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Educational Courses

Practical Application of Toxicology in Drug Development

Hosted by the American College of Toxicology and the British Toxicology Society

Educational support provided by Charles River and Envigo.

This course is additionally supported by the Society of Toxicology and approved by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of 132 CPD credits.

Course Description

This biennial ACT course, taught by distinguished experts, will be held in Cambridge, and provide opportunities for scientists from all parts of the world to participate in a course providing basic training in toxicology. Participants will obtain an overall understanding of the principles of nonclinical safety evaluation with emphasis on the practical application of these principles and interpretation of nonclinical safety data. Regulatory toxicology in drug development will be emphasized, from both a European and a US perspective. Through the week the students will participate in tutored group study of regulatory cases and original data from a regulatory submission which will conclude with a half-day workshop on the last morning.

Course Flyer

Course Schedule

Monday, July 11

Basic Principles of Toxicology, A. Wallace Hayes, Harvard
Pharmacology, Rob Wallis, Safety Pharmacology Consultant
Safety Pharmacology, Rob Wallis, Safety Pharmacology Consultant
Toxicology Methods/General Tox, Adam Woolley, ForthTox
Regulatory Toxicology, David Jones, MHRA

Tuesday, July 12

Genetic Toxicology, George Johnson, Swansea University
Organ Systems, Matt Jacobsen, AstraZeneca and Ian Taylor, Envigo
Clinical Pathology, Malcolm York, Consultant

Wednesday, July 13

Pathology, Andy Spencer, Toxicologic Pathology Consultant
Carcinogenicity, Nigel Roome, Independent Expert
Reproduction/Developmental Toxicology, Gary Chellman, Charles River
Pharmacokinetics/ADME, Gerry Kenna, Drug Safety Consultant

Thursday, July 14

Safety of Biotechnology Products, Jennifer Sims, Integrated Biologics
Immunotoxicology, Marc Pallardy, Universite Paris-Sud
Risk Assessment, Ernie Harpur, Newcastle University
Regulatory Case Studies, Kenneth Hastings, Hastings Toxicology Consulting, LLC and Per Sjoberg, Eureda

Friday, July 15

Nonclinical Assessment of Drug C: A Special Workshop of Drug Development from Regulatory Perspective
Kenneth Hastings, Hastings Toxicology Consulting, LLC, Jennifer Sims, Integrated Biologics and Per Sjoberg, Eureda

Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM–5:00 PM (early arrival is suggested for Day 1)
Friday 9:00 AM–12:00 Noon

Course Organizers

Ernie Harpur, Newcastle University
Hanan Ghantous, US Food and Drug Administration
Norman Kim, Biogen


Space is limited to 35 attendees—The course is SOLD OUT. Please email to be placed on the waitlist.

  Early Bird Registration
(Received by May 20)
Late Registration
(Received May 21–July 8)
ACT and BTS Member Registration $975 $1,125
Student (Full Time) Registration $975 $1,125
Government Registration $975 $1,125
Nonmember Registration $1,275 $1,425
Member Group Rate (3 or more from same company) $725 $875
Nonmember Group Rate (3 or more from same company) $975 $1,125

Note: Payments will be processed in US $.

Refund Policy:

$75 processing fee will be charged before 5/20/16. 50% refund if canceled before 6/17/16. After 6/17/16 no fees will be refunded.


The Møller Centre
Churchill College, Storey’s Way
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0DE
United Kingdom

The Møller Centre offers en-suite bedroom accommodations. Participants of the PATDD course are being offered a special rate of £100 (plus VAT) per night. Information on how to make your reservation will be provided in the registration confirmation receipt. There are a limited number of rooms available, so please secure your reservation immediately after registering for the course. Questions regarding hotel accommodations may be addressed to Jessica Fasanella. Housing accommodations may still be reserved after the June 3rd deadline, based on availability. 


A personal laptop to view course materials and your computer charger is required. It is also suggested to download the course materials to your laptop prior to arriving to the course. The PATDD course material will be provided approximately one week before the start of the course.

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