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Introduction to Pharmacokinetics for the Non-Specialist

19 - 27 October 2020

New LIVE Online Academy


In light of the uncertain times we’re facing at the moment, gain real-time access to a subject matter expert delivering online training in a structured virtual classroom environment. 

Live online academies are virtual versions of some of our most popular face-to-face courses, delivered in bitesize sessions of 1.5-2 hours online.

All sessions will be recorded and uploaded to your virtual learning environment which you will get access to for a month. As part of this you will also be able to access a forum where you can communicate with your trainer and peers on the course.

Delegates will receive login instructions within a week of the course start date. If you have any questions please contact [email protected].

For more information and a comparison with other digital study modes, download the digital training guide.

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. 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.  

  • 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

We're looking forward to welcoming our attendees and expert course leaders at Introduction to Pharmacokinetics for the Non-Specialist in London in June.
Our number one priority is the safety of our delegates and colleagues, and there are always measures in place at our venues to safeguard your health and safety. There are extra measures in place for 2020 in light of developments with COVID-19.
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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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