Pharmacokinetics Course
Basel, Switzerland

At Curare, we recognize that a central role in successful drug development is a solid understanding of pharmacokinetic (PK) properties of a new drug.


Are you familiar with terms such as clearance, volume of distribution, absorption rate and elimination half-life, but find yourself seeking a better and/or deeper comprehension of their implications, applications and relevance in drug development? Then join us on the 16th and 17th of April (2024) in Basel for a 2-day basic pharmacokinetics course.

This course is tailored for you to delve into the fundamental aspects of pharmacokinetics.

We will explore:

  • Physiological Processes: Gain thorough insights into drug Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Elimination (ADME), defining the journey and fate of a new chemical entity or therapeutic protein within the body.
  • Basic PK Principles: Understand central concepts such as clearance, volume of distribution, plasma protein binding, first-order kinetics and elimination half-life and how these properties can be used to describe drug behavior. Establish a solid foundation in the principles that underlie drug kinetics and the intricate relationship between the body and administered drugs.
  • Derivation of PK Parameters: Learn the methodologies behind calculating key pharmacokinetic parameters, essential for interpreting drug behaviour.
  • Utilizing PK Data in Drug Development: Grasp the significance of PK/pharmacodynamic (PD) data when designing (non-) clinical studies, selecting the first-in-human starting dose, or preparing a drug submission dossier.

Led by a team of seasoned experts in the field, this course offers a perfect blend of theoretical concepts, practical applications and hands-on exercises. Whether you are already immersed in drug development, a researcher seeking deeper insights, or a professional desiring a stronger grasp of PK, this course is tailored for anyone seeking a thorough understanding of drug kinetics. Completion of this course will empower you to understand, interpret, communicate and challenge gathered PK data.

Secure your spot now and be part of this translational learning experience!

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The Kinetics of ADME:
• Absorption
• Distribution
• Metabolism
• Excretion
PK Parameters :
• Concepts of Clearance and Volume of Distribution
• Single dose PK parameters
• Hands-on exercises

  • PK Parameters:
    • Multiple dose PK parameters
    • Urinary PK parameters
    • Linear vs non-linear PK
    • Hands-on exercises
  • ADME of Therapeutic Proteins (mAbs/biologicals)
  • The Role of PK and PD in Early Drug Development

April 16-17th 2024

2 days

Radisson Blu Hotel
Steinentorstrasse 25, Basel, 4051

CHF 1,600 (excl. VAT)
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To ensure an interactive session, only a limited number of spots are available for this 2-days classroom training. The cost for this course is CHF 1,600 (excl. VAT), which includes lunches and a joint dinner on Tuesday, 16th of April.

This course will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel, Steinentorstrasse 25, Basel, 4051, Switzerland.

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