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Program Committee


The Program Committee has oversight of the scientific programming of the Society. They plan the scientific program for the annual meeting, as well as coordinate and advise on the programs for colloquia/small meetings and approve requests from ASPET Regional Affiliates for sponsorship of their annual meetings.


The Program Committee consists of representatives of each of ASPET's Divisions and three at-large members appointed by the Council.

Scott A. Waldman, Chair (2017)
Laura M.BohnNeuropharmacology (2017) 
Susan P. ColeCancer Pharmacology (2016)
Michael A. HolinstatTranslational & Clinical Pharmacology (2016)
Fadi T. Khasawaneh, Cardiovascular Pharmacology (2016)
Carol A. ParonisBehavioral Pharmacology  (2017) 
Gary O. Rankin,Toxicology (2016)
Shafiqur Rahman, Pharmacology Education (2017)
John J. Tesmer, Molecular Pharmacology (2016)
Emily E. Scott, Drug Metabolism (2017)
Tom J. Parry, Drug Discovery and Development (2017)
Leonard L. Howell, Member-at-large (2017)
Roger Sunahara, Secondary Member (2017)
Michael Wood, Member-at-large (2017)
Judith Siuciak, Staff Liaison
Melissa Huston, Staff Liaison         

The Program Committee operates on the following timeline for planning the scientific program for the ASPET Annual Meeting. Individuals interested in proposing a symposium should follow the symposium guidelines and submit the proposal to the appropriate division.  Susan 

Timeline for Programming for the 2016 Annual Meeting

January – March 2015
Program Committee members solicit ideas for symposia and “hot topics” from Division rank and file.

March 28 – April 1, 2015
Annual meeting, Boston, MA.

March 28 – April 1, 2015
Program Committee members talk to Division members at EB 2016 meeting to discover compelling symposium topics.

March 31, 2015
Program Committee meets to discuss topics for further development as symposia for EB 2016.

May 2015
Fully developed proposals submitted to ASPET office in rank order by Divisions. Incomplete proposals will not be forwarded to Program Committee for consideration.

June 4, 2015
Program Committee meets to approve final symposia for EB 2016 meeting. 

July 2015
ASPET Office contacts symposium organizers and speakers with information about meeting and to get final talk titles.
Symposia and other sessions scheduled into days and rooms.
Preliminary Program posted on the website.

November 5, 2015
Deadline for abstract submissions for EB 2016.

December 2015
Program Committee meets to program abstracts for EB 2016.

January 2016
Final Program for EB 2016 goes to printers.

January 2016 – March 2016
Program Committee members solicit ideas for symposia and “hot topics” from Division rank and file for EB 2017.

April 2 – April 6, 2016
Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

Last updated: December 29, 2015

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