SPS Northeast US Regional Meeting: Safety Pharmacology Innovations and Applications

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SPS Northeast US Regional Meeting: Safety Pharmacology Innovations and Applications

SPS invites you to attend the SPS Northeast US Regional Meeting entitled Safety Pharmacology Innovations and Applications, which will be held at the Vertex Pharmaceuticals facility in Boston, MA on Friday, May 13, 2016. 


SPS Regional Meeting Goals:

  • Showcase the science of safety pharmacology across Pharma and Academic institutions
  • Highlight scientific advances in the field brought about from collaborations with partner lines (i.e. Investigative Toxicology, Investigative Pathology, Academia and much more)
  • Enrich the scientific educational experiences amongst junior scientists and students working in the field or related field
  • Invite colleagues to SPS membership and the benefits participation in our society provides


Morning Chat: FAAH Inhibitor Clinical Trial
Opening Remarks 8:30–8:45 am; Panel Discussion 8:45–9:45 am

Organs on Chips: Ready for Prime Time or Boutique Assays?
Kevin (Kit) Parker, Wyss Institute Harvard
Introduction 9:45–9:50 am; Presentation 9:50–10:50 am 

Integrated Risk Assessment of Suicidal Ideation and Behavior in Drug Development
Laszlo Urban, Novartis
Introduction 10:50–10:55 am; Presentation 10:55–11:25 am

Utility of an In Vitro Platform to Assess Neuronal Toxicity Using Human iPSC-Derived Neurons
Dinah Misner, Genentech
Introduction 11:25–11:30 am; Presentation 11:30 am–12:00 pm

BREAK I: 12:00–1:00 pm
Lunch, Posters, Vendor reviews and Networking Session I of II

EEG Advances in Safety Pharmacology
Joe Arezzo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Introduction 1:00–1:05 pm; Presentation 1:05–2:05 pm

CASE Study - (Target to be disclosed)/QT/IKr+IKs story
Todd Wisialowski, Pfizer
Introduction 2:05–2:10 pm; Presentation 2:10–2:40 pm

Preclinical Challenges in Bringing a Novel Gene Therapy for Hearing Loss to the Clinic
Tim MacLachlan, Novartis
Introduction 2:40–2:45 pm; Presentation 2:45–3:15 pm

Statistical Power and Translation of Rat Cardiovascular Telemetry Studies
Siddhartha Bhatt, Pfizer
Introduction 3:15–3:20 pm; Presentation 3:20–3:50 pm

BREAK II: 4:00–4:50 pm
Social Snack, Posters, Vendor reviews & Networking Session II of II
Closing Remarks 4:50–5:00 pm

 Poster viewing time will be during social lunch and evening networking receptions (~1.5 hours total).

To submit a poster for presentation, please contact Donald Hodges.

: Alf Botchway, Tiffini Brabham, Donald Hodges, Amy Kim, Andrew Sonderfan, Martin Traebert, and Malar Pannirselvam

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston MA
Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: Registration 8:00-8:30 am, Meeting 8:30-5:00 pm

Registration is free; however you must register online to reserve your spot at the meeting. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Should the event fill to capacity, a waitlist will be created.

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