Applied Pharmaceutical Analysis 2018

Save the Date for the 14th Annual APA Meeting!
October 1-3, 2018

Short Courses September 30th

Sheraton Boston Hotel 
39 Dalton Street 
Boston, MA 02199


APA 2018 Plenary Speakers

donna dambach     

Donna Dambach, VMD, PhD, Senior Director, Head of Toxicology, Safety Assessment, Genentech

Safety Lead Optimization: What We Have Learned from Kinase Inhibitors


Binodh DeSilva, PhD, Head of Analytical Strategy & Operations, Product Development, BMS

The Impact of a Reagent Center of Excellence on Bioanalysis, and a Company’s Strategy around Variabilization

Richard Smith APA2018     

Richard Smith, PhD, Batelle Fellow and Director of Proteome Research, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

New Developments in Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry Enabling Improved Higher Throughput and More Sensitive Proteomics and Pan-Omics Measurements for Clinical Diagnostics and Personalized Medicine


APA 2018 Confirmed Speakers


William Gerwick, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Oceanography and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Director, Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Director, NIH Training Grant on Marine Biotechnology, Co-Director, UC San Diego Center for Compound Resources, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC San Diego

Antiparasitic Drug Discovery from Marine Cyanobacteria

Sadik Kassim     

Sadik Kassim, PhD, Vice President, Process and Analytical Development, Mustang Bio

CAR-T Therapy - Title to be announced

 Jochem Gokemeijer  

Jochem Gokemeijer, PhD, Associate Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb

ADA - Title to be announced

Vibha Jawa  

Vibha Jawa, PhD, Director Biologics and Vaccine Development, Merck

ADA - Title to be announced


Jun Qu, Professor in Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, SUNY-Buffalo, and Chief Scientist in Bioanalysis, New York Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences

Sensitive and Robust Trapping-Micro-LC-MS for the Quantification of Biomarkers and Antibody Biotherapeutics


Dr. Joseph S. Camardo, Senior Vice President Celgene Global Health and Global Medical Affairs, Celgene

Attention to Neglected Tropical Diseases: The Impact of the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Mission of Celgene Global Health


Joseph Cornicelli, Director, In Vivo Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, Inegrated Drug Discovery, Charles River Laboratories

NASH - Title to be announced


Jing-Tao Wu, Vice President, DMPK & Investigative Tox, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Mechanistic ADME of siRNA-GalNAc Conjugates


Arindam Dasgupta, Deputy Director, Division of New Drug Bioequivalence, OSIS, OTS, CDER, FDA

Common BA/BE Inspection Observations and their Mitigation Strategies


Sylvia Janetzki, Founder and President, ZellNet Consulting

Monitoring the Function of Single Immune Cells – How to Tackle this Daunting Task and Apply Cutting-Edge Developments for Obtaining Meaningful Data

Other confirmed speakers:

Michael F. Skelly, Ph.D., Lead Pharmacologist, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Translational Sciences, Office of Study Integrity and Surveillance, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Christopher Kochansky, Ph.D., Associate Principal Scientist, Merck

Jonathan Bauman, Ph.D., Prinicipal Scientist, Pfizer

Jianwei Shen, Ph.D., Prinicipal Scientist, AbbVie 

Chuck Gu, Ph.D. Prinicipal Scientist, Biotransformation Group Lead, Biogen

Holly Maw,Ph.D., Boehringer Ingelheim

Giovanna Scapin, Ph.D., Prinicipal Scientists, Merck

Guowen Liu, Ph.D., Director of Bioanalyis, Agios

Xiaomin Liang, Ph.D., Research Scientist (DMPK), Gilead Sciences



Proposed Sessions for APA 2018 Workshops 

Regulated Bioanalysis

Regulatory Session / Guidance

Challenges of Immunotherapy in a Regulated Environment

Bioanalytical Support for Novel Therapies

Miscellaneous Topics in Bioanalysis

New Technologies and Applications

Discovery Bioanalysis and New Technologies

Anti-Drug Antibodies (ADA)

Information Technology - Knowledge Management

New Technologies


Mechanistic ADME

Unusual Metabolites


Speciality Molecules: Going Beyond the Rule of 5

Software for Met ID

Combined Mechanistic Adme and Discovery Bioanalysis

Role of DMPK in New Modalities

Exploratory Biomarker Analysis

Beyond ADME and Bioanalysis



Global Health

Rare/Neglected Diseases

Novel Drug Delivery Systems



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Regulated Bioanalysis


Mechanistic ADME



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Sheraton Boston Hotel

Boston, MA


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