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Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences



Practical Application of Toxicology in Drug Development Course

Date: June 28th to July 3rd 2020

Location: The Møller Institute, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK


March 17th 2020 update: Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, the decision has been made to cancel the Practical Application of Toxicology in Drug Development Course this June. We are following all UK and WHO guidelines and in the interst of public safety it was felt that cancellation at this time would be the best approach. The organising committee is currently working to secure an alternative time for the course and the website will be updated as soon as we have some further clarity on the current situation. Any queries at this point can be directed to the course organisers at


This highly acclaimed course will provide training in toxicology as applied in drug development to scientists from all parts of the world. Participants will obtain an overall understanding of the principles of non-clinical safety evaluation with an emphasis on the practical application of these principles and the interpretation of non-clinical safety data. Regulatory toxicology in drug development will be emphasised, from both a European and a US perspective. Throughout the week the students will participate in tutored group study of regulatory cases and original data from a regulatory submission which will conclude with a half-day workshop.

The course is intended to benefit those from both biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies as well as CROs working with either small or large molecules, along with those from regulatory agencies and academia who are interested in toxicology and its application in the safety assessment of drugs and medical products. Early career scientists seeking a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of the role of toxicology in safety assessment will also benefit. The course is suitable for scientists trained in ancillary disciplines (such as chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, medicine, etc.) looking to make a career change to work in drug safety assessment.

Approved by the Royal Society of Biology for 96 CPD credits.  This course is also recognised by EUROTOX as providing 37 hours of education for continuing professional development.

The course will take place from June 28th to July 3rd 2020 at the University of Cambridge. This annual course is a collaboration between the American College of Toxicology (ACT), the British Toxicology Society (BTS) and the Cambridge Alliance on Medicines Safety (CAMS); this is the seventh time we have run the course and the fifth time at the excellent Moeller Institute, part of Churchill College, Cambridge University.


The course is supported by Charles River Laboratories




Registration is now open for the course. Early Bird registration is open until June 1st. Registrants will be responsible for paying for their own accommodation and details can be found on the accommodation and travel page

To register your place please follow the link here (Update: link closed) to a secure payment page. 


Registration rates:

2020 Registration fees              Early Bird (Until 1st June)                                          Late (After 1st June)

ACT/BTS Member                                    £950.00                                                        £1,150.00

Student                                                  £950.00                                                        £1,150.00

Non-Member                                         £1,250.00                                                       £1,450.00

Government                                           £950.00                                                         £1,150.00


Group (3 or more from same company)

ACT/BTS Member Group Rate*                   £850.00                                                        £1,050.00

Non-Member Group Rate*                        £1,150.00                                                      £1,350.00

*If you wish to avail of the group rate please contact the organisers at the Cambridge Alliance on Medicines Safety who will be able to process your request.

Note: Payments will be processed in GBP £


Refund Policy: Course cancellations will be accepted according to the terms below and should be sent in writing to

Cancellations up to 15 May 2020 - Full refund less £75 administration fee

Cancellations between 15 May -1 June 2020 - Full refund less 50% cancellation fee

Cancellations after 1 June 2020 - No refund


Course Material

Access to the PATDD course material will be provided approximately one week before the start of the course. Access to this material will be restricted to those who have registered in full.