The objectives of the Academy are to
promote the pharmaceutical sciences in all areas of professional
practice by pharmaceutical scientists, including academia,
industry, regulation and commerce, and to encourage high
standards of working practices within the discipline.
The Academy seeks to achieve these aims by:
Providing a focal point for the promotion of the pharmaceutical
sciences in GB to government, national bodies, funding
organisations and other relevant groups, by working alone or in
collaboration with other organisations as appropriate, including
2. Recognition of achievements in the pharmaceutical sciences
Awarding post-nominal designations, including Membership and
Fellowship, to members of the Academy. Working with the Science
Council to award and maintain the Chartered Scientist status for
Promoting pharmaceutical sciences to students by the
organisation of student-focused events to provide support for
professional development, careers guidance and career
Encouraging the participation of student members in Academy
events by offering them reduced delegate fees and a favourable
membership fee structure.
Engaging emerging scientific talent from academic establishments
to sustain the growth in Academy membership.
4. Education and training
Organising high-quality scientific symposia on a range of topics
in the pharmaceutical sciences, developed by the Academy alone
or in partnership with other professional bodies such as the
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the Royal Pharmaceutical
Society (RPS), membership groups such as the Joint
Pharmaceutical Analysis Group (JPAG) and like minded societies
such as the United Kingdom and Ireland Controlled Release
Organising an annual UK Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference (UK-PharmSci)
as a major scientific focal point for the discipline.
Developing, delivering and accrediting CPD courses and
programmes in the pharmaceutical sciences.
Establishing, leading and promoting scientific “focus groups” in
specific specialist areas within the pharmaceutical sciences
that differentiate from existing opportunities for
pharmaceutical scientists and look to further develop the
science within those fields for mutual benefit.
Accrediting undergraduate University degree programmes in the
Organising social events to encourage networking, including
receptions for students, academics and industrialists, and an
annual “black tie” dinner. Ultimately enabling a collaborative
culture amongst pharmaceutical scientists within the United
Kingdom that promotes information sharing to advance innovations
and partnerships in this area.