The Finnish Pharmaceutical Society is organizing a pharmaceutical sciences event FinPharmSci 2018, in collaboration with the University of Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland, Åbo Akademi University and NordicPOP network


The most important networking event and award ceremony of the year in pharmaceutical research and sciences in Finland

Who should participate

All junior and senior level professionals active in different sectors of pharmaceutical sciences and research in Finland


14.00-14.30 Associate professor Anu Kauppinen, University of Eastern Finland: Inflammation as a therapy target in ocular diseases

14.30-15.00 Associate professor Hélder Santos, University of Helsinki: small size particles for a big medical revolution

15.00-15.30 Associate professor Hongbo Zhang, Åbo Akademi University: Microfluidic technology for pharmaceutical and clinical applications

15.30-16.15 Awards Ceremony

Best article awards

Albert Wuokko award

Presentation by Albert Wuokko Awardee

16.15-18.00 Networking with colleagues with buffet & wine.


Wednesday, October 31st, 2018, 14-18 pm


Auditorium Vision 2, Scandic Park Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 46, Helsinki


No registration fee, registration via internet required:


Albert Wuokko award 2017 to professor Heikki Ruskoaho

Most outstanding pharmaceutical doctoral thesis awards 2016-2017

Elisa Lazaro Ibanez from University of Helsinki with the thesis titled "Extracellular vesicles: prospects in prostate cancer biomarker discovery and drug delivery"

Laura Hellinen from University of Eastern Finland with the thesis titled "Melanin binding and drug transporters in the retinal pigment epithelium: insights to retinal drug delivery"

Mirja Palo from Åbo Akademi University with the thesis titled "Design and development of personalized dosage forms by printing technology"

Most outstanding pharmaceutical research article 2016-2017 award

Miina Ruokolainen, Elisa Ollikainen, Tiina Sikanen, Tapio Kotiaho and Risto Kostiainen: Oxidation of tyrosine-phophopeptides by titanium dioxide photocatalysis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138 (2016) 7452

The Finnish Pharmaceutical Society is a scientific society founded in 1887, with coverage of the whole country. The aim of the society is to promote the pharmaceutical sciences, pharmaceutical research and the applications of these in Finland. The society allocates also grants and awards for individual researchers.

The society arranges lectures, discussions or courses concerning the recent developments in the area of pharmaceutical research and other current topics related to the field. The society is actively cooperating with the other national and international societies working in the same area of interests.

The society is also a member society of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.