The organisers of the Early Career's meeting 2020: Hot Topics in the Lab is taking place in Nottingham on 9th April 2020 and the DMDG Committee have been continuing to monitor the current Covid-19 situation.

With much regret, the DMDG Committee and the organisers have concluded that we have now reached the point where we need to postpone the meeting. This has been a very difficult decision on what is an unprecedented situation and has not been taken lightly.

A new date for the meeting will be publicised via the usual channels as soon as possible and we are still in the midst of negotations with the venue on proposed dates and any financial implications and will update you as soon as we know more.

Meanwhile, we are very sorry for any inconvenience this postponement may cause you.


The second edition of the Early Career's meeting 2020: Hot Topics in the Lab is taking place in Nottingham on 9th April 2020. This is a one-day DMDG meeting designed to provide a platform for early career DMDG members to participate in a vibrant scientific meeting.

This free event is exclusively open to scientists who are currently in their first 5 years of working in a DMPK role. We anticipate many of the delegates will have the opportunity to deliver a first presentation to a welcoming audience. The event will take place in the Newton Building of Nottingham Trent University, which is located in the centre of Nottingham. The venue is easily reached from the train station by bus, tram, or on foot and there is ample parking nearby. For those travelling long distances to attend the event, applications for a travel bursary will be considered.

Additionally, the event will feature a poster session with the opportunity for all delegates to bring a poster. We are appealing to managers and early career scientists to work together to design posters (A0 PORTRAIT format) and presentations based around work in the lab which can be shared with other DMDG members. Subject areas for the sessions include:

  • In-vitro metabolism

  • In-vitro permeability and transporters

  • Protein binding - what really is the gold standard assay?

  • What impact do physico-chemical properties have on drug design (previous case studies)

  • In-vivo sample analysis, issues faced and solutions

We invite abstracts for both oral and poster presentations in these areas. Please contact the DMDG apprentice committee member, Lilly Collins, and the DMDG Secretariat by emailing us here. In your email, state whether you would like to present a poster, an oral presentation, or both. Deadline for submissions is Friday 20 March.