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

Poster Presentation

Student, Trainee & Early-stage Professional (STEP) membership and participation in ACCP’s Annual Meeting are strongly encouraged and are beneficial on several levels:

  • Mentoring, networking and expert career guidance
  • Student, Trainee & Early-stage Professional-specific events at the Annual Meeting
  • ACCP Student & Trainee and Early-stage Professionals Abstract Awards Programs
  • Substantially-discounted registration fees for educational programs
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 | Room TBD

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
STEP/ESP Welcome Breakfast | 7:00 – 7:45 AM ET | Grand Ballroom D
The Breakfast is an opportunity to meet other STEP 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.

2019 ACCP Annual Meeting STEP Panel Discussion Speakers

Richard Brundage, PharmD, PhD
Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology
Univ of Minnesota

Joan Korth-Bradley, PharmD, PhD
Senior Director
Clinical Pharmacology
Prizer Inc

Matthew Dufek, PhD
Senior Director of Clinical Development
Neuroscience Therapeutic Area
AbbVie Inc


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

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

  • Come prepared with questions important to your career;
  • Hear about career options available to clinical pharmacology professionals; 
  • Understand how decisions affect your career path and how to navigate unexpected opportunities;
  • Continue to develop your network with experienced professionals;
  • Learn how ACCP can help you build your career in clinical pharmacology.

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

A select number of Student 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.