The organisers of the In Vitro Technology course in Loughborough 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.

This course should appeal to scientists just starting their careers in this area or those from other scientific disciplines who want to learn more in vitro technologies and how to apply them to the drug discovery and development process. Topics to be covered include the enzymology of drug metabolism, enzyme kinetics, inhibition and induction of ADME targets, drug transport processes and the use of hepatocytes and subcellular fractions. In each case lectures will be supplemented with intensive tutorials to reinforce the applications and pitfalls of in vitro methods.

Considerable emphasis is given to the practicalities of evaluating in vitro data and methodologies and how these may be integrated into drug discovery and development programmes. This course will require the use of a laptop and a full set of course presentations will be provided prior to the course. Copies of the model answers to the tutorials will be made available to each delegate as a hand out during the course.

Registration cost is £980 - including accommodation on the nights of 10, 11 & 12 November 2020.