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Bernhard Center

Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008
May 4-5, 2017

Registration for this year’s meeting is now closed.

Registration Fees
Poster Information
Sponsorship Opportunities
Event Parking
Hotel Information
Kalamazoo Area Attractions


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Poster Setup, and Sponsor Booth Setup, 10:00 AM

Welcome, 11:00 AM

P450 Structure-Function Studies at Large Scale: Application to Pharmacogenomics., 11:10 AM
Allan Rettie, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle.

Genetic and Functional Studies of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy., 11:50 AM
Deanna Kroetz, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco.

Lunch, Students and Postdocs Network with Industry Scientists, View Posters, and Visit Sponsor Booths, 12:30 PM

Quantitative Proteomic Analysis for Membrane Proteins in Healthy and Disease Tissues to Delineate Drug Clearance and Intracellular Disposition., 2:00 PM
Yurong Lai, Ph.D., Director of Drug Metabolism, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Foster City, CA.

Transporters in Xeno-Endobiotic Drug Interactions., 2:40 PM
Eve-Irene Lepist, Ph.D., Sr. Research Scientist II, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Foster City, CA.

Break, 3:20 PM

Cytochrome P450 3A7: Fetal Drug Metabolism., 3:40 PM
Emily Scott, Ph.D., Professor, Medicinal Chemistry and Professor, Pharmacology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Structural Plasticity in Drug Metabolizing P4503A4., 4:20 PM
Tom Poulos, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, Irvine.

Poster Session (Author Available), Sponsor Booths, and Mixer, 5:00 PM

Dinner, 7:00 PM

Friday, May 5, 2017

GLDMDG Business Meeting and Sponsor Booth Setup, 7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast and Poster Viewing, 7:30 AM

Pharmacologically Active Acyl Glucuronide Metabolites of Indole-3-carboxylic Acid-based AMP Kinase Activators., 9:00 AM
Amit Kalgutkar, Ph.D., Research Fellow at Pfizer and Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Rhode Island.

Gut Microbiome: A Novel Frontier in Xenobiotic Biotransformation., 9:40 AM
Julia Yue Cui, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and Center for Ecogenetic and Environmental Health, University of Washington, Seattle.

Break, 10:20 AM

Non-CYP Drug Metabolism Pathways and Selected Case Studies., 10:40 AM
David Stresser, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist, AbbVie, North Chicago, Illinois.

In Vitro and In Vivo Functional Testing of SNPs in the 3’UTR of CYP2B., 11:20 AM
Kimberly Burgess, Graduate Student, Indiana University, School of Medicine, Indianapolis.

Posttranslational Regulation of CYP2J2 by Nitric Oxide., 11:35 AM
Ji Won Park, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology, Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

Closing Remarks, 11:50 AM

Registration Fees

Registration Type Fee ($USD)
Standard 150
Student/Postdoc 50
Student/Postdoc with Poster (must be primary
presenter and register by Friday, April 14th;
fee increases to $50 after April 14th deadline)


Poster Information

The submission deadline for all posters is Friday, April 21st.
If you plan to present a poster at this year’s meeting, you will be asked to enter your poster’s title, authors, and abstract during the registration process.  Plain text (.txt), rich text (.rtf), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), and Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) are acceptable file formats for your abstract.

The maximum poster size is 48 inches wide x 36 inches tall and a Microsoft PowerPoint file is available for use as a poster template.

GLDMDG Poster Template

Students and postdocs that register for the meeting and submit a poster by Friday, April 14th will have their registration fee waived (fee increases to $50 after April 14th deadline). One student and one postdoc will be nominated by the GLDMDG steering committee to give oral presentations of their poster contents.  Each nominated presenter will receive a travel award of $250 to cover expenses.  Posters must be submitted by Friday, April 14th to be considered for an award. Nominated presenters will be notified by a GLDMDG committee member no later than Friday, April 21st.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this year’s GLDMDG meeting. Four sponsorship levels are available and each level’s benefits are described in the 2017 GLDMDG Sponsorship Prospectus.

Sponsorship Level Amount ($USD)
Major Benefactor 5000
Gold 2500
Silver 1000
Bronze 500


Event Parking

Free parking will be available at WMU in the parking structure next to the Bernhard Center.

WMU parking structure map

The GLDMDG organization is renting the parking structure for both meeting days. No card or code will be required to enter or leave the structure.  The GLDMDG meeting will occur between WMU’s spring semester and summer session so on-campus traffic should be at a minimum.

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Kalamazoo – West
2747 South Eleventh Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
Reservations: +1.800.HOLIDAY
Phone: +1.269.375.6000
Email: guestservice@holidayinnkz.com

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn for the GLDMDG meeting. The room rate is $104/night + taxes (free parking).

Room reservations can be made at the hotel’s website or by calling +1.800.HOLIDAY.  Use the Group Code GUR to receive the discounted room rate.

The Holiday Inn will offer free shuttle service to and from the Kalamazoo Airport and the Bernhard Center. The hotel shuttle is an “on demand” service. There may be wait times and a need to schedule rides ahead of time.


Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
100 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
Reservations: +1.800.333.3333 (US/Canada Toll-free)
Phone: +1.269.343.3333
Fax: +1.269.381.1560
Email: rhi_kala@radisson.com

The block of rooms at Radisson Plaza hotel reserved for the GLDMDG meeting is sold out.  Rooms may still be available at the hotel at the normal rate. Please contact the hotel at +1.269.343.3333 or navigate to the hotel’s website to determine room availability.

The Radisson Plaza Hotel will offer free shuttle service to and from the Kalamazoo Airport and the meeting venue. There may be wait times and a need to schedule rides ahead of time since the hotel shuttle is an “on demand” service.  Self-parking is available at the hotel at a rate of $10 per night.

Kalamazoo Area Attractions

Discover Kalamazoo
Air Zoo
Binder Park Zoo
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Kalamazoo Nature Center
Kalamazoo Valley Museum