Course Overview

In a blending of online and live learning, this course provides an overview of the process and issues common to all new chemical entity (NCE) development projects, from the research and development stages through product launch and post-marketing safety. The course focuses on the decisions that need to be made throughout the therapeutic development process and the criteria influencing these decisions. The faculty for this flagship course are selected as experts in their field. The online component is PERI’s Decision Points in Drug Development.

Benefits of Attendance

  • Identify the basic steps in drug development
  • Gain hands-on experience through practical drug development workshops.
  • Understand team responsibilities in pharmaceutical development
  • Learn key aspects and updates in the regulatory process for US, Europe and Japan

Course Agenda Coming Soon.

  • State the basic steps in the drug development process
  • Explain the difference between research and development
  • Discuss the key decision points in the drug development process
  • Explain the implications of label based drug development
  • Discuss the role of interaction with FDA and other regulatory agencies
  • Non-Clinical Drug Development
  • Decision Points in Drug Development
  • Regulatory Review Process (FDA, EMEA)
  • Portfolio Review
  • Meeting with Regulatory Agencies
  • Drug & Biologic Product Manufacturing
  • Clinical Trial Design
  • Safety in the Drug Development Process
  • Global Considerations in Drug Development
  • Panel Discussion with FDA Representatives: Putting It All Together
  • Professionals new to drug development
  • Scientific and non-scientific staff members at all levels
  • Members of clinical research teams
  • Pharmacists
  • Medical writers and communication specialists
  • Project managers and regulatory affairs personnel


Continuing Education Information Forthcoming.

Event Details

Date: November 5-6, 2015
Location: Hyatt Arlington Hotel
Arlington, VA 22209
Course Rate: $1595
Early Bird Rate: $1395
Early Bird Deadline: 09/21/15


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Course Director

Carolyn D Finkle, MSc
Senior Vice President
InVentiv Health Clinical

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Our Students

  • 1 “This provided an overview of the drug development process which enables me to understand the tasks my colleagues undertake.”

  • 2 “Love the workshops! Excellent activities and follow-up discussions. I learned that it is not easy to manage a portfolio because of all the elements you must consider.”