Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
Société canadienne des sciences pharmaceutiques


CSPS News

Call for Nominations for CSPS Board of Directors

Have you considered getting more involved with the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS)? Here’s your chance! CSPS is looking for members to serve on the Board of Directors. Expectations/Time Commitment for Board Members Must be a current member Attend four board meetings per year (approx. 1.5 hours each, held virtually) In order to grow … read more


Access Recordings of Presentations of the 2021 CSPS/PSJ/CC-CRS Symposium

You weren’t able to attend the 2021 CSPS/PSJ/CC-CRS Symposium?  Want to be able to find out what you missed and hear from leading scientists and industry experts? You can still register to access the recorded presentations and Q & A from the Symposium. Register here Please allow 1 business day following registration to receive platform … read more


CSPS Annual General Meeting – Tues., June 22 @ 2:00 pm EDT

The CSPS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on Tues., June 22nd from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EDT.  The agenda for the meeting will be: Welcome and Introduction of the Board of Directors Treasurer’s Report Membership Report Events: Workshop, Virtual Chats CSPS Awards Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (JPPS) Young Scientist Network … read more


2021 CSPS Award Winners

The 2021 CSPS Awards were announced on Thurs., June 3, 2021 as part of the CSPS/PSJ/CC-CRS 2021 Symposium. CSPS Fellow Award 2021 – Dr. Catherine Lau, PhD (Strategic Advisor, Janssen Canada) CSPS Award of Leadership in Pharmaceutical Sciences 2021 – Dr. Ron Boch, PhD (Vice President, Biotechnology and Industry Affairs, BIOTECanada) CSPS Early Career Award 2021 … read more


JOIN US at the CSPS/PSJ/CC-CRS 2021 Symposium

The CSPS/PSJ/CC-CRS 2021 Symposium “Pharmaceutical Sciences in a Pandemic World” is a virtual event from May 30th to June 3rd.  Hear from renowned scientists, industry experts and leaders in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.  An incredible program consisting of keynotes addresses from Dr. Michael Houghton and Dr. Yoshiharu Matsuura, sessions on nanotechnology, biologics, artificial intelligence, … read more


Late Breaking Abstracts Open – April 6 to 20th

Late Breaking Abstracts now OPEN, from April 6-20th! Don’t miss your opportunity to present your work and be part of our joint conference between the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS), the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan (PSJ) and the Canadian Chapter of Controlled Release Society. Meet scientists from all over the world in our inaugural … read more


CSPS Virtual Coffee and Conversation – April 28th

Mark Your Calendars and please join us for our virtual coffee and conversation event (via Zoom) taking place the fourth Wednesday of each month. Grab a coffee, tea or your favourite beverage and share your thoughts and ideas with colleagues. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones! CSPS Virtual … read more


2021 Abstract Submissions

Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations Abstracts for poster presentations are being accepted for the Annual Symposium, to be held virtually from May 31 to June 3, 2021 (Canada); June 1 to June 4, 2021 (Japan). Abstracts in all areas of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences will be considered, including, but not limited to: pharmacokinetics and … read more


Call for Nominations for 2021 CSPS Awards

The Call for Nominations are now being invited for the following 2021 CSPS Awards: CSPS Fellow Award CSPS Award of Leadership in Canadian Pharmaceutical Sciences CSPS Early Career Award Applications/submissions are being accepted for the following award: CSPS Lipid-Based Drug Delivery Award funded by Drs. Kishor and Ellen Wasan Visit CSPS Awards for for information and details … read more


Call for Abstracts for 2021 CSPS/PSJ/CC-CRS Symposium is NOW OPEN

Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations are is now OPEN! Abstracts for poster presentations are being accepted for the Annual Symposium, to be held virtually from May 31 to June 3, 2021 (Canada); June 1 to June 4, 2021 (Japan). Abstracts in all areas of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences will be considered, including, but not … read more


Registration for 2021 CSPS/PSJ/CC-CRS Symposium is now OPEN

Registration is now open for the 2021 CSPS/PSJ/CC-CRS Symposium – Pharmaceutical Sciences in a Pandemic World – being held virtually from May 31 to June 3, 2021. Join us as we bring to you a rich and diverse scientific program that will include hot topic presentations, panel discussions, vaccine sessions as well as keynote presentations … read more


Virtual Coffee and Conversation – February 24th

The opportunity to connect with colleagues in the pharmaceutical sciences community is invaluable.  CSPS will be hosting monthly virtual coffee and conversation events to provide a forum to connect. Please join us for our virtual coffee and conversation event (via Zoom) taking place the fourth Wednesday of each month. Grab a coffee, tea or your … read more


Dr. Laszlo Endrenyi

It is with profound sadness to announce the passing of Dr. Laszlo Endrenyi on December 14, 2020. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Veronica, all his family and by his friends and colleagues. Laszlo was a fellow of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences, serving as CSPS President (2010-2011) and received the … read more


Virtual Coffee and Chat – December 15th

Please join us for a virtual coffee and conversation event (via Zoom) hosted by Christine Allen, CSPS President. Grab a coffee, hot chocolate or your favourite festive drink and share your thoughts and best practices for surviving the pandemic. Don’t miss this opportunity chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones!   … read more


Joint CSPS and Health Canada Virtual Workshop- Evolving Landscape of Pediatric Medicine in Canada

Join Us and Learn About Recent Updates in Pediatric Medicine We are pleased to announce the CSPS/ Health Canada virtual workshop “Evolving Landscape of Pediatric Medicine in Canada“. Plan to attend the joint CSPS and Health Canada virtual workshop Nov 2-5, 2020 (half day program starting at 13:00 ET) to hear from regulatory, clinical and industry experts … read more


PQRI Elemental Impurities Workshop and FREE Pre-Workshop Webinar

On November 9 – 10, 2020, PQRI will host a LIVE VIRTUAL workshop, the 4th PQRI Workshop on ICH Q3D Elemental Impurities Requirements. This workshop will provide an overview of and update on implementation experiences since the 2017 PQRI Workshop and will review ongoing work in the industry to resolve challenges involved in the global implementation of Elemental Impurities … read more


PSWC 2020 TO BE A VIRTUAL EVENT

Coronavirus: COVID-19 Given the continuing issues globally relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, FIP has taken the decision to transform the Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress 2020 of May 2020 into a Virtual PSWC 2020. It has been a difficult decision for our association, but one that has been led by responsibility, trust and solidarity: your safety … read more


CSPS 2020 Annual General Meeting – Thurs., June 18 @ 4:00 pm EDT

The CSPS 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held as a virtual meeting (via Zoom) on Thurs., June 18th at 4:00 PM EDT.  All CSPS members are invited to attend.  The Zoom meeting link is available on the Members Only section on the CSPS website.  If you are not a CSPS member or want … read more


Renowned Speakers Headline Virtual COVID-19 Event

COVID-19: Current Pharmaceutical Developments for Cures and Prevention, a members-only, multi-date event is an in-depth exploration of the pharmaceutical sciences during the current pandemic. It opens and closes with sessions featuring two of the most respected leaders in the field. April 27–28 and May 11–12       Reserve Your Place Now! A conversation with William Haseltine, … read more


COVID-19 Pandemic: FIP’s Latest Activities and Decisions

Message from Dominique Jordan, President, International Pharmaceutical Federation It is a great sadness that we are beginning to hear of COVID-19 deaths among our profession. Our thoughts are with the families of these colleagues who have died looking after the health and well-being of others. If you know of further casualties, please notify FIP: we would … read more


POSTPONED: 7th Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC)

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 … read more


UPDATE: Coronavirus COVID-19

We know that you are all aware of the significant global challenges presented by the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. FIP has a duty of care to its members, volunteers and congress participants. Consequently, we are in close contact with the World Health Organization (WHO), globally and regionally. Our policy is to follow WHO health advisories, together … read more


Call for Nominations for CSPS Awards

The Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS) is very pleased to once again present the CSPS awards.  These awards will be presented at the 2020 CSPS Awards Reception which will be taking place at the 7th FIP Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC 2020).in Montreal, QC. Nominations are now being accepted for the following CSPS awards: … read more


Late Breaking Abstract Deadline – February 6, 2019

CSPS is very excited to be part of the 7th FIP Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC 2020) being held May 22-27, 2020 in Montréal, QC.  Join us to network with leading experts from across the world, compare best practices and learn about the latest trends in pharmaceutical sciences.  Late breaking abstracts are now being accepted. … read more


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.


CSPS Virtual Coffee and Conversation – March 24th

Mark Your Calendars and please join us for our virtual coffee and conversation event (via Zoom) taking place the fourth Wednesday of each month. Grab a coffee, tea or your favourite beverage and share your thoughts and ideas with colleagues. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones!   CSPS … read more