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SMi is proud to announce the return of the 11th annual ADMET conference 2016 in London!

ADME and toxicology testing are one of the most important research activities related to new drug discovery. Ensuring a good ADMET study will accelerate approval and therefore commercialization of your drug product – and hence pharmacokinetics remain at the forefront of drug formulation and development
Since the pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are utilising innovative technologies, ADME and toxicology screening at early stages of drug discovery and development process has become even more imperative.

Join us at SMi's 11th annual ADMET taking place on the 13th - 14th June 2016 in London. This event will explore novel and emerging
non- clinical ADME approaches, structure based prediction of ADME properties, PK/PD modeling to validate drug targets and toxicity and many more. 

A series of practical case studies, interactive roundtables and panel discussion facilitated by leading industry experts will provide executives with useful tools and best practices to:
•  Optimise human ADMET studies to assess clinically-relevant drug bioavailability
•  Use a population pharmacokinetic approach to assess DDI
•  Evaluate drug design interaction
•  Predict drug design interaction
•  Review the structure based prediction of ADME properties
•  Learn about In-Vivo drug-drug interaction
•  Gain insight into PK/PD modeling to validate drug targets and toxicity

   

 

  • DMPK
  • Computational
  • Principle scientist
  • Drug metabolism
  • ADME Toxicologist
  • Research fellow
  • Computational scientist
  • PK/PD modeling
  • Toxicologist
  • Anatomy
  • Stem cell
     

Aptuit (Verona) S.r.l; Astex Pharmaceuticals; AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG; Cancer Research Technology; Corning Life Sciences; Domainex; Galapagos NV; Genentech, Inc.; GSK; GW Pharmaceuticals plc; Imperial College; Imperial College London; Institute of Cancer Research; inVentiv Health Clinical; Johnson & Johnson; Johnson&Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D; LHASA Ltd; Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research; Orion Corporation Orion Pharma; Oxagen Limited; Oxagen Ltd; Polyphor Ltd; Redx Pharma; Roche Pharmaceuticals; Sigma Aldrich; Sigma Aldrich Co Ltd; Sussex University; Takeda Cambridge Limited (TCB); The Research Network Ltd; U S Foodservice Baltimore Maryland; Ucb Pharma; University Of Basel; University Of Campinas; University Of East London; University Of Edinburgh; University Of Surrey; Vertex Pharmaceuticals; Xenotech; York Bioanalytical Solutions Limited;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:10 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Nick Plant

Nick Plant, Reader in Molecular Toxicology, University Of Surrey

9:20 Human dose predictions from in vitro data: Validation using clinical data

Ken  Page

Ken Page, Principal Scientist, RedX Immunology Ltd

  • Human dose as an excellent multi-parameter metric for directing compound optimisation
  • Validation of human dose prediction using in vitro data
  • Highlights of areas which can most profitably be optimised for a given series
  • 10:00 Cell-based Models for Drug Transport, Metabolism Studies and Services

    Na Li

    Na Li, Senior Staff Scientist, Corning, Inc

     

     

     

  • Learn about the performance, features and benefits of Corning® TransportoCells™, a new cell-based model to study SLC transporters for predicting drug clearance, drug-drug interactions, and the impact of genetic polymorphism on drug disposition.
  • Introduce a novel human hepatocyte-like model, Corning® HepatoCells, and its applications of predicting drug-drug interaction and hepatic toxicity in 3D culture.
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 Application of PBPK to Drug Development in Rare Diseases

    Pau Aceves

    Pau Aceves, Senior Clinical Pharmacologist, Takeda UK Ltd

  • Clinical drug development programs in rare diseases are starting to be more common in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
  •  These patient populations tend to be difficult to recruit and are usually complex to deal with in early clinical development studies due to co-morbidities and concomitantly administered medications
  • An example of how PBPK modeling can facilitate the conduct of clinical trials in these populations by the ability to simulate and anticipate PK variability will be presented
  • 11:50 In silico approaches to evidence-based mechanistic modelling

    John Dearden

    John Dearden, Emeritus Professor, Liverpool John Moores University

     

    ·          Why do we need to know mechanisms?
    ·          Can QSAR help to elucidate mechanisms?
    ·          Use of mechanistically-based QSARs in toxicology
    ·          Use of adverse outcome pathways

    12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Early dose predictions - A valuable tool in risk assessment and optimization of small molecules

    Carl Petersson

    Carl Petersson, DMPK NCE Senior Designer, Merck Serono

  •  DMPK in support of in vivo target validation using small molecules
  • Dose predictions along the value chain and their effects on optimisation strategies
  • 14:10 Integrated modelling of metabolism and PBPK

    Nick Plant

    Nick Plant, Reader in Molecular Toxicology, University Of Surrey

     

  • Basic introduction to PBPK – the benefits of a reductionist approach
  • Integration of mechanistic models – increased information at key biological hubs
  • Integration of regulation – making models adapt to drug exposure
  • Integration of whole-cell metabolism – understanding the wider implications of drug exposure
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Cross-platform/Cross-species Application of Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetics for Biologics

    Armin Sepp

    Armin Sepp, Manager, GSK

  •  Biologics are taking up an increasing share of therapeutic portfolio
  • Early assessment of target druggability is expected to improve resource allocation and reduce attrition
  • The PBPK model developed allows to estimate soluble protein tissue penetration and elimination kinetics as a function of size and FcRn-binding affinity
  • 16:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:10 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Nick Plant

    Nick Plant, Reader in Molecular Toxicology, University Of Surrey

    9:20 Computational drug hazard assessment: From ADMET prediction towards organ toxicity

    Friedemann Schmidt

    Friedemann Schmidt, Senior Scientist, Preclinical Safety, Sanofi-Aventis

     

    ·         Current preclinical in silico toxicology
    ·         ADMET modelling, leading to quantitative structure-toxicity relationships
    ·         Analysing and predicting pre-/clinical toxicity based on target interaction profiles

    10:00 Strategy to manage the risks associated with active transport of new chemical entities throughout the drug discovery and development process

    Karelle Menochet

    Karelle Menochet, Principal Scientist, UCB

  • Different approaches for the selection of key transporters to monitor
  • The ADMET tool box to investigate the interaction of new chemical entities with transporters
  • Mitigation of the impact of active transport on the prediction of human pharmacokinetics, safety  and drug-drug interactions
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 Better models for understanding, predicting and avoiding drug induced liver injury

    Ian Wilson

    Ian Wilson, Chair, Drug Metabolism and Molecular Toxicology, Imperial College

  • Unexpected hepatotoxicity remains a significant cause of drug failure and withdrawal
  • The prevention of DILI requires better in vitro, in vivo and in silico methods of prediction
  • Improved understanding of the mechanisms of DILI is leading the development of new model systems
  • 11:50 Translational modeling in support to efficacy and safety assessments

    Thierry Lave

    Thierry Lave, Head Project Leaders/Modelling & Simulation, Roche Innovation Center Basel

  • Review of current in vitro models available and practical considerations of transporter testing
  • Regulatory DDI Guidance(s) for drug

     

  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 In Silico Predictions of Drug – Drug Interactions: Limitations and Perspectives

    Mire  Zloh

    Mire Zloh, Head of Pharmaceutical Chemistry , University of Hertfordshire

     

    ·           Introduction to different types of prediction models
    ·           Competitive binding, protein-drug interactions versus small molecule interactions
    ·           Current progress of the in silico prediction of drug safety

    14:10 Contribution of metabolites to DDI

    Lena Gustavsson

    Lena Gustavsson, Head of Section Drug-Drug Interactions , Lundbeck Limited

     

    ·          Regulatory guidelines and risk based approach to evaluate metabolite related DDI
    ·          Inhibition/induction of drug metabolizing enzymes and transporters by metabolites including time dependent effects on pharmacokinetics
    ·          Impact of transporters on metabolite disposition and local concentration

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Estimating human plasma concentrations using in silico models

    Mark Wenlock

    Mark Wenlock, Director, Insilicolynx

     

    ·         Building in silico models for human PK parameters.
    ·         Profiling the estimated human plasma concentrations of marketed oral drugs.
    ·         Influencing drug design: a new definition for oral drug-likeness.

    16:00 Role of drug transporters in drug delivery to CNS diseases

    Kunal Taskar

    Kunal Taskar, Investigator, MET DMPK, RD Platform Technology , GSK

     

    -          Role of novel efflux transporters in anticancer drug delivery across the BBB
    -          Role of uptake transporters at the BBB
    -          DDI risk with drug transporters modulation at the BBB

    16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Friedemann Schmidt

    Friedemann Schmidt

    Senior Scientist, Preclinical Safety, Sanofi-Aventis
    Lena Gustavsson

    Lena Gustavsson

    Head of Section Drug-Drug Interactions , Lundbeck Limited
    Pau Aceves

    Pau Aceves

    Senior Clinical Pharmacologist, Takeda UK Ltd
    Thierry Lave

    Thierry Lave

    Head Project Leaders/Modelling & Simulation, Roche Innovation Center Basel

    Armin Sepp

    Manager, GSK
    Armin Sepp

    Carl Petersson

    DMPK NCE Senior Designer, Merck Serono
    Carl Petersson

    Friedemann Schmidt

    Senior Scientist, Preclinical Safety, Sanofi-Aventis
    Friedemann Schmidt

    Hans Westerhoff

    Professor of Microbial Physiology, University of Manchester
    Hans Westerhoff

    Ian Wilson

    Chair, Drug Metabolism and Molecular Toxicology, Imperial College
    Ian Wilson

    John Dearden

    Emeritus Professor, Liverpool John Moores University
    John Dearden

    Karelle Menochet

    Principal Scientist, UCB
    Karelle Menochet

    Ken Page

    Principal Scientist, RedX Immunology Ltd
    Ken  Page

    Kunal Taskar

    Investigator, MET DMPK, RD Platform Technology , GSK
    Kunal Taskar

    Lena Gustavsson

    Head of Section Drug-Drug Interactions , Lundbeck Limited
    Lena Gustavsson

    Lena Gustavsson

    Head of Section Drug-Drug Interactions , Lundbeck Limited
    Lena Gustavsson

    Mark Wenlock

    Director, Insilicolynx
    Mark Wenlock

    Mire Zloh

    Head of Pharmaceutical Chemistry , University of Hertfordshire
    Mire  Zloh

    Na Li

    Senior Staff Scientist, Corning, Inc
    Na Li

    Nick Plant

    Reader in Molecular Toxicology, University Of Surrey
    Nick Plant

    Pau Aceves

    Senior Clinical Pharmacologist, Takeda UK Ltd
    Pau Aceves

    Thierry Lave

    Head Project Leaders/Modelling & Simulation, Roche Innovation Center Basel
    Thierry Lave

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    Workshops

    Molecular properties and intermolecular interactions in virtual ADMET assessment
    Workshop

    Molecular properties and intermolecular interactions in virtual ADMET assessment

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    15th June 2016
    London, United Kingdom

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    Preliminary List of Attendees for ADME 2016

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    Interview Pau Aceves, Senior Clinical Pharmacologist from Takeda UK

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    An Interview with InSilicoLynx Limited

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    ADMET: List of attendees 2014-2015 by organisation, job title and country

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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