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Applied Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (Applied PKPD) 2018 workshop

This short applied course in PKPD is aimed at researchers looking to increase their basic knowledge on PKPD and is suitable for those working in the pharmaceutical industry or academia. The course is very hands on and utilises the Universities state of the art clinical scenario suite, together with PKPD modelling software.

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17–18 Jul 2018

Abstracts deadline:

Registration deadline: 09 Jul 2018

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This workshop covers applied aspects of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and will take the format of simulations, to model steady state drug plasma concentrations and solving clinical scenarios and emergencies using patient mannequins in a hospital setting. 

Students will be expected to play an active role in modelling, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the relationship of pharmacokinetic parameters that define clinical outcomes
  • Solve problems in pharmacology using case-based clinical simulations and human mannequins in a simulated hospital setting

Speaker biographies

Dr Lisa Lione - Senior Lecturer in pharmacology at the University of Hertfordshire for the past 9 years. Lisa’s teaching and research is collaborative combining her specialised in vivo skills with industry experience to bring an industry-to-academia research perspective to students, with an emphasis on drug discovery and translational science. Lisa is particularly interested in the promotion and sharing of best practice in animal welfare, ethics and the 3Rs (she is a member of the British Pharmacological Society Animal Welfare In vivo Pharmacology committee) as well as raising awareness of pharmacology and drugs education in schools and universities (she is an expert advisory panel member for Mentor UK).

Dr Sara Pritchard - Senior Lecturer in pharmacology at the University of Hertfordshire teaching on multiple undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Sara has had an extensive career in the pharmaceutical industry working on early stage drug discovery from pre-clinical target identification right through to clinical transition for numerous disease areas.  Sara’s research interests are mechanisms of diabetic neuropathy and its treatment together with novel energy homeostasis mechanisms.  Sara was one of the first candidates to attain the British Journal of Pharmacologys’ Diploma in Advanced Pharmacology (2008 ).

Dr Phil Jeffrey - BSc, MSc, PhD is an independent consultant with over 35 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry.  Phil has a successful a successful track record in drug discovery from early lead optimisation through to clinical proof of mechanism and proof of concept. Formerly Head of Translational Sciences in the Rare Diseases Research Unit at Pfizer, he has worked for The Upjohn Company, SmithKline Beecham and GlaxoSmithKline across a wide variety of therapeutic areas including; autoimmunity, inflammation, CNS, anti-infectives, epigenetics, cardiovascular and rare diseases.  Phil has a PhD in drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics from the University of Sheffield and has authored/co-authored over 50 papers and 4 book chapters.  His current scientific interests include “engineering biology” and predicting clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic response from preclinical data.

Workshop dinner:

A workshop dinner for speakers and delegates will be held on Tuesday 17 July at Bella Italia. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with both the speakers and other delegates in an informal setting. 

Dinner cost: £25 per person


Bella Italia
The Galleria
Comet Way
AL10 0XY

Registration fees include attendance to the workshop and refreshments.

Early bird rates expire: Tuesday 19 June 2018

Society member registration fees

Early bird: £200
Standard: £250
Delegate dinner: £25

Non member registation fees

Early bird: £250
Standard: £300
Delegate dinner: £25

Workshop venue

New Science Building
University of Hertfordshire
College Lane Campus
AL10 9AB

Travel Instructions

Nearest train stations are Hatfield Train Station and St Albans Station. It is a 11 minute bus ride from Hatfield Railway Station (Stop B) to the University and a 10 minute bus ride from St Albans Road West to the university.
ARRIVA and UNO Bus connects the University with Hatfield station and St Albans station.
By Car:
Off Junction 2 of the A1(M).
Car parking:
Limited Pay and Display Visitor parking is available on College Lane Campus in Car Parks C and E between Lindop and Todd buildings (on your left as you enter campus). Visitors are encouraged wherever possible to take public transport or to use the Park and Ride service.

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British Pharmacological Society on-site contact details

Laura Neville - Education & Training Manager
Mobile: +44 (0) 7789 076273