel Antibiotics Targeting the Energy-coupling Factor Transporter" as part of the EFMC Session.

The Scientific Program of the Conference will include invited lectures, oral communications, and poster presentations and the scientific program will comprise parallel sessions in order to give chance to present the maximum number of oral communications for discussing on their participated fields.

See the list of confirmed speakers

Register here!

September 8-11, 2019
Pescara, Italy

RDPA is a very stimulating biennial meeting which represents an unequalled opportunity for the numerous scientists dealing with pharmaceutical analysis issues in all their domains to get together. The RDPA 2019 program will cover the most appealing and relevant topics of research in (Bio)Pharmaceutical Analysis, spanning from Fundamentals to Advanced Methodologies and Instrumentations, giving special emphasis to Natural Products.

MAIN TOPICS

  • Advanced Methodologies and Instrumentations
  • Analysis of Counterfeited Drugs
  • Analytical Methods for Drug/Protein and Protein/Protein Interactions Studies
  • Analytical Tools to Address Registration and Regulatory Issues
  • Biomarker Discovery
  • (Bio)Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Biosensors
  • Drug Monitoring, Pharmacokinetic and Clinical Studies
  • Food Analysis, Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods
  • Forensic Analysis and Antidoping
  • Fundamentals (Theories, Retention Models, Chemometrics)
  • High-throughput Screening
  • Hyphenated Techniques
  • Natural Products
  • New Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • PATs - Process Analytical Technologies
  • Proteomics, Glycomics, Metabolomics and Lipidomics
  • Sample Preparation, Validation, Quality by Design, and Data Processing.

Contact person: Francesco Epifano and Salvatore Genovese
Email: Fepifano@unich.it -

Septembre 8-11, 2019
Cambridge, United Kingdom

The 20th SCI / RSC Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, Europe’s premier biennial Medicinal Chemistry event, focussing on first disclosures and new strategies in Medicinal Chemistry. This conference will be of interest to both academic and industrial scientists engaged in all aspects of the drug discovery and development process.

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


September 11-13, 2019
Pescara, Italy

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 2019 will focus on “Current Trends in the Analysis of Medicinal Plants”. SSPA2019 will start with a regulatory session, followed by four main sessions concerning:

  • Regulatory affairs and counterfeiting
  • Analytical methods in medicinal plant characterization/standardization
  • Omics techniques in plant analysis
  • Analytical methods in the discovery of bioactive plant components

Early bird registration deadline: June 20, 2019

Deadline for abstracts submission: June 30, 2019

All inclusive registrations will be accepted until August 25, 2019. After this date, only basic registration will be accepted.

Contact:

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

September 15-20, 2019
University of Vienna, Austria

The summer school especially focuses on students and professionals who have a clear interest in learning the basics as well as latest developments in Pharmacoinformatics. The program provides an overview on main approaches and techniques used in computational drug design, ranging from protein modeling, docking, pharmacophore based screening, up to machine learning, data science, and workflows. During the afternoon sessions the participants will have the opportunity to obtain hands-on training via computational exercises.

Topics Coverage

  • Multi-Target Profiling and Integrated Approaches
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations
  • Ligand- and Target-based Design
  • Pharmacophore Modeling
  • Open Data, Open Tools, Open Knowledge
  • Case Studies from Industry

Click here for more information on the programme

Click here to register to the Summer School

If you have any questions regarding the EUROPIN Summer School on Drug Design, please don't hesitate to contact us at 

September 23-24, 2019
Leiden, The Netherlands
p>Contact person: Dr Ingrid Dijkgraaf
Tel: +31 43 3881681
Fax: +31 43 3884159
Email:

September 25-27, 2019
Wroclaw, Poland

Contact person: Dr Marcin Maczynski
Tel: +48 71 784 03 40
Fax: +48 71 784 03 41
Email:

September 25-26, 2019
Stockholm, Sweden

The 2nd Swedish Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, Sweden’s premier biennial Medicinal Chemistry event focus on recent advances in Swedish drug discovery research in academia and in industry.

This symposium has a particular focus on emerging concepts in modern drug discovery and chemical biology including alternative modalities, new in silico-based drug discovery approaches, and opportunities arising in the interface between biology and chemistry.

Contact person: Peter Sjö
Tel: +41 79 861 13 15
Email:



September 26, 2019
Ljubljana, Slovenia

October 12-16, 2019
Barcelona, Spain

Molecular imaging is continuously expanding: it is increasingly being combined with advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and has become a principal component of medical imaging. In the therapy field, targeted radiopharmaceuticals have been demonstrated to be effective and are increasingly used in a variety of clinical settings, often integrated with other therapeutic options. The ultimate goal is to design personalised, super-selective therapies and to identify more precise means of monitoring response to treatment in routine clinical practice.

In the last three years, the status of the EANM annual meeting as the world-reference congress in nuclear medicine has been confirmed. In order to maintain the high level of excellence, the 2019 EANM Congress will build on the traditions that are highly appreciated by all attendees, with the expansion of newer features. A specific educational track, implemented with the collaboration of the European School of Multimodality Imaging and Therapy, will include up-to-date teaching sessions, enriched pitfalls seminars and Continuous Medical Education interactive sessions. In all these active learning conferences, attendees will have the possibility to enhance their knowledge of multimodality imaging. A careful evaluation procedure relating to the speakers will be implemented in order to gain feedback and ensure that future interactive sessions continue to enjoy a positive response. With similar pedagogic intent, numerous multidisciplinary joint symposia, organised by several EANM Committees in collaboration with our sister societies, will offer an integrative approach to various topics relevant to the state of the art of our discipline.

For more information contact: office@eanm.org

October 29, 2019
Zagreb, Croatia

Contact person: Vesna Gabelica Markovic
Email: Vesna.gabelica.markovic@hkd.hr


EFMC Sponsored Event

November 20, 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

It has been over twenty years since Lipinski published his work determining the properties of drug molecules associated with good solubility and permeability. Since then, there have been a number of additions and expansions to these “rules”. There has also been keen interest in the application of these guidelines in the drug discovery process and how these apply to new emerging chemical structures such as macrocycles. 

This symposium will bring together researchers from a number of different areas of drug discovery and will provide a historical overview of the use of Lipinski’s rules, as well as looking to the future and how we use these rules in the changing drug compound landscape. 

Features of the Meeting

  • Historical look at the use of the Rule of Five
  • New parameters used in drug discovery
  • Look forward to the next 20 years
  • Panel discussions in each session
  • Plenary speakers, poster session, and drinks reception

For more information please contact: 


EFMC Sponsored Event

November 22, 2019
Brussels, Belgium

The Medicinal Chemistry Divisions of the two Belgian Chemical Societies, the Koninklijke Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging (KVCV) and the Société Royale de Chimie (SRC), 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 2019 will be held on Friday November 22, 2019, in Brussels. The programme of the day will include six invited lectures and three oral communications selected from submitted abstracts.

This year, the symposium will delve into the developments in the therapeutic use of peptides.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Prof. Fernando ALBERICIO (UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL, Durban , South Africa)
    Linkers for Peptide Conjugation
  • Prof. Christian F.W. BECKER (UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, Wien, Austria)
    Synthetic Immune System Engagers – a Peptide-based Approach to Immune-oncology
  • Prof. Eric MARSAULT (UNIVERSITY OF SHERBROOKE, Sherbrooke, Canada)
    Macrocyclization as an Enabling Tool Toward Novel Peptide Drug Candidates
  • Prof. Kristian STROMGAARD (UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, Copenhagen, Denmark) 
    Targeting Receptor Complexes: A New Dimension in Drug Discovery
  • Dr Meritxell TEIXIDO (INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN BIOMEDICINE, Barcelona, Spain)
    Gate2Brain, Opening the Gate to CNS Therapies

Deadline for abstract submission and early bird fee is October 10, 2019!

For more information please contact: secretariat@ldorganisation.com

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

December 10-11, 2019
Veldhoven, The Netherlands

Contact person: Dr Ingrid Dijkgraaf
Tel: +31 43 3881681
Fax: +31 43 3884159
Email:

December 11, 2019
Paris, France

Contact person: Dr Brigitte LESUR
Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 72 26 16
Email: or

Organised by:
  • Société de Chimie Thérapeutique (France)

December 11, 2019
Paris, France

The French Society of Medicinal Chemistry (Société de Chimie Thérapeutique – SCT) is pleased to invite you to Paris, on December 11th, 2019 for the 4th one-day thematic symposium focusing on the contribution of Chemical Biology to Molecular Therapeutic Innovations.

The aim of the symposium is to illustrate the great potential and applications of RNA-targeting modalities in contributing to therapeutic innovation.
This meeting is dedicated to a large audience of organic and medicinal chemists, biochemists and biologists from academic and industry. During this day, we will focus on recent advances in the field of RNA targeting using small molecules as well as oligonucleotides: the synthetic challenges involved in the design of RNA-targeting agents and on the validation of relevant RNA targets, as well as on the current methodologies used to study RNA/ligands interactions. RNA has already been drugged. Ribosomal RNA was drugged serendipitously with natural product antibiotics and later linezolid. A design-driven approach to drugging RNA was achieved with antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) and then by RNA interference (RNAi) mechanisms.
More recently, small molecules that bind to the FMN riboswitch and to SMN2 pre-mRNA were reported and are close to clinical application. All those recent developments in the field of RNA-targeting definitely hold promise for future therapeutic applications.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Matthew DISNEY (Scripps, Florida, USA)
    Translating RNA Sequence Into Lead Small Molecule Medicines
  • Maria DUCA (Université Côte d’Azur, France)
    Synthetic Small-Molecule RNA Ligands : Scope and Applications
  • Mélanie ETHEVE-QUELQUEJEU (Université de Paris, France)
    Modified RNAs as Molecular Tools for Structural and Functional Studies of RNAs dependents Enzymes
  • Eric ENNIFAR (Université de Strasbourg, France) 
    Structure-Guided Discovery of Novel Ligands Targeting the HIV-1 Genomic Viral RNA
  • Jonathan HALL (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
    A Bright Future for Oligonucleotide Drugs
  • Gerhard MUELLER (Gotham Therapeutics, Germany)
    Epitranscriptomic Readers, Writers, and Erasers: a Biophysics and Medicinal Chemistry Perspective
  • Alleyn PLOWRIGHT (Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, Germany)
    Modulating RNA - Recent Drug Discovery Approaches and Opportunities for Diverse Modalities
  • Helene TRAN (Servier Research Institute, France)
    Antisense Oligonucleotides Therapeutics for CNS Disorders

For more information please contact: secretariat@sct-asso.fr

December 13, 2019
Cambridge, United Kingdom

The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) of the RSC will be hosting its 13th postgraduate symposium for PhD students and postdoctoral workers researching in biological or medicinal chemistry and related areas. The event will be held in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge on Friday 13th December 2019. Researchers working in these areas are invited to participate. Registration will start at 9:00 am with talks beginning at 10:00 am. The day will consist of 11 oral presentations (8 student and 3 keynote) plus a Flash Poster section. Each 20 minute student talk will be followed by 10 minutes for questions.

Throughout the day there will be keynote talks from industrial and academic chemists. A buffet lunch will be provided to accompany the poster session. The BMCS judges will be awarding prizes to participants. There will be prizes of £500 for the best oral presentation and of £250 for the best poster and these will be celebrated at the end of the day.

If you are interested in presenting your relevant PhD or post-doctoral work please submit a half-page abstract by 17th September 2019 in addition to registering. Those selected by the BMCS committee to give oral presentations will be notified by 27th October. Travel expenses will be reimbursed to all speakers.

This event is FREE but all attendees should register as soon as possible and no later than by Saturday, 30th November 2019.

Online registration form: http://bit.ly/2Ui6Eqd

For queries and abstract submission contact Dave Alker at dave.alker@btinternet.com

March 22-26, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ACS organizes two national meetings & expositions each year, and each one attracts an estimated 11,000 to 13,000 chemists, chemical engineers, academicians, graduate and undergraduate students, and other related professionals. During the meeting, scientists present new multidisciplinary research, hear the latest information in their areas of professional interest, and network with colleagues. Programming is planned by our 33 technical divisions that cover all scientific fields, secretariats that focus on multidisciplinary programming, and ACS committees. Each meeting will feature more than 7,000 presentations organized into technical symposia that highlight important research advances with over 250 exhibitors showcasing new technological developments.

Contact person: Vanessa L. Johnson-Evans
Email:

August 23 - 27, 2020
San Francisco, California

ACS organizes two national meetings & expositions each year, and each one attracts an estimated 11,000 to 13,000 chemists, chemical engineers, academicians, graduate and undergraduate students, and other related professionals. During the meeting, scientists present new multidisciplinary research, hear the latest information in their areas of professional interest, and network with colleagues. Programming is planned by our 33 technical divisions that cover all scientific fields, secretariats that focus on multidisciplinary programming, and ACS committees. Each meeting will feature more than 7,000 presentations organized into technical symposia that highlight important research advances with over 250 exhibitors showcasing new technological developments.

Contact person: Vanessa L. Johnson-Evans
Email:


EFMC Symposium

September 6-10, 2020
Basel, Switzerland
Organised by:
  • Division for Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology (DMCCB) (Switzerland)
  • European Federation of Medecinal Chemistry (EFMC)

March 21-25, 2021
San Antonio, Texas

June 16-18, 2021
Denmark

August 22-26, 2021
Atlanta, Georgia


EFMC Symposium

August 29 - September 2, 2021
Zagreb, Croatia
Organised by:
  • Croatian Chemical Society, Section of Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Croatia)
  • European Federation of Medecinal Chemistry (EFMC)

March 20-24, 2022
San Diego, California

August 21-25, 2022
Chicago, Illinois


EFMC Symposium

September 4-8, 2022
Nice, France
Organised by:
  • Société de Chimie Thérapeutique (France)
  • European Federation of Medecinal Chemistry (EFMC)

March 26-30, 2023
Indianapolis, Indiana

August 13-17, 2023
San Francisco, California

March 17-21, 2024
New Orleans, Louisianna

August 18-24, 2024
Denver, Colorado

March 23-27, 2025
San Diego, California

August 17-21, 2025
Washington, District of Columbia