Join Us for the 2018 ACCP Annual Meeting (#2018ACCP)!

"Discovery & Innovation in Clinical Pharmacology: Application to Patient Care”

September 23rd - 25th in Bethesda, MD!

2018ACCPAnnualMeetingThemeImagePlan now to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP), September 23rd – 25th, at the Bethesda N Marriott Hotel & Conf Ctr, Bethesda, MD. This year’s meeting is focused on "Discovery & Innovation in Clinical Pharmacology: Application to Patient Care”. Consistent with ACCP’s commitment to excellence in science and education, the 2018 Annual Meeting Program Committee, co-chaired by Drs. Dionna Green and Amalia Issa, has worked diligently to provide a diverse and exceptional educational program that meets the needs of healthcare professionals and scientists with an interest in one or more of the myriad of applications of clinical pharmacology ranging from research and drug development to patient care. Speakers spanning the breadth of academia, industry, regulatory agencies, consulting companies and clinical specialties will present educational and scientific programs organized into topic tracks that allow attendees to uniquely tailor content selection to their individual interests.

On Saturday, September 22nd, a series of Pre-meeting Workshops will cover topics such as:

  • the role of the clinical pharmacologist as communicator;
  • model-informed, optimal neonatal clinical trial design; and
  • the application of quantitative & systems pharmacology from drug development to patient care.

On Monday, an invited Plenary speaker will open the 3-day meeting with a presentation and Tuesday morning will feature a lively debate. Symposium topics during the 3-day event include:

  • Pharmacometrics – using physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling during pregnancy & lactation studies and an ACCP/ISoP jointly-sponsored event on pharmacometrics at the bedside; 
  • Pediatrics – innovation on pediatrics HIV drug development and the extrapolation of intrinsic and extrinsic factors from adult pharmacokinetics to pediatric patients; 
  • Drug Development – the missing piece in the puzzle in intestinal influx transporters, using clinical pharmacology to break down barriers to generic drug substitution, non-traditional approaches to bioequivalence, the opportunities and challenges of studying targeted anticancer drugs in healthy volunteers and the ACCP/CSRC jointly-sponsored event on various facets of assessing cardiac safety; 
  • Patient Care – perspectives of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, 2nd generation immuno-oncology products and the evolving clinical & regulatory requirements of assessing physical dependence and drug withdrawal symptoms;
  • Biostatistics – dose finding and methodological & statistical consideration in drug development for rare diseases; 
  • Pharmacogenetics/Precision Medicine – implementation of preemptive pharmacogenetics and the ACCP/AAPS jointly-sponsored event using PBPK and population pharmacokinetic strategies for precision medicine in pediatrics; and
  • Novel Technologies – perspectives on the opportunities & challenges in oligonucleotide-based therapies.

A series of special Student, Trainee & Young Professional-focused programs are planned that provide exposure to innovative science and career development opportunities.

Poster Sessions held on Sunday and Monday evening will focus on new findings and preliminary data presented by a wide spectrum of attendees.

Enjoy the chance to socialize and network at the Evening Receptions during the Poster Sessions, at twice-daily tea/coffee breaks and at the Lunch & Awards Sessions on Sunday and Monday.

We strongly encourage you and your colleagues to join us for this outstanding educational and scientific event. For those who have never had the opportunity to attend an ACCP Annual Meeting, join us in 2018 and see for yourself how ACCP makes a difference by providing healthcare professionals and scientists with a forum to exchange knowledge and ideas that promote and expand the value of clinical pharmacology in healthcare and drug development. Registration will open in early April and the Early Bird Registration period runs through June 30th. Remember to register early for the Pre-meeting Workshops, as seating is limited.

Located in Montgomery County, outside Washington, DC, the Bethesda N Marriott Hotel & Conf Ctr is perfect for comfortable accommodations, beautiful, high-tech meeting space and is easily accessible from the White Flint Metro Station on the Red Line or is an easy ride from any of the three airports in the Washington/Baltimore area. 

For your benefit, deluxe accommodations at the special rate of $199 have been negotiated. In addition, the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference. The cutoff date for this group rate is August 30, 2018.

ACCP remains an accredited provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credits for our educational events, provided to meeting attendees at no additional cost.

We look forward to welcoming you to an outstanding 2018 ACCP Annual Meeting. Come learn, network and be part of an excellent and educational scientific event in the clinical pharmacology community!