HORSHAM, Pa. (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
The DIA conference Drug-Induced Injury of Liver, Heart, Kidney, and Skin: Employing Recent Advances to Improve Patient Safety and Speed Up the Pipeline will be held Oct. 15 to 17, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in North Bethesda, Md., at 5701 Marinelli Road. The conference will focus on risk assessment of drug toxicity and address the obstacles faced by those working in pharmaceutical safety across the drug life cycle.
“Establishing the safety of new drug candidates remains a challenge in the development process. This conference will explore new strategies for risk assessment and mitigation and provide the latest updates on drug-induced organ injury from the United States, Europe and Japan,” said Susan Cantrell, director of DIA North America.
The two-and-a-half-day conference aimed at drug safety professionals will kick off with a welcome address by William W. Gregory, Ph.D., senior director of safety and risk management at Pfizer. The first session, “Impact on Drug Development of Novel Translational Safety Biomarkers for Improved Detection of Drug-Induced Acute Kidney Injury,” will be chaired by Aliza M. Thompson, M.D., a clinical team leader with the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, U.S.
Workshop sessions will include:
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