2022 Annual Meeting Events for Students, Trainees & Early-stage Professionals


ACCP gratefully acknowledges the support of Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co Ltd for the
Student, Trainee & Early-stage Professional Events

CV Reviews!
Give your CV impact! Submit your CV by August 1st for a review and suggestions by ACCP Mentors. Students, Trainees & Early-stage Professionals wishing to discuss their CV in person with a Mentor should note such when submitting the CV. ACCP will facilitate introductions permitting you to meet face-to-face with an ACCP Mentor.

Early-stage Professional (ESP) Ambassadors
Students & Trainees will be given the option of being partnered with an ESP Ambassador that will contact you in advance of the meeting to answer questions and share information about what to expect of the meeting. The ESP Ambassador will also serve as your guide at the meeting, answer questions and help you network throughout the events.


Check in at the ACCP Registration Desk upon arrival and meet the ACCP Staff while you pick up your meeting materials. Student & Trainees will be identified by a ribbon on their badges. 

Saturday, September 24th
PharmaFete | 7:00 – 9:00 PM ET |Grand Ballroom D

Join us Saturday evening for the PharmaFete to celebrate the start of the meeting and the return to in-person events. This is a great opportunity to socialize, connect with friends and meet ACCP Members with whom you will share experiences over the next three days.   

Sunday, September 25th - Tuesday, September 27th 
STEP/ESP Welcome Breakfast | 7:00 – 7:45 AM ET | Grand Ballroom D
The Breakfast is an opportunity to meet other STEP and ESP colleagues and senior leaders in ACCP. The group is encouraged to also meet for breakfast on Monday and Tuesday mornings to create a sense of community and provide opportunities to network and share your experiences at the meeting.

STEP/ESP Panel Discussion & Career Guidance | 1:30 – 3:00 PM ET | White Flint Amphitheater
This event will be invaluable for Students, Trainees & Early-stage Professionals. We strongly encourage you to join us and hear senior colleagues share their career experience and guidance on “Untaught but Essential Professional Skills”, including soft skills critical to professional growth, such as resilience, working within multidisciplinary teams, effective communication and listening skills and conflict resolution. Faculty Speakers at this event will include:

  • Dionna Green, MD - Director, Office of Pediatric Therapeutics, US Food & Drug Administration
  • Mark Rogge, PhD - Research Professor, Dept of Pharmaceutics, Univ of Florida
  • Karthik Venkatakrishnan, PhD - Global Head, Quantitative Pharmacology, EMD Serono Research & Development Institute Inc

A Question & Answer session will follow after the presentations to create open dialogue between senior and STEP colleagues.

2022 ACCP Annual Meeting STEP Panel Discussion Speakers

Dionna Green, MD
Office of Pediatric Therapeutics
US Food & Drug Administration

Mark Rogge, PhD
Research Professor
Dept of Pharmaceutics
Univ of Florida

Karthik Venkatakrishnan, PhD
Global Head
Quantitative Pharmacology
EMD Serono Research & Development Institute Inc


STEP/ESP Networking Reception | 3:00 – 5:00 PM ET |Brookside

Following the Panel Discussion, join us for the STEP/ESP Networking Reception, a casual roundtable setting that provides the perfect opportunity for more personal interactions with leaders in the field.

    Introductory remarks will be followed by round table sessions and closing remarks.

    Table Topics are as follows:

    Table 1: ‘American Board of Clinical Pharmacology: Understanding the process and benefits of Board Certification’
    • Host: Dr. Craig Hendrix

    Table 2: ‘Career options in industry for diverse degree types’
    • Host: Dr. Karthik Venkatakrishnan

    Table 3: ‘Move beyond “work” to find the passion in your career’
    • Host: Dr. Oliver Grundmann 

    Table 4: ‘Building a career: The importance of Mentoring & Networking’
    • Host: Drs. Stephan Schmidt and Kim Brouwer

    Table 5: ‘Career boosters: Communicating clinical pharmacology with non-pharmacologists’
    • Host (s): Drs. Dionna Green and Mark Rogge

    Table 6: ‘A team sport: Building and enhancing professional collaborations beyond clinical pharmacology
    • Host: Dr. Catherijne Knibbe


Sunday, September 25th & Monday, September 26th
STEP/ESP Podium Presentations | 6:00 – 6:30 PM ET | Industry Theater in the Exhibit Hall

A select number of Student, Trainee & Early-stage Professional Abstract Award Winners will have the honor of providing Podium Presentations on Sunday and Monday during the Evening Receptions. Join us to support your colleagues and hear about the research projects that led to their awards.