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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.


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2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition

In 2014, San Diego will host the 28th AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition from November 2 to 6. The world’s largest pharmaceutical sciences meeting, which aims to improve global health through advances in pharmaceutical sciences, will bring together more than 8,000 scientists, business leaders, government officials, students, policy-makers, and international scientific media representatives. The event features more than 90 programming sessions, including more than 50 symposia and roundtables.

The 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition aims to:

  • showcase the latest advances in science and technology,
  • stimulate debate about science and technology and provoke public interest and excitement, and
  • promote a dialogue on the role of science and technology in society and public policy.

The 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition submission site is now closed for program submissions. The site will open for program submissions for the 2015 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition later this summer. Please check back for more information on submission deadlines.  

For any programming questions, please contact Ushma J. Suvarnakar at +1.703.248.4782 or


2015 National Biotechnology Conference

The 2015 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference submission site is now open for Open Forum submissions.

Please review the dates in the table below for upcoming deadlines.

Important Dates
July 15, 2014 Open Forum Submission Site Opens
August 27, 2014 Open Forum Submission Site Closes
November 19, 2014 Hot Topic Submission Site Opens
January 7, 2015 Hot Topic Submission Site Closes


For any programming questions, please contact Trish Smith at +1.703.248.4783 or

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AAPS is now accepting proposals for 2015/2016 workshops. All submissions will be reviewed for content, possible conflicts, and timing. The Program Coordination Committee (PCC) will review all proposals for Arden Conference as well as the workshops not being held in conjunction with the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition (AM) or the AAPS National Biotechnology Conference (NBC). Meetings being held in conjunction with those conferences will be reviewed by the respective programming committees, the Annual Meeting Programming Committee (AMPC), and the National Biotechnology Conference Programming Committee (NBCPC). 

Workshop Schedules
Submission due to AAPS Staff     Review DateReviewing Committee        Workshop Approvals for:     
October 7, 2014 November 4, 2014 (at AM)—PCC  Workshops to occur in September 2015
December 12, 2014 February 16, 2015—AMPC AM Workshops (up to 3) to occur in October 2015
April 8, 2015 May 6, 2015 Workshops/Arden Conference to occur February–April 2016

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. Exceptions to this process will require explicit approval by the program coordination committee. Not counted in the total number of workshops are requests for AAPS cosponsorships, in which staff or financial involvement is minimal. Cosponsorships will be evaluated on an on-going basis. 

Send workshop suggestions on the completed form below to Elizabeth Scuderi at

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One Day Facility Hosted Seminars

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. 

Send facility hosted seminar suggestions via the completed form below to Sharon Pichon 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 Sharon Pichon at

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Additional Information 

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