On-Site Drug Development Training Course

Tufts CSDD is pleased to offer a two-day On-Site Drug Development Training Course, covering basic principles of drug development, R&D strategy and regulatory science, and cutting-edge approaches to improving the efficiency and productivity of pharmaceutical R&D. These programs are designed to be held on-site at your company or other venue and can be customized to cover specific topics of interest. We’re excited to offer this unique learning opportunity.


Tufts CSDD’s On-Site Drug Development Training Course is geared toward the specific needs of your organization. The course faculty is comprised of knowledgeable experts from industry, academia, contract services, and consulting.

Day 1

  • Welcome and Introductions

  • Overview of the Global Landscape for Pharmaceutical R&D

  • Translational Medicine – Discovery to Development

  • Principles of Clinical Pharmacology

  • Pharmacogenomics and Its Role in Drug Development

  • Clinical Trial Designs – An Overview

  • Adaptive Trial Designs: Utility and Implementation

  • Role of Chance in Randomized Trials

  • Panel Discussion: Including faculty and sponsor participants

  • Networking Reception (optional)

Day 2

  • Recap of Day 1

  • Patient Centricity – The Evolving Role of the Patient in Drug Development

  • Protocol Complexity, Operational Efficiency, and Optimizing Performance

  • Basics of CMC/Quality in Drug Development

  • Pharmacovigilance, Postmarketing Surveillance, and Risk Management

  • Companion Diagnostics Strategy: Development of Personalized Medicines

  • Regulatory Science: Evidence Generation for Regulatory Approval and Optimal Labeling

  • Panel Discussion: Including faculty and sponsor participants

  • Closing Comments and Wrap-up


Note that the standard agenda includes panel discussions and Q&A sessions.

In addition, sponsoring organizations may choose to have a networking reception at the end of Day 1, giving attendees an opportunity to engage with the course faculty and interact with colleagues from different functions within the organization.

Hosting Tufts CSDD’s On-Site Drug Development Training Course has numerous benefits, including:

  • Bringing drug development training directly to your organization

  • Learning new strategies and approaches to improving R&D productivity

  • Focusing on company-specific topics deemed important to the growth of your organization

  • Boosting teamwork and leadership skills

  • Reinforcing organization goals


Tufts CSDD is committed to advancing biomedical innovation by helping drug developers, regulators and policy makers improve the efficiency and productivity of pharmaceutical R&D.

We look forward to speaking with you about holding Tufts CSDD’s On-Site Drug Development Training Course at your organization.


To register & For more information,

please contact us at csdd@tufts.edu or 617-636-2170.