This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
Drug safety describes to the potential for adverse effects that are related to the administration of drugs. Key challenges in drug discovery and development are identifying and solving potential safety problems as early as possible in the nonclinical or clinical setting. Advancements in the approaches used to characterize toxicities have resulted in identification of safety biomarkers and clear opportunities to aid in understanding mechanisms of clinically-important adverse drug reactions. The unique goal of the science applied to drug safety is to improve the benefit-risk ratio of investigational drugs and ultimately, improve the safety profiles and tolerability of therapies. The session themes will highlight various concepts and approaches that are addressing the key challenges in drug safety. A unique attribute of the Drug Safety GRC is the specific intent to create science-based partnerships among drug safety scientists and experts from many disciplines.