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ASPET presents the following special lectures each year during the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology.

Ray Fuller Lecture in the Neurosciences

Ray FullerThe Ray Fuller Lecture in the Neurosciences was established to honor the achievements of Ray W. Fuller, PhD in applying an improved understanding of the central nervous system to discover better treatments for the mentally ill. Dr. Fuller was one of the triad that discovered fluoxetine (Prozac), leading to an entire new approach to the therapy of depression.

Created in 1999 as the ASPET-Ray Fuller Symposium Series, it envisioned bringing together scientists from academia and industry in an environment that would foster the free interchange of information. Each symposium bridged the bench to bedside gap and participation by post-docs and young scientists was encouraged.

The format changed in 2005 to a neuroscience plenary lecture followed by a complementary symposium held during the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology. The Ray Fuller Lecture and the Ray Fuller Symposium are selected by the ASPET Program Committee and are presented in even-numbered years.

2016 Ray Fuller Lecture in the Neurosciences

Rita J. Valentino, PhD
Children’s Hosp. of Philadelphia / Univ. of Pennsylvania
Sex Biased Stress Signaling
     Wednesday, April 6, 2016
     8:30 am – 9:20 am
     Room 16A, San Diego Convention Center as part of the ASPET Annual Meeting Program   

Past Ray Fuller Lectures in the Neurosciences

View a list of all past Ray Fuller lectures.

Norman Weiner Lecture

Norman WeinerThe Norman Weiner Lecture was established in memory of Dr. Norman Weiner, past ASPET President and chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Colorado. It is in honor of his many contributions to both ASPET and to pharmacology research and education.

Dr. Weiner, President of ASPET from 1986–1987, served ASPET in many capacities, including chair of the Board of Publications Trustees, councilor, and secretary/treasurer. Despite suffering a debilitating stroke in 1987 while chairing a meeting for ASPET, he returned to his professorship at the University of Colorado and with the help of his devoted wife, Diana, faithfully attended every ASPET meeting until his death in 2009.

The Norman Weiner Lecture is selected by the ASPET Program Committee and is presented in odd-numbered years.

2017 Norman Weiner Lecture

The 2017 Norman Weiner lecture was given by Dr. Jack Bergman from the Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital on "Drug Discrimination Procedures and in Vivo Pharmacological Analysis."

Past Norman Weiner Lectures

View a list of all past Norman Weiner lectures.



Last Updated: September 5, 2017

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