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3rd ADDC/ASPET Academic Drug Discovery Colloquium

ADDC/ASPET Academic Drug Discovery Colloquium - Introducing the Next Generation of Drug Hunters - May 19-20, 2024 Arlington VA

Introducing the Next Generation of Drug Hunters

May 19 - 20, 2024
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA

Abstract Submissions open now through December 7, 2023

Team science starts here. 

Meet your future collaborators in drug discovery. Be a part of the Colloquium that bridges today’s research discoveries to tomorrow’s therapies. 

Join ASPET and the Academic Drug Discovery Consortium (ADDC) as they host the 3rd Academic Drug Discovery Colloquium on May 19-20, 2024, in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Pharmacologists, medicinal chemists, drug discovery scientists, in vitro/in vivo scientists, DMPK experts, trainees and scientists from industry, academia, contract research organizations, biotech, pharma, research institutes, accelerators/incubators, foundations, and government with an interest in drug discovery area are all welcome to this colloquium Introducing the Next Generation of Drug Hunters.


The Colloquium is now accepting abstracts to help introduce the next generation of drug hunters. Link to information on abstract submission.

While submitting an abstract for the ASPET Annual Meeting, you can easily submit that same abstract for the 3rd ADDC/ASPET Academic Drug Discovery Colloquium, which will be held from May 19-20, 2024 in Arlington, VA directly after the ASPET Annual Meeting. You can also submit your abstract for only the Colloquium using the same online form.

If your abstract is accepted for the Colloquium (May 19-20) you can also showcase your work at the ASPET Annual Meeting (May 16-19).

The abstract submission deadline is December 7, 2023.


Sunday, May 19

Focus: Making a Better Molecule

3:00 pm – 3:10 pm | Welcome
3:10 pm – 3:50 pm | Keynote: Craig W. Lindsley, PhD, Vanderbilt University
3:50 pm – 4:00 pm | Networking Break
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Sessions
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Poster Presentations / Reception & Sponsor Tables

Monday, May 20

Focus: Understanding Drug Action

8:30 am – 8:35 am | Introduction
8:35 am – 9:15 am | Keynote: Richard R. Neubig, MD, PhD, Michigan State University
9:15 am – 9:55 am | Sessions
9:55 am – 10:00 am | Platinum Sponsor Highlight
10:00 am – 10:55 am | Sponsor Networking Break

Focus: Transitioning from Academia to Biotech

10:55 am – 11:00 am | Introduction
11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Sessions
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Lunch and Sponsor Tables

Focus: Disease Biology informs Therapeutic Discovery

1:30 pm – 1:35 pm | Introduction
1:35 pm – 2:35 pm | Sessions
2:35 pm – 2:55 pm | Networking Break and Sponsor Tables

Focus: The Start Defines the Project

2:55 pm – 3:00 pm | Introduction
3:00 pm – 3:40 pm | Sessions
3:40 pm – 4:20 pm | Keynote: Michelle Arkin, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm | Closing Remarks


Registration will open in early December.

Colloquium registration fees include access to all keynotes, scientific talks, and poster sessions as well as all food functions listed in the final Colloquium schedule.


On or before 4/18/2024

On or after 4/19/2024

ADDC or ASPET Member $100$150
Non-member $200 $250
Trainees (student/postdoc) $50 $100


Interested in partnering with us? Review our ADDC-ASPET Colloquium Sponsorship Brochure to find out more. If you have additional questions, contact us at

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