VIP

A photo from VIP 2019

About VIP

Visions in Pharmacology (VIP) is our largest academic event in the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology. It is an annual one-day symposium organized and led by graduate students in the Department, which is created to celebrate advances in pharmacology and toxicology and provide an opportunity for the exchange of scientific knowledge among students and faculty through graduate student poster and seminar presentations.

Event Structure

Undergraduate & Graduate student poster presentations

Graduate student midpoint seminars

Keynote speech by a distinguished lecturer from outside the Department

List of Past VIP Keynote Speakers

  • 2020 – Dr. Aled Edwards
  • 2019 – Dr. Laura Bohn
  • 2018 – Dr. Edyth London
  • 2017 – Dr. Peter Van Loo
  • 2016 – Terry Kenakin
  • 2015 – Dr. Linda Dwoskin
  • 2014 – Dr. J. Steven Leeder
  • 2013 – Dr. Henry Kranzler    
  • 2012 – Dr. Roger Sunahara
  • 2011 – Dr. Richard Aster  
  • 2010 – Dr. Sue Piper Duckles
  • 2009 – Dr. Christopher Bradfield  
  • 2008 – Dr. Michael Salter 
  • 2007 – Dr. Edward Morgan
  • 2006 – Dr. Richard Weinshilboum
  • 2005 – Dr. Lee Limbird    
  • 2004 – Dr. Etienne-Emile Baulieu
  • 2003 – Dr. Donald Ingram
  • 2002 – Ronald Estabrook
  • 2001 – Dr. Karen Duff
  • 2000 – Dr. Marc Caron    
  • 1999 – Dr. Ferid Murad
  • 1998 – Dr. Frank Gonzalez
  • 1997 – Dr. Lee Limbird
  • 1996 – Dr. Daniel Nebert
  • 1995 – Dr. John Polanyi