2014 Drug Discovery Series

2014 Drug Discovery Series

Drug Discovery from A to Z

What does it take to bring a drug on to the market? Learn the stages and challenges of every step by tuning in to the ACS Webinars Drug Discovery Series. Listen and discuss with subject matter experts about drug discovery, preclinical development, clinical investigation, regulatory concerns, and commercialization issues. Each new session will leave you with a better understanding of how products make it from bench to market – a big picture view that could be critical for your research!

Register for the series which will be broadcast on the last Thursday of each month beginning February and ending October 2014. Don’t worry if you missed a session. You can view the recordings by Clicking Here


Overview of the Drug Discovery and Development Process
Session 1: February 27, 2014
Dr. Derek Lowe (Vertex), Dr. Richard Connell (Pfizer) & Dr. Nicholas Meanwell (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
View Session 1 Slides

Primer in Drug Target Classes
Session 2: March 27, 2014
Dr. John P. Overington (EMBL-EBI) Dr. Molly Schmid (Tech Coast Angels),
View Session 2 Slides

Key Concepts in Identifying Drug Leads
Session 3: April 24, 2014
Dr. Tudor Oprea (UNM School of Medicine, DTU Center for Biological Sequence Analysis), Dr. Chris Lipinski (Melior Discovery).

Lead Optimization – Building Efficacy & Safety
Session 4: May 29, 2014
Dr. Craig Lindsley (Vanderbelt University) Dr. Joe Fortunak (Howard University)

Tips for Filling IND and Starting your Clinical Trials
Session 5: June 26, 2014
Dr. Lynn Gold (Camargo Pharmaceutical Services) Dr. John Morrison (BMS)

Chemistry’s Role in Clinical Trials: The Big Expense and Lessons Learned
Session 6: July 31, 2014
Information on speakers coming soon.

Pharmacoeconomics and IP Strategies in Drug Development
Session 7: September 25, 2014
Information on speakers coming soon.

Future of Drug Discovery – Challenges, Risks and Rewards
Session 8: October 30, 2014
Dr. Jeff Zablocki (Gilead Sciences) Dr. Richard Connell (Pfizer)




The Fine Print

ACS Webinars® does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in these presentations are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.




10 Responses to “2014 Drug Discovery Series”

  1. Christelle says:

    I would like to receive by mail new subjects released as a reminder to register and join the sessions.


  2. admin says:


    Consider yourself added to the list for upcoming ACS Webinars! We look forward to seeing you every Thursday at 2pm ET.


    Erik Holderman
    ACS Webinars

  3. Emilie says:

    Could you add me to the list for upcoming ACS Webinars please?
    Thank you from France!

  4. John says:

    Dear Erik,
    I am based in Europe and won’t make it at 2pm EST (8pm in Europe). Is it possible to watch the videos afterwards?

  5. admin says:


    Thank you for your interest in ACS Webinars®! Starting in 2014, recordings of ACS Webinars are available as a benefit to ACS members. Generally speaking, recordings will be posted two weeks after their recorded Live date on the same webpage from which you register. Live ACS Webinars will continue to be available as a free service from the American Chemical Society. I have attached the link for upcoming ACS Webinars and we hope to see you every Thursday @ 2pm ET.

    Upcoming Live ACS Webinars:

    Find out more about the American Chemical Society and the benefits of membership:

    Erik Holderman
    Co-Producer, ACS Webinars®

  6. admin says:

    Emilie from France:

    Thank you for reaching out to us. We have added you to our distribution list.

    Erik Holderman
    ACS Webinars

  7. Carla says:

    Could you please add me to the webseminars 2014 Discovery Series?
    Thank you
    Carla Marchioro

  8. admin says:


    Thank you for your interest in the ACS Webinars 2014 Drug Discovery Series. Simply go to http://acswebinars.org/drug-discovery
    and click on the green register button. Once you fill out the necessary information on that page you will be confirmed for the entire series and begin to receive email reminders from Citrix “GoToWebinar.”


    Erik Holderman
    Co-Producer, ACS Webinars®

  9. Chris says:

    Where would ACS members find the first session recording?

  10. admin says:

    Dear Chris – All the webinars in the Drug Discovery Series can be found at this link:http://acswebinars.org/drug-discovery. To learn more about the speakers, click on their name. Thanks for following the Drug Discovery Series. I hope to see you soon. ACS Webinars

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