ACS Livetweeting: First Disclosures And Pharma Blog Panel
Aug06

ACS Livetweeting: First Disclosures And Pharma Blog Panel

Apologies for the scant posting this week. I am wrapping up a cover story on a drug discovery topic for the August 16th issue. More on that when the issue is published. The Boston ACS meeting is coming up in just two weeks and both Lisa and I will be in attendance. We'll be blogging and tweeting about any sessions that catch our eye. But two sessions are definitely on the schedule: MEDI: First Time Disclosure of Clinical Candidates Sunday August 22, 2PM-4:30PM Eastern This session, where companies reveal the chemical structure and medicinal chemistry story of compounds in clinical trials, is usually held at spring national meetings. But it's back this fall by popular demand. I am unable to attend this session, so I can't tweet like I did last time. But Leigh Boerner of Just Another Electron Pusher has graciously stepped in to tweet in my stead. You can follow her on Twitter (@leighjkboerner), but her tweets will also appear here at the Haystack. We'll be using the hashtag #acsmedi. MEDI: Lunch and Learn Case Study: Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Blogging Tuesday August 24, 12PM-2PM Eastern This is the chemistry/pharma blog mini-symposium I'm moderating. (As a reminder, the panelists are Michael Tarselli, Ed Silverman, David Kroll, and Derek Lowe). Lisa Jarvis will be tweeting the event live. You can follow her here on the blog, on Twitter (@lisamjarvis), or on my FriendFeed account. Finally, last week I came up with a survey so that folks who can't be in Boston can ask questions to the blog panelists. I haven't had many questions come in, so I'm sending out the link to the survey again. If you have a question for any or all of the panelists, please take a moment to submit it. I'll try to ask the best questions myself at the...

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Pharma and Chemistry Blog Panel Discussion 8/24 #acsboston
Jul09

Pharma and Chemistry Blog Panel Discussion 8/24 #acsboston

We now interrupt the steady stream of pharma news for a small announcement. If you'll be in in Boston late this August, I think you might enjoy going to a mini-symposium and panel discussion about the chemistry and pharma blogosphere, happening at the Fall ACS meeting. The panelists are a great cross-section of academia, industry, and media: Derek Lowe, In the Pipeline, @Dereklowe David Kroll, Terra Sigillata, @abelpharmboy Ed Silverman, Pharmalot, @pharmalot Michael Tarselli, Scripps Florida These folks will each give a short talk, but the real highlight here is the panel. I'd love for people to show up with great questions. Want to talk about how blogs are playing a role in discussing layoffs and employment? How about the trickiness to promoting new drugs on the web? Or what role new media should have in critiquing papers? The panel's as good a time as any to bring those issues up. I'll be moderating the event, which is slated for Tuesday, August 24, from 12 noon till 2PM in the Boston Convention Center, Ballroom West. It costs $16 to sign up for the session, which includes lunch. You can register for the event at the main ACS meeting registration site here. It is listed as the MEDI Lunch and Learn/Ticket No. SE 19. Get more information about the event from this promo flyer. FYI - today's the last day to register early (read: at the discounted price) for the Fall ACS...

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