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 (CSPS) is an established, active network of pharmaceutical scientists from academia, industry and government. Members of the CSPS network support the advancement of research, innovation and training in pharmaceutical sciences, from fundamental and basic principles to drug development. The society’s major offering is the CSPS Annual Symposium and we also host a number of educational workshops and networking events throughout the year.

I attended my first CSPS Symposium in the spring of 2003 with two of my graduate students. At that time, I was wrapping up my initial year as a new tenure-track professor.  I had high hopes that attending the symposium would help me start to build a network and community of scientists to be a part of and contribute to. Looking back today, almost seventeen years later, I am amazed by how many friendships, colleagues, mentors and collaborators are somehow rooted in my having consistently attended the CSPS symposium over the years. I feel connected to this community, and for that I am grateful.

This year’s symposium will be held as part of the FIP Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC) Join us in Montreal from May 22nd to 27th 2020 for this can’t miss event that is focused on ‘smart therapeutics for a complex world’. The program includes four tracks that address the key opportunities and challenges in drug discovery, development and optimization of therapies for specific patient populations. The symposium kicks off on May 22nd and 23rd with the PSWC Young Scientist Conference.  CSPS’ annual industry day will be held on May 24th followed by the symposium’s opening ceremony.  An excellent line-up of world-renowned speakers will share their science and perspectives with us in the scientific sessions and keynote lectures to be held on May 25th, 26th and 27th.  We hope to see you there!

CSPS is committed to offering a number of educational workshops and networking events in 2020. We are in the process of identifying interesting topics and welcome your input. Please sign up for our newsletter  to stay abreast of all activities as they are scheduled.

CSPS is only as strong as its membership. If you are not yet a member, please consider joining. If you are already a member, please consider becoming more active within the society.  Please share your thoughts and ideas for improvements to and expansions of our society’s offerings.

I wish you all the best in 2020 and look forward to seeing you in Montreal!

Best wishes,

Christine Allen, PhD
President CSPS