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And we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science. In a complex and changing world, chemistry and the chemical sciences are essential. They are vital in our everyday lives and will be vital in helping the world respond to some of its biggest challenges.
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We’re working to shape the future of the chemical sciences – for the benefit of science and humanity
The Israel Association for Medicinal Chemistry (IAMC) was founded in 1991, and following its becoming a section of the Israel Chemical Society (ICS) in 2004. It was renamed as the Medicinal Chemistry Section of the Israel Chemical Society (MCS-ICS). The MCS-ICS builds an interdisciplinary bridge between chemistry, biology
medicine and pharmacy by organizing and fostering the interaction between medicinal chemists in academia, industry and drug dispensing institutions, in an independent association devoted to education, research and development of medicinal chemistry through meetings and workshops. The MCS-ICS is a National Adhering Organization of the European Federation of Medicinal chemistry (EFMC), participates in various activities within this organization, and sustains strong links with other member scientific societies. The Society's aims are:
To hold symposia and annual scientific meetings.
To promote symposia on new vistas in drug research.
To conduct workshops on progress in instrumental drug analysis.To represent the association at the EFMC and related international bodies.
The European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) is an independent association founded in 1970 that represents 25 scientific organisations from 23 European countries. Its objective is to advance the science of medicinal chemistry by promoting cooperation and encouraging strong links
between the national adhering organisations in order to deepen contacts and exchanges between medicinal chemists in Europe and around the World. EFMC fulfils this objective by organizing symposia and short courses, by sponsoring meetings and medicinal chemistry schools, by publishing on relevant topics and by conferring awards and prizes. Its most important organisation is the biennial International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC). These symposia, with an average attendance of 1,200 delegates, are highly international with a broad range of speakers and attendees from the pharmaceutical industry and academia.