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Sino-American PharmaceuticalProfessionals Association
The Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA) was established in 1993 and is headquartered in the center ofthe pharmaceutical corridor in New Jersey, USA. Since its inception, SAPA rapidly became one of the most active Chinese professionalassociations in the US with five chapters and more than 6,000 members. SAPA’s members are primarily from large and mid-sizedpharmaceutical and biotech companies in the US, with areas of expertise covering almost every aspect of pharmaceutical research anddevelopment as well as production. The organization’s large membership base and their superb scientific and technical abilities has allowedSAPA to be a key source for knowledge exchange on the latest developments in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and generic drugindustries. As a non-profit organization registered in the US, SAPA receives generous sponsorship and support from numerous multinationalcompanies in the US and overseas. SAPA will continue to provide a broad platform for scientific and technical discussion, talent exchange,and training for the colleagues in the pharmaceutical industry from the US and China.

SAPA Sites
• SAPA Headquarter: New Jersey, USA
• SAPA-NE: Boston and New England region, USA
• SAPA-GP: Philadelphia and other Pennsylvania areas, USA
• SAPA-MW (Mid-West Chapter): Illinois, Indiana, USA
• SAPA-WEST (West Chapter): California, USA
• SAPA-CT: Connecticut, USA
• SAPA-DC (Pre-Chapter): District of Columbia and Maryland
• SAPA-China: Zhengzhou China

Professional Expertise of SAPA Members
• Drug discovery, research and development
• Preclinical and clinical research and development
• Application and registration of new drug and biologics to the US FDA
• Production and manufacture of pharmaceuticals and biological products
• Commercial and marketing of pharmaceutical and biological products
• Generic product development and technology

SAPA Main Activities
• SAPA Annual Conferences: SAPA hosts its Annual Conference every 3rd quarter of the year in New Jersey, USA. Attendees includedelegates from headquarters and the local chapters, members from US pharmaceutical and biotech companies, US FDA Officials, andrepresentatives from China. Annual Conference speakers include Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents, and other senior executives from Fortune500 companies, distinguished Nobel Laureates, and renowned professors from elite universities and research institutes in the US, China, andother Asian countries. The conference presentations provide insight on the current trends in the pharmaceutical industry, biomedicaldevelopment, corporate strategies and vision, as well as on developments in both the US and China. As the premium event, the SAPA AnnualConference serves as a stage to introduce the latest discoveries and technological advances in pharmaceuticals and as an opportunity for membersto gain a deeper understanding of the business outlook for the industry. The SAPA President and Executive Council are elected annually andannounced during the Annual Conference. Each Chapter also hosts an Annual Conference.
• Scientific Symposium and Seminars on Drug Discovery and Development: Scientific Symposium is one of the flagship events by SAPAfocusing on the innovation and cutting edge technologies in drug discovery and development. At the same time, each year several seminars arepresented to address the development needs for new drug and generics. These seminars are open to all colleagues from the pharmaceuticalindustry and aimed to contribute to the development of medical and pharmaceutical sciences.
• Career Development and Entrepreneurial Workshops: To help members accelerate and enrich their careers, SAPA invites guest speakers to share stories on their entrepreneurial experiences and to discuss the keys to success in their careers.
• International Professional Symposia: Major international symposia on highly relevant, timely topics are organized by SAPA with invitedspeakers from key organizations and prominent academic institutions. Major international professional symposia include: Shanghai InternationalForum on Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry (BioForum, co-sponsored with the Science and Technology Commission of ShanghaiMunicipality) in every May in Shanghai; and Beijing International Healthcare Industry Forum (HIF, co-organized by the Beijing MunicipalScience and Technology Commission) in October of each year in Beijing. Over the years, SAPA has provided many speakers and moderators forthese symposia to actively promote scientific and technology exchange and cooperation between the US and China.
• Professional Training for Pharmaceutical R&D: SAPA also provides short-term professional training courses tailored to the requirements ofpharmaceutical groups from China. These training classes include drug development, process of new drug application to the FDA, GMP/GCPrequirements and implementation, and market access and expansion.
• Assist in Talent Exchange between the US and China: SAPA has organized events and served as a platform to help recruit talented scientistsfrom the US to join local Chinese companies. SAPA has made a significant contribution and played a major role in introducing experiencedtalent in pharmaceutical development and business investment to China.

SAPA website: www.sapaweb.org