Special Populations Community (SPO)

The Special Populations Community focuses on research with groups of patients that differ with regard to human development (pediatrics, geriatrics, pregnancy), gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, body condition (obesity/malnutrition), or lifestyle (drug dependence, smoking).

Community Mission

The mission of the Special Populations Community is to engage members in clinical pharmacology and translational medicine research across academia, regulatory agencies, and industry to understand factors that contribute to variable therapeutic outcomes in special populations.

Community Goals

  • Provide a Community environment that fosters the development of much needed scientific expertise in special populations, including an appreciation for the diversity of the research in special populations.
  • Encourage the development of innovative pharmacological tools to engage special populations in research.
  • Stimulate scientific collaborations among clinical pharmacologists with interests in special populations and encourage the sharing of knowledge about common challenges in conducting research in special populations.
  • Provide a platform to collaborate with regulatory agencies to disseminate knowledge and expertise for the enhancement of guidelines on special populations.
  • Support members to propose and sponsor programming for ASCPT Annual Meetings as well as webinars and other educational resources throughout the year that are of interest to the SPO Community.
  • Encourage feedback from the SPO Community members and be responsive to ideas, initiatives, and involvement.
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ASCPT 2018 Annual Meeting
Special Populations (SPO) and International Transporter Consortium (ITC) Joint Community Meeting 
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Room: Key West A
The SPO and ITC Communities will give a brief update of their Community achievements and goals for 2018.  Additionally 4 flash presentations will be presented by several young scientists featuring topics applicable to SPO and ITC members. 

SPO Community Seeks Your Input 
As the ASCPT 2018 Annual Meeting approaches, the SPO Community is asking for your input on Community-specific interests. Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey to help SPO with future planning.

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Catherine M. T. Sherwin, PhD

Community Chair

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Paulien Ravenstijn, PhD

Community Vice Chair

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Erica L. Woodahl, PhD

Community Past Chair

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SPO Steering Committee
Geert ‘t Jong, MD, PhD
Malaz AbuTarif, MBA, PhD
Jacob Brown, PharmD
Violette Gijsen, MSc
Mary Jayne Kennedy, PharmD
Matthew Linakis, BS
Bianca van Groen, PharmD
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