Practical Application of Toxicology in Drug Development (PATDD) Course 2023

Event Date: September 11th - October 9th 2023


This highly acclaimed course, organised by The University of Cambridge, The British Toxicology Society and The American College of Toxicology, will provide training in toxicology as it is applied to drug development. The course content is relevant to scientists from all parts of the world. Participants will obtain an overall understanding of the principles of non-clinical safety evaluation, with emphasis on the practical application of these principles and on the interpretation of non-clinical safety data. Regulatory toxicology in drug development will be emphasised, from both a European and a US perspective.

Participants will have access to pre-recorded lectures, with live Q&A sessions over four consecutive Mondays in September and October. During the 5th session of the course, the students will participate in a tutored group study of original data from a real-world regulatory submission. The course will conclude with a discussion workshop, moderated by expert Pharmacology/Toxicology assessors from regulatory authorities.

The course is intended to benefit individuals from biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and CROs working with either small or large molecules, along with those from regulatory agencies and academia who are interested in toxicology and its application in the safety assessment of drugs and medical products. Early career scientists seeking more in-depth knowledge and understanding of the role of toxicology in safety assessment will also benefit. It is suitable for scientists trained in ancillary disciplines (such as chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, medicine, etc.) or for those making a career change to work in drug safety assessment.

The course is approved by the Royal Society of Biology and EUROTOX for CPD credits.