The Pharmaceutical Sciences Group (PSG) was founded in 1971 as an information forum for people working in the pharmaceutical industry. As no such general training organization existed, a group was started in Toronto with objectives and structure loosely modelled upon the British Chromatography Discussion Group. The first year’s activities culminated in a day-long update symposium. Considering the small nucleus of people involved and minimal resources available, the organization of a symposium and its resounding success was a credit to the energy and enthusiasm of the organizers.
From that auspicious beginning, the Pharmaceutical Sciences Group has endured and grown, and was formally incorporated in 1985 as the National Pharmaceutical Sciences Group Inc. The character of its membership, the emphasis of programs, and the responses required to meet changing needs have evolved over the past decades. Every year sees a broadening of Pharmaceutical Sciences Group programs.