European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry
European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry
The European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) is an independent association founded in 1970. Free from any political convictions, it represents the scientific organisations from 20 European countries and covers a geographical area, the size of the USA with a similar scientific population.
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 promote contacts and exchanges between medicinal chemists in Europe and around the World.
Moreover, it offers medicinal chemists an opportunity to publish their work internationally by organising the biennial International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC). ISMC meetings have been held in many different European countries since 1970 : Israel, Italy, Germany, Sweden, France, UK. The Netherlands, Switzerland, Hungary and even Canada. These symposia, with an average attendance of 1,400 delegates, are highly international with a broad range of speakers and attendees representing well in excess of 40 countries.
The EFMC has very strong links with the Medicinal Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. Not only does the EFMC have a permanent representative from this division, who attends its management meetings, but the EFMC now has a permanent representative on the Long Range Planning Committee of The ACS Medicinal Chemistry Division. Through this collaboration the ACS convenes sessions for the biennial ISMC Symposia, the flagship symposia of the EFMC, and conversely the EFMC convenes sessions for ACS National meetings. This relationship is being continually strengthened. European scientists are currently contributing some 40% of the total published manuscripts of The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. Indeed, the EFMC has a specific representative on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. Thus demonstrating the quality of European science and its scientists.
Strong links are also established with the Asian Federation of Medicinal Chemistry : participating in meetings organised by the AFMC and vice versa. This collaboration gives the EFMC a strong international flavour.
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