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    Advanced Pharmacology Workshop
Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd November 2003

All day sessions at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
57-83 Kavanagh St, Southbank 3006

Moderator: Professor Olaf H. Drummer
Secretary, Toxicology Specialist Advisory Group (SAG) for Australasian forensic toxicology laboratories

Main Lecturer: Dr Lionel Raymon
University of Miami, Department of Pathology, Florida, USA

Saturday 22nd November
09:00-10:30   Advanced Pharmacokinetics
Includes concepts of bioavailability, first pass metabolism, hepatic and renal clearance, bi-phasic elimination rates, half-life
10:30-11:00   MORNING TEA
11:00-11:30   Advanced pharmacokinetics continued
Including metabolic pathways, particularly P450 metabolism (types, inhibitors and inducers, genetic variation)
11:30-12:30   Pharmacodynamics
Includes concepts of receptors, LDR curves, affinity, efficacy, potency, agonists, antagonists, partial agonists and signal transduction
12:30-13:15   LUNCH
13:15-14:00   Pharmacodynamics continued
14:00-15:00   Autonomic nervous system
Includes control of vegetative functions and cardiovascular activity
15:00-15:20   AFTERNOON TEA
15:20-17:00   Autonomic nervous system (ANS) continued
Includes examples of drugs of interest in forensic toxicology
Sunday 23rd November
09:00-10:30   Central Nervous System (CNS)
Includes role of CNS in physiological control mechanisms. Pharmacology of GABA, dopamine, serotonin neuronal systems with examples of drugs of interest in forensic toxicology
10:30-10:50   MORNING TEA
10:50-12:30   Central Nervous System (CNS) continued
12:30-13:15   LUNCH
13:15-14:45   Behavioural toxicology of drugs of abuse - Olaf H. Drummer
Focus on alcohol, amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, opioids, and serotonin syndrome
14:45-15:15   AFTERNOON TEA
15:15-17:00   Case Studies illustrating concepts raised during workshop
Dr Lionel Raymon and Professor Olaf H. Drummer

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