February 5-9, 2018

Tufts CSDD Postgraduate Course in Clinical Pharmacology, Drug Development and Regulation

Tufts CSDD’s highly acclaimed, five-day Postgraduate Course in Clinical Pharmacology, Drug Development and Regulation provides advanced instruction in practical and technical problem-solving in the areas of clinical pharmacology, drug development & clinical trial strategies, biopharmaceutical development, drug safety, and new drug regulation.


  • Physicians, pharmacists, marketing executives, clinical researchers, nurses, analysts, investors and any professional working with or in the research-based drug industry.  
  • Professionals looking to begin work in the pharma or biotech sectors, and are seeking comprehensive and foundational industry knowledge and training.
  • Individuals employed by regulatory agencies, academic institutions, outsourcing providers, consultancy firms, niche service providers, and other organizations involved in the research, development, and regulation of pharmaceutical products.​   


The goal of the CSDD Postgraduate course is to provide a broad and basic overview of topics related to pharmaceutical development and regulation for professionals involved in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical innovation.  Educational Objectives for CME - at the conclusion of the activity, participants will be able to:

  • Clinical Pharmacology: Integrate the relevant pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and statistics related to drug development and the nature of evidence required for proof of efficacy and safety.  
  • Drug Development and Clinical Trials: Using a case-study approach, identify and solve practical, theoretical, and technical problems in human drug studies, and analyze an experimental design for a new drug candidate. 
  • Regulation: Evaluate the science, laws, and regulations pertaining to the development and review of new drug products in the USA, Europe, Japan and other pharmaceutical markets.


  • Early-bird Registration: $4,595 (Expires Sep. 1, 2018)
  • Early-bird Sponsor Rate: $4,395 (Expires Sep. 1, 2018)
  • Academic/Government/Non-profit Rate: $2,995
    • Discounted rate for groups of 3 or more, e-mail or call us at 617-636-2170 for more information.

Secure Online Registration

Registration $4595
Sponsor Registration $4395
Academic/Non-Profit/Govt (.edu, .org and .gov ONLY) $2995


Course lectures will be held at the The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel at 138 St James Ave, Boston, MA 02116. A block of rooms ahas been reserved for course participants at a preferred rate of $199 USD/night for a Deluxe Room (Queen bed) or $239 USD/night for a Fairmont Room (King bed or two Double beds). These rooms will be available at this preferred rate until January 12, 2018.

Attendees can call the The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel Reservation line at (617) 267-5300 and be sure to mention the Tufts CSDD Postgraduate Course to obtain the preferred room rate.

Maps and Directions to the hotel.