AAiPS Washington Metro DC chapter was started in 2005 with Mehul Mehta (Director - DCPI, USFDA) being the first Chair of this chapter. Later, Praveen Hiremath, was elected as the Chair of Metro DC chapter for 2010 - 2012, and Samit Deb was elected as the Secretary Metro DC chapter. The goal of this chapter is to activate and promote AAiPS Metro DC chapter to be a among one of the most successful and dynamic AAiPS regional chapters. In light of this, Metro DC chapter has successfully conducted regional meetings in 2010 and 2011 with renowned speakers from pharma company and USFDA. Future objectives of the Metro DC chapter is to gather more pharmaceutical and biotech scientists, create increased awareness about AAiPS, and to organize more local chapter meetings to foster the growth of AAiPS.
Praveen, welcomes your suggestions and ideas to improve the chapter and to reach its goals more efficiently, and also would like to take the opportunity to thank the executive committee, sponsors, speakers, members and all other supporters for their notable contributions towards the chapter's success. Special thanks to Vijai Kumar, Advisor for Metro DC chapter, for his valuable guidance and constant support.
Praveen S. Hiremath, Ph.D
Chair - AAiPS Washington Metro DC chapter