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Introduction to Pharmacokinetics for the Non-Specialist

22 - 23 October 2019

Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton, London

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.

This course assumes no prior PK knowledge, and aims to give 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 how and  its impact on the drug development process.

  • Gain a comprehensive introduction to PK
  • Apply PK data to the go/no go decision
  • Examine the reasons behind PK analysis and the vital data it produces
  • Explore PK/PD from the view of the Regulators
  • Understand the basic terminology and the measurements taken to give PK data
  • Examine the essential differences between preclinical and clinical PK analysis
  • Grasp the increasing importance of this fascinating subject
  • Learn how to apply the knowledge gained to be more effective in your role
  • Explore PK issues arising from biologics

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:
• Development
• Preclinical
• Phase I
• Licensing
• Clinical Operations
• Regulatory Affairs
• Data Management
• Drug Safety
• Clinical Pharmacology
• Registration

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.

                                                                             2017 Course Reviews

"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

Alumni testimonials

Very well delivered! Pitched at the right level to include everyone. An excellent refresher. Would definitely recommend!

Non-Clinical Assessor, MHRA

This course was recommended by a colleague. The trainer was excellent and the course provided a good foundation of knowledge.

Clinical Development Director, Daiichi Sankyo Development Ltd

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.

Project  Leader, CoBioRes

I chose the course to go back to basics regarding understanding PK. Really enjoyed the presentation style of the trainer, common-sense approach.

Senior Non-Clinical Assessor, MHRA

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