PhysChem Forum

PCF2023 Gothenburg, 3rd and 4th October 2023

The organising committee of the PhysChem Forum is delighted to announce that the 20th PhysChem Forum (PCF2023) "Challenges and Future Directions of Preclinical Characterisation in ADMET and DMPK" will take place on 3rd and 4th October 2023 at AstraZeneca's Gothenburg site in Sweden. The discussions will centre around future directions and the latest achievements in preclinical characterisation, in-silico predictions and instrumental techniques with small molecules but also with focus on challenging non-classical molecules outside the usual "rule of five" chemical space, i.e. biologics, petides, protacs etc. The meeting will start around 6pm on the 3rd with the plenary lecture and the gala dinner and conclude around 5pm on the 4th. Click the link for full details including the exciting program.

Registration for the meeting is open via this link and you can also scan the QR code below. Registration will (as ever) be free of charge, note however that there will be a charge for attending the conference dinner. Further details including travel, hotels etc will be made available here soon.

About us

Since 2005, the PhysChem Forum has hosted an annual two day meeting covering a variety of topics around the themes of physical chemistry (PhysChem) and Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion and Toxicity.

There is a recognized need within the PhysChem and ADMET industry for a discussion forum; especially for those scientists carrying out practical research and analytical work in the field, particularly with new modalities for drug design such as beyond rule of five.

There have been a number of extremely high quality international meetings covering various aspects of this field. While the papers presented at those meetings have been cutting edge, there has been limited scope for bench scientists to meet in a more informal setting allowing them to present current work, discuss challenges that were overcome and deliberate those yet to be faced. Furthermore those meetings have generally been expensive, thus precluding multiple attendees from smaller departments. The PhysChem Forum Symposium event series is attempting to address those specific aspects by an adapted, yet very successful proven format. The PhysChem Forum is totally free and its successful organisation relies on the passion and engagement of many people who dedicate their time and effort to make the PhysChem Forum a reality.


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Organising committee

PhysChem Forum committee

Left to right: Stephen Buckley (NovoNordisk); Stephane Rodde (Novartis); Jonathan Burley (University of Nottingham); Antonio Llinas (AstraZeneca); Martin Will (Sanofi); Shenaz Bunally (GSK); Karl Box (Pion); Nikita King (Syngenta). Not in photo: Josep Huerta (Almiral); Linette Ruston (Seda Pharm Dev).

Our goal is to generate an environment for informed debate and discussion in a non-commercial setting with excellent networking opportunities. We are supported by many "BigPharma" and smaller pharmaceutical development companies through the input of the PhysChem organising committee. To find out about our exciting meetings please sign up to our e-mail list by filling in the form below or dropping an e-mail to "info at", and keep up to speed with us via our fancy-pants new twitter account!

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