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Member Benefit LogoThere has never been a more exciting time to be part of the open exchange of knowledge from pharmaceutical scientists in academia, industry, government, and other institutions worldwide. As the foremost international, interdisciplinary community of pharmaceutical scientists, AAPS membership puts you at the center of it all and gives you the access to people, information, and opportunities that will strengthen your career.

AAPS Sections, Focus Groups, and Discussion Groups Provide Additional Networking and Learning Opportunities

July 2014

As a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), you are encouraged to actively participate in our sections, focus groups, and discussion groups. Each group has a unique purpose and benefit to you as a member and provides useful information that pertains to your specific career interests.

AAPS sections unite scientific disciplines into forums to discuss experiment results, share ideas, present scientific data, and examine regulatory and ethical concerns. Focus groups encourage members in specialized fields to participate in open, dynamic communications with colleagues tackling similar challenges and to forge new relationships. Discussion groups provide a local forum for face-to-face meetings to discuss technical and scientific topics that are relevant to both academic and industrial pharmaceutical scientists.

Participation in any of these groups can lead to an active role in the leadership of that group and even the association overall. Your involvement is not only a direct benefit to you, but you can also help guide the future of the association. All members—including seasoned professionals, those new to the industry, and college students—are encouraged to get involved and share their insights, experience, and dedication to the pharmaceutical sciences industry by joining one of these enriching member groups.

To learn more about a specific section, focus group, or discussion group, click on the corresponding link below:


Focus Groups

Regional Discussion Groups

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