ASCPT News, July 2020

Author: [AUTHOR] Published on 7/2/2020 5:00:00 AM

Submit an Award Nomination Before the July 9, 2020 Deadline!
There is just one week left to submit a nomination for one of the ASCPT 2021 Awards. 

Recognize a colleague who is contributing to the outstanding science and achievement that spans the continuum of clinical pharmacology, translational science, and therapeutics. ASCPT recognizes exceptional work from young investigators to seasoned scientists in areas such as drug development, pharmacometrics, geriatrics, mentorship, and more. Visit the ASCPT Awards page to review award criteria.

The ASCPT Award Nominations deadline is Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm ET.

Questions about the ASCPT Awards or criteria can be sent to meetings@ascpt.org


ASCPT Appreciates Our Volunteers and Endorses a Position Statement on COVID-19 Research
This month, ASCPT expresses gratitude for the efforts of our members in the 2021 Annual Meeting proposal review process and recognizes the importance of core clinical pharmacology principles at all stages of research in COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Position Statement Endorsed by ASCPT Board of Directors
The ASCPT Board of Directors has endorsed the COVID-19 position statement from The Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) and the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) that was recently published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.  

While the scientific community has made remarkable efforts to identify potential pharmacological treatments for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with global efforts to expedite clinical trials, some in the research community are concerned that many studies have not been of high quality to generate clinically meaningful data to enable effective translation to clinical practice. The Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) and the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) address these concerns and outline core clinical pharmacology principles at all stages of research that should be met in a COVID-19 position statement in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Read the full position paper here

Thank You Volunteers!
ASCPT Network and Community leaders, the Scientific Program Committee, and ASCPT staff want to thank the nearly 200 member volunteers for their recent completion of the 2021 Annual Meeting Proposal reviews!

ASCPT is proud to offer many ways for members to participate in our shared commitment to advancing the science and practice of clinical pharmacology and translational science. From students, trainees, early career, and full practicing members, there are numerous opportunities for you to apply your expertise within ASCPT. If you are interested in getting further involved in your Society, please take a moment to update your volunteer interests or email members@ascpt.org for additional information.

Submit to CPT, PSP Themed Issues
Both Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (CPT) and CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology (PSP) are inviting submissions to special themed issues that will publish in 2021. 

CPT’s April 2021 issue will focus on “Anti-Infectives,” providing multifaceted approaches to developing effective anti-infective therapies and perspectives on key clinical pharmacology considerations in this area. Examples of topics that are in scope include comprehensive translational approaches for advancing the development of anti-microbial products and clinical pharmacology-related principles in addressing challenges to overcoming antibacterial resistance. Papers focusing on contemporary applied methods including QSP modeling, innovative in silico approaches, and novel pharmacological targets for hard-to-treat infections are encouraged. 

“Statistics and Pharmacometrics” will be highlighted in the March 2021 issue of PSP. The issue will provide multi-stakeholder perspectives on issues of interest to both statisticians and pharmacometricians who are building models to support decision making and drug development and patient care. Submitted papers should cover topics that lie at the intersection of statistical modeling, decision making, and pharmacometrics. 

For details about manuscript types, format requirements, or to make presubmission inquiries, please contact Managing Editor Alethea Gerding at alethea@ascpt.org


Dual ASCPT/ISoP Membership to End as of December 31, 2020
ASCPT and ISoP recently announced that the dual membership option that has been supported as a benefit of both organizations since 2012 will come to an end as of December 31, 2020. 

ASCPT and ISoP have worked closely over the years since ISoP was founded. ASCPT welcomed the opportunity to share with ISoP experience in association development gained from its rich 122-year history and ISoP brought its unique quantitative perspectives to the collaboration. Doing so enabled members from both organizations to benefit. However, the growing administrative burden and costs associated with this effort detract from our collective ability to maximize member benefit. 

ASCPT and ISoP will continue to collaborate scientifically, upholding a shared passion and dedication for the fields we represent. We thank those members who have supported the dual membership option. If you came to ASCPT through the dual option, we look forward to continuing to support you through the end of your dual membership term and beyond. Moving forward, your appropriate contacts are:

Lisa Infelise, Senior Director of Membership
lisa@ascpt.org or (703) 836-6981 ext. 102

Enrico Smith, Director of Operations and Membership
enrico.smith@go-isop.org or 908-253-3608


ASCPT Career Center Micro-Recruitment Sessions
ASCPT is excited to now offer our Career Center Micro-Recruitment Session Program and to build our library of session recordings and follow-up Q&A podcasts. 

These 30-minute webinars connect you with leading employers in the clinical pharmacology and translational science fields and allow the hosting employer to directly engage with our talented pool of candidates and share more details about their open positions available at the ASCPT Career Center.

To date, we have hosted four sessions, and even if you were unable to attend any of them, you can access the session recordings at your convenience in our members-only Webinar Library. 

Micro-Recruitment Session with Nuventra (members only)
Micro-Recruitment Session with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (members only)
Micro-Recruitment Session with Certara 
Micro-Recruitment Session with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Whether you are looking to maximize your recruitment dollars or if a new career is on your horizon, the ASCPT Career Center is a must-have resource that connects employers with qualified candidates and supports recruitment and employment success. 

Have questions, need assistance, or would like more information about how to host your own session? Reach out to lia@ascpt.org.

ASCPT Welcomes the following New Members to the Society: 
Rowan Alejielat, PhD
Ruthie Birger, PhD
Sherif El-Refai, PharmD, PhD
Solomon Gisemba, PhD
Jerry Li, PharmD
Mary Malkin, PharmD
Avery McIntosh, PhD
Tom O’Shea, PhD
David Oldach, MD
Arianna Pani, MD
Venkatesh Pilla Reddy, PhD
Kimberly Scarsi, PharmD
Becky Winslow, PharmD

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