Monthly Meetings
September 2014
Joint meeting of NESACS and NESACS YCC
Thursday – September 11th, 2014
Pfizer
610 Main Street
Cambridge, MA

4:30 pm
 
NESACS Board Meeting (1st floor seminar room)
5:30 pm
  Reception (cafeteria)
6:30 pm
  Dinner (cafeteria)
7:15 pm
  Welcome, Dr. Catherine Costello, NESACS Chair (1st floor seminar room)
7:30 pm
  Evening program featuring Leslie Pinnell (1st floor seminar room)
8:30 pm
  Networking (cafeteria)

 
Leslie Pinnell
Executive Director of Government Funded R&D and Intellectual Property
A123 Systems LLC
“From Hype to Hope: Developing Next Generation Battery Technologies
At A123 Systems, Leslie is responsible for next generation technical strategy and development.  Previously, Leslie was Director of Advanced Battery Research at Duracell / P & G.  Leslie also worked for three years as Program Director for New Technologies within the Gillette organization.  Leslie has a MS from the University of Massachusetts and has over 30 years of experience in the battery industry.

  • Dinner reservations are required by NOON, Thursday, September 4, using PayPal: http://acssymposium.com/paypal.html. Select pay with credit or debit card option and follow the additional instructions on the page. Mem- bers, $30; Non-members, $35; Retirees, $20; Students, $10. If you are mak- ing a reservation for someone other than yourself, or, if you require a Vegetarian meal, please note that in the “Instructions to Buyer” section.

  • If you wish to join us for this meeting and not eat dinner, please register by noon, Thursday, September 4, using PayPal as described above. Select “Seminar only.” The fee is $1. The reception starts at 5:30 pm for all guests; a dinner reservation is not required for entrance.

  • Reservations for new members and for additional information, contact the secretary Anna Singer at (781) 272-1966 between 9 am and 6 pm or e-mail at secretary@nesacs.org (preferred). Reservations not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance will not be refunded.

Directions:  
   
The Pfizer 610 Main Street building is located in the MIT Osborn Triangle, the block spanned by Main, Portland, Albany, and Osborn Streets in Cambridge, MA.

The entrance to the Pfizer 610 Main Street lobby is at the corner of Albany and Portland Streets.  The parking garage entrance for Pfizer 610 Main Street is on the west side of the building and is accessible from Albany Street or Main Street. 

By Subway: 610 Main Street is a 10 minute walk from the Kendall Square or Central Square T stops on the Red Line.
 
 
By Bus: The #1 bus serving Harvard/Boston stops at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street.  The CT2 bus serving Ruggles/Sullivan stops at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassay Street.
Parking: Metered street parking is available on Main Street.  The 610 Main Street parking garage is open to the public and is accessible from Albany Street or Main Street; the maximum daily rate, for over 3 hours, is $30.  Payment is by credit card only.

JOINT MEETING: NORTHEASTERN SECTION, ACS AND MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY GROUP
Symposium
Orphan No More:
Drug Discovery on Cystic Fibrosis
 
October 2, 2014
3 pm to 9 pm
Vertex Pharmaceutical Corporate Headquarters
50 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA
Sponsored by
 
 
3.10 pm  
Welcoming Remarks
Vertex
3.15 pm  
Welcome
Raj (SB) Rajur, NESACS Medicinal Chemistry Program Chair, CreaGen Biosciences,
Inc., Woburn, MA
3.20 pm  
Introductory Remarks (Moderator)
Daniel Elbaum, Science-BD liaison, Retrophin, Cambridge MA
3.30 pm – 4.15 pm  
Martin Mense, Ph.D.,
Vice President for Drug Discovery and CFFT Lab Head, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics
Title: “Cystic Fibrosis: the Disease, CFTR, and Drug Discovery Approaches”
4.15 pm – 5.00 pm  
Dean Madden, Ph.D.,
Professor Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
Title: “Trafficking in CF Therapies”
5.00 pm – 5.45 pm  
Bradley Tait, Ph.D.,
Vice President, Chemistry, Proteostasis Pharmaceuticals
Title: “Enhanced Correction of F508del CFTR using Drug-like Small Molecules in
Combination with Correctors and Potentiators”
6:00 pm – 6.45 pm   Social Hour
6:45 pm – 7.45 pm   Dinner
7:45 pm – 8.30 pm  
Keynote Presentation
Peter Grootenhuis, Ph.D.,
Senior Director, Chemistry, Vertex
Title: “The Discovery of CFTR Modulators for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis”

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO ATTEND THE SYMPOSIUM: THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE
TO ATTEND THE SYMPOSIUM; DINNER RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. PUBLIC IS INVITED
 
Dinner reservations should be made no later than noon, Thursday, September 25th, 2014. Reservations are to be made using PayPal: http://www.acssymposium.com/medchem-paypal.html . Select pay with credit or debit card option and follow the additional instructions on the page. Members, $30; Non-members, $35; Retirees, $20; Students, $10.
Reservations for new members and for additional information contact the secretary, Anna Singer, at (781) 272-1966
between 9am and 9pm or e-mail at secretary@nesacs.org. Reservations not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance must be paid.
 
Directions to Vertex:
Use the following address for your GPS: walking distance from south station. 50 Northern Avenue, Boston,
MA, 02210
Download this Flyer
Download Speakers Bios
For additional information Contact:
Raj Rajur : rrajur@creagenbio.com or Dan Elbaum: ddelbaum@msn.com

 
Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society Process Chemistry Symposium
Location:
Thursday – October 9th, 2014
 
Biogen Idec, Building 8 Auditorium
 
15 Cambridge Center
  Cambridge, MA 02142

Speakers:
Sheng Cui, Amgen Inc.
 
Tim Jamison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
David MacMillan, Princeton University
 
Allan Myerson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Stefanie Roeper, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
 
Xianglin Shi, Biogen Idec
 
M. Christina White, University of Illinois

Agenda:
8:00 AM
Registration and continental breakfast
 
8:30 AM
Morning session
 
11:45 AM
Lunch
 
1:15 PM
Afternoon session
 
4:30 PM
Reception

  • Join us for a day-long symposium focused on process chemistry and featuring speakers from industry and academia. There will be opportunities to network with members of the local chemistry community during lunch and a late afternoon reception.
  • Register at http://www.acssymposium.com/symposium_paypal.html
  • Seating is limited, and registrations will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Registration fees: Standard $50; Student $25 – includes continental breakfast, lunch, and reception. PayPal questions: please contact the NESACS administrative secretary, Anna Singer, at secretary@nesacs.org (preferred) or at (781) 272-1966, 9 AM - 6 PM.
 

Previous Meetings

Agendas
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2005
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Annual/Special Meeting Minutes
2011
 
2010
 
2009
 

2007
 
2006
 
2005
 

 


Presentations

Presentation from NESACS Southeastern MA Area Event at UMA Dartmouth on Oct. 3, 2013 (Jack Driscoll)
Dr. Joseph Francisco Presentation at the January 2009 Meeting
Town Hall Forum - Feb. 18, 2010