For a decade there have been limited new
antimicrobials and yet resistance is on the rise. New
economic models and incentives have been proposed
and yet many major Pharma firms focus on chronic
diseases so much expertise in Infection has been lost.

This interactive workshop will focus on the practical
challenges of developing a range of antimicrobials for
the global market and to address resistance.
The course leader has developed narrow and broad
spectrum antibiotics and has coordinated


Anyone directly or indirectly involved in antibacterial drug
development. Most will be from individual departments,
whether research, toxicology, pharmaceutical, medical,
regulatory, commercial, market research, patents or

Workshop LEADER


Keith Williams

Consultant , Boyds

Keith Williams has a background in biochemistry (Sheffi eld
University) and Clinical Medicine research (Oxford
University, Nuffi eld Orthopaedic centre) has worked in
antimicrobial drug development since 1980, initially in
Clinical research at Glaxo, ICI, then Zeneca, as a Clinical
project manager, then as a Global Product Director at
AstraZeneca. For the last 11 years he has worked as an
independent consultant working with Biotechs , Pharma
and Universities. He was Chairman of the Institute of
Clinical Research and is an honorary member, and he is
an honorary lecturer leading the PIAT drug development
course for 10 years. He has published extensively
including the Challenges of developing antimicrobials.
He is also a medical historian with a focus on the history
of the pharmaceutical industry and clinical trials. He has


The organisations mentioned are as follows:
• Glaxo, now GSK - clinical trials
• ICI, Zeneca, now part of Astra Zeneca - European
Coordinator, Antibiotics and Clinical project manager
• Institute of Clinical Research, UK ex Secretary and
• PIAT at University of Manchester - Lecturer, course leader
• University of Manchester - PhD in History of Medicine
• Keith Williams Drug Developments Ltd working with
many clients
• Boyd Consulltants - Keith Williams has worked on their
behalf on numerous projects
• Medscape - Keith Williams was Infection consultant on
a number of projects

Workshop programme

13:30 Registration & Coffee

13:45 Opening remarks and introductions

Keith Williams

Keith Williams, Consultant , Boyds
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14:00 Target product profi les - what new products are needed and how are TPPs created. Advisory boards, market research, planning for 10-15 years ahead

Keith Williams

Keith Williams, Consultant , Boyds
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15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:30 Selecting drug targets and evaluating hits & optimising potential lead compounds

Keith Williams

Keith Williams, Consultant , Boyds
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16:00 Getting into man and setting the therapeutic dose

Keith Williams

Keith Williams, Consultant , Boyds
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17:00 Global clinical developments - challenges

Keith Williams

Keith Williams, Consultant , Boyds
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17:30 Regulatory and international hurdles: Reasons drugs fail in development

Keith Williams

Keith Williams, Consultant , Boyds
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17:50 Close of workshop

Keith Williams

Keith Williams, Consultant , Boyds
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CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

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