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Travel Awards for the 17th World Congress of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology
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The International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) will hold its 17th World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa (WCP 2014), July 13 – 18, 2014. The meeting is organized and hosted by the South African Society for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (SASBCP). ASPET is offering travel awards to attend the WCP2014 for graduate student and young scientist members of ASPET in good standing to present a paper at the meeting. Travel Awards available for WCP 2014 include the James A. Bain Young Scientist Travel Award and the Graduate Student Travel Award. Applicants must already be a member to apply. For more information on the meeting, please visit http://www.wcp2014.org/.
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Obituary: Allan H. Conney (1930 - 2013), former ASPET President, pioneer of cytochrome 450 induction
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Dr. Conney was born in 1930 in Chicago, IL and obtained a B.S. degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin in 1952.
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Read the September issue of The Pharmacologist
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Read the September 2013 issue of The Pharmacologist. Included in the new issue are an introductory piece by new Executive Officer Judith A. Siuciak, some thoughts from President Rick Neubig, the program for the Joint ASPET/Chinese Pharmacological Society Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2014, and more.
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Donate to the endowment funds for ASPET Awards
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You can now donate online to the John J. Abel Award, the Julius Axelrod Award, the Goodman and Gilman Award in Receptor Pharmacology, and the Torald Sollmann Award. By going to the respective awards pages, you can watch the endowments grow. Click on the "Read More" link to donate. An anonymous donor has agreed to match up to $30,000 in donations for the Goodman and Gilman Award in Receptor Pharmacology Endowment Fund. See your gift go twice as far.
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SCIENCE POLICY NEWS


Meet the 2014 ASPET Washington Fellows
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The ASPET Washington Fellows Program enables developing and early career scientists interested in science policy to learn about and be more engaged in public policy issues. Fellows will develop an understanding of how public policy decisions help shape and impact science policy. The program will help fellows develop skills and insights to become future leaders in science. Click on the below link to learn about the eight Washington Fellows selected for 2014.
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ATTN: ASPET Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Trainees: Deadline to participate in important career outlook survey is October 18
ASPET
Postdoc and Graduate Student Members: Please click on the below link to be directed to a survey we are asking you to take which inquires about how restrictive funding impacts your career outlook and decisions. Note: There are two separate surveys. One is for postdocs, and the other is for graduate students. This survey is a critical tool to help measure the impact of Congressional action on the next generation of scientists.
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ASPET ANNUAL MEETING AT EB 2014 NEWS


Register for the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2014
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It's not too early to register for the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2014. A list of registration fees can be accessed on ASPET's Annual Meeting Web page. Registration is available at discounted rates until Friday, February 21, 2014.
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Submit an abstract for the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2014
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Be sure to submit your abstract for the Annual Meeting. All abstracts must be received by Friday, November 8, 2013, 11:59 p.m. EST.
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Apply for a Best Abstract Award online
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Best Abstract Awards are given by ASPET's Divisions for abstracts submitted by postdocs and graduate students (and undergraduates as well for the Behavioral Pharmacology Division) to the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2014. Click on the appropriate link in the list below for further information. Criteria and awards vary among the Divisions. Finalists and winners may be asked to present their research at the Best Abstract Competition on Sunday evening, April 27 or at a Division session. Applicants must be ASPET members in good standing in order to apply for these awards, so apply or renew your membership NOW! The following Best Abstract Awards are being offered:
-Undergraduate Best Abstract Award
-Graduate Student Best Abstract
-Postdoctoral Scientist Award
-Young Investigator Award
Applications for the four aforementioned awards must be completed by November 13, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (EST) by electronic Web submission.

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Travel Award application forms are available online
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Any student or postdoctoral fellow who submitted an abstract in an ASPET topic category for the Annual Meeting at EB 2014 in San Diego is encouraged to apply for a Travel Award to attend the Annual Meeting. Applicants must be ASPET members in good standing in order to apply for these awards, so apply or renew your membership NOW! The following Travel Awards are being offered:
-Minority Graduate Student Travel Awards
-Young Scientist Travel Awards
-Minority Young Scientist Travel Awards
-Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Travel Awards
-Graduate Student Travel Awards
Applications for all travel awards mentioned above must be completed by December 11, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (EST) by electronic Web submission.
The submission deadline for the Division for Pharmacology Education's Travel Award for Pharmacology Educators is January 6, 2014.

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Online hotel reservations for EB 2014
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Don't forget to book your hotel room for the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2014. The deadline to register for housing at the meeting is Friday, March 21, 2014. More information about housing can be found at: http://experimentalbiology.org/2014/Attendees/Housing.aspx.
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Camp EB Child Care
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CAMP EB Child Care welcomes children ages 6 months – 17 years. Children participate in age-appropriate activities including arts and crafts projects, active games, and much more in a safe, nurturing environment. Meals are not included in the camp fees. Parents can send or bring lunch to the center. Register for Camp EB.
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Check out the program for the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2014
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The program for the Joint ASPET/Chinese Pharmacological Society Annual Meeting at EB 2014 is available on the ASPET website. Read through the program listings, and check back often for updates. More details about the Joint ASPET/Chinese Pharmacological Society Annual Meeting at EB 2014 can be found by going to http://www.aspet.org/eb2014. See you in San Diego!
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ASPET MEMBERSHIP NEWS


Renew your ASPET membership for 2014
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The first membership renewal notice was emailed in mid-September. Log into your ASPET.org Member Homepage to view your invoice and pay your 2014 dues. If you have forgotten your login name and/or password, please contact membership@aspet.org.
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ASPET Member-Get-A-Member Program
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Help ASPET grow our membership! Participate in the Member-Get-A-Member Program. Recruit a Regular, Postdoc, or Affiliate Member, and you will receive a free ASPET plush donkey and be entered into a raffle to win one of three $200 Amazon.com gift card prizes.
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ASPET JOURNALS NEWS


JPET calls for quantitative systems pharmacology and drug discovery papers
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The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics is launching an initiative to highlight research integrating advances in pharmacology, systems biology, and PK/PD modeling to improve understanding of drug mechanisms, sites of action, disposition, and metabolism and leverage this information to enhance drug discovery and translational medicine. We welcome papers describing new drug targets, mechanisms, biomarkers, failure analysis and other technologies supporting this discipline.
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OTHER NEWS


Mid-Atlantic Pharmacology Society Chapter to host 2013 Annual Meeting October 7 on G Protein-Coupled Receptors: Current Thoughts and New Directions
ASPET
The Mid-Atlantic Pharmacology chapter of ASPET will be holding its 2013 annual meeting on Monday, October 7, 2013 at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. The theme this year is G Protein-Coupled Receptors: Current Thoughts and New Directions.
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2013 Great Lakes GPCR Retreat to be held October 17 - 19
ASPET
The 2013 Great Lakes GPCR Retreat will be held October 17 – 19 in Cleveland, OH. Click on the below link to be directed to the Web page about the retreat on the Division for Molecular Pharmacology's website
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NEWS FROM THE FIELD


Opinion: Facing the truth: Animal research
The Tech
Almost every Massachusetts Institute of Technology student has conducted a scientific experiment on an animal — ranging from dissecting a frog in middle school to studying the behavior of conditionally trained mice in a UROP. At some point, many of us have probably found ourselves questioning the ethics of using animals for research.
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Vaccine clears away monkey AIDS virus
National Institutes of Health
An experimental vaccine given to monkeys triggered a lasting immune attack that eliminated all traces of an AIDS-causing virus after a year or more. The finding points to a possible new strategy in the search for an effective AIDS vaccine.
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Girl who feels no pain could inspire new painkillers
New Scientist
A girl who does not feel physical pain has helped researchers identify a gene mutation that disrupts pain perception. The discovery may spur the development of new painkillers that will block pain signals in the same way.
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