Moving Targets 2018 Conference

Friday, August 17, 2018 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

This is a past event.

John Stauffer Pharmaceutical Sciences Center (PSC), PSC 112
1985 Zonal Avenue , Los Angeles, CA 90033

Moving Targets is an annual scientific research symposium in Los Angeles, California. The theme of this year's conference which takes place Friday, August 17, 2018, centers around current breakthroughs in the field of pain medicine, with particular emphasis on combating the opioid crisis.

The goals of Moving Targets are two-fold: 1) the explore future targets for medications with limited addictive potential, and 2) to foster interaction between graduate students and leading scientists, innovators, and policymakers from academia, industry, and government. Attracting a broad audience of nearly 200 attendees, Moving Targets is attended by local and international students, faculty, and professionals from graduate schools, medical schools, and pharmacy schools.

More information on the speaker lineup available here.

More information about the schedule available here.


About the organizers

The AAPS University of Southern California (USC) Student Chapter was established in 1996 by graduate students Neil Mathias, Wilson Meng, and Silvia da Costa in the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy.

The USC Student Chapter was one of the only four student organizations within AAPS in 1996. While its chapter members have continued to uphold the chapter's reputation for active involvement in speaker programs, social events, and networking, AAPS - USC Student Chapter's main pride lies in the success of its annual "Moving Targets" multidisciplinary symposium.

Event Type

Conference/Symposia, Student Life, Event Highlights


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni


Health Sciences Campus



Free for USC undergraduate, graduate, pharmacy, and medical students and professors. For individuals not affiliated with USC in this manner, the cost is $50 at the door.

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