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Special Populations (SPO) Community

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.

Paulien Ravenstijn, PhD

Community Chair

 

Bianca van Groen, PharmD

Community Vice Chair

 

Violette Gijsen, MsC, PhD, MD

Community Vice Chair

 

Catherine M. T. Sherwin, PhD

Community Past Chair

 

SPO Steering Committee
Akshanth Polepally, PhD
Pooja Manchandani, PhD
Youssef Roman, PharmD, PhD
Woodahl Erica, PhD
Malaz AbuTarif, PhD
Elimika Fletcher, PharmD, PhD
Gopichand Gottipati, PhD
Kit Wun Kathy Cheung, PharmD
Manoranjenni Chetty, PhD
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Recent News
  • A Unique Collection of State-of-the-Art Pharmacometric and Systems Pharmacology Approaches in Rare Diseases Pharmacology and Therapeutics
    November 16, 2018
  • New Board Members Appointed
    November 15, 2018
  • ASCPT Members-Only Webinar Presented by the Pharmacogenomics Community (PGx)
    November 14, 2018
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