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Join us at the 4th ISPMeC

       The Graduate Program in Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry (PPGFQM), initially named Graduate Program in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, was restructured in 2008 aiming to modernize and bring together two key disciplines to the process of drug discovery and development (DDD), Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry. The PPGFQM is the first postgraduate course in Latin America with such an approach and objectives. PPGFQM is essentially interdisciplinary and contributes to the formation of qualified human resources in academia drug discovery, trying to reverse Brazil's technological dependence on Drugs and Medicines. The research carried out at PPGFQM goes through the stages of new target identification and validation, mechanism of action studies, drug design, and hit-to-lead optimization until preclinical studies. The mosaic of knowledge required to achieve these goals demand continual updating and collaboration with researchers in academia and the pharmaceutical sector.
    In this scenario, the Symposium on Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry (ISPMeC) was created as an internationalization activity of the PPGFQM, aiming to facilitate experience exchange between invited international researchers and PPGFQM students and professors, with a focus on the area of Drug Discovery.
        In its fourth edition, ISPMeC will be held at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, December 6-8, 2023. The IV ISPMeC will feature the participation of renowned names from International Science. The Scientific Program has a prominent level, it is worth checking it out. THE EVENT IS 100% FREE OF CHARGE, held in English and will feature important thematic sections in pharmacology and medicinal chemistry.


Join us, attend the IV ISPMeC. We will be happy to have you here.


Lídia Moreira Lima

President of the 4th International Symposium on

Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry

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Thematic Sections Speakers

Drug Discovery Section                                

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, ES

Eurofarma, Brazil

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), Basel, Switzerland

Life Sciences Solutions Consultant, Elsevier

Highlights in Pharmacology  and Medicinal Chemistry

University of Tübingen,


University of Groningen,

University Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

University of Dundee, UK

Erasmus MC. Dept. of Internal Medicine, Vascular Aging Center, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, USA

Best Thesis Award

Closing Conference

PhD awarded best thesis in 2021

PhD awarded best thesis in 2022

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA


Registration deadline: November 17th, 2023

Participants are welcome to share their scientific results as Flash Presentation

Please submit your abstract at the end of the registration form.

Additional information about abstract submission is on the link below:

Abstract submission deadline: postponed to November 17th 2023


Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Fórum de Ciência e Cultura
Address: Av. Rui Barbosa, 762 - Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro – RJ




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