5th RSC / DMDG / DMG

New Perspectives in DMPK



Tuesday-Wednesday, 5th-6th May 2020

Liverpool Medical Institution & Conference Centre, Liverpool, UK



Registration is open


Twitter hashtag #DMPK20


Downloads and Links

Online registration - to pay by card

Registration form - to pay by bank transfer

Poster abstract template - closing date is 3rd April

Bursary application form - closing date is 15th April

Directions to the venue

RSC website

DMDG website


Members from across the DMPK research community are encouraged to join colleagues from across academic, industrial, and third-sector institutions and contribute to the ongoing discussion, evolution and application of DMPK in various scenarios.

The event programme will incorporate sessions themed around the following key topics:
- DMPK and Drug Discovery
- DMPK and Drug Safety
- Analytical and Computational Advances in DMPK

In addition, the programme also includes a keynote talk, ‘flash’ presentations from early career researchers, and opportunities for open debate and discussion.

Programme Themes
Session 1 - DMPK and Drug Discovery
Understanding chemical and biological interactions that mediate pharmacological and toxicological effects of drugs and their metabolites is an important part of the drug discovery picture. In this session, we will showcase some of the more recent developments in our collective understanding of

Session 2 - DMPK and Drug Safety
This session will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics and scientists to present and discuss the most recent innovations and practical challenges in the fields of DMPK to address drug safety, and particularly the emerging safety issues relating to biotherapeutics. It will include presentations on transporters associated with drug-induced tissue injury, new in vitro models for mechanistic toxicity assessment, and recent developments in predicting intrinsic immunogenicity of drugs.

Session 3 - Analytical and Computational Advances in DMPK
Advances in analytical and computational performance, and the availability of new instruments, methods, and approaches commonly unlocks new knowledge about compound stability, reactivity, interaction, and disposition. This session will showcase recent developments in bioanalytical science and computational modelling that have provided fresh insight and understanding in DMPK.

Who should attend
Medicinal chemists, drug discovery scientists, pharmacologists, toxicologists, DMPK scientists – from academia, industry, and third sector institutions.


Call for Poster Submissions
The call for poster abstracts is open (the call for oral abstracts closed on 24th January).

The closing date for poster abstract submission is 3rd April.  To submit an abstract, please download and submit this template.


Outline Timetable
Day 1  

12.00   Registration opens, lunch

13.00   Technical sessions start


Day 2

16.00   Close and depart


Confirmed Speakers
Prediction of DILI using 3D liver microtissues
Lynsey Chatham, Cyprotex Discovery Ltd


Presentation title to be confirmed

Amit Kalgutkar, Pfizer US


Is drug lipidation a new paradigm in DMPK?

John Sanderson, Durham University


One-stop metabolite shop: employing multiple tools for accessing drug metabolites
Julia Shanu-Wilson, Hypha Discovery Ltd


Acyl glucuronides in perspective

Ian Wilson, Imperial College London


Registration, Students and Bursaries
Registration is open.

Online registration - to pay by card
Registration form - to pay by bank transfer


Early rates for payments received by 31st January
£200 RSC or DMDG member*
£300 Non-member
£100 RSC or DMDG student** member
£150 Student** non-member

Standard rates for payments received between 1st February and 3rd April
£300 RSC or DMDG member*
£400 Non-member
£145 RSC or DMDG student** member
£205 Student** non-member

Late rates for payments received from 4th April onwards
£40 Late payment fee to be added to the above standard rates


£54 Conference dinner (optional extra)

* Member is paid-up member of the RSC or DMDG.
** Student is undergraduate or post-graduate, not post-doc, and does not apply to students in paid employment.

Discounted rates are available for RSC and DMDG student members, and some student bursaries are also available. The closing date is 15th April. Please download an application form here.


RSC membership webpage

DMDG membership webpage


Exhibition Opportunities
Exhibition opportunities are available for this meeting, and the exhibition package charged at £750 includes exhibition stand space and one full delegate.   Trade stand staff with no access to the technical sessions are charged at £200.


Further details of the exhibition package will be provided shortly.


Those companies wishing to have a trade stand are encouraged to apply early to avoid disappointment as space is limited to five stands. 


Cancellation Policy
For cancellations received in writing by the Secretariat, 80% of the fee paid will be refunded for notifications received before 21
st April. No refunds will be made for cancellations received from 21st April  onwards, although substitutions will be possible at any time. In the unlikely event of our cancelling the event, we will refund the registration fees paid in full.


Venue and Travel
The symposium will be held at the LMI Conference Centre, Liverpool Medical Institution, 114 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5SR, UK. Travel information may be found here.

Conference Dinner
The conference dinner will be held on the evening of Monday, 5th May, and this is available to book as a chargeable optional extra at £54.


Delegates are encouraged to book the dinner at the time of registration if required as places will be limited.


The dinner will be held at the 60 Hope Street Restaurant, six minutes' walk from the conference venue.


Sponsorship opportunities are available for this meeting, including delegate pack inserts (£250) and conference social events.  Please contact the secretariat to sponsor this event.


We are grateful to our confirmed sponsors below:





We are grateful to EFMC  for supporting this event





Organising Committee
Toby Athersuch (chairman), Imperial College London and the DMG
Xiaoli Meng, University of Liverpool

Dean Naisbitt, University of Liverpool

Mark Seymour, Covance and DMDG
Andrew Stachulski, University of Liverpool and RSC-BMCS

Secretariat Contact
Maggi Churchouse, 3 East Barn, Market Weston Road, Thelnetham, Diss IP22 1JJ, UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1359 221004
E-mail:  maggi@maggichurchouseevents.co.uk


Registration is open

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