Preliminary Agenda - Transporter Conference, Cambridge, MA

June 20, 2019

Meet the Experts: Transporter Conference Boston/Cambridge 2019

Speakers and Presentations

Piyush Bajaj, Takeda: Emerging In Vitro Kidney Models to Study Drug Elimination and Nephrotoxicity
Choi-Fong Cho, Harvard: Organoid Platform for Modeling the Blood-Brain-Barrier
Xiaoyan Chu, Merck: Selection of an Optimal In Vitro Assay and Clinical Probe Substrate to Assess P-gp Inhibition: Challenges and Path Forward
Li Di, Pfizer: Protein Binding Methodologies and Relevance for DDI - an Industry Perspective
Vadivel Ganapathy, Texas Tech Univ: Improvement of Nanoparticle Drug Delivery by Surface Conjugation with L-carnitine: Role of OCTN2/SLC22A5 and ATB0,+ (SLC6A14)
Brett A. Howell, DILIsym: Utilizing DILIsym, a QST Platform, to Extract More from Your Data to Support Decisions
Yutai Li, Merck: In-vitro and In-vivo Models to Study Drug Inflicted Changes on Bile Acids/Salt Homeostasis
Jennifer Liras, Pfizer: Translating Transporter Activity into Quantitative Brain Penetration Predictions
Isabelle Ragueneau-Majlessi, Univ of Washington: Metabolism and Transporter-based Drug-drug Interactions in Recent New Drug Applications: Mechanistic Understanding and Clinical Relevance
David Rodrigues, Pfizer: Keynote: ADME Biomarkers of Drug-drug Interaction
Patrick T Ronaldson, Univ of Arizona: Blood-Brain Barrier Transporters in Ischemic Stroke: Focus on Oatps
Laurent Salphati, Genentech: Variability in Oral Exposure and Formulation Strategies
Avner Schlessinger, Mount Sinai: Structure-based Ligand Discovery for Human Nutrient Transporters
John Schuetz, St Jude Children's Research Hospital: Heme/ Porphyrin Metabolism and Transport
Manthena Varma, Pfizer: Keynote: Transporter-Enzyme Interplay in Hepatic Clearance…More Common than We Think
Yan Zhang, Incyte: The Gut-Brain-Microbiome Axis: Epacadostat Transport and Metabolism on Brain Serotonin Concentration

You can find the Detailed Agenda here!


In addition to the main conference, SOLVO will be hosting a Workshop on Tuesday, September 3 in which SOLVO scientists will provide training on the theory and practice of studying drug transporters in the lab, including in vitro methods for studying transporters, transporter study design, bioanalytics, transporter data evaluation and interpretation, and timing and application of transporter studies in drug development. Please note that this event is an optional add-on for attendees who have registered for the Transporter Conference.

Registration information

Call for Abstract:
SOLVO invites all attendees to submit poster abstracts for this meeting. Moreover, we will select 2 abstracts for short oral poster presentations during the plenary session of the conference. Once registered for the conference, submit your abstract to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Friday, August 9, 2019.

Free Registrations Available for Academic Researchers:
A limited number of FREE REGISTRATIONS are available for attendees from academic institutions who have submitted a poster abstract. To apply, submit your abstract to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Friday 9th August, 2019.

Registration fees:
Early bird registration fee until 4 July 2019: $250
Standard registration fee after 4 July 2019: $350
One-day pre-conference Workshop: $50
Early bird registration fee for Academic researchers: $200
Standard registration fee for Academic researchers: $300

Your registration fee covers the conference program, lunchbox, coffee breaks, and reception.  Seats are limited, so reserve yours early!

Click here to register!


Boston Marriott Cambridge welcomes you to the city's thriving downtown district with 4-star sophistication and exceptional service. The hotel is ideally situated in the vibrant Kendall Square neighborhood, just a short distance from landmarks including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University; downtown Boston is only moments away.

Conference Housing Information

Boston Marriott Cambridge offers rooms on discounted prices for the Meet the Experts Transporter Conference – Boston/Cambridge 2019 participants till the August 12, subject to availability. After August 12 rooms can be booked on full price if available.

Room rate: $249/night
Start date: Monday, September 2, 2019
End date: Friday, September 6, 2019

Please note that the price doesn't include the taxes & fees.

Reserve your room by contacting Marriott Central Reservations at 1-800-228-9290.
Book your room on this link.

If you have any question, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Best wishes,
SOLVO Biotechnology

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