Volunteer Opportunities

AAPS Seeks Nine Experienced Scientists to Lead the 2025 NBC Scientific Programming Committee!


AAPS will hold the National Biotechnology Conference (NBC) face-to-face in Boston in May 2025. The NBC’s Scientific Programming Committee (SPC), under the leadership of 2025 Scientific Programming Committee Chair Prathap Nagaraja Shastri, Ph.D. will select and develop the event’s scientific program, including the symposia, keynotes, and prologue. 

AAPS is now recruiting 1 Vice Chair, 2 Track Chairs, and 6 Track Leaders to complete the committee. Successful applicants will be organized into three-person teams and assigned to a specific track that they will then develop. 

AAPS will determine the specific tracks, and the themes within the tracks, in consultation with committee members late in the summer.


Available Positions

AAPS is seeking volunteers for the following positions:





Vice Chair

This person will serve as Chair for the 2026 Meeting.

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Track Chairs

2 Track Chairs; each oversees a single track.

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Track Leaders

6 Track Leaders (3 per track).

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Requirements & Qualifications Include
  • You must be a member in good standing to apply. Contact [email protected] with questions about your membership.
  • Maintain membership throughout your term of service, which ends after the meeting.
  • Use collaboration platforms to exchange information and participate in the committee, including Microsoft Teams and the AAPS Communities.
  • Attend monthly meetings.
    Depth of expertise, and preferably influence, in a pharmaceutical discipline relevant to biologics and biotechnology.
  • Knowledge of trends affecting biologics and biotechnology.
  • Awareness of key opinions held by leaders in the field.
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills. Must be willing to:
    • Promote the submission of session topics through personal contacts, social media, and the AAPS Communities.
    • Recruit specific speakers and facilitate the development of key sessions that complete the program.
    • Communicate with organizers throughout program development.
  • Attend the NBC in May 2025 in Boston.
Time Commitment
Committee members will spend an average of 2-3 hours per month on this project, with periods of more intense and less intense engagement depending on the stage of program development.

Ready to apply?
Submit your application online by 11:59 PM ET on May 31!
All applicants will be notified about their application status in July.

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