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Drug Discovery 2018

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9-10 October 2018
ExCeL Arena, London, UK

ELRIG’s flagship conference, Drug Discovery, has become the largest meeting of life sciences industry professionals in the UK. Now in its 12th year, Drug Discovery 2018 will take place in London’s Excel Arena. This 2-day event will bring together more than 1200 delegates and over 100 exhibiting companies from around the world who will highlight the latest ground-breaking research, discuss cutting-edge advances in the application of laboratory technology to understand disease biology and to identify novel chemical and biological candidate drugs.

The theme of this year's conference is drug discovery for small & large molecules and will focus on the application of laboratory technology to understand disease biology and to identify novel chemical and biological candidate drugs. Our scientific programme will feature over 50 world-class speakers in 8 main session tracks, each highlighting the latest scientific breakthroughs and new approaches in drug discovery research across pharma, biotech, academia and the vendor community. The scientific tracks are:

  • Chemistry Innovations
  • Innovations in cellular HTS and compound profiling
  • Anti-infectives & Rare Diseases
  • The opioid crisis, addiction and the search for more effective analgesics hosted by the British Pharmacological Society
  • Innovations in biochemical and biophysical hit finding techniques
  • Drug Discovery Networks- Alliances, Partnerships, CRO Relationships and Open Innovation
  • Antibodies and Novel Large Molecule Platforms
  • Data Sciences and AI

In addition to the scientific programme there will be a vendor exhibition, poster sessions, and numerous networking opportunities. We also have several new activities planned for 2018:

  • Learning Paths: New to Drug Discovery 2018 are our Learning Paths; Follow our suggested agendas through the meeting to learn about the hottest topics in Drug Discovery!
  • Training in Breakthrough Scientific Techniques: Free to attend training course on the latest, breakthrough scientific techniques
  • Innovation Zone Trail: ELRIG supports fledgling biotech companies, who will be exhibiting their latest technologies in the Innovation Zone
  • Workshops: Free to attend workshops on practical aspects of ground breaking technologies and techniques
  • Chairman’s Reception: The Drug Discovery networking event of the year, where senior leaders meet in an informal gathering - Invite Only!
  • Early Career Professional Education: For those starting their careers in drug discovery, CV workshops, “meet the mentor” and “Learn from your Peers” panel sessions.
  • Networking: Meet up with 1200 fellow Drug Discovery professionals at our network event
  • CRO Village: Find the contract research organisation, that meets your need in their dedicated exhibition village

Drug Discovery 2018, as with all ELRIG events, is free-of-charge to all delegates and includes complimentary refreshments and lunch.

phone +44 (0) 7484113971
email info@elrig.org
web elrig.org/portfolio/dd2018/
email Excel Arena, London
 
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