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AAPS Annual Meeting Takes Place in New Orleans, November 14-18

ALEXANDRIA, Va.-- More than 7,000 pharmaceutical scientists will gather in New Orleans, November 14-18 at the 1999 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, The Quest for the Magic Bullet: An Outstanding Century. Scientists from around the world will share the latest developments in the field of pharmaceutical research and development.

"The AAPS Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of pharmaceutical scientists worldwide," said AAPS President Larry Augsburger, Ph.D. "Scientists at this meeting will present more than 2,500 contributed papers featuring important scientific findings."

The plenary session, "The Quest for the Magic Bullet: An Outstanding Century," takes place on Nov. 15, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The session will reflect on outstanding achievements in the pharmaceutical sciences during the 20th Century and examine how recent advances in research, development and technology will lead the pharmaceutical sciences into the next century.

"The plenary session promises to provide a glimpse into the future of drug therapy and health care and a recap of the most significant advances made in the pharmaceutical sciences over the past century," said AAPS Annual Meeting Program Chair Jay Sisco, Ph.D.

The meeting will offer nine short courses, 17 roundtables and 43 symposium sessions, which focus on topics such as the future of genetic immunization, recent developments in drug delivery and targeting, advances in vaccines, emerging analytical/bioanalytical techniques, particle engineering and modeling techniques, and competition in a patient-driven market.

Meeting highlights include:

  • 61623: Jane E. Henney, M.D., Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, will deliver the keynote address at the meeting's opening session on Nov. 14. Dr. Henney will outline her vision for the FDA as the agency ente
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Contact: Amy Miller
miller@aaps.org
703--518-8417
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
14-Jun-1999


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