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AAPS Combines with FIP to form Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2010

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Combines with International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) to form Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC) Nearly 9,000 pharmaceutical scientists bring their expertise to New Orleans November 14-18, 2010

WHAT: AAPS and FIP combine for PSWC

WHERE: New Orleans Morial Convention Center (NOMCC)

WHEN: November 14-18, 2010

DETAILS: AAPS and FIP will combine for PSWC, the world’s largest pharmaceutical sciences meeting to share research, ideas and perspectives to improve global health. Approximately 9,000 scientists from 60 countries are expected to attend this year’s meeting in New Orleans, November 14-18 at the NOMCC. The objective for the joint meeting is to benefit members of each organization and what they represent.

PSWC will showcase cutting-edge research, and reveal the latest technology, supplies and services needs for diseases such as cholera, cancer, and tuberculosis (TB). More than 100 sessions and 40 meetings and seminars will also be available for all attendees.

President of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Program, Dr. Tadataka “Tachi” Yamada, M.D., will give the keynote address on the future of global health. Dr. Yamada currently oversees $7 billion in grants directed at applying technologies to major health challenges including HIV, TB, malaria, malnutrition and maternal and child health. Other speakers include John Lisak Jr., CAE, AAPS executive director; Tom Hoek, FIP general secretary and CEO; and scientists from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health and other leading pharmaceutical companies.

AAPS is a professional, scientific society with 12,000 members that provides an international forum for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to improve their contributions to health. FIP is the global federation of national associations representing two million pharmaceutical scientists and pharmacists around the world.

WEBSITE: www.pswc2010.org

MAJOR EVENTS (All events held at NOMCC):

  • Sun, Nov. 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Opening Session- Formal opening to PSWC featuring John Lisack Jr., CAE, AAPS executive director; Tom Hoek, FIP general secretary and CEO; and keynote address by Dr. Yamada, M.D., President of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Program
  • Mon, Nov. 15, 1:30-4 p.m.: “Pharmaceuticals without Borders”- part one of a three-part meeting focusing on delivering medicines to underserved populations, and insuring the quality of medicine
  • Tues, Nov. 16, 4-5 p.m.: AAPS Research Achievement Award Lectures: Drug Design and Discovery Research Achievement Award Lecture

EXHIBIT HALL: A-E, on the first floor
HOURS:
Mon, Nov. 15: 11:50 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tues, Nov. 16: 9:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 17: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

PRESS OFFICE: Meeting Room 226
PHONE: 504-670-6102
HOURS:
Sun, Nov. 14: 8 a.m-5 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 15: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 16: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 17: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 18: 7 a.m.-Noon

MEDIA CONTACTS:
AAPS: Stacey May, 703-248-4740, mays@aaps.org (will be on site not in office); Joe Catapano, catapanoj@aaps.org
New Orleans CVB: Jennifer Day, 773-909-2514, jday@neworleanscvb.com; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, kschulz@neworleanscvb.com
NOMCC: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027, rmortillaro@mccno.com

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