Previous PSWC Events

The first FIP Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC) was held in 2000 in San Francisco, US A as a new branch of FIP events specifically devoted to the interests and scope of the world's pharmaceutical scientists. Since that time, the PSWC has been held every three to four years in a different city around the world, offering all in attendance the opportunity to share and discuss the latest pharmaceutical scientific breakthroughs and technolgies and to network within a global platform of information exchange.

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PSWC New Orleans, 2010

The fourth PSWC took place from 14-18 November 2010 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, (USA). It was organised under the Chairmanship of Dr Mario Rocci, in conjunction with AAPS Annual Meeting and Exhibition.

The general theme of the congress was "Improving Global Health Through Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences".

This congress was attended by over 9000 pharmaceutical scientists. The keynote lecture was given by Dr. Tadataka “Tachi” Yamada, President ofthe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Program.

PSWC Amsterdam, 2007

The third Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress was organised in Amsterdam, April 22-25, 2007 under the Chairmanship of Prof. Daan Crommelin. A pre-satellite symposium was dedicated to the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists, where doctorate students and post-doctorate fellows from all over the world will convene in Amsterdam were able to exchange ideas and discuss the latest developments in pharmaceutical sciences.

Over 2,500 scientists, researchers and academics attended this congress, which opening ceremony includes speeches of Dr Ronald Plasterk, who is the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, and of Dr Thomas Lönngren, Executive Director of EMEA.

PSWC Kyoto, 2004

The second Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress, PSWC 2004, was organized under the leadership of Prof. Yuichi Sugiyama, in Kyoto, Japan, 31 May – 5 June 2004.  This conference was also a great success with the participation of 2,200 scientists from 46 countries.  The opening ceremony was highlighted by the presence of His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino and scientific presentations from Dr.Ryoji Noyori, a 2001 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Dr. Louis J. Ignarro, a 1998 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine. There were 8 plenary lectures and 11 core topics with 35 scientific symposia.

Millennial World Congress of Pharmaceutical Sciences, San Francisco, 2000

The first Millennial World Congress was organized in San Francisco, USA in 2000 under the Chairmanship of Prof. Leslie Benet.  It was a successful scientific World Congress. It was decided to continue with such scientific conferences every three/four years.