International Association of
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology
Fostering education, research and practice in TDM and CT


Current Issue - June 2017
  The June Compass now available. In this issue:

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  • Personalized Medicine, Translation Reaseach and IATDMCT
    By Pierre Marquet
  • Reports of the IATDMCT Scientific Committees:
    • Intacellular measurement of tacrolimus as a novel option for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
      By Florian Lemaitre (Immunosuppressive Drugs Committee)
    • Pharmacogenetic-based personalized therapy: the French National Network of Pharmacogenetics (RNPGx) proposed levels of evidence and recommendations
      By Nicolas Picard and Vincent Haufroid (Pharmacogenetics Committee)
    • Alternative sampling strategies to support therapeutic drug monitoring of anti-TB drugs in TB endemic areas
      By Samiksha Ghimire and Jan-Willem Alffenaar (Alternative Sampling Strategies Committee)
    • Clinical and forensic toxicology in the Netherlands
      By Annabel Werumeus Buning and Eric J.F. Franssen (Clinical Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse Committee)
    • Toxicological screening in post mortem blood and urine samples from unexplained deaths in Amsterdam
      By Peter G.M. Zweipfenning and Eric.J.F. Franssen (Clinical Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse Committee)
    • Novel psychoactive drugs in the Netherlands: impact on clinical and forensic toxicology
      By Tibor Brunt and Eric J.F. Franssen (Clinical Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse Committee)
  • YS Corner:
    • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of antibiotics in Christian Medical College,Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
      By Sumith K Mathew
  • Personal and Professional: Big events in the lives of IATDMCT Members
    Epilepsy Society Professor wins 2016 Excellence in Epilepsy Award
  • The 15th IATDMCT Congress: Expansion and Evolution of TDM/CT
    By Yusuke Tanigawara (Congress Chair) and Ryuji Kato (YSC Chair of JSTDM)

Views and reports appearing in Compass do not necessarily have the endorsement of the Association.

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Editor in Chief: Paula Schaiquevich
Associate Editors: Edgar Spencer, Franck Saint-Marcoux

The Compass is the official Newsletter of the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring & Clinical Toxicology and is available in Pdf, ePub and Mobi formats. It is dedicated to communicate news and information related to the activities and the aims of the Association to all members.


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