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Preparation for ASCPT 2019 Annual Meeting “From Molecule to Patient” Underway

Author: Piet van der Graaf, PhD, PharmD, Chair, 2019 Scientific Program Committee Published on 5/3/2018 9:01:00 AM

Last week, the ASCPT Scientific Program Committee (SPC) kicked off preparations for the 2019 Annual Meeting. I am very much looking forward to chairing this wonderful and diverse group of dedicated and talented ASCPT members together with President Dan Hartman, who showed his commitment by dialing in from Senegal for our first meeting.

The theme for the 2019 Annual Meeting is “From Molecule to Patient.”  This reflects the critical role of clinical pharmacology in the translation of fundamental science to novel medicines that can transform the lives of patients.  Dan and I hope to see session proposals which address the increased diversity of “molecules” and “patients”, as well as “methodologies”, in modern-day drug innovation.  Possible topics therefore include clinical pharmacology of novel modalities (for example gene and cell therapies, vaccines, biologicals, novel formulations), special populations (for example geriatrics and patients in developing countries) and application of methodological innovation (for example organ-on-a-chip, real-world data, systems pharmacology and artificial intelligence).

I am also very pleased to announce the Pre-Conference programs scheduled for the 2019 Annual Meeting:

  • Advancing QSP Toward Predictive Drug Development: From Targets to Treatments
  • PBPK Modeling for the Development and Approval of Locally Acting Products
These will no doubt be very popular so make sure you register as soon as possible.

The ASCPT proposal submission site is now open, and we encourage you to submit a proposal for consideration by the Friday, June 1, 2018, 4:00 PM ET deadline. As a reminder, last year’s recording of “2018 Scientific Proposals- Secrets to Success” webinar by Ginny Schmith, PhD, is available as a valuable resource, as is the 2019 Call for Proposals brochure. 

Mark your calendar now for the 2019 Annual Meeting and watch for the Special ASCPT News message in September announcing the opening of Registration so that you can secure your place early!

We look forward seeing you in Washington DC in March 2019!

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