President's message: Key dates for your diary

Published: 25 Feb 2020
Category: President's message

Whether you are new to the Society or have been part of our family for many years, one of the greatest benefits of membership is the chance to meet other pharmacologists face to face at our conferences and events. I hope you are already taking a look at our calendar and planning your year with the BPS. From our small interactive workshops to our flagship annual meeting, there are some fantastic opportunities to share your science and connect with others working across pharmacology. As our strategic alliance with ELRIG UK develops, we will be bringing you more ways of connecting with colleagues in industry, at this crucial time of communication and collaboration for scientists.

A key date for your diary is the President’s Lecture, taking place this year on 23 June at the Royal College of Physicians. This evening is a chance to meet with colleagues from across the Society in a wonderful setting, and of course, to hear from a world class speaker.

This year our lecture is given by Dr Robert Langer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It would be quicker to talk about what Dr Langer hasn’t achieved rather than what he has, given his incredible body of work and accolades!

Known as one of history’s most prolific inventors in medicine, Dr Langer is an Institute Professor at MIT who has written around 1,500 articles, cited upwards of 300,000 times, with an H-index on Google Scholar of 272. He has over 220 awards and is one of only four living individuals to have received both the United States National Medal of Science and the United States National Medal of Technology and Innovation. He holds 34 honorary doctorates and has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Inventors.

He will be talking to us about advances in drug delivery including nanomedicines as a means of delivering drugs of the future and new means of inserting molecules into cells, as well as regenerative medicine.

Bring your questions and expect a fun and thought-provoking evening. You can be the first to know when registration opens by signing up here.


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