Volunteer at PharmSci 360

Volunteer at PharmSci 360 in Orlando and help others grow!

If you are joining us in person at PharmSci 360, October 22–25, in Orlando, FL, share your expertise and help other attendees learn and grow.
Create a great experience for students, postdocs, and other scientists by volunteering to serve as a mentor, a conference buddy, a mock interviewer, a résumé reviewer, or to critique LinkedIn profiles.

Applications must be received by 5:00 pm ET, September 29.

Volunteer Today!

Review Résumés or LinkedIn Profiles

Help a young scientist make a great first impression in your field!
  • Sign up for a designated time in the PharmSci 360 Solution Center. Time slots are available starting at 9:00 am ET each day of the meeting.
  • Review résumés and/or LinkedIn profiles and offer tips for creating a great first impression on hiring managers

Be an Interviewer in AAPS’ New Mock Interview Program

Conduct mock interviews to give candidates a chance to hone their interview skills and develop self-confidence. Students, postdocs, and others entering the pharmaceutical sciences have asked for help in presenting themselves as the best candidate for opportunities in all professions. You can help! 

Interviews are not based on specific job openings – you do not need to have expertise in their science.

  • Sign up for a designated time in the PharmSci 360 Solution Center. Time slots are available starting at 9:00 am ET each day of the meeting.
  • Candidates should leave their mock interview with advice on presenting themselves well in an interview setting and having experienced what an interview situation feels like. 

Participate in the Mentoring Breakfast

Have informal, small group conversations with students, postdocs, or other scientists about their career plans and goals over breakfast Tuesday, October 24, 7:00 am–8:30 am ET. Share what you have learned through your own career experience.
  • Sign up to participate. Your professional details will be shared with attendees to help connect them with the right mentor.
  • Attend the breakfast, chat with participants, and offer career advice at your table.

Help First-time Attendees – Be a Conference Buddy

Help first-time attendees navigate the conference by sharing tips on how to make the most out of the meeting and AAPS. It is an easy way to enrich your conference experience and meet new scientific colleagues.

  • Sign up to be matched with a first-time attendee with similar interests.
  • You will be matched approximately a week before the meeting begins.
  • As a meeting veteran, you will contact your assigned conference buddy before the meeting to schedule times to connect during the event, such as the opening general session or a symposium that interests you both.
  • During PharmSci 360 you and your buddy can discuss the sessions you have seen, meet for lunch or dinner, browse the Solution Center, and discuss projects. What you do together is up to you! 

Volunteer Today!

AAPS seeks experienced scientists to lead the 2024 PharmSci 360 Scientific Programming Committee!

Help select sessions and recruit speakers for the symposia, keynotes, and prologues that will be presented at PharmSci 360 October 20-23, 2024, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This event will be face-to-face and all committee members are expected to attend in person.

Learn more about all the tracks. 

PharmSci 360’s Tracks

  • Discovery & Basic Research
  • Preclinical and Translational Sciences
  • Bioanalytics
  • Manufacturing and Analytical Characterization
  • Formulation and Delivery
    Available Positions

    AAPS is seeking volunteers or the following positions:




    2024 Vice Chair

    The selected individual will serve as vice chair in 2024, and automatically advance to chair in 2025. This individual will also serve as the 2024 chair of the Abstract Screening Committee.

    Refer to attachment (PDF)

    2024 Track Chairs

    There are 5 track chairs; each oversees a single track.

    Refer to attachment (PDF)

    2024 Track Leaders

    There are 10 track leaders – 2 per track. Each has either a chemical or biological focus.

    Refer to attachment (PDF)


    To qualify for consideration, you must:

    • Be an AAPS member in good standing at time of application and throughout service.
    • Commit to the requirements outlined in the position descriptions listed above. 
    • Participate in planning meetings, including monthly Scientific Programming Committee conference calls.
    • Develop the track, including selecting sessions; organizing the flow of sessions and entering them into the programming grid; recruiting speakers; and managing speakers up to and during the meeting.
    • Attend the 2024 PharmSci 360 in person in Salt Lake City, Utah.
    • Complete this submission form
    • Must not be a member of any *other AAPS Committee.
    • Must be a member of an AAPS Community.

    Submit your application by 5pm ET, Tuesday October 25, 2023.

    Applicants will be notified about their application status in November.

    Complete the submission form!

    *Attention: AAPS members are prohibited from serving on more than one AAPS Committee at a time to ensure that many voices from the membership are represented in AAPS’ governance and in the selection of science and programming. 

    Members will not be considered for roles on other committees until their term is complete.

    Members may participate in short-term volunteer activities (e.g., task forces, moderating a session, serving as a mentor) at any time, regardless of their service on an AAPS Committee.