7th RSC-BMCS / SCI Symposium on Ion Channels as Therapeutic Targets

7th RSC-BMCS / SCI symposium on Ion Channels as Therapeutic Targets

Monday – Tuesday, 27th-28th March 2023

Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge

Important links and downloads

Abstract submission link – click here
Twitter hashtag – #IonChannels23

First Announcement Poster available to view here

Ion channels are important targets for therapeutic intervention due to their extensive roles in human physiology and the pathophysiology of disease. Many successful drugs targeting this gene family have been discovered for diseases such as hypertension, epilepsy and neuropathic pain.  This symposium, the 7th in an ongoing series, will showcase the most recent advances to aid the design of new ion channel therapeutics and promote interaction between scientists with a shared interest in the field of ion channel drug discovery.

Who should attend
Scientists from industry and academia interested in the therapeutic potential of ion channels. The organising committee particularly welcomes attendance and participation of students or early career researchers working in the field of ion channels.

Call for Abstracts
Abstracts are invited for  poster presentations here. The closing date is 31 December 2022 for posters respectively. Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting, and there will be the option to give a two-minute oral “flash” presentation. There will be a dedicated poster session on Monday evening. The oral deadline has now passed.

Confirmed Speakers
Anna Carbone, Evotec
Giuseppe Cecere, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Jose Maria Cid, Jansen R&D
Michael Hahn, Bayer AG Pharmaceuticals
Mark Healy, Novartis
Simon Holton, Nuvisan ICB GmbH
Luca Raveglia, Aptuit, an Evotec Company
Stephen Tucker, University of Oxford
Steve Griffin, University of Leeds
Myriem El Qacemi, Syngenta Crop Protection
Fabrice Pierre, Vertex
Shawn Stachel, Merck

Registration is now open, please click here to register.

Registration fees will include the conference dinner. Limited on-site accommodation is available to book by following the instructions in your registration confirmationemail you will receive shortly after registering.

Exhibitor Opportunity
The exhibitor package comprises-
– Stand space measuring 3 metres wide x 2 metres deep
– Table measuring 240cm wide x 80cm deep and chair
– Electrical and wifi access
– One stand personnel
– Your logo and full promotional page in the delegate handbook
– Your logo in the rolling slide, shown during the breaks
– Full attendance at the technical programme, poster sessions and conference evening dinner for stand personnel 

£950.00 including one full delegate
£1,200 including two full delegates

If you wish to book an exhibition stand, please click here.

Sponsor Opportunities
Sponsorship includes –
– Your logo in the pre-event announcements
– Your logo in the delegate handbook
– Your logo in the rolling slides, shown during the breaks

Minimum suggested sponsorship amount is £500.00

Delegate pack inserts – £500.00
– No more than two pages of A4 fixed together, sponsor provides

Sponsored Lanyards – £250.00
– Delegate lanyards with company logo, sponsor provides

If you wish to book a sponsorship option, please click here.

Confirmed Sponsors
We are grateful to our confirmed sponsors for their valued support.


Confirmed Exhibitors
We are grateful to our confirmed exhibitors for their valued support.





Organising Committee
Karl Collins, Bayer Foundation (co-Treasurer)
Brian Cox, University of Sussex
Sarah Major, Evotec (Chair)
Nigel Swain, Heptares
Rose Bardell-Cox, Evotec (co-Treasurer)
Mike Clegg, MSD

Secretariat Contact
Hg3 Conferences Ltd
+44 (0)1423 529333