Drug Transporters Workshop Call for Rapid Fires

Rapid Fire Speakers share the latest research in a quick moving format: each talk is only 10 minutes long, and is followed by 3 minutes of Q&A.

This year’s workshop is soliciting Rapid Fire talks that fit the following themes:

  • Transporters Models and Methods
  • Molecular Basis for Drug Transport
  • Emerging Transporters & Mechanisms
  • Transporters in Clinical Pharmacology
  • Prediction of Transporter-Mediated Clearance, DDIs, and Disease Effects
  • Regulatory Considerations

The Scientific Planning Committee strongly encourages the submission of case studies. 

Submit Now!

Submission Deadline: January 8, 2024, at 11:59 PM (EDT)

Individuals will be notified by mid-February about the status of their submission.

The SPC will contact successful submitters to discuss how their sessions integrate into the event's scientific program and discuss any modifications the committee feels are necessary. 

Questions? Contact [email protected].


Scientists working at every career stage and in every part of the pharmaceutical community, including academia, industry, and regulatory, are coming together to discuss drug transport in April.

Participants can hear case studies from experts conducting cutting-edge research and explore the current perspectives of regulatory agencies. Participation will improve their application of transporter information to drug discovery, development, delivery, ADME, PK/PD, and safety in their own work.

Conference Objectives:

  1. Understand fundamental drug transporter concepts as they relate to drug discovery, development, safety, and efficacy
  2. Describe novel methods for assessing drug transporters in vitro and in the clinic
  3. Describe recent advances in understanding transporter regulation and variability
  4. Discuss current state-of-the-science for transporter IVIVE
  5. Understand regulatory perspectives and DDI guidance

Programming Committee 

Bridget Morse, Pharm.D./Ph.D., Eli Lilly and Company (Chair)
Wei Yue, Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Vice Chair)
Xinning Yang, Ph.D., Food & Drug Administration
Bhagwat Prasat, Ph.D., Washington State University
Paresh Chothe, Ph.D., AstraZeneca
Xiaoyan Chu, Ph.D., Merck & Co. Inc.
Matthew Harwood, Ph.D., Certara UK Ltd.
Joanne Wang, Ph.D., University of Washington
Marie-Emilie Willemin, Pharm.D./Ph.D., Janssen Research and Development, a Division of Janssen Pharmaceutica



Early Bird
(On/Before March 11, 2024)

Single Session
(On/After March 12, 2024)







Student Member




Registration Fee Includes: 

  • Access to slides from available sessions, post-event
  • Workshop recording post-event
  • Continental breakfast (Mon.-Wed.)
  • Lunch (Mon.-Tues.)
  • Receptions (Mon.-Tues.)

Group Registration
Bring four or more paid full conference attendees from the same company and receive a 15% discount per full conference registration. This offer cannot be used with other discounted offers (e.g. speaker rate, complimentary sponsor passes, student rates, etc.). Please email [email protected] for your discount code. The deadline to redeem is March 11, 2024.  If your group does not meet the minimum requirement, AAPS reserves the right to alter your registration fee.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations must be submitted to AAPS in writing by March 11, 2024, to [email protected]

  • Cancellation requests received by this date will be refunded less a $100 administrative fee for members and nonmembers, and $50 for student registrants. Refunds will not be issued for requests received after March 11, 2024.
  • No refunds will be given for “no shows” or for cancellations received on or after March 12, 2024
  • Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment within 30 business days.

Travel Information 

Airport Information

There are 3 airports local to the FDA White Oak campus in the Washington, D.C. metro area:

Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA)
7 miles / 15 minutes by car
Washington Dulles International (IAD) 
24 miles / 30-45 minutes
Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) 
45 miles / 60-90 minutes


Visitor parking is available in the Van Metre Hall parking garage at the posted hourly rate. For more information, contact Parking Services at 703-993-8146, refer to the Parking Services website.


The GMU-Mason Square campus is conveniently located between two Metro stations on the orange and silver lines. 

Virginia Square – GMU (0.4 miles / 10 min walk)
Clarendon (0.4 miles / 10 min walk)
The Metro services both Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) and Washington Dulles International (IAD). Use the online Trip Planner for directions and fees. 

Recommended Hotels

AAPS does not have room block reserved for this event. However, below are a list of hotels close to the facility: 

Hilton Arlington
950 N Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22203
0.8 miles / 20 min walk

Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Ballston
650 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203
0.8 miles / 20 min walk

The Westin Arlington
801 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203
1.0 miles / 22 min walk

Hyatt Place Arlington/Courthouse Plaza
2401 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
0.9 miles / 18 min walk

Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Courthouse
1401 N Adams St, Arlington, VA 22201
1.0 miles / 22 min walk