29th symposium on

Medicinal Chemistry in Eastern England


Thursday 26th April 2018

The Fielder Centre, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK



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Downloads and Links
First announcement and call for papers

Abstract template - closing date are

        24th November 2017 (oral) and 23rd February 2018 (poster)

Directions to the Fielder Centre
Accommodation suggestions
RSC website


The Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry in Eastern England, known colloquially as the "Hatfield MedChem" meeting, is a highly successful, long-standing, one-day meeting which runs annually. The scientific programme will comprise presentations showcasing medicinal chemistry case studies from tools to candidates, across a range of modalities, therapeutic areas and target classes, as well as covering more general topics from the forefront of drug discovery of relevance to medicinal chemists. The meeting aims to be informal and interactive and the event will offer excellent scientific and networking opportunities for all those working in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery.


Call for Papers
The Organising Committee are inviting abstract submissions for both oral and poster presentation. Please download an abstract template from the event website and return it the secretariat. Closing dates for submissions are:
-  24th November 2017 for oral abstracts
-  23rd February 2018 for poster abstracts

Download an abstract template here.

Registration fees have yet to be agreed, and registration is not yet open:

   RSC member


   RSC student* member
Free   Retired RSC member (limited places)
   Exhibition stand space only
   Trade stand staff (no access to technical sessions) 
* Student is undergraduate or post-graduate, not post-doc

Some student bursaries will be  available, and the closing date for applications will be 2nd April.


Programme Outline   - provisional, subject to change



Registration, refreshments and exhibition


Session chair


Opening remarks

10.45Refreshments and exhibition

Lunch and exhibition


Session Chair:


Refreshments and exhibition



Concluding remarks





A relevant trade exhibition will add value to the symposium.  


Exhibition stand space only will be priced at ... excluding any attendees. The exhibition will be held in the same room as the catering (refreshments and lunch) and posters, and the exhibition package will include:
- chair and table, measuring 120 cm wide x 70 cm deep.
- electrical access and wi-fi access.
- the option to include a promotional page for your organisation in the delegate handbook

The exhibition consistently sells out, so early booking will be recommended.


Venue and Travel
The symposium will be held in the Lecture Theatre at the Fielder Centre, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield Avenue, Hatfield AL10 9TP.  Directional information may be found here, and this is a link to the venue's w ebsite.

The Fielder Centre can be reached easily by road, rail or air:
- Just off junction 4 of the A1(M)
- 5 minutes from the M25 motorway
- 10 minutes from the M1 motorway
- 30 minutes from London Luton and Stansted Airports
- 25 minute rail journey from London Kings Cross


Cancellation Policy
For cancellations received in writing by the Secretariat, 80% of the fee paid will be refunded for notifications received before 13th April. No refunds will be made for cancellations received from 14th April onwards, although substitutions are possible at any time. In the unlikely event of our cancelling the event, we will refund the registration fees paid in full.


Sponsors are encouraged to support this popular event.



Organising Committee
Seb Campos, GlaxoSmithKline

Adrian Hall, UCB
Nicole Hamblin, Charles River (chair)

Secretariat Contact
Maggi Churchouse, 3 East Barn, Market Weston Road, Thelnetham, Diss IP22 1JJ, UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1359 221004
E-mail:  maggi@maggichurchouseevents.co.uk


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