I think that many of us were happy to finally put 2020 in our hindsight and look forward to the promise of 2021. The Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics is certainly no different.
Following the experience of hosting a virtual meeting this past June our members will note the significant increase in our online activities. Notably, a new free to members webinar series has been established. We have been delighted with the success of our first three webinars: "An Update on COVID-19: Basic and Clinical Perspectives"; "Medical Cannabis: The Role in Women's and Children's Health"; and our most recent offering "Use of Technology to Teach Pharmacology in Professional Programs."
Held on March 22, the webinar featured CSPT President Kerry Goralski and Dr. Laurel Gorman from the University of Central Florida outlined leading edge approaches to pharmacology education. Recordings of previous webinars are available to members on the CSPT website.
Given the uncertainty on vaccine availability, the Scientific Program Committee made the decision to hold our annual meeting virtually again this year. “Not on Mute: Let’s Talk Contemporary Pharmacology” will be held from June 8-11 and feature the latest in membrane protein and cancer pharmacology, a COVID symposium, and our first “High Cost – High Value Drugs Summit” (highlighted below). Registration and abstract submission is now open and we look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 scientific meeting. Stay tuned for more information in the next newsletter.
Best wishes to all of you,
Dylan Burger, PhD
CSPT Publications Committee Chair