Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
Société canadienne des sciences pharmaceutiques

About CSPS

Welcome to the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences


Dear Members and Visitors to our Site,

The Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences’ annual calendar has historically centered around our symposium. Our annual symposium showcases great science and brings our entire community together. This past year, the pandemic required us to pivot and connect in different ways.  Our board met virtually on a monthly basis, we held a virtual annual general meeting as well as on-line workshops, young scientist events and a community coffee. Personally, I felt tremendous gratitude connecting with so many of you and I count on this continuing into 2021.

The pandemic has also highlighted the importance of pharmaceutical sciences. We have seen efficacious treatments and vaccines rolling out in less than a year from the first report of SARS-COV-2. This has been made possible only by years of foundational research and development and a global collaborative effort to address COVID-19.  We have much to be proud of.

In 2021, we are excited to hold our first entirely virtual symposium with the theme ‘Pharmaceutical Sciences in a Pandemic World’ (June 2nd – June 4th). The symposium is organized in partnership with The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan (PSJ) and the Canadian Chapter of the Controlled Release Society (CC-CRS). The symposium will include an outstanding scientific program with virtual participation from leading scientists and industry experts as well as trainee poster presentations.

In 2021, we welcome a number of new directors to the board including Dr. Abbie Collier (UBC) and Dr. Michael Doschak (UofA). I look forward to working with the board and our members to promote excellence in research, innovation and training in pharmaceutical sciences. If you are interested in becoming more involved in CSPS please reach out to us. We are always in need of more active members and are open to your suggestions for improvements to CSPS and its offerings. In particular if you are a young scientist please consider becoming involved in the CSPS Young Scientist Network (contact Kayla Kitselman,

Warm regards,

Christine Allen, PhD
President CSPS