Systems Pharmacology Community (SP)

Community Goals

Scientific Expertise:
  • This Community is a resource for best practices in Systems Pharmacology through ‘state-of-the-art’ communication and compendium of current case examples, and through contributions to Annual Meeting programming and educational opportunities.
Catalyst for Innovation:
  • The Systems Pharmacology Community is implementing a ‘hot topics’ forum listing emerging and novel methods for collaborative Community development. This forum will be hosted on the ASCPT Systems Pharmacology Community site and/or other social media site(s).
Influence and Impact:
  • Our Community is initiating a compendium of clinical systems pharmacology case examples with impact statements describing how each has influenced clinical and/or regulatory-focused decisions. This compilation will include solicitation from the Community members and a literature review with a potential ‘hot topics’ forum as necessary.
Education and Communication:
  • Our Community is developing an inventory of the current ‘state-of-the-art’ in Systems Pharmacology to identify areas of need as training & communication opportunities, e.g., model development and qualification standards. We also continue to develop educational opportunities around subjects identified by members of our Community.
Organizational Effectiveness:
  • We are establishing a Systems Pharmacology Community Steering Committee (SC) membership along with general roles & expectations necessary to align our contributions with other Community goals. We are also establishing timings for communication outreach to Community members to announce key dates and news updates.
ASCPT 2018 Annual Meeting
Systems Pharmacology (SP) and Oncology (ONC) Joint Community Meeting 
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Room: Florida 1/2
To fully realize the opportunities for mechanistic, model informed oncology drug development, the SP and ONC Communities will present a cross-disciplinary discussion. Learning objectives of this joint meeting include: review of 2017 accomplishments and forecast of 2018 activities, identification of areas of shared interest, and solicitation of feedback regarding programming. 

Upcoming Webinars
Joint SP and BTT Community Webinar
Title: Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) Modeling of Drug-Induced Nephrotoxicity – Bridging the Link Between Drug Exposure, Urinary Biomarkers and Renal Dysfunction
Date and Time: Friday, February 16, 2018, 12:00 pm ET
Speakers: Yeshitila Gebremichael, PhD, Scientist, DILIsym Services., Inc.
Moderators: Richard Graham, PhD, Senior Director, Theravance Biopharma and BTT Community Chair
Description: Drug-induced nephrotoxicity is a challenging problem in both drug development and clinical treatment of critically ill patients. Detecting the potential for nephrotoxicity early in the drug development process is vital for safe development and dosing of therapies. Many novel urinary biomarkers that are injury-specific and more sensitive than traditional biomarkers have been identified recently, whereas interpretation remains challenging. Furthermore, a quantitative framework that links biomarkers signals to underlying cellular injury and renal dysfunction is lacking. Such framework plays a crucial role in safe drug development and clinical treatment. By coupling observations from preclinical urinary biomarkers and histopathology data with cell biology, renal physiology, and the physiologic processes involved in biomarker expression, we developed a multiscale quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) model of drug-induced acute kidney injury.
Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2375674479891555073
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Stephan Schmidt, PhD

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Daniel Kirouac, PhD, PEng

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Matthew Riggs, PhD

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