The AAPS team answers the most frequently asked questions about AAPS' brand-new event for 2018, PharmSci 360.
Q1: Is PharmSci 360 replacing the Annual Meeting?
A1: The AAPS Annual Meeting will end this year. Next year, we will launch a brand new event with a different program and format, AAPS PharmSci 360. This will take place in November 2018.
Q2: Why are the AAPS National Biotech Conference and Annual Meeting ending?
A2: AAPS member leaders lobbied together for a new meeting because they have recognized the pharmaceutical sciences industry has changed. Members told us that they are now responsible to learn and understand the cross-pollination of the biomolecular and chemical entities.
Q3: How is PharmSci different from the Annual Meeting and the National Biotech Conference?
A3: Our past meeting, the National Biotech Conference, focused only on biomolecular and the AAPS Annual Meeting featured split programming – 70% chemical and 30% biomolecular. Since this programming no longer addresses our members’ needs, we created PharmSci 360 to do just that.
Q4: What does the PharmSci 360 program look like?
A4: PharmSci 360 has a dramatically different schedule and program than previous events had. In a nutshell, AAPS PharmSci 360 has five scientific tracks, and each is split in half over Biomolecular and Chemical science, so there will be two topics running across all the tracks.
Q5: How did you choose the Solution Center sections?
A5: The Solution Center mirrors the 5 scientific tracks. For companies who align with multiple areas, they have the option to reserve in the general section.
Q6: When will the programming be decided, and can I participate?
A6: The new PharmSci 360 Programming Committee will request program proposals in Spring 2018.
Q7: How can I get in on this new event?
A7: Register now! There is a special early discount for anyone who registers for PharmSci360 during the 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego….this will be the absolute lowest registration fee for the event.