As 2011 winds to a close there is still one more addition to the calendar, and 2012 is shaping up nicely.
August 16 - November 15: Is your travel budget limited? Emerald Biosciences is putting together a series of free webinars related to FBLD on August 16, September 20, October 18, and November 15. If you've missed any they are all archived online.
October 21: Zenobia Therapeutics is putting together a FBLD conference in San Diego. Although just one day, there is a nice lineup of speakers, so try to make it if you can.
October 25 - November 15: The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is holding a 4-part webinar titled "Interrogating Chemical Space — Rules, Filters, Fragment-Based Screening and Beyond," with presentations by Chris Lipinski (October 25), Mike Hann (November 1), me (November 8), and Dan Wyss (November 15).
March 19-23: Keystone Symposium: Addressing the Challenges of Drug Discovery – Novel Targets, New Chemical Space and Emerging Approaches will be held in Tahoe City, CA. Although not exclusively devoted to fragments, there are many speakers I look forward to hearing.
April 17-19: Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Seventh Annual Fragment-Based Drug Discovery will be held in San Diego. You can read impressions of this past year’s meeting here and 2010’s here.
August 19-23: The 244th National ACS meeting will be held in Philadelphia, and there will be at least one symposium on FBLD.
September 23-26: FBLD 2012, the fourth in an illustrious series of conferences, will be held in my fair city of San Francisco. This should be a biggy – the first such event in the Bay Area (and the weather in September is usually decent too). You can read impressions of FBLD 2010 and FBLD 2009.
Know of anything else? Organizing a fragment event? Let us know and we’ll get the word out.