ASCPT News February 8, 2018

Published on 2/8/2018 6:00:00 AM

The ASCPT 2018 Annual Meeting is Just Weeks Away: Register Today!
Still looking for a reason to attend the 2018 ASCPT Annual Meeting? There are many! 

Dozens of scientific sessions, over 350 scientific posters, an Innovation Forum, a live competition, endless networking opportunities, and evening trips to the buzz-worthy Pointe Orlando district are just a few of the many reasons you won’t want to miss the ASCPT 2018 Annual Meeting. Registering online is easy, but ASCPT staff is here to help. If you have any questions, please contact meetings@ascpt.org

Have You Heard the News About ASCPT Replay: Annual Meeting On-Demand?
Brand new for the ASCPT 2018 Annual Meeting, ASCPT has partnered with an award-winning, powerful learning management provider to bring over 14 hours of the meeting’s most in-demand sessions online, and on-demand.  

This user-friendly platform will allow you unlimited access to the best of the meeting, long after it ends! Purchase with registration, or complete this form, and submit it to meetings@ascpt.org. This offer is valid for both attendees and non-attendees.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Flu Warnings
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that with A-H3N2 the dominate flu strain this year, the virus is more wide-spread and severe, and is now considered an epidemic within the United States.

With many more weeks of flu activity to come, we remind our members to take the basic preventive actions, such getting the flu shot, washing your hands, and staying home if you are sick. This reminder is of particular importance as the March Annual Meeting draws near and we consider the potential spread of the flu among our attendees. 

Covance Hosted Event at Annual Meeting
Covance is inviting ASCPT 2018 Annual Meeting attendees to the special hosted event, “The Integrated Clinical Pharmacology Platform: Optimizing Drug Development,” taking place at 12:30 PM, Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

Join Oren Cohen, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Global Head of Clinical Pharmacology Services at Covance, as he discusses an integrated approach to optimize your early clinical development program. Learn how integrated solutions like phase I GMP manufacturing, biomarker capabilities, and special population studies can advance your development program in the early phases. 

A full lunch will be provided, and space is limited to 50 attendees so be sure to RSVP early to secure your spot!

Learn more about Exhibitor Hosted Events happening at the ASCPT 2018 Annual Meeting. 

Upcoming ASCPT Webinars 
Join select ASCPT Communities as they come together for joint webinar presentations in February.

Presented by the BTT and SP Communities, Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) Modeling of Drug-Induced Nephrotoxicity, takes places at 12:00 PM EST, Friday, February 16, 2018. 

At 1:00 PM EST on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, the INF and GH Communities will bring you, Breaking Down Barriers for Acceleration of Development of New Anti-infectives.

Learn more about these webinars and access pre-recorded webinars on the recently re-launched ASCPT Webinar Library. Click on the titles above to secure your registration today. 

Member Orientation Webinar
Interested in learning how to maximize your membership investment? Join ASCPT Member Advocate, Jin Yan Jin, PhD, at 1:00 PM EST, Thursday, February 22, 2018, for a special webinar.

Sponsored by Cytel, this special webinar is designed to provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to get involved with ASCPT, access member tools, navigate the new ASCPT website. This webinar will answer any questions you may have, as well as show how to maximize your time at the Annual Meeting by participating with colleagues and ASCPT leadership. 

Don’t Miss the Latest Journal Family Blog Posts
Check out the latest Translational Bytes and PSPost today.

Finding a Path for Improving Therapeutic Development
Deputy Editor-in-Chief Deanna L. Kroetz, PhD, takes a look at a recent article in Clinical and Translational Science, on the effort to create a dynamic map that better captures the development of a therapeutic from target identification to post-marketing. Read The Future is Not Linear: A Multidimensional Roadmap for Improving Therapeutic Development today.

Teaching Through Crowdsourcing
Author John A. Wagner, MD, PhD, breaks down how clinical pharmacology can be taught through crowdsourcing in the newest blog post on PSPost. Don’t miss the post The Proof Is in the Pee: Crowdsourcing for Hands-on Teaching of Clinical Pharmacology.

Access Annual Meeting Abstracts Via the Mobile App
Read all Annual Meeting Abstracts directly on the mobile app in 2018! Your copy of the 2018 Abstract Supplement is on the way, along with the March issue of CPT, but don’t forget you can access all abstracts through the 2018 ASCPT Annual Meeting mobile app (available in early March). A very limited number of hard copies of the Abstract Supplement will be available at the ASCPT Info Desk during the 2018 ASCPT Annual Meeting. Watch for the official announcement that the mobile app is ready for download!

New @ ASCPT 2018 – ASK NIGMS: Conversations Over Lunch
Interested in learning more about new opportunities for funding from NIGMS? Join Rochelle Long, PhD, for an informal conversation over lunch and learn more about two exciting opportunities.

If you would like to talk with Rochelle, ask questions, and learn more, join us on Friday, March 23, 2018, from 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm at the ASCPT Annual Meeting. Opportunities discussed will include MIRA grants and Tools and Technologies FOAs. Watch the Final Program and ASCPT Annual Meeting app for additional information on this exciting new addition!

Annual Meeting Career Center Has Launched
The ASCPT 2018 Annual Meeting Career Center has just launched and offers new rates and benefits you won't want to miss! Special posting offerings are now available with advanced discounted rates through March 2, 2018.  

Log into the Career Center to create an Employer Account and select the posting option of your choice or email vivien@ascpt.org for more information or to place your order directly.

Here are some of the most recently posted positions:
Associate Scientist, Virology
Immunology Therapeutic Area Head
Clinical Pharmacology Associate Director
Area Manager – Immunology
Preclinical Pharmacology Research Associate

ASCPT Welcomes the following New Members to the Society: 
Charlotte Bakker, MD
Susan Calandra-Baron
Wayne Chen, PharmD
Marissa Dockendorf, PhD
Yuanyuan Jiao, PhD
Julia Korell, PhD
Lukas Kovar
Gauri G. Rao, PharmD, MS
Dhruvitkumar Sutaria, MS, PhD
Xun Tao
Tomonori Tayama
Diane F. Wong, MS
Hamim Zahir, BPharm, PhD

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