Suggest Programming

Where does AAPS programming come from? From YOU.

All programming at AAPS' Annual Meeting, National Biotechnology Conference, and all AAPS workshops comes from proposals received from members.

The programming committees assigned to each of the events review and choose the strongest, most innovative submissions for the event’s agenda.

Follow the links below and learn how to submit your ideas. We’d love to hear from you.

Annual Meeting | NBC | Workshops/Arden/Training Courses | One-Day EventsInternational EventsAdditional Information 

2016 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition

July 15, 2016 Career Development Submission Site Closes


For further information on career development submissions, visit our Annual Meeting Career Development page.

For annual meeting program questions, contact Trish Smith at +1.703.248.4782 or

2017 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference

The 2017 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference Programming Committee wants your suggestions for programmatic themes. Themes are used to shape the overall programming of the conference. Themes should reflect the most active areas of scientific activity, address knowledge gaps experienced by scientists, and reflect collaborative, multi-disciplinary program solving.

August 9, 2016 Submission Site Closes for Workshops Held in Conjunction with the 2017 NBC (For more information, see the Workshops section below.) 
August 17, 2016 Program Submission Site Opens 
October 27, 2016 Program Submission Site Closes 
December 1, 2016 Poster Abstract Submission Site Opens
February 6, 2017 Hot Topic Submission Site Opens 
February 21, 2017 Poster Abstract Submission Site Closes 
March 9, 2017 Hot Topic Submission Site Closes 


For NBC program related questions, contact Amanda Bledsoe at +1.703.248.4783 or

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Workshops and Training Courses

AAPS is now accepting workshop and training course proposals for the 2017 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference in May, 2017

Event Time Period  Submission
Site Opens
Workshop Submission
Board Review/
Decision Date
Workshops and Training Courses to be held in conjunction with the 2017 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference  June 13, 2016 August 9, 2016 September 14, 2016
September 2017 October 12, 2016 January 10, 2017 February 15, 2017

AAPS is limiting the number of workshops to nine, including those associated with the Annual Meeting and Exposition and National Biotechnology meetings. This limit will allow the AAPS staff to manage all workshops in-house. The Arden Conference is not included in the total number of workshops allowed. Not counted in the total number of workshops are requests for AAPS co-sponsorships, in which staff or financial involvement is minimal. Co-sponsorships will be evaluated on an on-going basis.

For Workshop submission questions, contact Elizabeth Scuderi at +1.703.248.4789 or

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One-Day Facility Hosted Event

AAPS will begin offering one-day seminars which will be hosted at pharmaceutical company facilities or on university campuses. Any member, focus group, or section wishing to hold a meeting of this type must complete the facility hosted seminar submission form and submit that proposal to AAPS staff 6–9 months in advance of the meeting. AAPS staff will forward the proposal to the program coordination committee for approval. For future information, please see the guideline document (DOC).  

Send facility hosted event submission form to Elizabeth Scuderi at

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International Events

AAPS is accepting submissions for any international meeting that AAPS would cosponsor. All submissions will be reviewed by the International Affairs Committee (IAC) for content, conflicts and timing. Please submit your submission no later than April 1 for the IAC to review on May 6 or by October 1 for the IAC to review at the AAPS Annual Meeting.

Send international meeting requests via the completed form below to Grace Jones at

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Additional Information 

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