Denis DeBlois (Ph.D.) is professor of pharmacology at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Université de Montréal, where he teaches drug discovery and development. He is director of the Bachelor program on Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Head of the honor program on Drug discovery, development and evaluation at the PhD level. Prof. DeBlois has published over 85 scientific publications and book chapters, mainly on the response to tissue injury. He has over 7 years of experience as a scientific consultant for the pharmaceutical industry in Canada and the USA and is an alumnus of the American Course on Drug Development and Regulatory Sciences (2010) from the University of California, San Francisco. He is co-director of the Research Group on Drug Discovery and Evaluation at Université de Montréal (GRUM) and board member of the Canadian Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS). He is Chair of the Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress to be held in Montreal in 2020 with the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).