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Historic background

The Brazilian Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (BrazMedChem) is an international scientific event, which has the main objective of joining Brazilian Medicinal Chemists to the state-of-the-art of the discovery/development of new drugs.

Since the establishment of the Brazilian Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry in 2001 (BrazMedChem2001) under the coordination of Prof. Dr. Carlos Montanari, it has been prone to achieve understanding and gather true information that leads to knowledge.

The second BrazMedChem was held in Rio de Janeiro city, being Prof. Dr. Jose Daniel Figueroa Villar the chair of the event. During this meeting, a set of outstanding researchers in the field was established as a BrazMedChem consulting group with the aim of improving the medicinal chemistry in Brazil.

In 2006, the BrazMedChem was held in Aguas de Sao Pedro-SP, under the coordination of Prof. Dr. Glaucius Oliva. This successful event had a set of renowned international researchers as invited speakers.

BrazMedChem2008 (Porto de Galinhas-PE) had the highest number of participants in the history of the symposium. Prof. Dr. Ivan da Rocha Pitta was the chair of this event that counted with a massive number of researchers from the northeastern region.

A decade of existence was celebrated during the 2010 edition of the meeting in Ouro Preto-MG. Once again, Prof. Dr. Carlos A. Montanari was the chair of the event, which is now one of the most important symposiums in the entire Latin America. The main objectives that led to the birth of this scientific meeting were achieved and reviewed at that time. We wanted to innovate again by offering the first joint DNDi (Drugs for Neglected Diseases)/BrazMedChem Lead Optimization Workshop.

The BrazMedChem2012 was held by the first time in the Southern area, being coordinated by Prof. Dr. Vera Lucia Eifler Lima. This event was another successful case in which a huge number of researchers of this region attended the meeting.

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