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'Promoting the Pharmaceutical Sciences'
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The Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences is the professional body for the pharmaceutical sciences in Great Britain. The objectives of the Academy are to promote the pharmaceutical sciences in all areas of professional practice by pharmaceutical scientists, including academia, industry, regulation and commerce, and to encourage high standards of working practices within the discipline.

The Academy seeks to achieve these aims by:

1. Promotion
Providing a focal point for the promotion of the pharmaceutical sciences in GB to government, national bodies, funding organisations and other relevant groups, by working alone or in collaboration with other organisations as appropriate, including political lobbying.

2. Recognition of achievements in the pharmaceutical sciences
Awarding post-nominal designations, including Membership and Fellowship, to members of the Academy. Working with the Science Council to award and maintain the Chartered Scientist status for its members.

3. Support
  • Promoting pharmaceutical sciences to students by the organisation of student-focused events to provide support for professional development, careers guidance and career opportunities.
  • Encouraging the participation of student members in Academy events by offering them reduced delegate fees and a favourable membership fee structure.
  • Engaging emerging scientific talent from academic establishments to sustain the growth in Academy membership.

4. Education and training

  • Organising high-quality scientific symposia on a range of topics in the pharmaceutical sciences, developed by the Academy alone or in partnership with other professional bodies such as the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), membership groups such as the Joint Pharmaceutical Analysis Group (JPAG) and like minded societies such as the United Kingdom and Ireland Controlled Release Society (UKICRS).
  • Organising an annual UK Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference (UK-PharmSci) as a major scientific focal point for the discipline.

  • Developing, delivering and accrediting CPD courses and programmes in the pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Establishing, leading and promoting scientific “focus groups” in specific specialist areas within the pharmaceutical sciences that differentiate from existing opportunities for pharmaceutical scientists and look to further develop the science within those fields for mutual benefit.
  • Accrediting undergraduate University degree programmes in the pharmaceutical sciences.

5. Networking
Organising social events to encourage networking, including receptions for students, academics and industrialists, and an annual “black tie” dinner. Ultimately enabling a collaborative culture amongst pharmaceutical scientists within the United Kingdom that promotes information sharing to advance innovations and partnerships in this area.


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