Cambridge Healthtech Institute Training Seminars offer real-life case studies, problems encountered and solutions applied, along with extensive coverage of the academic theory and background. Each Training Seminar offers a mix of formal lecture and interactive discussions and activities to maximize the learning experience. These Training Seminars are led by experienced instructors who will focus on content applicable to your current research and provide important guidance for those new to their fields.

World Pharma Week 2019 Training Seminars

Tuesday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm | Wednesday, 8:00 am-12:00 pm

TS11A: Introductory Immunology for Cancer and Autoimmune Drug Discovery - Detailed Agenda


Tim Bauler, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Tom Sundberg, PhD, Group Leader, Cellular Pharmacology, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

This 1.5-day training seminar will provide an introduction to human immunology for discovery pharmacologists, biologists and chemists working in the biopharmaceutical industry on inflammation, autoimmune, or immune-oncology programs. This training seminar will focus on how the immune system is organized and gives rise to both normal and pathogenic immune responses. This overview will also serve as a basis for discussions of how the immune system can be modulated through biopharmaceutical intervention to either suppress pathogenic inflammation or enhance anti-tumor immunity.


Wednesday, 2:30-5:30 pm | Thursday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm

TS12B: Practical Introduction to PKPD Modeling in Drug Discovery and Development: Better, Faster, Cheaper - Detailed Agenda


Arijit Chakravarty, CEO, Fractal Therapeutics

Ryan Nolan, PhD, Vice President, Preclinical Development, Fractal Therapeutics

Model-based drug development (MBDD) has evolved into a set of practical techniques that dramatically reduce pharma R&D costs without sacrificing quality. Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic (PKPD) modeling lies at the heart of MBDD. Part 1 of the seminar will teach the concepts of MBDD and its application in drug R&D. Part 2 will provide an in-depth introduction to key concepts in PKPD modeling, and teach hands-on implementation of PKPD modeling on real and simulated datasets.

Training Seminar Information

Each CHI Training Seminar offers 1.5 days of instruction with start and stop times for each day shown above and on the Event-at-a-Glance published in the onsite Program & Event Guide. Training Seminars will include morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, as applicable, and lunch will be provided to all registered attendees on the full day of the class.

Each person registered specifically for the Training Seminar will be provided with a hard copy handbook for the seminar in which they are registered. A limited number of additional handbooks will be available for other delegates who wish to attend the seminar, but after these have been distributed, no additional books will be available.

Though CHI encourages track hopping between conference programs, we ask that Training Seminars not be disturbed once they have begun. In the interest of maintaining the highest quality learning environment for Training Seminar attendees, and because seminars are conducted differently than conference programming, we ask that attendees commit to attending the entire program, and not engage in track hopping, as to not disturb the hands-on style instruction being offered to the other participants.