Program Committee Menu
This Year's Program Committee
Douglas Sweet, Ph.D., chair
Virginia Commonwealth University
Annette Bak, Ph.D., past chair
Gopi Shankar, Ph.D., chair-elect
Johnson & Johnson
Mark Arnold, Ph.D.
Covance, APQ Section
Boris Gorovits, Ph.D.
Pfizer Inc., BIOTEC Section
Robert Bies, Ph.D.
University of Buffalo, CPTR Section
John Morrison, Ph.D.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, DDDI Section
Ajit Narang, Ph.D.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, FDD Section
Ray Skwierczynski, Ph.D.
CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, Inc., MSE Section
Eric Munson, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky, PPB Section
Daniel Bow, Ph.D.
AbbVie, PPDM Section
Edward Narke, Ph.D.
DSI InPharmatics, RS Section
St. John’s University, Student Representative
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Annual Meeting Program Selection Process
Program Committee Composition
The Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) is comprised of the section chair-elects, program chair, chair-elect, past chair, and executive council (EC) liaison. To participate on the AMPC, you must become a section officer.
Who can submit programming?
Anyone can submit programming for the Annual Meeting, including nonmembers, exhibitors, and students. All program submissions must be entered through the AAPS program submission site. The site generally opens in August and closes in December. To find the opening and deadline dates, please visit the Suggest Programming webpage.
How is the final program selected?
The AMPC selects the final program. The AMPC reviews all submissions (generally around 300) and selects approx.100 sessions for the final program. The AMPC section representatives work in conjunction with their section program committee to review and rank all submissions. The AMPC finalizes the program in February prior to the Annual Meeting in October/November. A few late breaking sessions are decided upon in June/July prior to the Annual Meeting.
How are speakers selected?
Once a session has been accepted by the AMPC, the session organizer is informed, and they begin to invite speakers for the meeting. Per AAPS Organizer Guidelines, a speaker should only speak at one session at the Annual Meeting and a moderator should only moderate one session at the Annual Meeting. This is to ensure new material is presented at the meeting. In addition, all speakers are required to provide a set of presentation slides that will be posted on the AAPS website and web/mobile app for registered attendees.
Poster Abstract Process
All poster abstracts are submitted through the AAPS submission site. The site generally opens in January and closes in June. Once the site closes and screening begins, AAPS is not able to accept any additional papers. Learn more »
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