Pharmacokinetics & Toxicokinetics for the Industrial Scientist (Pharmacokinetics Cou)
Venue: Westin La Paloma
|Event Date/Time: May 02, 2011||End Date/Time: May 06, 2011|
The objective of this course is to present the principles of pharmacokinetics and toxicokinetics on an elementary yet sufficiently detailed level. The student will be able to apply these principles in a practical way in an industrial setting. Emphasis will be given to a conceptual understanding. The groundwork begun here will allow the student to further his/her own specific assignments in these general areas. The course is designed to introduce and integrate the principles of pharmacokinetics, biopharmaceutics, toxicokinetics and drug dynamics. These principles will be developed without the need for complex mathematical formalism; when needed, the necessary mathematics will be presented. The principles will be established with the use of extensive examples from the literature to illustrate the principles, solidify understanding of the material and to illustrate the use of this information in the work environment. The course will promote better interdisciplinary understanding of basic concepts essential for drug development.
The course enrollment will be limited in order to allow more personalized attention and discussion of specific problems or issues of interest to the students and relevant to his/her activities.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE?
This course will be valuable to individuals in the pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetic industries and those in governmental agencies concerned with regulatory issues. In the pharmaceutical industry this course will benefit those active in formulation research and development, preclinical and clinical professionals (pharmacology, toxicology, biochemistry, veterinary medicine, analytical chemists, clinical research associates, clinical monitors) and those in regulatory affairs. The course will be useful for those in the chemical industry who are involved with metabolic or toxicologic research, risk assessment and regulatory affairs. The course will also be useful for clinical chemists involved in aspects of therapeutic monitoring.