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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.  


Course Overview

Overview of Drug Discovery and Development; Part I - Ruth Roberts, Apconix
Overview of Drug Discovery and Development; Part II - Ruth Roberts, Apconix
Pharmacology - Rob Wallis, Safety Pharmacology Consultant
Safety Pharmacology - Rob Wallis, Safety Pharmacology Consultant
Pharmacokinetics/ADME - Kunal Taskar, GSK
Organ Systems; Part I - John Foster, Senior Pathology Consultant
Organ Systems; Part II - Matt Jacobsen, AstraZeneca
Safety of Biotechnology Products - Lolke de Haan, ADC Therapeutics
Genetic Toxicology - George Johnson, Swansea University
Carcinogenicity - Nigel Roome, Independent Expert
Pathology - Vasanthi Mowat, Covance
Clinical Pathology - Jo Harding and Peter Cotton, Astra Zeneca
Immunotoxicology - Marc Pallardy, Université Paris-Sud
Reproduction/Developmental Toxicology - Donald Stump, Charles River Laboratories
Risk Assessment - Ernie Harpur, Newcastle University
Regulatory Toxicology - David Jones, MHRA

Regulatory Safety Studies for Cell and Gene Therapy Products, ​Rajni Fagg, GSK
Regulatory Case Studies - Ken Hastings, Consultant and David Jones MHRA
Breakout Group Discussion of Nonclinical Assessment of Drug G with Regulators  Ken Hastings, Consultant, Tanya Chambers and Helen-Marie Dunmore, MHRA
Review of Nonclinical Assessment of Drug G: Regulatory Perspective - Ken Hastings, Consultant


The full course schedule can be found here shortly



Monday: 08.00 - 18.30hrs (includes reception* from 16.30 - 18.30hrs)

Tuesday-Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00hrs

Friday: 09.00 - 12.00 noon

* There will be a reception with hors d'oeuvres and drinks following the course on Monday which is included in the registration fee. Please join us and meet your fellow attendees, course organisers and speakers to interact and network in a casual relaxed atmosphere.


Speaker Biographies