Recap: what to expect from FIP’s PSWC 2017 — the main congress The congress will run along six tracks following the path of drug discovery, development and implementation. The three key conference themes will run in parallel: excellent science, global harmonisation and open innovation.
Be a part of in-depth scientific discussions and hear high-level speakers share their latest research in plenary sessions, workshops, debates, roundtables and unique regional showcases. As a participant, you can tailor your experience to suit your interests, choosing which events to attend and switching between tracks.
The congress will allow us to create a plan for the future of pharmaceutical sciences and ensure global access to therapeutics.
Linking congress tracks is important for pharmacy Giovanni Pauletti, associate professor at the University of Cincinnati and Scientific Secretary at FIP, discusses the tracks: “The PSWC 2017 tracks are not independent of each other. If you want to deliver a drug molecule, you rely on information that has been collected during drug design; this links tracks A, B and C. The scientific aspects of drug development must consider the regulatory framework to accelerate patient access to new medicines; this includes track D. Unique to this meeting is the involvement of clinical scientists in track E. They are directly involved with patient care and provide crucial feedback.”
Thoughts from the congress chair — Professor Meindert Danhof Congress chair Professor Meindert Danhof, of Leiden University in the Netherlands, shares his thoughts on the opening ceremony and the congress as a whole: “The PSWC17 plenary sessions will address aspects of use of drugs and society. It will also include information on the novel opportunities arising from systems biology. Key to these sessions will be the congress theme, ‘Future medicines for one world’, where we will discuss global access to future therapeutic interventions, minorities, rare patient groups and patients in developing countries.”
Dinosaurs in Stockholm Visit Sweden’s Museum of Natural History in Stockholm and check out its new dinosaur exhibition: “Fossils and evolution”. This is more than just an exhibition of dinosaur bones; it is a journey through life’s evolution. Or, as a pharmaceutical scientist, perhaps you are more interested in human evolution? Then you should visit “The human journey” exhibition, which will take you through seven million years of our history, and try to find out where we are going. Or, what about “The human animal”, an exhibition that seeks to teach us more about our abilities and behaviours?
Final Reminder — BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW! MCI Amsterdam, the official housing partner for PSWC 2017, has reserved a number of rooms in various hotels that have been carefully selected for your convenience. All the hotels are located in Stockholm, with good connections to the convention centre by public transport. Reservations can be made online together with your registration to the congress: Click here to enter the Registration website.