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ASPET Goes to Capitol Hill

ASPET Goes to Capitol Hill

Be an active advocate for supporting science funding and federal investment in the biomedical research enterprise.

ASPET members, are welcome to participate in the ASPET Capitol Hill Day from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 15 prior to the start of the annual meeting.

We also encourage submission of abstracts that explore science policy issues as they pertain to pharmacology and the broader scientific community. Submit to the Policy & Advocacy topic in section 11 of the submission form.


Networking and Engaging with the Pharmacology Community Career Resources Committee and Board Meetings Give A Day of Service
Networking and Engaging with the Pharmacology Community
Meet Our Members

ASPET provides unparalleled opportunities to engage with others in the pharmacology community.

Evening Poster Receptions

Enjoy a drink and snacks while exploring the latest science or presenting it yourself! (Abstract submission deadline is December 11). Poster presentations are held every evening. Posters are grouped by divisional topic area and every night includes student and postdoc finalists competing for poster awards. Hear their presentations and discuss the latest research advances.

Opening Night Reception at the International Spy Museum

On Thursday, May 16, ASPET welcomes everyone to D.C. where you can connect with each other on the conference’s opening night in a fun and inspiring location outside the hotel. The registration fee includes a free ticket. At the museum, test your spy skills and explore the tradecraft through the stories of individuals and their missions, tools and techniques. The exhibits will be open exclusively for ASPET attendees as well as the top floor ballroom for post-exhibit mingling and snacks. Immerse yourself in the interactive exhibits, reconnect with old allies and forge new connections, as we kick off our long weekend dedicated to pharmacology.

Shared Meals

The program is designed to allow plenty of opportunities to share a meal with other scientists focused on pharmacology and experimental therapeutics. You can network and enjoy a meal with your colleagues.

Generous Breaks Between Sessions

The schedule includes 30-minute breaks between sessions. You don’t have to rush to find the next session room.  Take the time to linger to meet the speakers or chat with other attendees in the session or compare notes with a colleague who attended a different session.

Pre-Conference Activities

Since the opening session on Thursday, May 16th doesn’t start until 2:30 pm, you can have the morning to join in a smaller ASPET group for site-seeing tours or a community service project.  More info coming soon.

Career Resources
Career Resources

Take advantage of several opportunities to take your career to the next level:

  • ASPET Online Job Board
  • Peer mentoring programfor undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs
  • Career focused networking lunches for trainees sponsored by divisions
  • Interactive concurrent sessions
  • Career center tablesto visit with universities who want to connect with potential students, labs looking for scientists, or employers scouting for new team members
  • Nightly networking in the poster hall
  • and more!
Committee and Board Meetings
Committee and Board Meetings

Many ASPET committees take advantage of the annual meeting to hold face-to-face committee meetings. The listing of committee and board meetings will be posted by January 1 so you can make your travel plans accordingly.

Also, ASPET’s 2024-2025 Call for Volunteers is scheduled to open in March of 2024. Your time, talent, leadership and willingness to help advance ASPET's mission is welcome. Learn about openings on committees and other opportunities to volunteer at: Get Involved with ASPET. Express your interest in the application form.

Give A Day of Service
Give A Day of Service In the St. Louis Dream Center
Community Service Project - DC Central Kitchen

Thursday, May 16, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Since 2009 ASPET members attending the annual meeting have given their time to volunteer in the local communities.  Activities have ranged from home construction, to painting, cleaning, stocking shelves, building maintenance, food preparation and service. ASPET’s Division for Behavioral Pharmacology will again sponsor a volunteer opportunity at ASPET 2024 in the Washington, DC area.

Space is limited so before signing up on the registration form, please be sure you are able to arrive by 8:00 am on Thursday, May 16 in order to participate at the DC Central Kitchen whose mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities.

Further details will be provided to those who volunteer.

ASPET 2024 Poster Session

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