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Practical Application of Toxicology in Drug Development

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

This course is recognized by EUROTOX as providing 32 hours of education for CPD and approved by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of 132 CPD credits.

Educational donations provided by Charles River Laboratories, Concept Life Sciences, and Novo Nordisk. Additionally supported by the Society of Toxicology.

Course Description

This 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 17

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
Pathology, Vasanthi Mowat, Envigo

Please join us for a reception following the course on Monday. This light-fare reception, which is included in the registration fee, allows for fellow course attendees, course organizers, and speakers to interact and network in a casual atmosphere. Hors d’oeuvres, plus drink tickets will be provided to registered participants.

Tuesday, July 18

Organ Systems—Part 1, John Foster, Senior Consultant Pathologist
Organ Systems—Part 2, Matt Jacobsen, AstraZeneca
Genetic Toxicology,
George Johnson, Swansea University
Carcinogenicity, Nigel Roome, Independent Expert

Wednesday, July 19

Pharmacokinetics/ADME, Gerry Kenna, Drug Safety Consultant
Clinical Pathology, Malcolm York, Consultant
Reproduction/Developmental Toxicology, Gary Chellman, Charles River
Risk Assessment, Ernie Harpur, Newcastle University

Thursday, July 20

Safety of Biotechnology Products, Lolke de Haan, MedImmune
Regulatory Case Studies, Kenneth Hastings, Hastings Toxicology Consulting, LLC
Regulatory Toxicology, David Jones, MHRA
Immunotoxicology, Ian Kimber, University of Manchester

Friday, July 21

Nonclinical Assessment of Drug D: A Special Workshop of Drug Development from Regulatory Perspective
Kenneth Hastings, Hastings Toxicology Consulting, LLC; and Tanya Chambers, MHRA

Monday 8:00 AM–7:00 PM *Reception from 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
Tuesday through Thursday 8:30 AM–5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM–12:00 Noon

Course Organizers

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


The 2017 course registration is now closed. For current course information visit the ACT course website.

  Early Bird Registration
(Received by May 25)
Late Registration
(Received May 26–
July 14)
ACT and BTS Member Registration $1,025 $1,175
Student (Full Time) Registration $1,025 $1,175
Government Registration $1,025 $1,175
Nonmember Registration $1,325 $1,475
Member Group Rate (3 or more from same company) $875 $1,025
Nonmember Group Rate (3 or more from same company) $1,175 $1,325

Note: Payments will be processed in US $.

Refund Policy:

$75 Processing Fee will be charged before 5/25/17; 50% refund if canceled before 6/19/17; After 6/19/17 no fees will be refunded.


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

Housing Form

The Møller Centre offers en-suite bedroom accommodations. Participants of the PATDD course are being offered a special rate of £110 (plus VAT) per night. If you need housing accommodations at the Møller Centre, please complete the Housing Form and return it to Jordan Ballance at ACT HQ, prior to June 26. Confirmations will be sent to the email provided. There are a limited number of rooms available, so please secure your reservation immediately after registering for the course. Questions regarding housing accommodations may be addressed to Jordan Ballance. Accommodations may still be reserved after the June 26th 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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