Cambridge Healthtech Institute Training Seminars offer real-life case studies, problems encountered and solutions applied, along with extensive coverage of the academic theory and background. Each Training Seminar offers a mix of formal lecture and interactive discussions and activities to maximize the learning experience. These Training Seminars are led by experienced instructors who will focus on content applicable to your current research and provide important guidance for those new to their fields.

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Training Seminar will be offered IN-PERSON ONLY.


Drug Exposure at the Target: The Role of ADME and Pharmacokinetics

This training seminar describes how pharmacokinetics (PK) affects drug exposure at the intended target. The seminar opens with a foundation of clinical PK including the determination of key PK parameters from Cp-time data. Seminar materials also cover common preclinical ADME assays that allow estimation of a compound’s human PK properties. The materials bridge the idea of a compound’s PK and its observed pharmacodynamic effects (PD) through coverage of PK/PD modeling. Various drug modalities (e.g., small molecules, antibodies, and peptides) illustrate the concepts of the seminar.


Erland StevensErland Stevens, PhD, James G. Martin Professor of Chemistry, Davidson College
Erland Stevens is formally trained as a synthetic organic chemist with a PhD from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He specifically specialized in methodology for the preparation of nitrogen heterocycles. After completing his postdoctoral research at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, he joined the chemistry faculty at Davidson College in Davidson, NC. In addition to teaching organic chemistry, he created an undergraduate medicinal chemistry course and later published a textbook, Medicinal Chemistry: The Modern Drug Discovery Process, with Pearson Education. He then created an online medicinal chemistry course, which has been continuously revised and publicly available for approximately 10 years. He subsequently worked with Novartis to create additional online materials that are used with employees for continuing education purposes. He maintains an interest in the computational prediction of pharmacokinetic parameters based on structural features of drug-like structures.

Training Seminar Information

Though CHI encourages track hopping between conference programs, we ask that Training Seminars not be disturbed once they have begun. In the interest of maintaining the highest quality learning environment for Training Seminar attendees, and because seminars are conducted differently than conference programming, we ask that attendees commit to attending the entire program, and not engage in track hopping, as to not disturb the hands-on style instruction being offered to the other participants.

For more details on the training seminar, please contact:

Tanuja Koppal, PhD

Senior Conference Director

Cambridge Healthtech Institute