Attendance on AAPS PharmSci 360 (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, USA)
Most of the time, we think and work on our own and it is always productive to have someone with fresh eyes critically share their thoughts on our work as well as what we could do to improve it. It will be great if we could interact with someone who is working on a specific area that complements our work. That’s why attending a scientific conference is an excellent opportunity for a PhD student. It also allows us to present interesting findings from our research.
On 3rd November 2019, I attended an International Conference called AAPS PharmSci 360 arranged by American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientist. The conference was held for 4 days from 3rd to 6th November 2019 in Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Although I attended an international conference by JSSX and MDO in Japan, it was my first time to attend an international conference in USA, with participants from all over the world. I fully enjoyed the four-day event with so many interesting seminars, symposiums, rapid fire, keynote and poster presentations. Several sessions, which I attended had been very informative and insightful on their subjects. Especially, the rapid-fire sessions on transporters were very impressive.
I presented my poster on November 6th, 2019. The title of my poster was “Relationship Between TGF-β1-Induced EMT and Monocarboxylate Transporter 1 (MCT1) in Alveolar Epithelial A549 Cells”. We characterized MCT1 function in A549 cells and found that functional expression of MCT1 was upregulated by TGF-β1 treatment via the TGF-β1 signaling pathway.
I felt very honored to present my research work in AAPS PharmSci 360. I had very pleasant conversation with researchers related to my field and some of them gave me suggestions for my future work. My poster was selected for “Best Abstract Award” in AAPS PharmSci 360, 2019.
In conclusion, I would like to express my heart-felt thanks to my supervisor Professor Mikihisa Takano Ph.D., Dr. Masashi Kawami and Dr. Ryoko Yumoto for their kind supervision and suggestion.