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Interview with Ryuji Kato (English)

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As we lead up to the 2017 Kyoto Congress, the IATDMCT Communications Committee is delighted to bring to you the July, August and September Blogs in both English and Japanese.  We are delighted to start this series with Ryuji Kato; former IATDMCT Young Scientist Committee member and current member of the IATDMCT Communications Committee.


Ryuji Kato
Department of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy and Toxicology
Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Osaka, Japan


We look forward to seeing you all in Kyoto!

Interview with Ryuji Kato (Japanese)

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今秋開催される2017 Kyoto Congressに向けての企画として、IATDMCT Communications Committeeでは、7、8、9月のBlogを日本語と英語でお届けします。7月は加藤隆児先生(前 IATDMCT Young Scientist Committee member、現IATDMCT Communications Committee member)です。





Spotlight on the June 2017 Compass

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THE 15th IATDMCT CONGRESS: Expansion and Evolution of TDM/CT
This month we are bringing to you an article from the June 2017 Compass which provides an exciting overview on the upcoming IATDMCT 2017 Congress, Kyoto, Japan.  It highlights important dates, registration information, scientific program details, social events and the planned Young Scientists activities.

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We look forward to seeing you all in Kyoto!


Many thanks to Organisers for this article:
Yusuke Tanigawara (Congress Chair, right
Takehito Yamamoto (IATDMCT YS Committee member), far right)

Spotlight on the March 2017 Compass

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The IATDMCT Congress is fast approaching, and the March 2017 Compass opens with a useful overview of practical information for members.  Scientific reports include the current state of Vancomycin TDM, which despite more than five decades of clinical application, continues to pose challenges: novel approaches are being refined for clinical use. We revisit medicinal use of cannabis, this time from the perspective of the Toxicology Committee, and we hear about laboratory assays aimed at determining idiosyncratic, Type B, adverse drug reactions.  Finally, our German colleagues share details about a special event held to celebrate the retirement of Hans Maurer, IATDMCT past-president, who took his bow with a presentation about potions and poisons in opera and the arts: well worth a read.


Many thanks to the Compass Editorial Team:

Paula Schaiquevich
Edgar Spencer
Franck Saint-Marcoux

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