Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer for the Rapid Fire Committee

Choose Rapid Fire sessions for PharmSci 360

AAPS will present more than 250 Rapid Fire Sessions at PharmSci 360. All will be selected by the Rapid Fire Committee! AAPS is seeking a Vice Chair, 5 Track Chairs, and 10 Track Leaders to serve on this committee.

Rapid Fires are quick, 10-minute presentations on the latest scientific topics that relate to the tracks and themes on which PharmSci 360’s scientific program is built. 

Members of the Rapid Fire Committee must:

  • Be AAPS members at time of application and maintain their membership through October 2024
  • Encourage scientists to propose Rapid Fire presentations
  • Select Rapid Fire presentations that relate to the tracks and themes of the event as established by the PharmSci 360 Scientific Programming Committee (SPC)
  • Recruit Rapid Fire speakers and moderators
  • Attend PharmSci 360 in Salt Lake City in October and help manage the Rapid Fire program on site 

Additional responsibilities and requirements are outlined in the descriptions for each role:

Ready to volunteer? Complete the volunteer form. The deadline to submit your application is 11:59 pm ET April 5.

AAPS Seeks Experienced Scientists to Lead Our
2024 PharmSci 360 Abstract Screening Committee!

The PharmSci 360 Abstract Screening Committee (ASC) manages the screening process for poster abstracts submitted for presentation at the 2024 PharmSci 360, which will be held October 20-23, 2024, at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Available Positions

AAPS members may apply for the following positions:

  • Vice Chair
  • Track Screening Chairs: 8 available positions
  • Track Screening Leaders: 8 available positions

Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be an AAPS member through October 23, 2024.
  • Must monitor the review process for Early Submission Screening, May 3-24, 2024, and the Late Breaking Submission Screening, July 19–August 9, 2023.
  • Must not be a member of another AAPS Committee.*

Additional specific duties are outlined in the Abstract Screening Committee Roles, Requirements, and Responsibilities policy (PDF). 

Apply Now!

Application Deadline: March 6, 2024, at 5pm ET.

Applicants will be notified about their application status in early April 2024

*Attention: AAPS members are prohibited from serving on more than one AAPS Committee at a time to ensure that many voices from the membership are represented in AAPS’ governance and in the selection of science and programming.

Members will not be considered for roles on other committees until their term is complete.

Members may participate in short-term volunteer activities (e.g., task forces, moderating a session, serving as a mentor) at any time, regardless of their service on an AAPS Committee.

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AAPS Community Ambassadors

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Thank You, Volunteers!

AAPS leadership and staff thank all of AAPS’ volunteers for their amazing contributions in advancing the capacity of pharmaceutical scientists to develop products and therapies that improve global health. Because of your support, AAPS members benefit from opportunities to learn, grow, and excel in their careers.