Organizing Committee:

Koen Augustyns, Ph.D. (Belgium)
Yves Auberson, Ph.D. (Switzerland
Emma Blaney, Ph.D. (UK)
Lori Gavrin (USA)
John Macor (USA)
Amy Ripka (USA)
David Rotella (USA)
Jeff Zablocki, Ph.D. (USA)


Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the organizing and scientific committees, we would like to invite you to participate in the ACSMEDI-EFMC Medicinal Chemistry Frontiers 2017 Symposium, to be held in Philadelphia, PA, USA from Sunday, June 25 to Wednesday, June 28, 2017. This symposium is the sixth in the series initiated in Siena, Italy in 2007 and continued in Barcelona, Spain in 2009, Stockholm, Sweden in 2011, San Francisco, CA in 2013 and Antwerp, Belgium in 2015. The meeting is co-organized by the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry and the American Chemical Society Division of Medicinal Chemistry. It is intended to bring scientists working in the medicinal chemistry field together in order to share new and exciting results and we encourage attendees to bring poster presentations. Philadelphia provides a picturesque backdrop for this exciting conference, and we know you will have a scientifically rewarding and enjoyable stay.

Deadline to book your hotel room at the meeting price extended to June 2, 2017.


Frontiers 2017 will take place in the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, located at 201 N. 17th Street St., located in the heart of Philadelphia. The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown is in close proximity to historic Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell, the Reading Terminal Market and the Franklin Institute, making it an ideal location to enjoy the city, and to experience the latest research in medicinal chemistry.
The scientific program for Frontiers 2017 will feature sessions covering the latest advances in medicinal chemistry. Session topic areas include:

Small Molecule Modulators of RNA
Positive Allosteric Modulators
Biased Agonism in GPCRs
Targeting Regulated Cell Death
Drug Discovery in Academia
The Latest in Antivirals
IO and Epigenetics in Treating Cancer

Poster presentations from postdoctoral and graduate students will be considered for two $200 poster prizes sponsored by the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters. Those selected will give a 10 minute talk on their poster during the Wednesday morning session.