Annual Meeting: PharmSci 360

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PharmSci 360 

November 4-7, 2018 , Washington, DC

Washington DC meeting


Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.



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Interactive Booth

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Kate Hawley


Sara Schwartz


Abstracts & Posters

Teresa Homrich



Stephenie Zvonkovich


Introducing PharmSci 360 for 2018

AAPS will introduce a brand new meeting, PharmSci 360, in November 2018 to address the evolving educational needs of pharmaceutical scientists.

About PharmSci 360: Video 

Members have told AAPS that they are increasingly pressed to learn about and understand both biomolecular and chemical entities, and they turn to AAPS for help. Cross-pollination between these areas is vital to advancing pharmaceutical science itself, as well as the careers of scientists working in pharmaceutical science today. AAPS is responding to this need with PharmSci 360.

AAPS developed PharmSci 360 after reconsidering every aspect of the meeting experience, including how programming is selected, how the day is structured, and the role of our industry partners in delivering the event. This new meeting takes advantage of the greatest strength of the AAPS community: Our members’ ability to deliver cross-discipline learning experiences.

The goals for this event include:
• Increasing collaboration between small molecule and biologics-focused scientists
• Engaging attendees in a meaningful learning experience
• Bringing new research forward
• Supporting our members’ business objectives

The Program
PharmSci 360 has a dramatically different schedule and program than previous events. In basic terms, AAPS PharmSci 360 has five scientific tracks, and each track is split in half over biomolecular and chemical science. There will also be two topics – each could be thought of as a theme for the event -- running across all the tracks.

The scientific program tracks are:
• Preclinical (including Discovery)
• Bioanalytical
• Clinical Pharmacology
• Manufacturing & Bioprocessing
• Formulation & Quality

Each track will be split equally between chemical and biomolecule areas – for every chemical entity-focused session, there will be a biomolecular session as well. Each track will also offer scientific depth through symposia, keynote talks, and rapid-fire presentations.

Rapid-fire Presentations
The final piece of the programming will be the rapid-fire presentations. These presentations will feature new scientific research never presented at other meetings. Scientists can expect novel, cutting-edge research—only available at PharmSci 360.

The Solution Center
The new Solution Center will feature both proven and experimental methods of learning and connecting, through exhibiting partner booths, Poster Forums, the Career Development Center, and our new Communities. The Solution Center features unique meeting spaces, including the central Hub, designed to encourage conversation and collaboration.

We look forward to your participation in preparing for the new PharmSci 360.

FAQ About AAPS PharmSci 360

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: Yes! The final AAPS Annual Meeting took place in November 2017.  AAPS is launching a brand new event with a different program and format, AAPS PharmSci 360, November 4-7, 2018, in Washington, DC.

Q2: When is the 2018 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference?

A2: The final AAPS National Biotechnology Conference was held in May 2017.


Q3: Why did AAPS retire both the National Biotechnology Conference and Annual Meeting?

A3: AAPS member leaders recognized that the pharmaceutical sciences have changed.  Members need more exposure to both biomolecular and chemical entities, regardless of what field and discipline they work in.


Q4: How is PharmSci 360 different from the Annual Meeting and the National Biotechnology Conference?

A4: The National Biotechnology Conference focused only on biomolecular topics. The AAPS Annual Meeting, meanwhile, featured split programming – 70% chemical and 30% biomolecular in 2017.  This programming no longer addresses our members’ needs. Instead, we have created PharmSci 360, with programming evenly split between chemical and biomolecular entities, and tied together with topics that will help scientists from both fields interact and expand their knowledge.

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: When will registration be available for PharmSci 360?

A7: Registration will be available in Spring 2018.