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Medicinal Chemistry (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Lead Optimization Strategies for Medicinal Chemists

Dates

August 5-6, 2017

Location

Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH Site Information

Organizers

Chair:
Benjamin A. Pratt

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 8, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by May 5, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

Meeting Description

Overview

The Gordon Research Seminar on Medicinal Chemistry is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other early career scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to learn from experienced medicinal chemists, present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

Topics will include discussion of concepts of lead-likeness and also on the impact of chemical structure on physicochemical properties, pharmacology, pharmacokinetic and toxicology outcomes. The application of cutting edge technologies to drug discovery programs will also be discussed. The focus of this meeting is to explore fundamental principles of contemporary medicinal chemistry coupled with poster presentations representing the various therapeutic areas and target classes of current interest in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. The principles will be presented in a workshop format, allowing for close interaction between practicing medicinal chemists and participating attendees. Case studies of drug discovery projects will highlight successful approaches taken to deliver clinical candidates. Registration support will be available for participants; please contact the chair for details.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by May 5, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Program Format

Saturday Sunday
  • Introductory Comments: 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Introductory Science Session: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Poster Session I: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Dinner: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Evening Science Session: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Morning Science Session: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Poster Session II: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Concluding Science Session: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Evaluation Period: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Program for related GRC begins: 6:00 pm

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Medicinal Chemistry" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.

Contributors

Preliminary Program Outline

An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The Conference Chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by June 5, 2017. Please check back for updates.

Speakers

  • To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Discussion Leaders

  • To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
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