Invitation to Attend

Invitation to Attend the 2012 SPS Meeting

Dear Colleagues,

Safety pharmacology has become an integral part of the safety testing of new drugs and the development of new human therapeutics. The Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS) has, since its inception in 2000, been the leading scientific forum to bring together basic and industrial scientists with the goal of optimizing the way in which this important work is done. Effective early safety testing will be imperative in bringing new treatments to market that are not only effective but safe in a wide, diverse patient population.

Our SPS mission is to support education exchange and innovation in the field of Safety Pharmacology.

The Annual Meeting of the Safety Pharmacology Society is our main event to unite the global safety pharmacology community. On behalf of the SPS Officers and Board of Directors, we would like to invite you and your colleagues to attend our 12th Annual Meeting, October 1–4, 2012, at the Phoenix Convention Center in the beautiful city of Phoenix, Arizona.

The 2012 Scientific Program will feature a diverse range of scientific sessions organized into two theme tracks and covering issues specific to important therapeutic areas, new regulatory developments and new technologies so that attendees can stay abreast of new content and developments in all areas of safety pharmacology. The 2012 meeting will also offer a broad Continuing Education program both on an introductory level as well as advanced courses for the expert. A preliminary program outline is now available on the Annual Meeting Web site.  The Scientific Program and Agenda for the meeting will be posted in early April.

In an effort to support attendance from our younger colleagues, please note that SPS offers Student and Junior Investigator Travel Awards. Also, please consider submitting an abstract for presentation as a poster. From these submissions a variety will also be selected for short oral communications.

We cordially invite you to become a member of SPS, get involved in our ongoing activities and join us in Phoenix for our 12th Annual Meeting this October!!!


Dr. Hugo Vargas
President 2012

Dr. Derek Leishman
Vice President and Program Chair 2012
Board of Directors 2012, Safety Pharmacology Society