28 April 2020
13TH Annual Conference on Clinical Pharmacology: Expanding Horizons
Date : 28th April – 1st May, 2020
Venue: Mumbai Cricket Association Recreation Centre, RG- 2, G – Block, Bandra – Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai – 400 051
Announcement of 13th Annual Conference of SAC-ACCP :
15th April 2019
12th Annual Conference on Clinical Pharmacology: Preparing for Future
Date : 15th to 18th April, 2019
Venue: Mumbai Cricket Association Recreation Centre, RG- 2, G – Block, Bandra – Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai – 400 051
Program of 12th Annual International Conference of SAC-ACCP:
29th April 2018
11TH Annual Conference on Clinical Pharmacology : Contributing to Global Health and Policies.
Date : 29th April to 2nd May 2018
Venue: Hall of Culture, Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai, India- 400018
Program of 11th Annual International Conference of SAC-ACCP:
28th April 2017
10TH Annual Conference on Clinical Pharmacology for Healthy Ageing.
Date : 28th April to 1st May 2017
Venue: Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai, India- 400018
Program of 10th Annual International Conference of SAC-ACCP:
28th April 2016
Pre conference workshops on “Regulatory Environment for conducting Clinical Research in India – Empowering Sites & Ethics Committees”.
Date : 28th to 30th April 2016, Thursday – Saturday
Venue: Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Rd, Worli, Mumbai, MH 400018
Revised agenda of 9th Annual Conference of SAC-ACCP:
Registration form for 9th Annual Conference of SAC-ACCP :
Guidelines for preparation of posters :
Instructions for Oral Presentations :
Program of 9th Annual International Conference of SAC-ACCP :
26th April 2016

Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR), Bombay College of Pharmacy, University of Mumbai and South Asian Chapter of American College of Clinical Pharmacology (SAC-ACCP) announces a 2 day “International Certificate Course in Pharmacokinetic Pharmacodynamic (PK PD)”

Date : 26th to 27th April 2016, Tuesday – Wednesday
Venue: Bombay College of Pharmacy, Kalina Santacruz East Mumbai – 400098.
Final agenda of International Certificate Course in Pharmacokinetic Pharmacodynamic (PK PD) :
Registration form for International Certificate Course in Pharmacokinetic Pharmacodynamic (PK PD) :
24th July 2015
Case discussion related to Informed Consent, Safety and other issues in clinical research
Details of 2nd Joint ISCR – SACACCP Meeting :
23rd April 2015
Translational Clinical Pharmacology Research in Drug Development
Pre Conference Workshop: 23rd April 2015 (Thursday)
Conference: 24th-25th April 2015 (Friday to Saturday)
Venue: Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Rd, Worli, Mumbai, India

The main conference will be preceded by two parallel track pre-conference workshops:

  • Clinical Pharmacology /translation of Pharmacokinetics – Pharmacodynamics Principles in development of Anti Infective drugs and
  • Medical writing – addresses the needs of young researchers (critical appraisal of scientific/medical literature through actual examples) and the Industry (hands on SAE Narrative writing).

Pre-Conference Workshop Track -1:

The purpose of this workshop is to present and discuss research and development related to anti-infective pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics (i.e., the relationship between pharmacokinetics and efficacy, toxicity or drug resistance). One of the objectives of pharmacodynamic studies is to accelerate drug development, mandatory due to the considerable cost of pharmaceutical research, preclinical microbiology and toxicology studies, and inevitable failures in the preliminary stages. After the initial microbiology studies, animal testing is an indispensable prerequisite for preselecting a compound for development. Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic properties (PK/PD) establish correlations between in vitro tests and efficacy in experimental models of infection.

Pre-Conference Workshop Track -II:

Medical Writing workshop has been specifically designed to increase knowledge regarding scope and various aspects of medical writing and to impart essential skills of medical writing to students and young professionals through group activities and exercises. It is hoped that by the end of the workshop, the participants will be aware of the applications of medical writing to different fields in research. They will get familiarized with the nuances of writing an article and understanding the editor’s views. They will learn about safety reporting, writing SAE narrative and appreciate the scientific and ethical issues in publication including pharmaceutical advertisements.

This edition of the Annual Conference will have emphasis on translational Clinical Pharmacology of Infectious diseases (Tuberculosis, Malaria) and Non Communicable diseases (Diabetes Mellitus, Oncology) from the perspective of Public health Importance in the South East Asia region.
The faculty will consist of eminent speakers from Academia, industry, Regulatory agencies from both National and International locations. The faculty will enlighten the audience on how findings in the laboratory are getting translated into drug development and how it all goes into producing changes in clinical practice, from bench to bedside.
Students will have the opportunity to present their work (oral and poster sessions) and interact with International experts over the course of the conference.
Announcement of 8th Annual Conference of SAC-ACCP :
Registration form for 8th Annual Conference of SAC-ACCP :
Final Pre-Conference Workshop and Conference Agenda :
Helpful hints for accommodation and lodging for outstation participants :
8th International Annual Conference Inauguration and Key Note Address :
28th November 2014
The 1st joint ISCR – South Asian Chapter – American College of Clinical Pharmacology’s clinical research case discussion meeting at Kalina, Mumbai
The topic for the 1st meeting was – “Drug Induced Liver injury: lessons for CR stakeholders“. The session was intended as a continuous research education for clinical research professionals whether they are site coordinators, CRAs/Clinical operations staff, EC members, Investigators or regulatory professionals. The intent is to use a live issue in CR and then use that to understand the current/changing regulations.
For Meeting report of 1st joint ISCR – SACACCP, please click here
The South Asia Chapter (SAC) of American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) was founded in 2006 at Mumbai with a mission ‘to advance teaching, research and service functions of the discipline of clinical pharmacology’ in the South Asia region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and SriLanka).
Past Executive Committee members :
SAC – ACCP Office Bearers
President – Dr. Nilima Kshirsagar
Chairman – Dr. Ashok Vaidya
Secretory – Dr. Nithya Gogtay
Treasurer – Dr. Nirmala Rege
Councilors :
Dr. Sanish Davis, Dr. Arun Bhatt, Dr. Dilip Pawar, Dr. Anish Desai, Dr. Parthasarathi Gurumurthy, Dr. Ashim Ghatak

Annual conferences have been held in Mumbai (India) with following themes :

  • The 1st Conference was on “Contemporary issues of and challenges in Drug development” and was held at Nehru Centre, Worli 5-6 Oct. 2007. It dealt with new drug delivery systems including inhalational insulin, Vaccines and Microbicides for HIV AIDS, an diabetic drugs used in Bangladesh & US regulatory processes relating to Serious ADRs.
  • The 2nd Conference was held from 4-6 Oct. 2008, It was inaugurated by S.C. Jamir Hon. Governor of Maharashtra It focused on “drug discovery and development”. It was at a time when India was beginning to be recognized in the field of drug development and Clinical Research.
  • The 3rd conference was held from 2-4th Oct. 2009 on the theme “drug discovery and development, challenges in partnership”. It was held in Partnership with Universities and Indian Drug Manufacturers Association. It included hands on workshop on Pharmacovigilance.
  • The 4th Conference was held on 10-12th Dec. 2010 with theme “innovations in translating technologies through Clinical Pharmacology” preconference workshop on radioisotopes in drug development & toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology.
  • The 5th Conference was held from 26-28 August 2011 A preconference workshop was held on Pharmacokinetics: protocol development, conduct and analysis. Theme of the conference was “Clinical Pharmacology, discovery development and beyond” .
  • The 6th Conference was held from 19-22nd April 2013 the theme was “innovations in 21st Century Clinical Pharmacology in current & future environment” there was a WHO preconference workshop of 2 days on ATC / DDD methodology and drug utilization research.
  • The 7th Conference was held on April-17-20th 2014 theme “translation research patient to public health”. Two preconference workshops were held on i) pharmacoepidemiology and ii) Modeling and Simulation to Support Drug Development Decisions.

The above conferences have been well received over the years as the Chapter could reach out to other regions. The following table gives an overview of attendance.

*Change of location from Nepal to India (Mumbai) and two months for organization The participants for the conference came in from: