A five-day fundamentals course emphasizing basic principles in pharmacokinetics. This is an annual course now in its 33rd year.
Context: The role of pharmacokinetics (PK) both within functional biology and within therapeutics.
February 24 to 28, 2020
South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 South Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080
This course is for anyone with even the most basic of science backgrounds who is seeking an understanding of pharmacokinetics in relationship to its underlying biologic mechanisms, irrespective of whether that person has or has not had prior pharmacokinetics experience.
Past enrollees have ranged in prior pharmacokinetics experience from none to substantial, whether derived from formal education or work experience, or both. They have come from a wide range of levels of seniority in the drug or device industries (both innovator and generic), academia, regulatory agencies, clinical services, general business, or other fields; and they have had a wide range of technical backgrounds, from pure statistics or chemistry to engineering, medicine/veterinary, or pure biology (or mixtures thereof).
Enrollment numbers are limited.
A mechanistic representation of an eliminating organ such as the liver. The relatively simple math arising from this model is highly predictive of much PK and its variations (as in the adjacent image).
A plot of plasma unbound-concentration vs time for a high hepatic-extraction drug before and after adding a second drug, a metabolism inhibitor, to the patient’s treatment.
Changes in shape of most conc-time curves upon most such alterations in patients’ circumstances can be rationally predicted.
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