2023 Annual Meeting Events for Students, Trainees & Early-stage Professionals

Student, Trainee & Early-stage Professional (STEP & ESP) 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

Learn How to Make the Most of Your Participation in the Meeting
In advance of the meeting, STEP & ESP Attendees will be invited to attend a webinar on how to make the most of their time and the opportunities presented at the meeting. Don’t miss the chance to virtually meet peers before arriving at the meeting and learn about key events!          
Early-stage Professional (ESP) Ambassadors 
Students & Trainees will be given the option of being partnered with an Early-stage Professional (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. STEP & ESP Attendees will be identified with ribbons on their badges

Pre-meeting Workshop: A Snapshot of Clinical Pharmacology Workflows With R (Saturday, September 9th from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PT) Cedar Ballroom
This Workshop will be useful for individuals of beginner to intermediate-level R users and can range from doctorate-level students (MD, PharmD, PhD) to postdoctoral fellows and early-stage professionals. The audience should have a foundational understanding of how to leverage pharmacometrics skills to inform drug development decisions. The target audience may either handle clinical data on a daily basis or are interested in enhancing their skills in applying state-of-the-art data and pharmacometrics analysis methods in drug development and patient care.

PharmaFete (Saturday, September 9th from 7:00 – 10:00 PM PT) Grand Ballroom I-K
Join us Saturday evening for the PharmaFete to celebrate the start of the meeting and enjoy the chance to socialize, connect with friends and meet ACCP Members and Annual Meeting Attendees with whom you will share experiences over the next three days.

STEP & ESP Morning Gatherings, (each day from Sunday through Tuesday, 7:00 – 7:45 AM PT) Ballroom I-K
The group is encouraged to meet each morning for breakfast create a sense of community and provide opportunities to network and share your experiences at the meeting. Each morning will have a theme to help you get the most out of the meeting. When you are up and going for the morning, grab some breakfast and join us to get this extra benefit of the meeting.

  • Sunday, September 10th: “Getting to Know You” Welcome Gathering – Join your peers and enjoy the chance to introduce yourself, casually chat, begin networking and becoming part of the STEP & ESP community.
  • Monday, September 11th: “Options to Get Involved & Grow at ACCP” Gathering - ACCP provides a myriad of options for involvement to colleagues at all levels. Dr. Matthew Dufek, ACCP Regent and Chair of the Membership Committee, will share information about the intimate nature of the society and the ability to network and interact with distinguished colleagues at all levels and therapeutic areas to exchange ideas and challenge your perspective provides the opportunity to learn and grow in your career to achieve professional success.
  • Tuesday, September 12th: “Career Exploration & Advice” Gathering – Use your last morning together to ask final questions, continue networking and find ways to stay in touch with the STEP & ESP community.

STEP & ESP Panel Discussion (Sunday, September 10th, 1:30 – 3:00 PM PT) Auditorium
This event will be invaluable for STEP & ESP colleagues. We strongly encourage you to join us and hear senior colleagues share their experience and guidance on “Career Transitions in Clinical Pharmacology: How to Understand the Opportunity and Make the Change”, including understanding the breadth of opportunities available to you, how to assess the potential for change, finding the right fit and taking the leap to propel you career. Faculty Speakers at this event will include:


2023 ACCP Annual Meeting STEP Panel Discussion Speakers

Diane R. Mould, PhD

Diane R. Mould, PhD
Projections Research Inc

Joseph S. Bertino, Jr, PharmD

Joseph S. Bertino, Jr, PharmD
The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
and Principal, Bertino Consulting

Michael J. Fossler, Jr, PharmD, PhD

Michael J. Fossler, Jr, PharmD, PhD
Executive Consultant & Vice President,
Strategic Consulting,
Cytel Inc

A Question & Answer session will follow after the presentations.

STEP & ESP Networking Event (Sunday, September 10th, 3:00 – 5:00 PM PT) Larch
The Networking Session will begin promptly at 3:00 following the Panel Discussion, join us for the Networking Event, starting with a fun ice breaker and moving on to roundtable discussions in small groups with senior ACCP Leaders. In August, Attendees will be asked to sign up for topics of interest to optimize the experience.

  • 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.

Stay around for the group picture at the end of the Networking Session.

Poster Walks (Sunday, September 10th & Monday, September 11th, 5:00 – 5:30 PM PT, meet promptly at 5:00 at the ACCP Registration Desk just outside the Exhibit Hall)
In August, we’ll contact you to sign up for Poster Walks with a senior representative from ACCP Leadership who will host a small group of STEP & ESP colleagues through a selection of outstanding Posters, fostering scientific questions and conversation.   

Podium Presentations (Sunday, September 10th & Monday, September 11th, 6:00 – 6:45 PM PT, Industry Theater in the Exhibit Hall)
A select number of Student Abstract and Early-stage Professional 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.