May 17, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Yale Medical School - Building Hope
315 Cedar Street
Yale University, New Haven, CT 06510
Free for Yale University Students and SAPA Members/$10 for non-SAPA members

Have you ever wondered how drugs are discovered and developed in modern pharmaceutical companies before you get an opportunity to actually work in a pharmaceutical company? Have you ever wondered what your colleagues are working in other functions outside of your expertise even after you have worked in pharmaceutical companies for so many years?

The Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA-CT) is proud to host a series of continuous education workshops on all aspects of pharmaceutical industry research and development, including: drug discovery, target identification, lead optimization, chemistry, manufacturing, and controls (CMC), pharmacology, toxicology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, translational medicine, clinical studies, regulatory, marketing, etc., with a broad scope from overviews to case studies. The goals of the workshop are two folds:

(1) For pharmaceutical professionals, to grasp knowledge in functional areas outside of your expertise, broaden your vision, make it easier to work in cross functional teams, and help your career development; and

(2) For students, to have a peek into the mystery box of drug discovery, development and market access before you make a decision whether you should move to pharmaceutical industry.

The workshop presenters are mainly SAPA with many years of experience in their functional areas. We welcome other colleagues and professionals in pharmaceutical companies to introduce and share their insights, expertise and stories. This is the first in a series of workshops to be held periodically onwards. 

10:00am – 10:45am
Overview of Clinical Research and Development

10:45am – 11:30am
Introduction of Small Molecule Drug Discovery

11:30am – 12:15pm
Dabigatran: A 50 Years of Waiting

12:15pm – 1:00pm
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: A New Paradigm for Treating Cancer