Year 2009 – Fall Luncheon

The Fall Luncheon and Recognition of 50-Year Members

12 Noon, Saturday, October 3, 2009
Stella Mare’s Event Center
3302 McCaw Avenue, Santa Barbara

The cost for the event will be $25 per person, $15 for students.

Members of more than 50 years in ACS are invited to attend at a discounted rate of $15 per person.

The menu will includea choice of entrée ~ herb crusted chicken breast, bay shrimp salad, or a vegetarian option and chocolate torte for dessert.

The Featured Speaker will be

Mark H. Norman, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry Research Discovery
Amgen, Thousand Oaks

Speaking on

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Recipes for the Treatment of Pain

Vanilloid receptor-1 (VR1 or TRPV1) is an ion channel expressed predominantly on pain-sensing neurons and is a therapeutic target for the management of pain. The goal of our research program has been to identify and develop potent and selective small molecule TRPV1 antagonists. This presentation will describe the results of these investigations, which started from an initial high throughput screening hit and culminated in the identification of our first TRPV1 clinical candidate, AMG 517.

Dr. Norman received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire in 1982 and his PhD in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1987, under the direction of Clayton Heathcock where he studied synthetic methodology and natural product synthesis. He has over 22 years of drug discovery and development experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology sector with Amgen, Glaxo Wellcome, and Burroughs Wellcome. In 1996 he was recruited to Amgen to participate in the building of their small molecule drug discovery department and is currently a Director of Medicinal Chemistry there.

Directions to Stella Mare’s Event Center, 3302 McCaw Ave. Santa Barbara

From the South: Take Highway 101 North to Santa Barbara. Exit at Las Positas Road. Turn Right onto Las Positas Road and go ~0.5 miles. Turn Left onto McCaw Avenue just past the golf course. Stella Mare’s is immediately on the Right.

From the North:Take Highway 101 South to Santa Barbara. Exit at Las Positas Road. Turn Left onto Las Positas Road and go ~0.5 miles.Turn Left onto McCaw Avenue just past the golf course. Stella Mare’s is immediately onthe Right.

Fill out and return this form by Monday, September 28, 2009

The Flyer can be found here in a pdf

For more information, email us at,or call John Hagen at 805-756-1651

Sandra Lamb Award winner for 2009 is Dr. Richard Hurst, Past President of CALPACS

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