PSS Annual Updates and Events

Dear PSS Members,

A Prosperous Lunar New Year greeting to all PSS members!

Time passed so swiftly that the Pharmacological Society of Singapore (PSS) is now FOUR YEARS old. Over the past one year, the Society has hosted many academic and research events to promote Pharmacology in Singapore. It is my pleasure to highlight those activities in 2018 to you (Please read the Enclosed PSS Annual Letter for details):

  • “Graduate Academic Progress in Pharmacology (GAPP) cum Annual General Meeting (AGM) Meeting” was held on Mar 02, 2018. Dr. Mitchell Lai was elected as the new PSS Treasurer. The PSS would like to express our appreciation to Dr. Thai Tran for being an excellent Treasurer for the past 2 years.
  • PSS represented by the President Prof Fred Wong, the General Secretary Prof Gautam Sethi and the Treasurer Dr. Mitchell Lai attended and presented in the “2018 International Conference on the Pharmacology of Traditional Medicine of the Belt and Road Initiative” in Beijing, China, at the invitation by the Chinese Pharmacological Society (CNPHARS) on May 6-8, 2018.
  • PSS represented by the President Prof W.S. Fred WONG attended the World Congress of Pharmacology (WCP2018) organized by the IUPHAR and chaired the Theme Session “Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Respiratory Diseases” in July 1-6, 2018, in Kyoto, Japan.
  • PSS Student Travel Scholarship 2018. A total of FOUR (4) PSS Student Travel Scholarships have been awarded to attend and to present in the “International Conference on Drug Discovery and Translational Medicine 2018” held in Putrajaya, Malaysia on December 4-5, 2018.
  • PSS is supporting the organization of the 14th Meeting of the Asia Pacific Federation of Pharmacologists (APFP2020) to be held in May 4-7, 2020, in Taiwan.
  • PSS is the co-organizer of Pharmacology Seminar Series. In 2018, we have hosted 13 speakers and seminars.

Looking forward to Year 2019! PSS has prepared a series of activities for the members including:

  • “GAPP cum Annual General Meeting (AGM)” Meeting to be held on Feb 22, 2019 (Friday) in MD3 Level 2 Seminar Room, NUS. Contact Prof Gautam Sethi (PSS Secretary) and Dr Deron Herr (Graduate Student Coordinator of Pharmacology) for speaking opportunity.
  • To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Department of Pharmacology (PHC60) at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, PSS will co-host the following events:
    • July 4-5 2019 [MD11 CRC Auditorium]
      “International Conference on Pharmacology: Advances in Translational Sciences & Drug Discovery” PSS members attend for FREE. Website:
    • Apr 4 2019 [MD3 Level 2 Lecture Theatre]
      “PHC60 Workshop: Bioactive Lipid Signaling Systems”
    • Feb 14 2019 [MD11 CRC Auditorium] 
      NUS Visiting Professor Lecture by Professor Jerold Chun
      “Genomic mosaicism and gene recombination in the normal and Alzheimer’s disease brain”
  • PSS Student Travel Scholarship 2019 will be announced.


  • PSS-AGM Feb 22, 2019 (Friday) between 12:30-1:00 pm at MD3-02-01 – Level 2 Lecture Theatre (lunch will be provided). Please come and join us in the Annual General Meeting.
  • PSS Membership 2019 Renewal – Membership Form enclosed – please renew membership so that you can attend 2019 CONFERENFCE FREE OF CHARGE.

With Warmest Regards for a Happy, Healthy, and Fulfilling Year 2019,

Fred Wong, President of PSS

Link to PDF copy of this PSS Annual Letter

Link to membership renewal form