Public Release:  2013 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference returns to San Diego

Annual event devoted to advancing health through innovation in biotherapeutics

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

WHO: The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists is a professional, scientific society of approximately 11,000 members employed in academia, industry, government and other research institutes worldwide. Founded in 1986, AAPS provides a dynamic international forum for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to serve the public and enhance their contributions to health. AAPS offers timely scientific programs, on-going education, information resources, opportunities for networking, and professional development. Visit http://www.aaps.org today. Follow us on Twitter @AAPSComms; official Twitter hashtag for the meeting is #NBC2013.

WHAT: The 2013 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference (NBC) will gather scientists from industry, government, and academia for three days of educational offerings specifically geared toward the biotechnology sector of the pharmaceutical sciences. The conference kicks off with two AAPS Workshops as well as the 2013 AAPS Immunogenicity Training Course II: Advanced Topics in Evaluation of the Immunogenicity of Biotherapeutics, and three short courses. The 2013 NBC programming will consist of a plenary session, 20 symposia, 9 roundtables, contributed paper poster presentations, and four hot topics. Additionally, an Exposition Hall will be hosting over 110 major companies featuring new technologies. There will also be job boards available highlighting new, biotech career opportunities.

WHEN: May 20-22, 2013

WHERE: Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, San Diego, CA

PLENARY SPEAKERS:

  • Mina Bissell, Ph.D.- distinguished scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Leroy Hood, Ph.D.- leading scientist in molecular biotechnology and genomics and 2013 National Medal of Science recipient
  • Anton Simeonov, Ph.D.- acting scientific director, Division of Discovery Innovation of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

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For the most up-to-date program information, please click here.

Editor's Note: ALL PRESS MUST BE REGISTERED AND PROVIDE PRESS CREDENTIALS TO ATTEND THIS MEETING. For media registration prior to the conference, please contact Kimberly Brown at 703-248-4772 or BrownK@aaps.org.

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