Virtual Program

Virtual Program

Limited Virtual Program Offered

Unable to join us in St. Louis from May 18-21? A non-synchronous online program is being offered so you can take advantage of some of the great scientific content being prepared by our speakers.

What’s included in the Virtual Program?

Online Award Lecture Series

These lectures will be presented in real-time on ASPET's virtual event platform, accessible to those who have registered in advance for the annual meeting. Attendees will have the opportunity to post questions for the awardees during the session.

Special login credentials were sent on April 28th and again the morning of each Award Lecture to those who are registered for the annual meeting and paid in full. Recordings of these live presentations are available to registrants for on-demand viewing through June 30 on the virtual event platform

How to watch the ASPET online Award Lecture Series

Wednesday, May 3 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Susan Band Horwitz Award Lecture in Cancer Pharmacology
Susan Band Horwitz Award Lecture in Cancer Pharmacology

J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD, FASPET
University of California, San Diego

Cancer in the New Era of Precision Medicine: Novel Multimodal Targeted and Immunotherapies

Thursday, May 4  | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Norman Weiner Lecture
Norman Weiner Lecture

Daniela Salvemini, PhD, FASPET
Saint Louis University Medical School

A Voyage Through the Galaxy of GPCRs Discovers Novel Stars for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain

Tuesday, May 9  | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology Lecture
John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology Lecture

Carrie R Ferrario, PhD
University of Michigan

Alterations in Brain and Behavior That Contribute to Obesity

Wednesday, May 10  | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

Reynold Spector Award in Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Medicine Lecture
Reynold Spector Award in Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Medicine Lecture

Kathleen M. Giacomini, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Unlocking the Biological and Pharmacological Roles of Drug Transporters

Recordings of Annual Meeting Sessions

A limited number of the presentations at the annual meeting in St. Louis were recorded and are being made available through June 30 for viewing on-demand by registrants through our virtual event platform.

Please note, missing presentations exist where speakers did not grant permission to record or we had technical issues. All our keynote presentations are available.

Under the General Session section of the virtual event platform:

  • Holden Thorp: Understanding Anti-Science: Why Scientists Should Learn History (look under "Opening General Session")
  • William Kaelin: The VHL Tumor Suppressor Protein: Insights into Oxygen Sensing and Cancer
  • Yasmin Hurd: Translating Addiction: Neurobiological Insights to Risk and Therapeutic Interventions
  • Conversations with Awardees (Carrie Ferrario, Walter Koch, Lynette Daws, Ian Blair, David Sibley, Kathleen Giacomini, and Daniela Salvemini)
  • Awards Presentations Lunch
  • Breakfast and Business Meeting

Under the Online Award Lecture Series section of the virtual event platform:

  • Reynold Spector Award in Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Medicine Lecture
  • John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology Lecture
  • Norman Weiner Lecture
  • Susan Band Horwitz Award Lecture in Cancer Pharmacology

Under the Concurrent Sessions section of the virtual event platform:

  • Julius Axelrod Lecture and Symposium: Melatonin Receptors: Molecular Pharmacology and Role in the Modulation of Circadian Disorders
  • Evolution of Psychedelics: Molecules Inspired by 5-HT2 Receptor Biology
  • Cell-Cell Communication in Heart Failure and Therapy
  • Advances in ADME and Toxicity Biomarkers
  • Pharmacology of Opioid/Stimulant Co-abuse: From the Lab to the Clinic
  • ADME of Biological Therapeutics for Drug Discovery and Development
  • Motivation-related Targets for Drug Development
  • The Null Hypothesis: The Importance of Showcasing Non-Significant Data
  • Impact of the Microbiome and Pathobiome in Drug Metabolism and Disposition
  • Muscarinic Receptors in Stages of Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders
  • Pharmacology-based Tools Opening New Frontiers in Biological Research
  • Revolutionary Tools to Unveil Undruggable Therapeutic Targets
  • Therapeutic Targeting Myeloid Cells in Cancer
  • Transporter Regulations and Their Role in Drug Disposition and Interaction
  • Adipose Tissue Connects Dysbiosis to Heart Disease: Sex Differences?

    Division programming sessions:
  • Scientific Achievement Award in Drug Discovery and Development Lecture by Thota Ganesh
  • Division for Translational and Clinical Pharmacology - Young Investigator Awards Platform and Early Career Faculty Showcase
  • Division of Drug Metabolism and Disposition Okita Early Career and Gillette Award Lectures and Junior Investigator Platform Session
  • Division for Cardiovascular Pharmacology Trainee Showcase featuring the Benedict R. Lucchesi Young Scientist Awardee
  • Division for Neuropharmacology Award Lectures and Postdoctoral Fellow Showcase
  • Division for Cancer Pharmacology-Young Investigator Symposium
  • Division for Molecular Pharmacology Early Career Award and Postdoc Competition
  • Can Chemicals Really Make You Obese? Recent Advances and Current Challenges in the Study of Obesogens

    Career/professional development sessions:
  • Journals Workshop: Let's Get Interactive with ASPET Editors
  • Science Policy and You: How Pharmacologists Can Become Science Advocates
  • Thinking Outside of the Box: Career Paths for Pharmacologists
  • Pharmacology in Color Symposium
  • The NIH Blueprint for Neurotherapeutics Network

    Educator sessions:

  • Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Pharmacology Curricula
  • Creating, Delivering and Assessing Online Content
  • Teaching Blitz

Virtual Program Registration Fees

The virtual program is included FREE for everyone registered for the in-person meeting in St. Louis. The fees below are to purchase only the virtual program.

  • $125 ASPET members and non-members
  • $50 graduate student discounted rate
  • $25 undergraduate student discounted rate

Register for the virtual program. If you already registered for the full conference taking place in St. Louis, then you are automatically registered for the virtual program too.

Important Dates



Registration Discounts End



Division Town Halls



Housing Deadline



Online Award Lecture Series



ASPET 2023 Annual Meeting
St. Louis Union Station, MO