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6th Annual Transporters in Drug Discovery and Development: Driving Knowledge from Laboratory to Label Workshop (TDDD 2019).

This workshop will be held on August 5 - 6, 2019, at the beautiful campus of The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, located in Kingston, Rhode Island, USA.  

To celebrate the 6th year anniversary of the workshop, our organizing committee has prepared an engaging two-day program that delivers current advancement and knowledge on the quickly evolving discipline of drug transporters from academic, industry, and regulatory perspectives.  The primary learning outcome is for participants to have a solid understanding of the impact of membrane transporters in major organs in relation to drug pharmacokinetic profiles, efficacy, and toxicity. Special emphasis will be exercised on the impact of transporter mediated drug-drug interactions and pharmacogenomics on drug and xenobiotic ADME and efficacy.  Based on participant feedback, this workshop will continue to foster a healthy mixture of lectures and hands-on sessions and will also include presentations from our sponsoring organizations to share recent advances in new in-vitro transporters assays. The workshop is presented by five expert instructors in the area of transporters: Angela Slitt, PhD [University of Rhode Island], Ayman El-Kattan, PhD [IFM Therapeutics], Nisanne Ghonem, PharmD, PhD [University of Rhode Island], Yurong Lai, MD, PhD [Gilead], and Manthena Varma, PhD [Pfizer].  Additionally, we are pleased to announce this year’s special guest speaker from the FDA is Dr. Lei Zhang, Deputy Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Research and Standards and the Office of Generic Drugs.


The TDDD workshop continues to grow each year.  We have been able to bring together participants from industry, academia, and government to discuss all aspects of drug transport.  

Your participation in TDDD 2019 will enrich our interaction throughout the workshop. The organizing committee looks forward to welcoming you to this scientific and social event in one of Rhode Island’s premier coastal destinations. We hope you can join us!

 For registration and housing information, please visit us on the web at: For questions about registration or sponsorship, please contact MJ Kanaczet, MEd, Director of Continuing Professional Development at The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, at 401.874.2615 or  

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