General Information

General Information

Meeting Location

Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001 Jean-Paul-Riopelle Place
Montréal, QC H2Z 1H2, Canada

Highlights of the Annual Meeting

  • A dynamic forum for best practice sharing within industry, CRO’s, academics and regulators
  • Scientific Sessions organized by SPS Members
  • Sessions on some of the hottest topics in safety pharmacology related research
  • 6 CE Courses taught by experts in the field
  • Plenary Keynote Speakers by a key opinion leaders
  • Exhibit hall offering access to industry vendors
  • Poster sessions featuring cutting-edge research
  • Networking opportunities with a global community of scientists from regulatory, industry, and academia
  • Award opportunities to bring together Student and Jr. Investigators with seasoned scientists, while sharing their research
  • Exhibitor Sponsored Sessions by leading technology and service providers showcasing their new offerings and research

Invitation to Attend

Invitation to Attend the 2020 SPS Meeting

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS) Board of Directors and Officers, we would like to welcome you to the 2020 SPS Annual Meeting at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in the beautiful, Québécois city of Montréal, Canada.

Over the last few months, the 2020 Program and CE Committees have been hard at work organizing scientific programs and courses that include topics of interest to SPS Members and colleagues. The 2020 Scientific Program features a diverse range of scientific sessions organized into two concurrent themed tracks covering issues such as Novel In Vitro and In Silico Assays to Predict Human Safety, In Vivo and Ex vivo Case Studies For Safety, Debate on the "Value" of Primary Tissue and In Vivo Studies and are disease Models Relevant in Safety Pharmacology, Macro Molecules Science: Antibodies, Oligo, and Peptides, Translation Beyond FIH Exposure Response Models, Macro Molecules Science: Gene therapy, Cell Therapy, mRNA and PROTAC, Derisking and Risk Mitigation Strategies, Clinical Cardiology, and much more! This will ensure attendees can stay abreast of new content and developments in key areas of interest.

The meeting also offers a broad Continuing Education program both on an introductory level as well as advanced courses for the expert. A program outline is now available on the 2020 Meeting website. For those interested in increasing their knowledge, recognition and expertise in the field, we will also be holding the 2020 certification exam for the Diplomate in Safety Pharmacology on September 12 and invite all interested SPS members to consider sitting the exam this year.

In an effort to support attendance from our younger colleagues, please note that there are opportunities for Student and Jr. Investigator Travel and poster awards. We encourage you to submit an abstract for presentation as a poster to be featured in our Exhibit Hall. From these submissions a variety will be selected for short oral communications. The deadline to submit an abstract for presentation is June 15.

We also would like to highlight our Exhibit Hall, which will feature over 50 vendors offering direct access to CROs, as well as a variety of service and technology providers exhibiting the latest technology and developments relevant to the field.

We cordially invite you to become a member of our Society, become involved in our ongoing scientific activities and join us in Montréal, Canada for our 2020 Annual Meeting this Fall!


Dr. Tomas Mow
SPS President 2020

Dr. Brian Roche
SPS Vice President and Program Chair 2020

Payment and Deadlines Information

Deadlines to Remember

Distinguished Service Award: May 1, 2020

Junior Investigator Travel Award: July 1, 2020

Student Travel Award: July 1, 2020

Abstract Deadline: Abstracts are due by 12:00 midnight on June 15

Continuing Education Registration: August 15, 2020

Meeting Registration:

  • Early Registration: July 15, 2020 (Prices increase after this date.)
  • Advance Registration: August 15, 2020 (Prices increase after this date.)
  • On-Site/Late Registration: After August 15, 2020.

Cancellation Deadline: August 15, 2020.
If you must cancel your registration, all requests must be received in writing to SPS Headquarters no later than August 15. The registration fee will be refunded less a $50 processing fee.

Payment Information

Online Credit Card

SPS accepts the following CREDIT CARDS: American Express, MasterCard, Discover, or VISA.

All fees are in US Dollars. (Your credit card company will be able to give you the most favorable exchange rate.)


Payable to: Safety Pharmacology Society in US Currency Only. Non-US currency checks will be returned. (Tax ID 23-2766566)

Safety Pharmacology Society
11190 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300
Reston, VA 20191 USA
Tel: 703.547.0874
Fax: 703.438.3113
Email: SPS Headquarters

Hotel Reservations

SPS has negotiated discounted rates with nearby hotels, exclusively for our attendees. Rooms are limited, we encourage you to book early!

Important Reminder: SPS does NOT work with a housing/hotel reservations company. The only way to reserve your hotel room with the SPS block is to use the link listed on our website (below) or call the hotel directly. Communications from persons other than SPS are not authorized and should be regarded as spam.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal

Intercontinental Montreal

    Intercontinental Montréal
    360 Rue Saint Antoine Ouest
    Montréal, Quebec H2Y 3X4

    SPS Rate: $259 CAD
    This special rate includes Wi-Fi and will be available on a first come, first serve basis until August 21.

    Reserve Your Room


To/From the Airport (Distance)


  • Taxi
    $41 CAD, 20 minutes

  • 747 Bus
    $10 CAD, 45–70 minutes

City Information

Things to See and Do in Montreal

The second largest city in Canada is home to iconic architecture, a mouthwatering culinary scene and a vibrant nightlife. Please visit Tourisme Montréal’s website to discover anything you might need to know to explore this beautiful city.

Mobile App

This interactive app will allow you to:

Image of SPS AM Barcelona mobile app as seen on iPhone

  • View the schedule and sessions, save sessions to your personal agenda, and get detailed presenter information.
  • Keep your pulse on the most popular sessions, promotions, and events in the Activity Feed.
  • Receive announcements and obtain the most up-to-date information about what's going on.
  • Expand your professional network and have fun by interacting with other attendees in the app.

The App is only open to registered attendees, so be sure to register for the Meeting before September 1 to gain access to the App before you arrive at the Meeting!

Access to the 2020 Mobile App will open in late August.


The Safety Pharmacology Society Annual Meeting is the place where safety pharmacology professionals gather each year to access the latest information, research and technologies affecting the industry. It is the premiere opportunity to connect with these influencers and buyers. We have a wide variety of opportunities available across many different outlets. From traditional print advertising in the Final Program all the way to push notifications in our Meeting Mobile app and even opportunities that can be taken advantage of long after the Meeting ends. Let us know what your goals are and we will help you meet them.

For more information, please view our Prospectus