Early Career Community (EC)

The Early Career Community has been established to involve early career members, who are the future of the organization, at a very early stage in ASCPT. Our mission is to create a Community of early career ASCPT members to share experiences, knowledge and to inspire each other.

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Upcoming Webinar:

ASCPT Early Career (EC) Community and Oncology (ONC) Community Members-Only Webinar:
Title: Translational and Clinical Pharmacology Considerations in the Development of Immune-Oncology Drugs
Date and Time: Friday, August 28, 2020, 2:00 pm ET
Speaker: Sree Kasichayanula, PhD
Moderators: Pooja Manchandani, PhD, and Malek Okour, PhD
Description: The presentation will highlight the hallmarks of immuno-oncology drug development and expand on pharmacometrics, clinical pharmacology and statistical strategies to optimize clinical trial design and development of immune-oncology drugs. This will be the first webinar of a three-part series on immune-oncology drug development. Highlights of this session will include:
  • Fundamental biology underpinnings and trajectory of immune-oncology drug development and how this differs from the standard clinical development paradigm in oncology.
  • Role and impact of clinical pharmacology aspects to support immune-oncology drug development for monotherapy and combination.
  • Modeling and simulation strategies and clinical trial designs for early development and pivotal trials.
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Past Webinar:


Songmao (Ben) Zheng, PhD

Community Chair


N Srinivas

Nithya Srinivas, PhD

Community Vice Chair


Aline Bergesch Barth, PhD

Community Past Chair


Steering Committee Members:
Ali Alhadab, MS, PharmD, PhD
Mariam Ahmed, PhD
Vivaswath Ayyar, PhD
Emily Cicali, PharmD
Pooja Manchandani, PhD
Malek Okour, PhD
Chetan Rathi, BS, MS, PhD
Sonal Singh, PhD
Benjamin Weber, BS, MS, PhD
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