Monthly Meetings

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
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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.
 

October 2014 Monthly Meeting
Henry A. Hill Award, Presentation of 50- and 60-year members
Thursday, October 16, 2014
AstraZeneca
35 Gatehouse Drive, Waltham, MA

4:30 pm
NESACS Board Meeting (Room M008, ground floor)
5:30 pm
Reception (Cafeteria, 1st floor)
6:15 pm
Dinner (Cafeteria, 1st floor)
7:15 pm
Award Meeting, Dr. Catherine E. Costello, NESACS Chair, presiding (auditorium, ground floor)
Dr. Juan Alvarez
  Presentation of 50- and 60-Year Members
  Henry Hill Award for Outstanding Service to the Northeastern Section presented to Mukund S. Chorghade
  Evening Speaker: Dr. Juan Alvarez, Senior Director of Discovery Research and Biologics, Alkermes, Inc.
  Title: "You can't get there from here: Re-engineering protein structures to build fusion proteins with novel bioactivities"

ALL RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED BY NOON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9
For those who would like to join us for dinner, register using PayPal: http://acssymposium.com/paypal.html. Select the pay with credit or debit card option and follow the additional instructions on the page. Cost: Members, $30; Non-members, $35; Retirees, $20; Students, $10. Dinner reservations not can- celled at least 24 hours in advance must be paid.
If you wish to join us for this meeting and not eat dinner, please register using PayPal: http://acssymposium.com/paypal.html. Select “Seminar only”. The fee is $1.
New members or those seeking additional information, contact the NESACS administrative secretary, Anna Singer, at secretary@nesacs.org (pre- ferred) or at (781) 272-1966, 9 AM - 6 PM.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED
NESACS gratefully acknowledges support from AstraZeneca for this event.
 
Driving Directions:
From points north: From I-95S, take Exit 27B to merge onto Winter Street. After 0.9 miles, turn left onto Gatehouse Drive.
From points south: From I-95N, take Exit 27A-B for Third Avenue toward Totten Pond Road/Waltham. Take Exit 27B on the left for Winter St. Merge onto Wyman St. Turn right onto Winter Street. After 0.9 miles, turn left onto Gatehouse Drive.
Parking/Accessibility: Parking is available at any of the parking lots near the main entrance of AstraZeneca. Handicapped parking spaces are located near the circular driveway at the main entrance.

November 2014 Monthly Meeting
Presentation of the James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Holiday Inn Boston- Brookline   
1200 Beacon Street        (617) 277-1200

5:30 pm
Social Hour
6:30 pm
Dinner
7:30 pm
Award Meeting, Katherine Lee, NESACS Chair-Elect, Presiding
Thomas J. Greenbowe
  Presentation of Arno Heyn Memorial Book Prize - NESACS Board of Publications
  Reflections on James Flack Norris - Ken Mattes, NESACS Archivist
  Introduction of Norris Award Recipient - Michael R. Abraham, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Oklahoma
  Presentation of Norris Award - Doris Lewis, Chair, Norris Award Committee
 
Norris Award Address:
"Providing Opportunities for Students to Understand Chemistry: Guided Inquiry, Computer Simulations, and Active Learning"
Thomas J. Greenbowe, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University of Science and Technology 

Dinner reservations should be made no later than noon, Thursday, October 30.
Reservations are to be made using PayPal service: http://acssymposium.com/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 6pm or e-mail at secretary@nesacs.org.
If you wish to join us for this meeting and not eat dinner, please register using PayPal: http://acssymposium.com/paypal.html. Select “Seminar only”. The fee is $1.
Reservations not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance must be paid.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED

Directions:
By Public Transportation: The Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline hotel is conveniently located across from the Green Line “C” St. Paul Street trolley stop.
From the Mass Pike: From US 90E, take Exit 18. Follow Cambridge signs right to Storrow Drive/Kenmore Square exit. Take the immediate right onto Beacon St., and proceed for 2 miles.
From 93 North or South: Take 93 to US 90E, then take Exit 18 as described above.
Parking: Metered parking is available on Beacon Street. Parking is available in the Holiday Inn garage ($15 maximum).

November 2014 Meeting
Future of Chemistry Symposium, Networking, and NESACS November Board Meeting
November 13, 2014
Half Day Symposium starting at 1:00 pm
Novartis (NIBR) Cambridge site

There will be excellent networking opportunities amongst attendees, speakers and members of the local sci- entific community during coffee breaks and the early evening reception.
Registration is required to attend the symposium, the board meeting, as well as the reception. Register early and save! http://future-of-chemistry-2.eventbrite.com. The board meeting is free to attend.

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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