Drug Met Symposium and Vendor Show

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Date:   October 15, 2015
Venue: The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873.

Mark your calendars for The North Jersey Drug Metabolism Discussion Group Spring 2015 Symposium and Vendor Exhibition, to be held at The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873, on Monday, October 15, from 8:00-4:00 PM.

Registration Information:

Pre-registration fee is $125 (pre-register by 15 October 2015).

Registration fee at the door is $150 (Checks only)

Registration fee is $10 for students and postdocs and $50 for faculty

Registration is free for unemployed

Please plan to pre-register as a group, as coordinated by a member of the NJACS DMDG steering committee from your organization (see list).

·         If you have no DMDG member at your company, please contact Richard Tschirret-Guth       (richard_tschirretguth@merck.com) for registration.

·         Payments by personal or company checks.  Sorry, credit cards are not accepted.

·         Checks should be made payable to: NJ Drug Metabolism Discussion Group.


·         Please contact Karen Dingley (karen_dingley@merck.com) for information concerning exhibits

2015 Fall Symposium and Vendor Exhibition

Sponsored by the

North Jersey ACS

Drug Metabolism Discussion Group

“Strategies to Predict and Reduce Drug Interactions and Toxicities”

The Palace at Somerset Park 333 Davidson Avenue Somerset, New Jersey 15 October, 2015 8:00 am – 3:45 pm


“Recent Advances in Drug Distribution and Drug Action”

8:00 a.m.

Registration / Continental Breakfast / Vendor Exhibit

9:00 a.m.

Introductory Remarks

Richard Tschirret-Guth, Chair, NJDMDG

9:10 a.m.

Topic:  Identifying Strategies to Prevent Antiretroviral Drug-induced Toxicities

Namandje Bumpus, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

10:00 a.m.

Topic:  Targeted Pharmacological Control of the Microbiome to Improve Human Health

Matthew Redinbo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

10:45 a.m.

Vendor Exhibit & Coffee Break

11:30 p.m.

Topic: Toxicity Prediction and Development of Pharmacogenetic Co-Diagnostics Using Diversity Outbred Mice

Alison Harrill, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

12:15 p.m.

Lunch & Vendor Exhibit

1:45 p.m.

Topic: Renal Drug Interactions: Progress and Challenges in Making Predictions in a Complex System

Adrian Ray, Gilead Sciences

2:30 p.m.

Vendor Exhibit & Coffee Break

3:00 p.m.

Topic: Cynomolgus Monkey as a Potential Model to Assess Drug Interactions involving Hepatic OATP Transporters: In Vitro, In Vivo, and In Vitro-to-In Vivo Extrapolation

Hong Shen, Bristol-Myers Squibb

3:45 p.m.

Program Closure