Pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) play a key role in drug development, and a good understanding of the implications of PK/PD data is crucial when designing clinical trials or preparing a drug submission dossier. As a professional working with PK/PD data on a regular basis you must have a solid understanding of the topic to communicate effectively with the development teams - a daunting and challenging task, due to the breadth and complexity of the topic area.
This course assumes no prior PK knowledge, and aims to give you a broad understanding of this fascinating subject, using multiple case studies and relevant examples. Over two days, you will learn what pharmacokinetics involves, what data is collected and its impact on the drug development process. By learning these skills you will be able to understand, communicate and challenge the data presented to you.
This course is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with PK/PD data but does not require specialist knowledge in the field. No previous knowledge of PK/ PD is assumed. The course is designed to give an overview of the field without the equations. It will be of particular benefit to professionals working in:
• Phase I
• Clinical Operations
• Regulatory Affairs
• Data Management
• Drug Safety
• Clinical Pharmacology
Dr. Stefano Persiani is currently Director of Translational Sciences and Pharmacokinetics at Rottapharm Biotech, Italy. After years working in academia, Dr. Persiani moved to the pharmaceutical industry and CRO sector holding different positions in R&D at Farmitalia Carlo Erba, Pharmacia, Upjon, and Zambon Group.
His experience within pharmaceutical companies and CROs ranges from drug discovery and lead optimization to early preclinical and full clinical development in different therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, CNS, anti-infective, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and rheumatology.
"The course gave me a broad understanding of pharmacokinetics. It has given me the confidence to look up the answers myself too."
Clinical Project Leader, Bio Product Laboratory Ltd
"I took this course to improve my background. In general, I found the course worthwhile overall."
Preclinical Manager, Polichem
"I took this course to gain more knowledge of pharmacokinetics. I found the course to be very well structured."
Biochemist (Metabolism), Unilever
"I enjoyed the fact there was practical examples given after the theory was explained. I took this course as I really needed the knowledge for my work."
Clinical Development Manager, Eco Animal Health
Very well delivered! Pitched at the right level to include everyone. An excellent refresher. Would definitely recommend!
This course was recommended by a colleague. The trainer was excellent and the course provided a good foundation of knowledge.
Really enjoyed approaching PK from a non-mathematical point of view. The approach was concentual and organised to provide essential information to design and interpret a PK study.
I chose the course to go back to basics regarding understanding PK. Really enjoyed the presentation style of the trainer, common-sense approach.