The Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Metabolism (PPDM) section provides an international forum to examine issues related to the biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug metabolism, and transport of pharmaceuticals and biologicals. PPDM brings together individuals whose research interests include characterization of drug/drug products, drug disposition, and biotransformation at the organism, tissue, cellular, and subcellular levels. The section provides an opportunity for networking, presentation of new data, and exchange of ideas by individuals actively engaged in various facets of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug metabolism, and transport; biopharmaceutics; and related sciences. This scientific exchange enables scientists from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies to improve/develop better therapies while jointly advancing their professional development and respective disciplines. PPDM recognizes the need for education and training of new scientists through active recruitment of new students and postdoctoral fellows, support of graduate faculty, and encouraging student participation in all PPDM activities.