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This archived webinar is available for purchase through November 5, 2015.
Duration: 58 minutes

Series Overview

These core lectures will focus on the essentials of clinical pharmacology in drug development. They will outline basic pharmacological and therapeutic principles that show how drugs get into the body, how they produce their effects, what happens to them in the body, and how evidence of their therapeutic effect as well as unwanted effects are assessed. The information is vital to an understanding of how drugs are to be used safely and effectively. The principles will be illustrated by practical applications offered by examples from real experience.

Five lectures will cover the following topics:

  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Principles of Modeling and Simulation
  • Determining the Safe First Human Dose
  • Assessment of QT Prolongation

Part 2: Fundamentals of Clinical Pharmacology: Pharmacodynamics

Having now been introduced to pharmacokinetic principles, the basic principles of pharmacodynamics (or what the drug does to the body) will be introduced.  In this lecture the relationship between dose, pharmacokinetics, and drug effect will explained. 

This session will focus on the following topics:

  • A brief overview of how drugs work will be discussed
  • The relationship between dose, concentration, onset and duration of action will be examined
  • Factors which influence the more complex effects, e.g., lag-time, sensitization, or tolerance, will be presented; and
  • The lecture will conclude with an explanation of drug effects in a population

Who should attend?

The target audience for these webinars includes physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and scientists, as well as their regulatory and commercial colleagues, from industry, academia, medical centers, and health authorities, who are involved in all phases of drug development and safety evaluations throughout the product lifecycle.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the basic principles of pharmacodynamics
  • Explain how pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics are integrated for dose recommendations

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