As a researcher in the area of controlled release you are likely aware of the international breadth of the CRS, reaching 3000 members in over 50 countries. The field of controlled release has grown substantially in Canada to the point that our own identity within the CRS is warranted. As such, we are very pleased to invite you to join the Canadian Chapter of the Controlled Release Society, for which there is no membership fee. The Canadian Chapter of the CRS, representing over 150 academics and industry professionals, has served effectively as a nucleus and networking organization for academic, clinical and industrial members active in the fields of the science and technology of controlled delivery of drugs and therapeutic agents in human and animal health, and of other active agents in environmental, consumer and industrial applications. The local chapter encourages and helps organize networking opportunities and communication among Canadian controlled release specialists, and promotes education and student involvement in this field.
Those goals are met through Chapter sponsored sessions at Canadian meetings held in collaboration with closely related Canadian organizations. Being supported by the CRS, the Canadian Chapter is represented in communications from the CRS and at the Annual Meeting and Exposition, to offer exciting opportunities for interacting with other members not only within Canada but also internationally. We encourage you to join us in creating what we are sure will be a successful forum for idea exchange, promotion of education and support of Canadian students. There are no membership fees and all that is required is to complete the attached application form and return it to the Canadian Chapter secretary Dr. Jeanne Leblond Chain. Thank you for your support and we look forward to working together and developing local Provincial chapter events "in your academic neighbourhood" over the coming years.