On behalf of the Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS) Board of Directors and Officers, we would like to invite you to attend the 2019 SPS Annual Meeting at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona in the beautiful, art-inspired city of Barcelona, Spain.
Over the last few months, the 2019 Program and CE Committees have been hard at work organizing scientific programs and courses that include topics of interest to SPS Members and colleagues. The 2019 Scientific Program features a diverse range of scientific sessions organized into two concurrent themed tracks covering issues such as The Utility of Human Stem Cell Models of Nervous System Disorders: Progress and Clinical Proof of Concept, Emerging In Vitro Models and Their Application in Safety, Hot Topics in the Central Nervous System, Can Safety Pharmacology Studies Support the Assessment of Immune-Related Adverse Events?, Thoughts on Translation—How Clinicians and Clinical Pharmacologists View Safety Pharmacology Data, Recent Trends in High Performance Computing for Safety Pharmacology, What Do Biomarkers Mark? A Safety Pharmacology Perspective, Impact of Early Safety Pharmacology Derisking Strategies and Techniques, Strategies for Getting to FIH and Beyond Efficiently and Safely, Revisiting ICH S7A and S7B and much more! This program will ensure attendees stay abreast of new content and developments in key areas of interest.
The meeting also offers a broad Continuing Education program both on an introductory level as well as advanced courses for the expert. A program outline is now available on the 2019 Meeting website. For those interested in increasing their knowledge, recognition and expertise in the field, we will also be holding the 2019 certification exam for the Diplomate in Safety Pharmacology on September 22 and invite all interested SPS members to consider sitting the exam this year.
In an effort to support attendance from our younger colleagues, please note that there are opportunities for Student and Jr. Investigator Travel and poster awards. We encourage you to submit an abstract for presentation as a poster to be featured in our Exhibit Hall. From these submissions a variety will be selected for short oral communications. The deadline to submit an abstract for presentation is June 15, 2019.
We also would like to highlight our Exhibit Hall, which will feature over 50 vendors offering direct access to CROs, as well as a variety of service and technology providers exhibiting the latest technology and developments relevant to the field.
We cordially invite you to become a member of our Society, become involved in our ongoing scientific activities and join us in Barcelona, Spain for our 2019 Annual Meeting this Fall!
Dr. Michael Engwall
SPS President 2019
Dr. Carrie Markgraf
SPS Vice President and Program Chair 2019