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STP Virtual Continuing Education Courses

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The Society of Toxicologic Pathology is offering three continuing education courses virtually in 2020. These programs have been approved for 3.50 hours of continuing education credits per course in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. All course registrants will also be able to download the course book a week prior to each webinar.


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The Safeguarding of Your Vital Organ Systems Depends on Safety Pharmacology: What Is It?

(Sponsored by the American College of Toxicology)

Friday, October 2

Co-Chairs: Michael K. Pugsley, MS, FBPhS, PhD, Cytokinetics; and Steve Tichenor, PhD, Charles River Laboratories

This continuing education course will include lectures that describe fundamental areas of safety pharmacology studies (CNS, Respiratory, Cardiovascular systems) for both new chemical entities (NCE) as well as biotechnology-derived products. It will also include some discussion of clinical issues (and methods) as well as novel non-clinical methods and approaches that may be added to the core ‘battery’ of tests used to explore the safety of novel therapeutic agents. Attendees will be introduced to discussion regarding the role safety pharmacology has as an integral component within the safety program for drug development. We will also introduce the Comprehensive In Vitro Proarrhythmia Assay (CIPA) cardiovascular paradigm being developed for hazard identification, elimination and risk assessment that would help to obviate conduct of the clinical “Through QT” (TQT) study. Furthermore, this course will provide attendees with a crucial resource that explains the important role safety pharmacology has in the overall pharmaceutical drug development process.

An Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Safety Pharmacology
Michael K. Pugsley, FBPhS, PhD, DSP, Cytokinetics

Core Battery 1: The Cardiovascular System
Michael K. Pugsley, FBPhS, PhD, DSP, Cytokinetics

Core Battery 2: The Central Nervous System
Susan M.G. Goody, PhD, Moderna Inc.

Core Battery 3: The Respiratory System
Steve Tichenor, PhD, Charles River Laboratories

A Safety Pharmacology Evaluation of Biopharmaceuticals
Michael J. Engwall, DVM, PhD, Amgen Inc.

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Course Registration

*A letter of verification from a department chair must accompany student registration.

STP Virtual Registration Fees
(per CE course)
STP Member $ 145
Nonmember $ 195
STP Student Member $ 45
Nonmember (Student) $ 75
STP Member Group Rate*
(Three or More from the Same Company)
$ 125
Nonmember Group Rate*
(Three or More from the Same Company)
$ 175
*To take advantage of the group rate please send your completed registration forms to
All three forms (or more) should be emailed at the same time.
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