The DMDG is a scientific learned society that provides a forum in which staff of companies in the Pharmaceutical Sector and Contract Research Organisations, actively engaged in studies on drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics and related disciplines may informally and privately discuss topics and problems of mutual interest.
Membership of the DMDG is FREE and by company site although individuals who work at a member site can sign up to receive information about DMDG meetings and training courses. Applications for membership are considered by a Management Committee that conducts the business of the DMDG.
The DMDG organises training courses and scientific meetings for the benefit of its membership. In addition, the DMDG encourages participation from new practitioners in the field of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics by offering free places at the annual Open Meeting to final year PhD students in these areas of research.
Since its formation in 1971 the DMDG has grown from a UK-based organisation to one that has > 80 member sites spread throughout Europe. Currently DMDG member companies are found in 13 countries (Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK) and range from large Pharmaceutical companies employing 100's of DMPK staff to small biotech companies where the DMPK group consists of a few individuals.