Meeting Programming

National Meeting Programming
The major responsibility of the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) is the organization of the technical symposia held in conjunction with national ACS meetings. Symposia for national meetings are selected one year in advance of the meeting. The LRPC works closely with the National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium Program Chairman in selecting topics that do not compete. A second function of the LRPC is to work with the Executive Committee, and the EFMC, AFMC and Foreign Societies Liaison to develop symposia for contribution at medicinal chemistry society meetings outside the US, and to facilitate symposia at national ACS meetings hosted by ACSMEDI.

How To Submit Symposium Ideas Or Organize A Symposium

  • If there is a topic you would like to see covered at an upcoming National Meeting, send your suggestion to the Program Chair or to any member of the Long Range Planning Committee.
  • If you would like to organize a symposium, please contact the Program Chair to obtain a Symposium Proposal form.

National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium Programming
The Division is responsible for planning the National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium in even-numbered years. The 36th National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium was held in Nashville in 2018, and the 37th National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium is planned for New York City in 2022. The Division is currently planning to host the 2024 Symposium in Seattle. Traditionally, an Industrial Co-Chair and an Academic Co-Chair work together to organize the meeting.

Deadlines
Symposium topics are selected one year in advance, at the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) meeting during the Spring and Fall National ACS Meetings.

  • If you have a suggestion for a symposium topic (and, ideally, a suggested organizer), you may send it to the Program Chair or to any member of the Long Range Planning Committee.
  • If you would like to organize a symposium, please contact the Program Chair to obtain a Symposium Proposal form.

Proposal forms must be completed and submitted to the Program Chair at least two weeks in advance of the LRPC meeting.