Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
Société canadienne des sciences pharmaceutiques


CSPS News

CSPS Board – Call for Nominations

Have you considered getting more involved with CSPS?  Here’s your chance! You are invited to submit nominations for candidates to serve on the CSPS Board for the following positions (terms to commence January 2020): President-Elect: 2-year term Director (2 positions): 3-year term Trainee Rep (1 position): 2-year term Both nominators and nominees must be members of CSPS. All … read more


Workshop on Use of Real World Data/Evidence to inform Regulatory Decision Making

The Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS) together with Health Canada will present a one day, joint workshop on Use of Real World Data/Evidence to inform Regulatory Decision Making to be held December 3, 2019 in Ottawa, ON.  The location of the workshop is the Banting Auditorium, Sir Frederick Banting Building, 251 Sir Frederick Banting … read more


Research institute launched out of U of A attracts $25 million in investments

CSPS is pleased to share the news regarding Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation (API).  A recent article in the Edmonton Journal highlighted the achievements of API and the research institute attracting $25 million in investments since it launched out of the University of Alberta late last year.  For more information, please check out the full article  


Excipients Workshop: Regulatory, Compliance and Bioequivalence

The Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS) together with Health Canada and IPEC-Americas will be presenting a one day joint Excipients Workshop: Regulatory, Compliance and Bioequivalence on September 20, 2019 in the Banting Auditorium, Sir Frederick Banting Building, 251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway in Ottawa, ON. Who should attend? This Joint CSPS/Health Canada/IPEC-Americas one day … read more


2019 CSPS/CC-CRS Annual Symposium – A Tremendous Success!

The 2019 CSPS/CC-CRS Annual Symposium held May 21-24, 2019 in Vancouver, BC at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel was a tremendous success.   Our sincere thanks to the excellent line up of speakers representing academia, industry and government from across Canada and internationally who participated in the Symposium including plenary speakers David K. Lee (Health Canada), … read more


CSPS Young Scientist Network

The CSPS Young Scientist Network (YSN) has done an outstanding job arranging a number of events throughout the 2019 CSPS Symposium for all trainees in attendance.  All events will take place at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel.  Trainees need to register to attend so don’t miss out – register now for the Symposium! Events include: … read more


2019 CSPS Award Winners

Congratulations to all the 2019 CSPS Award Winners! Awards will be presented at the 2019 Symposium Gala and Awards Dinner on Thurs., May 23, 2019 in Vancouver, BC at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. Be sure to purchase a ticket and join us for a wonderful evening. The 2019 Awards that will be presented include: … read more


Registration for 2019 Annual Symposium Open

Registration is open for the CSPS/CC-CRS 2019 Symposium “From Transformational Technologies to Innovative Health Care Solutions” being held May 21-24, 2019 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport, Vancouver, BC. The 2019 Symposium will open with Industry Day on Tues., May 21 at 1:00 PM – showcasing innovative biotech companies within the Vancouver area and beyond.  The … read more


Call for Abstracts for CSPS 2019 Symposium

Abstracts for poster presentations are being accepted for the 2019 CSPS Symposium, to be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport, Vancouver, BC,  May 21-24, 2019.  Abstracts in all areas of: pharmacy — pharmaceutical sciences — analytical chemistry — biomedical and clinical sciences – and related areas will be considered. Submission Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019, … read more


Canadian Pharmaceutical Sciences Foundation Established

HELP FOR CANADA’S PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCHERS 

The Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada and the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences are delighted to confirm that the Canadian Pharmaceutical Sciences Foundation (CPSF) is now a registered charity in Canada. 

The CPSF comes at a pivotal time for the pharmaceutical sciences sector in Canada as the current investment in the next generation of pharmaceutical researchers has declined to a critical level.


2020 CSPS/FIP Meeting in Montreal – Request for Program Sessions

You are invited to send proposals for sessions around the tracks and themes identified in the framework of PSWC2020.  Submissions are due by February 28, 2019 (extended deadline). The program is structured around four tracks covering key challenges in the continuum of drug discovery, development and optimal use at the individual and population levels. The … read more


Call for Nominations for CSPS Board of Directors

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR CSPS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Have you considered getting more involved with CSPS?  Do you know someone who would have a positive impact on CSPS?  Here’s your chance!

You are invited to submit nominations for candidates to serve on the CSPS Board for the following positions, terms to commence January 2019:

  • Director (2 positions) – 3-year term
  • Secretary – 2-year term
  • Treasurer – 2-year term

CSPS Workshop Presentations

Presentations from the September CSPS Workshop – “Therapeutic Equivalence of Complex Molecules and Formulations” – are now posted in the Member’s area of the website.  Members, please log in to view these excellent presentations.


Young Scientist Network – September Newsletter

Young Scientist Network
Twitter account (@CSPS_YSN)

 

See the YSN page on the CSPS website under “What’s New” for a new monthly newsletter from the University of Alberta YSN Group.


Join the Young Scientist Network of CSPS!

Young Scientist Network
Twitter account (@CSPS_YSN)

 

At the 2018 Annual Conference in Toronto, trainees had a social gathering and a meeting to initiate the Young Scientist Network, and attracted a large number of trainees from across Canada.

See the YSN page on the CSPS website under “What’s New” for monthly newsletters and more.


CSPS Workshop – Register Today!

The CSPS Workshop, “Therapeutic Equivalence of Complex Molecules and Formulations”, will be held Monday/Tuesday, September 10/11 at Health Canada, Ottawa.
See the great line-up of speakers, and review the abstracts for the presentations on our Workshop Page
Register today!

CSPS Workshop: Therapeutic Equivalence of Complex Molecules and Formulations

Therapeutic Equivalence of Complex Molecules and Formulations

Monday & Tuesday, September 10-11, 2018

Banting Auditorium, Sir Frederick Banting Building,
Tunney’s Pasture Campus, Ottawa ON

A two-day collaborative workshop is planned with Health Canada, its scientific staff, and the pharmaceutical community of scientists from academia, brand and generic industries, in keeping with the mission of CSPS.


Dr. Mary Haak-Frendscho of Blueline Bioscience to present CSPS Conference Plenary

Mary Haak-Frendscho, PhD will present the opening plenary on Tuesday, May 22, at the CSPS Conference, speaking on The View from Here:  Innovation Canadian Style. Her presentation will provide an investor perspective on the Canadian innovation ecosystem, as seen through a US biotech lens. What we see, filling the gaps and leveraging our unique strengths. The talk will wrap up with a Q&A session.

Mary is CEO of Blueline Bioscience in Toronto and a Venture Partner with Versant Ventures.  Previously…


Dr. David Juurlink to present Plenary on Opioids at 2018 Conference

Dr. David Juurlink will present a plenary lecture on: The North American Opioid Crisis From 30,000 Feet. He will review the genesis and recent evolution of the opioid crisis, discuss its current scope, and review ways in which the crisis might be mitigated. A full session on the Opioid Crisis will follow.

Dr. Juurlink is head of the Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology division at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. He is also a medical toxicologist at the Ontario Poison Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children and a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.


Plenary Speakers for 2018 Conference

CSPS Announces Plenary Speakers for 2018 Conference

Mary Haak-Frendscho, Blueline Bioscience, & Venture Partner, Versant Ventures: Industry Day Opening Presentation

Tak Mak, Ontario Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret Hospital: The Fourth Pillar of Cancer Treatment: It Takes a Village

David Juurlink, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre: The North American Opioid Crisis From 30,000 Feet

Richard Weinshilboum, Mayo Clinic: Pharmacogenomics: Clinical Implementation and Future Challenges

See Symposium page for more information on sessions, speakers.


DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 20, 2019 FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

Abstracts for poster presentations are being accepted for the 2019 CSPS Symposium, to be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport, Vancouver, BC,  May 21-24, 2019.  Abstracts in all areas of: pharmacy — pharmaceutical sciences — analytical chemistry — biomedical and clinical sciences – and related areas will be considered. NEW Submission Deadline: Wednesday, March 20, … read more