Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
Société canadienne des sciences pharmaceutiques

2020 Annual CSPS Symposium

2020 CSPS Annual Symposium




After much careful consideration, we have had to take the decision to postpone the 7th Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC) that was due to be held in Montreal, Canada, from 22 to 27 May 2020. The safety and the well-being of our congress participants and their communities is our priority. Our congress registrants have been contacted directly by email with further details. We are currently looking at all the options for when we will hold the 7th PSWC. It is unlikely that it will be held before the end of 2020. We will continue to work with our partners to ensure a successful and vibrant international pharmaceutical science conference, and will issue more information as soon we can. At this critical time, the huge contribution of scientists, alongside all our wider profession has come to the forefront in the global fight against all diseases, most notably COVID-19. We thank you for your work, patience, understanding and continued support during this challenging time. We also thank all the practitioners in community pharmacies and hospitals around the world for their work in the hearts of their communities.

The 2020 CSPS Symposium will be held in Montreal, May 22-27, 2020 as part of the 7th FIP Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC). Information, including the program for PSWC 2020, can be found on the FIP PSWC 2020 website.

Abstract Submissions
Deadline for submission of Late Breaking abstracts is now closed.

Abstract Guidelines

Registration – Now open

CSPS Member Rates (please note, fees are quoted in Euros)

until 20 February 2020until 20 April 2020
FIP / CSPS member500 €550 €
Early stage scientist **350 €400 €
Student *150 €200 €

* Student: undergraduate & graduate
** Early stage scientist: postdocs & other pharmaceutical scientists below 35 years of age


Advancing Healthcare with Canadian Biotechnology Solutions

Meeting Date: Sunday, May 24th | 9:00 am to 12:15 pm

Location: Palais des congrès de Montréal
159 Saint-Antoine Rue Ouest, Montreal H2Z 1H2

UPDATE: All CSPS Awards (including 2020 GSK / CSPS National Undergraduate Student Research Program Awards) will be presented immediately following the Industry Day program

DRAFT Agenda (Note: subject to change)

9:00-9:05Welcome / IntroductionDenis deBlois, Ph.D.

Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy

Université de Montréal

Arshia Ghani

CSPS Director & Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, Pfizer Canada


The national industry association with over 200 members located nation wide, reflecting the diverse nature of Canada’s health, industrial and agricultural biotechnology sectors

Andrew Casey

President and CEO, BIOTECanada

9:25-9:45Health Canada’s Regulations for Advanced Therapeutic ProductsDavid K. Lee

Chief Regulatory Officer, Health Canada

9:45-10:05AdMare Bioinnovation

Canada’s Global Life Sciences Venture, changing the landscape of the Canadian life sciences ecosystem from sea to sea

Mounia Azzi

Vice President Program Development and Partnerships

11:05-11:25Pendant BIO

Revolutionary Drug Delivery Systems and Surface Coatings

Shawn H Glinter

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Advanced artificial intelligence to diagnose, treat, and cure high burden diseases

Alexandre Le Bouthillier

Co-founder & Chief Corporate Officer

11:45-12:15Panel Discussion

Chair:  Andrew Casey, BIOTECanada


As we continue to foster growth of biotechonologies whilst improving the health of Canadians, what are some of the challenges and opportunities in Canada?

All Speakers


12:15-13:15CSPS Awards CeremonyAll CSPS Awards including
2020 GSK / CSPS National Undergraduate Student Research Program Awards

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