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UK Pharm Sci 2011, held at the East Midlands Conference centre, was a great success with over 600 delegates, sponsors and exhibitors in attendance. Several excellent plenary and award lecturers were given. During the conference the Royal Pharmaceutical Society award was made to Dr. Ryan Donelly of Queen's University Belfast. Professor Bill Charman from Monash University gave an excellent presentation on neglected diseases while Professor Steve Wicks from the University of Greenwich delivered the APS award lecture. The GSK emerging scientist award was made to Professor Giuseppe Battaglia of Sheffield University. In addition to the many excellent podium presentations there were a record number of posters, nine of which were very worthy recipients of GSK sponsored prizes. I as Chair of APS would like to thank all of those who contributed to the huge success of this event. Professor Jayne Lawrence from King's College London will take over the conference Chair from Professor Richard Guy for the 2012 UK Pharm Sci meeting which will be held at the same venue from September 12 -14 in 2012

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Chairman's Blog
The APS is the foremost organisation in the UK promoting the pharmaceutical sciences. Over the past few months the APS Board has been active identifying the most significant scientific challenges that face pharmaceutical scientists. The APS is well placed to coordinate activities to tackle these challenges and in the process help its members and ultimately get medicines to patients more efficiently and effectively. Our intent is that the APS Focus Groups drive our scientific efforts. To this end we are recommending changes to their organisation. We are proposing the creation of nine FGs in total and have recently surveyed existing FG members. Once we have their views we will contact all APS members in July and invite contributions to the new FGs with a formal launch at UKPharmSci 2011 (31st Aug to 2nd Sept). We believe this will be an exciting development which will reinvigorate the APS's focus on science and provide an opportunity for members to be more involved in tackling the key issues we face. I look forward to communicating further details to you in July.

Posted by: Martin Snowden @ 10.05 


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Chairman's Blog
The Academy will be contacting all of its members very shortly with respect to membership renewals and this year there will be a significant difference. We will be offering all non-student members the opportunity to become MAPS (Members of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Science). For those who renew or indeed take up membership for the first time a certificate will be sent confirming  your membership status. We will also be offering a higher membership category of membership for those individuals who are more established in their careers as Fellows of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Science (FAPS). The eligibility criteria for FAPS can be found at I would like to take this opportunity to urge all Professional Pharmaceutical Scientists to renew or join the Academy and become a part of the growing community of Pharmaceutical Scientists who are enjoying the many network and other befits of membership.

Posted by: Martin Snowden @ 13.14 


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PharmSci 2011 - Registration NOW OPEN!
...The Science of Medicines
31st August - 2nd September 2011
East Midlands Conference Centre
Registration Now Open
Delegate registrations for PharmSci 2011 are now being taken, to register for your place or for further details including the outline programme visit

Don't forget register before the 1st June and you will automatically receive a 10% early bird discount.

There are only a few Exhibition spaces left at PharmSci 2011, if you are interested in exhibiting then make sure you book your space now.  Visit the interactive floorplan at for more information and to book your space.

Posted by: Robert Harrison @ 12.23 


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Materials by Design: From Molecule to Product

22nd - 23rd June 2011, University of Nottingham, UK

Full programme details and online registration is now available at:

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Biopharmaceutics & Early Drug Development - Current Best Practice and Emerging Science

APS Biopharmaceutics Focus Group
9th June 2011, at MSD Innovation Centre, Hoddesdon

The full programme and online registration is now open, for details visit:

Posted by: Robert Seager @ 14.52 


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Final Registrations for Industrial Insights

Industrial Insights
14-15 April, Pfizer, Sandwich

There are still a few places left on this popular annual workshop, if you wish to attend you are advised to register as soon as possible.

For further details and online registration visit:



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