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June 2019

For more information:Prof. Dr Vesna Miškovic Stankovic
Tel:(+381 11) 3370 467

June 9-14, 2019Ekaterinburg, Russia

MedChem Russia conferences are held every 2 years in large scientific, educational and cultural centers of the Russian Federation. The first conference was held in Moscow in 2013, the second - in Novosibirsk in 2015, and the third one - in Kazan in 2017. This international conference is mainly aimed at detailed analysis of current developments, innovative approaches and advanced technologies in the field of medicinal chemistry and drug research.

The scientific program of MedChem Russia 2019 will include plenary lectures, oral reports and poster presentations. Youth School Conference on medicinal chemistry and the sections on computer chemistry, on cell technologies, on domestic anti-cancer and anti-infectious drugs and on materials for medicine will be held within the framework of the Conference. In addition to the scientific program, various events aimed at business communication are planned. Holding such forum on the international level, which will interest both scientists and industrial representatives, working in the area of medicinal chemistry and drug development, is one of the major tasks for the organizers.

The Conference is to be held in B.N. Yeltsin Ural Federal University and in M.N. Mikheev Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The scientific program will cover the following issues:

  • Innovative developments in important therapeutic areas;
  • Novel synthetic and technological approaches in medicinal chemistry;
  • Computer prognosis, virtual screening, bioinformatics and chemoinformatics;
  • Nanocomposites, drug delivery systems;
  • Development of innovative anti-cancer drugs;
  • Promising materials for medicine;
  • Cell technologies, developing biopharmaceutical products.

Contact person: Kuznetsova Olga A.
Tel: +73433743477

EFMC Symposium

June 10-13, 2019Krakow, Poland

This biennial meeting is a key symposium in its field with traditionally around 300 participants, from industry and academia. The EFMC - ACSMEDI Medicinal Chemistry Frontiers Meeting attracts a highly targeted audience composed of experts in drug discovery and development, in particular medicinal and synthetic chemists, together with scientists active in the fields of computer assisted drug design, biology, DMPK, pharmacology, early toxicology, as well as chemical and pharmaceutical development. The scientific programme for this meeting will feature a plenary session, followed by sessions covering the latest advances in medicinal chemistry.

The Final Scientific Programme will include:

  • A first-time disclosure by Novartis: The Discovery of LML134, a Histamine H3 Receptor Inverse Agonist for the Clinical Treatment of Excessive Sleep Disorder
  • 3 high quality plenary and 19 keynote speakers, covering the latest advances in the main fields of medicinal chemistry.
  • 6 Oral communications selected from the submitted abstracts
  • A session showcasing Pharma Research Highlights in Poland
  • An extensive social programme to maximise your networking opportunities
  • A Poster session and an exhibition.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Adding AI to the Drug Discovery Tool Box
    Session Chair
    : Carolyn Dzierba (BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB, United States)
  • Advances in Protein Degradation Technologies
    Session Chair
    : Daniel Harki (UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, United States)
  • Chemical Biology Tools & Target Engagement Technologies
    Session Chair
  • Genomics in Drug Discovery : Roles for Chemistry
    Session Chair
    : Terry Moore (UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, United States)
  • GPCRs : a Discovery Powerhouse
    Session Chair
  • Matrix Metallo-Proteinases
    Session Chair
    : Krzysztof Józwiak (MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF LUBLIN, Poland)
  • Multi-Targeted Drugs
    Session Chair
  • Opioid, Pain, Endo-Cannabinoid
    Session Chair
    : Katarzyna Kiec-Kononowicz (JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY, Poland)
  • Targeted Covalent Inhibitors
    Session Chair
    : Anders Karlén (UPPSALA UNIVERSITY, Sweden)
Organised by:
  • European Federation of Medecinal Chemistry (EFMC)
  • Polish Society of Medicinal Chemistry (Poland)

June 11-14, 2019Snekkersten, Denmark

This symposium follows on from the very successful inaugural meeting held 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.

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


  • Andrew Cook, H3 Biomedicine, United States
  • James Crawford, Genentech, United States
  • Morten Dahl Sørensen, LEO Pharma, Denmark
  • Matthew Disney, Scripps Research, United States
  • Samuel Hintermann, Novartis, Switzerland
  • Daniel Pettersen, AstraZeneca, Sweden
  • Izzat Raheem, Merck, United States
  • Hasane Ratni, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland
  • Lena Ripa, AstraZeneca, Sweden
  • Ian Smith, GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom
  • Steven van der Plas, Galapagos, Belgium

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

17-20 June, 2019Ghent, Belgium

The Bioheterocycles conference, initiated in 1980 by Prof. Henk van der Plas, is a biennial meeting in Europe, focusing on the synthesis and biological activities of heterocyclic compounds. The objective is to provide an informal meeting, facilitating fruitful interactions between young scientists, established academics, recognised international speakers and industrial experts on emerging trends and new developments related to heterocycles in chemistry, biology, medicine, agriculture,…


Plenary lectures

  • Dr Peter MEIER, NOVARTIS PHARMA, Switzerland

Invited lectures

  • Prof. James BULL, IMPERIAL COLLEGE, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Adrian DOBBS, UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Stanislav GOBEC, UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA, Slovenia
  • Dr Martina LAHMANN ,BANGOR UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom
  • Prof Florence MONGIN, UNIVERSITY OF RENNES, France

For more information please contact:

June 17-18, 2019Stockholm, Sweden

Contact person: Anders Karlén

June 19, 2019Rehovot, Israel

Contact person: Prof. Eylon Yavin
Tel: +972-54-2343270
Fax: +972-2-6757574

EFMC Sponsored Event

June 21, 2019Madrid, Spain

As in former editions, this Symposium is aimed to give the opportunity to Post-doc, Pre-doc, Master’s degree, and Bachelor’s degree students to show and discuss their results. However, registration is also open to both junior and senior researchers.

Invited Speakers:

  • Merche Aranda, Ideare Learning and Innovation, Spain
  • Xavier Barril, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Lola Jiménez-Alfaro, GSK, Spain
  • Christian Ottmann, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands



  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • Natural Products
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Crystallography

Abstract submission deadline is April 30, 2019.

For more information contact: simposioji@iqm.csic.es

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

June 21, 2019Madrid, Spain

This fifth editionwill be held in Madrid on June 22nd, 2018 at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) headquarters. As in former editions, this symposium is aimed to give the opportunity to Post-doc, Pre-doc, Master’s degree, and Bachelor’s degree students to show and discuss their results. However, registration is also open to both junior and senior researchers.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Roberto Chicharro (Grupo Juste, Spain)
  • José Martínez Orgado (Hosp. Clínico San Carlos, Spain)
  • Michiel Van Gool(Janssen, Spain)

Abstract submission deadline is May 21, 2018.

Contact person: Eva Mª Priego
Tel: +34 91 568 00 40
Fax: +34 564048053

EFMC Sponsored Event

June 27-30, 2019Prague, Czech Republic

In 2019, it will be 20 years of history of this traditional Joint Meetings, founded in 1999 by Prof. G. Ronsivalle (Italy) together with Prof. A. Lipkowski (Poland) and Prof. G. Toth (Hungary). On behalf of National Chemical Societies of Italy, Poland and Hungary, Prof G. Ronsivalle together with Prof. Z. Chilmonczyk (Poland) and Prof. P. Matyus (Hungary) organized the first meeting in Taormina in 1999, particularly to promote Medicinal Chemistry, attract young scientists and foster relationships between medicinal chemists of the participating countries. After Taormina, JMMC was held in Budapest 2001, Krakow 2003, Vienna 2005, Portorož 2007, Budapest 2009, Catania 2011, Lublin 2013, Athens 2015 and Dubrovnik 2017. Since the first meeting, number of participating countries has increased to nine – Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. The success of last 10th JMMC-2017 (249 participants from 28 countries) illustrates an interest of this kind of meetings. We are pleased to invite medicinal chemists from all over the world, not only participating countries, to come, stimulate discussion in drug discovery and development and to promote collaboration between medicinal chemistry scientists, both young and experienced.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr. Tomas Cihlar (Gilead Sciences, United States)
  • Prof. Michal Hocek (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, Czech Republic)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Janez Ilas (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Prof. Yoel Rodríguez (Hostos Community College of CUNY, United States)
  • Prof. Dr. Sanja Tomic (Ruder Boskovic Institute, Croatia)
Deadline for abstract submission and early bird fee is March 1, 2019

Contact person: Martin Dolezal
Tel: +420495067389

Organised by:
  • Section of Synthetic Drug of the Czech Pharmaceutical Society (Czech Republic)

June 30 - July 4, 2019Urbino, Palazzo Battiferri

The European School of Medicinal Chemistry (ESMEC) and the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) offer 13 (10 + 3) scholarships for the participation to the XXXIX edition of the school, scheduled from June 30 to July 4, 2019.

The scholarships, covering the registration fee and the full board accommodation, will be assigned to PhD students attending PhD courses in European Universities (excluding Italian Universities).

A Committee formed by members of the School’s Scientific Committee, Dr Antoni Torrens (representative of EFMC), Prof. Stefania Butini and Prof. Marco Macchia, will carry out the selection on the basis of the candidate scientific CV and research project.

This year the scientific programme includes the following topics:

  • Immuno-oncology: small molecules and beyond
  • Photocatalysis in Medicinal Chemistry
  • Artificial Intelligence in drug discovery and development
  • Market watch: new drug approvals in 2018 and synthetic strategies

Deadline for fellowships application: March 25, 2019

For more information visit: www.esmec.eu Fellowships section

EFMC Sponsored Event

July 3-5, 2019Nantes, France

The French Medicinal Chemistry Society (Société de Chimie Thérapeutique - SCT) is pleased to invite you to Nantes, France on July 3-5, 2019 for the 55th edition of the International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry (RICT 2019).

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

  • New Breakthroughs in Targeting PPIs
  • Recent Trends in Infectious Diseases Drug Development
  • Tackling New Challenges in Antibody-drug Conjugates
  • Inspired by Nature
  • Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery : Reality or Hype
  • Case studies: from target validation to novel drugs (all therapeutic areas included)

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.

During the meeting, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recipient of the 2019 Paul Ehrlich Award and to the recipient of the Pierre Fabre Award for Therapeutic Innovation

In addition, a 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 please contact:

Organised by:
  • Société de Chimie Thérapeutique (France)

July 5-12, 2019Paris, France

This IUPAC-2019 Congress and the joint 50th General Assembly will present an exceptional character as both will celebrate the Centenary of the Union. Special events will be organized all week long, encompassing a Celebration plenary session organized together with the IUPAC100 Committee, a celebratory evening organized by the Young Scientists at the Maison de la Chimie, the Celebration gala dinner, and an official Ceremony organized at the Sorbonne in presence of the French authorities, IUPAC Council, NAOs diplomatic delegations and prestigious scientists and guests.

The programme of such a general Congress was built to merge the different fields of chemistry and to address today’s most challenging issues relevant to human well-being and sustainable development but it remains broad enough to welcome every contribution whatever the domain of research or the academic and industrial origins. It has been reviewed by a worldwide panel of recognized scientists. Furthermore, dedicated symposia will consider the educational, historical, gender, and other timely aspects, together with the very sensitive question of Chemistry and Society. A dense Young Scientists programme is also planned throughout the week.

Some 30 Symposia are offered, with multiple half-day sessions co-organized by teams of Foreign and French scientists.

For more information:

July 8-11, 2019Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

The Spanish Society of Medicinal Chemistry (SEQT), member of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC), welcomes you to the 18th meeting “New challenges in Drug Discovery”, to be held in Vitoria-Gasteiz on July 8-11, 2019.

The scientific program will include both plenary and invited lectures, as well as short oral communications and flash poster presentations, covering different aspects of drug discovery and development.

Invited Speakers:

  • José Ignacio Andrés (Janssen Cilag, Spain)
  • Gonçalo Bernardes (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Erick M. Carreira (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Kristof van Emelen (ProDigest BVBA, Belgium)
  • Benoit Gauthier (CABIMER, Spain)
  • Yvette van Kooyk (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Luis M Liz- Marzán (CIC Biomagune, Spain)
  • Modesto J. Remuiñan (GSK, Spain)

Deadline for abstract submission is April 5, 2019!

Contact person: Francisco Palacios
Tel: +34 945 01 31 03
Fax: +34 945 01 30 14

July 9-11, 2019Porto, Portugal

Contact person: Sara Cravo
Tel: +351 220 428 690
Fax: +351 226 093 390

July 14-18, 2019Vienna, Austria

The 21st edition of this prestigious conference aims to bring together scientists from Europe and other parts of the world to share their interests in the field of Organic Chemistry at large.

Since its first edition in 1979, the biannual ESOC conference has developed into the flagship event for the Organic Chemistry community in Europe and beyond.

The art of Organic Synthesis lies at the heart of this conference, and its impact on the life sciences and the material sciences will also be prominently featured. Thematically, ESOC 2019 will highlight modern trends in:

  • Total Synthesis and Methodology
  • Catalysis
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Organic Materials
  • Physical and Computational Organic Chemistry

Submission of abstracts for oral presentations until March 31, 2019

Early bird registration until May 15, 2019

For more information: Scientific Secretariat
Tel: +43 1 58801 16301
Fax: +43 1 58801 16399

July 16-19, 2019Milano, Italy

The XXVI edition of the National Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry (XXVI NMMC 2019) of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society (Divisione di Chimica Farmaceutica - Società Chimica Italiana, DCF-SCI) will be held in Milan on the occasion of the 40th anniversary from the establishment of the DCF-SCI.

The XXVI NMMC, which continues a long-standing tradition of excellent science in the major research areas of medicinal chemistry, will bring together scientists from industry, academia and government institutions across Europe and throughout the world. The meeting will create a forum for in-depth, informed discussions, regarding both basic science and applications in medicinal chemistry.

As in the last editions, the meeting will be joint with the 12th Young Medicinal Chemists Symposium “Nuove Prospettive in Chimica Farmaceutica” (NPCF12), mainly directed to graduate, post-graduate, PhD students and young researchers operating in Academia or Industry.

The XXVI NMMC will start on July 16th 2019 with the Registration Desk and the Opening Ceremony at the Aula Magna of the University of Milan – Via Festa del Perdono 7, and will continue there from 17th to 19th. From 1958, the University is based in the “Ca’ Granda”, the name once used to indicate the huge “Ospedale Maggiore”, the biggest hospital in Milan until 1939. The “Ca’ Granda”, located in downtown Milan, is a beautiful example of Lombard Renaissance architecture.

The Scientific Program, organized in two parallel sessions, will consist of oral presentations (plenary and keynote lectures) and a limited number of short communications. Special sessions will be devoted to poster presentations.

The multidisciplinary scientific program will be of interest to medicinal chemists, biologists and clinicians involved in drug research and development. The main therapeutic areas will be covered by the XXVI NMMC and NPCF12, among them oncology, immune-oncology, infectious diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases, inflammation, metabolic diseases, rare and neglected diseases. In the frame of these general areas of interest, the scientific sessions will include plenary lectures and key notes, oral/flash and poster presentations, focusing on the following main topics:

  • First disclosure
  • New mechanisms, targets and proof of concept studies.
  • Repurposing
  • New modalities in drug discovery
  • Omics applied to the identification of biomarkers, target identification and validation
  • Nutraceuticals and Nutragenomics
  • Drug Design & Structural biology
  • Biophysics and analytics in drug discovery
  • New synthetic strategies in medicinal chemistry
  • Cheminformatics
  • Biological Drugs

The scientific community is cordially invited to actively contribute to this scientific event, organized under the auspices of the University of Milan in our more than two thousand years old city, Mediolanum, which became a metropolis at the beginning of the 4th century B.C. Milan, which hosted the Universal Expo in 2015, is world-renowned as one of the capitals of innovation, science and art-based events, finance and business, opera, design and fashion. Together with a stimulating scientific program, all participants will enjoy the exciting city atmosphere.

Contact person: Marina Carini
Email: Marina.carini@unimi.it

July 28-31, 2019Lisbon, Portugal

During four days, the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon will congregate the exciting world of Natural Products research, bringing together senior scientists, young researchers, and PhD students from all over the world to share their latest advances.

The attractive program of NatProdDDH will cover the state-of-the-art in Natural Products research, up to their application as value-added products for human health. Through plenary sessions, lectures, poster presentations and coffee breaks, the participants will discover the auspicious environment for the generation of innovative ideas, networking, and synergies.

Invited Speakers

  • Prof. Dr Francisco A Macias (University of Cadiz, Spain)
  • Prof. Dr Giovanni Appendino (University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy)
  • Prof. Dr Randolph Arroo (University of De Montfort Leicester, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Dr Franz Bucar (University of Graz, Austria)
  • Prof. Dr Wim Dehaen (University of Leuven, Belgium)
  • Prof. Dr Isabel CFR Ferreira (Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal)
  • Prof. Dr Simon Gibbons (University of College London, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Dr Virginia Lanzotti (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
  • Prof. Dr Strnad Miroslav (University of Olomouc, Czech Republic)
  • Prof. Dr Emerson F. Queiroz (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Prof. Dr Satyajit Sarker, (University of Liverpool John Moores, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Dr Artur Silva (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
  • Prof. Dr Hermann Stuppner (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Prof. Dr Deniz Tasdemir (GEOMAR-Biotech, Germany)
  • Prof. Dr Vassilios Roussis (University of Athens, Greece)
  • Prof. Dr Robert Verpoorte (University of Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • Prof. Dr Jianbo Xiao (University of Macau, China)

Abstract submission deadline: April 30, 2019

Early bird fee until: May 10, 2019

Contact person: Maria José U Ferreira
Tel: +351 217 946 475
Fax: +351 217 946 470
Email: pselisbon@ff.ulisboa.pt

August 15-18, 2019Chengdu, 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, 2019San 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

August 26-29, 2019Budapest, 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, 2019

Contact person: István Greiner
Tel: +36-1-4314102

September 1-4, 2019Pirenopolis – 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, 2019Athens, 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, 2019Athens, 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, 2019Zürich, 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

Septembre 8-11, 2019Cambridge, 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

September 8-11, 2019Pescara, 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.


  • 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 -

September 11-13, 2019Pescara, 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.


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

September 15-20, 2019University 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

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

September 25-27, 2019Wroclaw, Poland

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

September 25-26, 2019Stockholm, 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

September 26, 2019Ljubljana, Slovenia

October 29, 2019Zagreb, Croatia

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

November-December 2019 (to be confirmed)Paris, France

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

December 2019Veldhoven, The Netherlands

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

March 22-26, 2020Philadelphia, 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

August 23 - 27, 2020San 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

EFMC Symposium

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

March 21-25, 2021San Antonio, Texas

August 22-26, 2021Atlanta, Georgia

EFMC Symposium

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

March 20-24, 2022San Diego, California

August 21-25, 2022Chicago, Illinois

EFMC Symposium

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

March 26-30, 2023Indianapolis, Indiana

August 13-17, 2023San Francisco, California

March 17-21, 2024New Orleans, Louisianna

August 18-24, 2024Denver, Colorado

March 23-27, 2025San Diego, California

August 17-21, 2025Washington, District of Columbia