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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.

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

2016 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition

February 1, 2016 Poster Abstract Submission Site Opens
February 18, 2016 Scientific Forum Submission Site Opens
March 24, 2016 Scientific Forum Submission Site Closes
May 13, 2016 Hot Topic Submission Site Opens
June 15, 2016 Poster Abstract Submission Site Closes
June 16, 2016 Hot Topic Submission Site Closes

For any programming questions, please contact Trish Smith at +1.703.248.4782 or

2017 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference

The Submission Site for the 2017 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference will open on August 22, 2016. More information is coming soon.

For any programming questions, please contact Amanda Bledsoe at +1.703.248.4783 or

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Workshops/Arden Conference

AAPS is now accepting proposals for 2017 spring workshops and the Arden Conference. All submissions will be reviewed for content, possible conflicts, and timing.

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Event Time Period  Submission
Event Submission
Board Review/
Decision Date
Spring 2017
Workshops and
Arden Conference
Opens February 29, 2016
Closes May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016 June 22, 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. 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 any Workshop submission questions, please 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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